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The art of filmmaking—writing, cinematography, music, editing, sound—can inspire and influence people and the world around us. It takes talented, passionate, creative individuals to work in this fascinating industry. In New York, a great number of jobs can be found in film production for television, cable, local and network stations, as well as independent companies that create feature-length, documentary, commercial and educational productions.

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Many successful film professionals began their careers by developing strong skills in the various aspects of their craft. Art is derived from craft. Therefore, we have focused our film/digital program on learning each part of the process, giving you a solid foundation for getting that first job. 

Screenwriters who have an understanding of the roles of the director, actor and editor will make for better writers. Directors with a grounding in acting, editing and cinematography can project stronger reflections of their personal vision. Whenever you are ready, we offer courses in screenwriting, production, cinematography, directing, producing, the digital image, sound design, acting, editing and marketing. 

Information Session

Film, Video and Animation Information Session
One night: Tuesday, January 6
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE

What are the career opportunities in film, video and animation in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, video, animation and cinema studies faculty; see their students' work, hear them discuss it and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in these dynamic fields.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 502, 5th floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: VALERIE SMALDONE, principal, Valerie Smaldone Media Worldwide; voice-over artist and live announcer; host, Valerie’s New York; actress; producer; writer; celebrity interviewer, 92Y; talent coach.

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  • Friday, January 30, 2015

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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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    Kevin Brainard, SVACE design instructor, redesigned Consumer Reports in print! His firm, Area of Practice, modernized the venerable consumer journal and revitalized its design for a new audience....

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Voice Lessons

    Voice Lessons

    Steve Brodner is one of NYC’s Leading Professors, according to the New York Observer!  He says his goal for students is to “get them speaking in their voice.” For more on Steve Brodner’s...

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