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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 and Animation Information Session
One night: Monday, August 31
What are the career opportunities in film and animation in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, 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, October 9, 2015

    Friday Hot Links

    Friday Hot Links

    Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community. Best American Comics (NY Daily News): A printed cartoon museum featuring 37...

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Heroes and Villains

    At New York Comic Con, illustration hero Nathan Fox of MFA Visual Narrative sketches his favorite villain, Donald Trump as Modok – or maybe Modok as Donald Trump! Check out the time-lapse...

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    What’s What at NYCC?

    What’s What at NYCC?

    New York Comic Con is here! Attracting more than 150,000 fans, NYCC is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention – and the second largest event in NYC! Some lines are better than...

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