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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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  • Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Reign Room

    Reign Room

    Thomas Houseago’s Moun Room is up now at Hauser & Wirth.  Low-grade in materials, the work is crafted in plaster, yet it is a navigable structure that organizes space.  Thus, Moun Room teeters...

  • Friday, October 31, 2014

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween! Here are some spooky pics from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. How many can you identify?

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    The Wage is Too Damn Low

    The Wage is Too Damn Low

    “Artists rarely make a decent wage, even when they manage to practice art and have it be their main source of income,” says a recent Washington Post blog post.  How much should artists get paid?

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