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A Good Read | What TFS Faculty Say You Should Be Reading

We asked some of the amazing faculty at Toronto Film School what they have read lately that they think students should take a moment to read. Here is their recommending reading list:


Graphic Design and Interactive Media | Coordinator, Pheinixx 

TFS Graphics

Recommends: How to Take Advantage of Your Brain’s Hidden Productivity Powers : By Stephanie Vozza for Fast Company

Why: “The creative process becomes easier if we can get all of the superficial items filling up our brain out – allowing us to delve deeper into our imagination. This article is a great read with some practical help in doing just that.”


Interior Decorating | Coordinator Sabrina Di Maio

TFS Interior DesignRecommends: What You Can Accomplish With a Single Shipping Container : By Luke Hopping for dwell

Why: “Designers love a challenge, and repurposing a shipping container is a perennial favourite. It stretches our creativity by having us expand our definition of home; it is sustainable because it is reusing an existing structure; and it tests our beliefs of much space one really needs to live a full life.”


Writing For Film and Television | Coordinator, Adam Till: 

TFS WritingRecommends: Judd Apatow: The Rolling Stone Interview: By Jonah Weiner for Rolling Stone Magazine

Why: “Check out this honest interview with Judd Apatow if you haven’t already – really enjoyed the section about taking studio notes.”



Film Production | Christopher Lane

TFS Film ProductionRecommends: Getting a Career Writing About Film / TV: By David Chen for Film blogging the reel world

Why: “Here’s an interesting article about how one of the very legitimate ways to earn a living and get your name out there is to write/ blog about film and television, whether that be historical, critique, or analysis…it all stems from a solid foundation in Film Studies.”


Fashion Design and Marketing for Fashion and Entertainment | Coordinator Donna Gilpin

TFS FashionRecommends: 10 Mantras to Repeat While Trying to Make it Big in Fashion: By Sara McCorquadale for WGSN Insider

Why: “I find students as well as graduates often feel a sense of “I am not good enough” and we have got to stop thinking this way. These mantras are absolutely wonderful.”



Guest Article | Dr. Tommy Mayberry on Being Queer in Academia

During a recent interview process, a candidate asked me, “If you could go back and revisit your younger self from your current job and work, what advice would you give yourself?” This question conjured up immediately for me that “What Advice Do You Have For Your Younger Self?” moment on RuPaul’s Drag Race, when RuPaul holds up …Read more