2017 graduate Clairie Agnès on the MoPA course
“Why MoPA? Because of the comprehensive nature of the training provided. We really learn how to make a film from beginning to end and there’s a logical structure to the learning.
For example, In Study Cycle 1, the first two years we study drawing, learning to work efficiently. With storyboards you need to draw shots really fast and we need that quick skill to our gestures, to draw fast and well.
Then in the 3rd Year we work on a 1-minute solo film. And there we learn everything about the whole process…everything about making a film. That’s great for learning about what we like and dislike.
Study Cycle 2: Then we specialize, and from that moment it becomes really enriching because we get feedback from real industry professionals. People from studios with diverse roles, who teach us their field of expertise. There are classes, instructors who come for over three days or a week for example…we really learn about what goes on in a real studio. We learn a lot.
In 5th Year...It’s that fateful year, graduation year! And now you’ve got to make a 5- or 6-minute film in your team. And so of course now working in our chosen fields. So everyone has their own role to play.
We make a film together. It’s very difficult, but extremely rewarding, and it’s just fantastic!”