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NEW YORK CITY LOS ANGELES HARVARD UNIVERSITY* DISNEY STUDIOS* SOUTH BEACH* PARIS* FLORENCE* AUSTRALIA*

TABLE OF
CONTENTS

NEW YORK
FILM ACADEMY

2 What Makes Us Different


4 Guest Speakers
6 Who Goes to the Film Academy
8 Leadership
10 Pre College Enrichment
12 What Former Students & Parents Say
16 Filmmaking & Acting for Film Camps
20 Important Information About Our Camps
22 Rules & Regulations

FILM & DIGITAL


CAMPS

25 Curriculum for Film & Digital Camps


27 Film Projects
28 Four/Three-Week Film Camp
30 Four/Three-Week Digital Film Camp
32 Six-Week Film & Digital Camp
33 Six-Week Digital Film Camp
34 Six/Four/Three-Week Advanced
HD Film Camps
36 One-Week Movie Camp
37 One-Week Music Video Camp
38 12-Weekend Digital /Advanced HD
Film Camps

ACTING FOR
FILM CAMPS

41 Curriculum for Acting for Film Camps


44 One-Week Acting for Film Camp
46 Four/Three-Week Acting for Film Camp
48 Six/Four/Three-Week Advanced
Acting for Film Camp
50 12-Weekend Acting for Film Camp

OTHER CAMPS

54 Four-Week Musical Theatre Camp

55 Four/Three-Week 3D Animation Camp


56 One-Week Video Game Design Camp
57 Four-Week Screenwriting Camp

58 Four-Week Digital Photography Camp

59 Four-Week Broadcast Journalism Camp


60 Four-Week Dance Camp

61 Special Southern Hemisphere Camps

LOCATIONS

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TWEEN CAMPS
AFTER
HIGH SCHOOL

Los Angeles, CA
Harvard University
Disney Studios & South Beach, Florida
Paris, France
Florence, Italy

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Gold Coast & Sydney, Australia

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Tweens Summer & Weekend Camps


Filmmaking, Acting, and 3D Animation

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Tweens Camp Locations - NYC & Los Angeles, CA

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

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OTHER
INFORMATION

New York City

BFA in Filmmaking
BFA in Acting for Film
BFA in Producing
BFA in Screenwriting
BFA Animation
BFA Game Design
BFA Photography
Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Taking A Gap Year

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Dates & Tuition


Room & Board
Application Form
General Information
Instructors
NYFA Summer camp students shooting at Disney Studios.

WHAT

MAKES US

IFFERENT?

Hands-on Experience

From Day One

Hands-on Experience
All of our programs are based on the philosophy of
learning by doing. Every curriculum stems from that
belief. We offer an intensive, hands-on, total immersion
approach to learning.

To support our philosophy and our


innovative curricula, the Academy
maintains an unparalleled faculty and
one of the largest film and production
equipment inventories in the world.
The Film Academys many programs in
visual and performing arts do not require
previous experience, however, they
challenge students to push their creative
abilities to the maximum.
The New York Film Academy believes
that the most effective way for our
students to master their chosen craft
is to immediately start creating their
own work in a hands-on intensive
working environment. Towards this end,
all students begin practicing their craft
during the first week of all our programs.

Our courses are taught through a balance of


classroom instruction, hands-on workshops,
and immediate experience. The approach is
holistic, ensuring that students understand
and have experience in all aspects of the
subject they are studying. This gives them
flexibility as they become professionals. The
experience they gain in the many collaborative
roles that are required to produce good work,
will be of immeasurable value to them as
directors, actors, writers, producers, editors,
cinematographers, animators, or whichever
path they choose.
Celebrated guest speakers from the film,
television, and media industries frequently
visit the Academy to share their knowledge
and experience with our students. Please see
a partial list of recent guest lecturers on the
next pages.

Guest Speakers
Steven Spielberg
Director

Kevin Spacey
Actor

Glenn Close
Actress

Kevin Kline
Actor

John Carpenter
Director

Jaws
Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones
Schindlers List

American Beauty
The Usual Suspects
Se7en
Swimming with Sharks

Capote
Magnolia
The Talented Mr. Ripley

Dangerous Liaisons
Fatal Attraction
Air Force One
Mars Attacks!

A Fish Called Wanda


The Ice Storm
In & Out
Wild Wild West

Halloween
They Live
Escape from L.A.
Escape from New York

Ron Howard
Director

Doug Liman
Director/Producer

Elliott Gould
Actor

Brett Ratner
Director

Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer

Sir Ben Kingsley


Actor

Apollo 13
A Beautiful Mind
The Da Vinci Code

The Bourne Identity


Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Swingers

Oceans Eleven
The Long Goodbye
MASH

Rush Hour 1, 2 & 3


Family Man
X-Men: The Last Stand

Apocalypse Now
Last Emperor
The Conformist

Schindlers List
Shutter Island
Gandhi

Fred Roos
Producer

Garry Marshall
Producer/Director/
Writer/Actor

Gabriel Byrne
Actor

Matthew Modine
Actor

Ben Stiller
Actor

Al Ruddy
Producer

Usual Suspects
Millers Crossing
Enemy of the States

Full Metal Jacket


Married to the Mob
Birdy

Meet the Parents


Zoolander
Night at the Museum

The Godfather
Million Dollar Baby
The Longest Yard

Apocalypse Now
The Godfather III
Rumble Fish

Pretty Woman
Georgia Rule
Princess Diaries

Philip Seymour
Hoffman(1967-2014)
Actor

Joel Schumacher
Director

Thelma Schoonmaker
Editor

Dennis Hopper
(1936-2010) Actor

Paul Zaentz
Producer

Jon Voight
Actor

Andy Garcia
Actor

Flatliners
Batman Forever
Phone Booth

The Departed
Goodfellas

Raging Bull

Easy Rider
Hoosiers
Blue Velvet

The English Patient


The Talented Mr. Ripley
Goyas Ghost

Midnight Cowboy
Runaway Train
The Rainmaker

The Godfather: Part III


Oceans Twelve
The Lost City

Ted Hope
Producer

Buck Henry
Screenwriter

Kenneth Lonergan
Director/Screenwriter

Lou Diamond Phillips


Director/Actor

Mira Nair
Director

Tom DiCillo
Director

American Splendor
The Ice Storm
21 Grams

The Graduate
To Die For
Get Smart

You Can Count On Me


Gangs of New York

La Bamba
Young Guns
Courage Under Fire

The Namesake
Monsoon Wedding
Salaam Bombay!

Living In Oblivion
Johnny Suede
Box of Moon Light

Analyze This

Guest Speakers
Robert Towne
Screenwriter

Jamie Lee Curtis


Actress

Henry Winkler

Director

Holly Hunter
Actress

Eric Roberts
Actor

Joel Silver
Producer

Chinatown
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible II

A Fish Called Wanda


Freaky Friday
Halloween

Happy Days
Memories of me
The Waterboy
Night Shift

Broadcast News
The Piano
The Firm
Thirteen

The Dark Knight


The Expendables
Another World
The Cable Guy

Die Hard
The Matrix
Lethal Weapon
Sherlock Homes

Jonah Hill
Actor

Hank Azaria
Actor

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor

Billy Dee Williams


Actor

Mary Kay Place


Actress

Joe Mantegna
Actor

21 Jump Street
Superbad
Moneyball

The Birdcage
Made About You
Huff

Inception
Brick

Star Wars: Ep. V


Star Wars: Ep. VI
Batman

The Big Chill


Being John Malkovich
Big Love

The Godfather Part III


The Rat Pack
House of Games

Tippi Hedren
Actress

William Friedkin
Director

Kathleen Turner
Actress

John Hamburg

Juliette Lewis
Actress

Mark Harris
Producer

The Birds
Marnie
I Heart Huckabees

The French Connection


The Exorcist
To Live and Die in L.A.

Peggy Sue Got Married


Body Heat
Serial Mom

Meet the Fockers


Alone Came Polly

Crash
Gods and Monsters

I Love You, Man

Natural Born Killers


Cape Fear
Due Date

Dylan Baker
Actor

Billy Zane
Actor

Jon Favreau
Director/Writer/Actor

Barbara De Fina
Producer

Michael Besman
Producer

Jason Alexander
Actor/Comedian

Spiderman 2 & 3
Happiness
Trick r Treat

Titanic
Dead Calm
Sniper

Swingers
Iron Man

About Schmidt
Bounce
Seven Years in Tibet

Seinfeld
Pretty Woman

Bob Fisher
Screenwriter

Paul Haggis
Writer/Director

Sean Young
Actress

George Gallo
Director/Writer

Bill Fraker
Cinematographer

Janeane Garofalo
Actress

Wedding Crashers
Married with Children

Crash
Million Dollar Baby
Flags of Our Father

Local Color
Midnight Run
Bad Boys

Tombstone
War Games
Rosemarys Baby

Reality Bites
Ratatouille
The Truth About
Cats & Dogs

500 Days of Summer

I Love You, Man

Blade Runner
No Way Out
Ace Ventura:
Pet Detective

Director/Writer/Producer

The Age of Innocence


Goodfellas
The Last Temptation
of Christ

WHO GOES TO

THE FILM ACADEMY?

ur students come from across the United States and all over the world to learn
and work together. This creates a rich exchange of culture and ideas and builds
an international network for our graduates. While students often arrive at the
Academy with little or no experience in the field, they share a passion for film and are ready
to commit themselves to an intensive hands-on education.
The Film Academy is also honored to be the film school of choice of many Hollywood
filmmakers, actors, and figures from the entertainment and media world who have sent a
son, daughter or family member to study with us. Here is a partial list:

Steven Spielberg / Martin Scorsese /


Terry Gilliam / Bruce Springsteen
Stephen Frears ( The Queen ) /
Peter Bogdanovich ( Last Picture Show ) /
Jim Sheridan ( In The Name of the Father ) /
Roger Donaldson ( Bank Job ) / Gary Ross ( Pleasantville ) /
George Romero ( Night of the Living Dead ) /
James L. Brooks ( Terms of Endearment ) /

Al Pacino / Kevin Kline / Susan Sarandon /


Tim Robbins / Robert Downey Jr. /
Jamie Foxx / F. Murray Abraham / Costa-Gavras /
Blair Undersood / Val Kilmer / James Gandolfini /
Lisa Kudrow / Melanie Griffith /
Sharon Stone / Amy Irving / Drew Carey /
Pierce Brosnan / Jean-Claude Van Damme /
Three time Oscar Winner Arthur Cohn ( One Day in September ) /
Charles Gassot ( The Taste of Others ) /
Sheila Nevins ( HBO President, Documentary & Family ) /
Bono ( U2 ) / Diana Ross ( The Supremes ) /
Ric Ocasek ( The Cars ) / Andy Summers ( The Police ) /
Ed Catmull ( Walt Disney & Pixar President ) /
Doug Herzog ( President MTV ) / Howard Schultz ( Starbucks CEO ) /
Donatella Versace ( famed fashion designer ) /
Ben Bradlee ( VP of The Washington Post & Legion of Honor winner ) /
Dan Marino ( Hall of Fame Quarterback )
AND ALL WHO HAVE A PASSION FOR FILM
Yet, some of the best films to come out of the New York Film Academy have been made by
students who have no connections to the film industry. These have included sons and daughters
of farmers, teachers, merchants, civil servants, doctors, lawyers, clergy, and people from all
occupations reflecting the breadth and scope of diversity that make up the world. Students who
attend our High School program have gone on to Ivy League colleges, New York Film Academy
degree programs, and can be found working at all levels in the film industry.

Leadership

hrough intensive study of their craft, our students learn skills that can be applied
to any future creative, educational or professional endeavor. In sending your son or
daughter to the New York Film Academy, you are making an investment in his or her
growth and development, as well as providing a wonderful and exciting learning experience.
Leadership
To be a successful artist in these collaborative fields, leadership qualities are important.
Through the work and development of the projects that students make or perform in,
students can enhance their ability to engage others to work together to create wonderful
things. These collaborative experiences can provide a strong foundation for future leadership
responsibilities, whether in the arts or elsewhere.
Creativity
New York Film Academy programs encourage students to think outside the box. The
challenges inherent in these crafts force students to develop creative solutions to achieve
desired results. Students will find that this type of creative thinking can be applied to many
types of challenges, whether artistic, academic or professional.
Collaboration
Quality leadership and collaboration go hand in hand. To achieve educational and creative goals
in each of the New York Film Academy workshops, students must work together and often
depend on their classmates assistance to execute their projects. This collaboration fosters the
ability to conduct oneself with professionalism and respect for others and their creativity, and
to be a contributing member to any successful team.
Discipline
The discipline required to make quality films, to learn the animation software, research and report
relevant news topics, write screenplays or explore and perfect the craft of performing a character
is extraordinary. Discipline such as this can, of course, be applied to any undertaking beyond a
New York Film Academy workshop. At the Film Academy, a student will need to practice the art
of discipline, and try his or her hand at a craft that requires full dedication to succeed.
Expression and Individuality
Through writing, performance and storytelling, our students have an extraordinary opportunity
to express their point of view and discuss their thoughts, ideas and concerns. We encourage
our students to use their own experiences to inform their work, which often results in truthful
and moving stories and performances. Often times, students leave the Film Academy with a
greater confidence and strength to freely express themselves and their individuality.

Pre-College Enrichment

ach summer, New York Film Academy Camps give hundreds of high school students
an unforgettable and transformative experience in Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting,
Animation, Photography, and Broadcast Journalism one which enriches their lives and
expands their horizons. Through intensive hands-on immersion workshops our students discover
the power of their own creativity. The New York Film Academy experience prepares students for
collegelevel work and beyond.
The Academy is a learning center for individuals who want to explore film and video arts or
performance for the screen and stage. For students ages fourteen to seventeen, the New York
Film Academy offers a pre-college enrichment experience that is unparalleled.

High School Camps

Our high school camps are designed for students with little or no previous filmmaking,
acting, animation, or journalism experience. They are intensive workshops that fully immerse
students in the craft of writing, directing, casting, shooting, acting, editing, animating, or reporting.
We have chosen some of the most prestigious and inspiring locations in the world to hold our
camps including New York City, Harvard University, Paris, France, Florence, Italy, Disney Studios
and South Beach in Florida, Australia, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Los Angeles, California.
The camps at each location are closely supervised and provide a nurturing environment that
encourages students to take creative risks. While students are not required to live on campus, our
locations include the option of supervised housing. As part of the camp experience, students take
part in a range of extracurricular activities and field trips particular to each location. A complete
description of our summer camp locations and workshops for 2014 is included in this brochure.

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Learning through film and acting

Our Students

Filmmaking students study and practice the four major film crafts: writing, directing,
cinematography, and editing. They learn to structure a story and write a script the
academic benefits of this are self-evident. Each student learns to plan, organize,
and execute a series of film productionsthis develops excellent work habits. Each
student learns management skills while directing their crew and actors. Through
analyzing and critiquing their finished films, students learn how to use feedback
effectively.

High school students who


choose to enroll in our summer
workshops are typically among
the most motivated and talented
among their peers at home.
Students must devote one to
six weeks working in a focused
program. Some students travel
across the country or the globe
to attend these workshops. The
students are typically comprised
of an eclectic blend of people
from diverse cultures, points of
view and lifestyles. This mix adds
immeasurably to the learning
experience of each participant.

Acting students study various techniques for creating believable performances and
the requirements of acting for the camera. Students explore Stanislavskis Method,
voice and movement, scene study and improvisation, among other topics. The
Acting for Film Program is a tremendous opportunity to study human behavior and
storytelling, and to develop the discipline required of an actor.
The organizational, communication, writing, and critical thinking skills developed
through producing complex productions and performances is of enormous value
to our students if they decide to pursue further education in these arts or pursue
careers in this industry in the future.
Our 3-D animation workshop is offered at our New York City and Harvard University
locations. It gives students a thorough introduction to using MAYA. This incredibly
powerful tool gives students the opportunity to create their own 3-D projects using
the software which is the industry standard.

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What Former Students


& Parents Say
Elaine Pasqua, Mother of Evan
ONE-WEEK FILM CAMP - NEW YORK CITY
My son Evan Cohen attended the one week film workshop in New York City. I wanted to thank you and your staff for providing
Evan with such a positive experience. He learned so many new skills from the program. From writing an interesting plot, to working
with new equipment, editing, and appreciating how organized one must be when producing a movie, this program has it all! Most
importantly for a 14 year old who has been making movies since he was 8, this workshop heightened his interest in filmmaking. He
still wants to pursue this as a career.

Xico Meirelles, Mother of Tatjana


4-WEEK FILM CAMP - Florence, Italy
We sent our daughter Tatjana Meirelles, on a NYFA film-making course
in Florence (as a prize for her academic achievements) she loved it !!
Blissfully exhausting, she said something like 10 short films in 4 weeks?
She informed us that this was the best, the most intense film-making
experience she had so far, in her short film career it certainly helped her
in the subsequent years at UCT (University of Cape Town), while finishing
off her Film & Media degree. So, well done NYFA! As a result, Tatjana has
from a very young age, been literally living, eating, talking & sleeping film
24 hours/day, using her bedroom as this permanent brain-storming venue
for budding local film-makers...

VAL LEWIS, Mother of David


3-WEEK TEEN DIGITAL FILM CAMP
los angeles, California
I cannot say a big enough thank you to you
all - David has obviously had a thoroughly
enjoyable time with you. He has talked
more or less non-stop since he landed
yesterday morning, pausing only to go on
Facebook to contact all the new friends
hes made from around the world. Within
10 minutes of being in the front door
he was already proudly showing us his
second film. Hes now trying to calculate
how on earth he might be able to earn
enough money to do another course next
year! Awesome is the word he keeps
repeating! He says its been the best three
weeks of his life so far and he has grown
immeasurably as a result.
Mary Free, Mother of Megan
3-WEEK TEEN ACTING CAMP - los angeles, California
I picked up Megan yesterday from the three week program and must say that I have never
seen her more excited about life. In the last few years our family has experienced its share
of challenges. The effect on Meg has been compounded by adolescence and a distinct
lack of real support and positive direction from her teachers. The professionalism and
enthusiasm of your staff has restored her faith in her future and her abilities. I cannot
thank you enough for all that you have shown her. Please know that you all have made a
difference in this young persons life.

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From a parents point of view hes


obviously been well looked after and the
fact he didnt miss us, tells me how much
of a success the course was at keeping
them busy and focused. I can appreciate
how much hard work goes on behind the
scenes to make it so worthwhile. From
my initial enquiries to keeping in touch,
youve been brilliant. Thanks.

MARIA & OZZZIE VANNUCCI, PARENTS OF BRIAN


TEEN FILM CAMP
My husband and I are writing to the NYFA to
express our many thanks for giving our son Brian
such a wonderful and delightful experience during
this past summer. A special word of thanks goes
to Michael Sandoval for creating such a learning
environment, motivation and support for Brian.
We were very proud to see the final product at the
Premiere and extremely impressed with what he
has accomplished in a short summer.

Jay Fisher
4-WEEK FILM CAMP - los angeles,
California
I am writing this to tell you what
an amazing program you have. I
attended a four week high school
film camp at Los Angeles last
summer. It was by far one of the
best experiences of my life. I was
able to leave the program with
a strong body of work (3 short
16mm films), which proved to be
invaluable when I applied to film
schools. I was accepted to both
NYU and USCs film production
programs. I will be attending USC
next fall to begin what I hope will be
a life long career in the film industry.
The New York Film Academy
solidified my interest in pursuing a
career in filmmaking. Thank you for
giving me the resources I needed to
get my foot in the door.

FRANK ZINGHINI, FATHER OF ARRIEN


4-WEEK TEEN FILM CAMP, DISNEY STUDIOS, FL
I just wanted to thank you for giving
Arrien such a great opportunity at this
camp. He came back ten years older,
two feet taller, and with a heightened
enthusiasm for all things film. Its
great to see.I cant even imagine the
amount the work you had to put in to
make this happen, and I wanted you to
know how much I appreciate it. Please
extend my thanks to your entire staff.

BRETT A. HOPKINS, FATHER OF KACY


ONE-WEEK TEEN ACTING CAMP, NEW YORK CITY
Hello, my daughter Kacy Hopkins attended the One-Week Acting class. Let
me tell you she had a wonderful time and learned so much and has been
bitten by the acting bug. When we got home she tried out for the lead role
in our community theater play. The competition was intense,but she landed
the lead role in a play called Our Town. She told me that she applied what
she learned in the NYFA class to her audition, and it WORKED.
She is currently a college freshman with the major of theater. I would like
to thank the NYFA staff for providing a safe learning atmosphere for my
daughter Kacy. She was sad when it ended and wants to come back for
the extended class. I would like to say HATS OFF to Michael Sandoval for
a great job in providing for all of the students especially my daughter Kacy.
She told me that she enjoyed every instructor to the fullest. THANKS NYFA.

Rosita Lama Muvdi


4-WEEK FILM CAMP - NEW
YORK CITY
I attended NYFA for
the 4-week summer
program. I am currently
studying film at Boston
University and got into
NYUs Tisch School
of the Arts--I had
submitted my NYFA
final film. Thank you.

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What Former Students


& Parents Say
MELISSA BATAVIA, MOTHER OF JULIA
4-WEEK TEEN FILM CAMP - Los Angeles, California
Parents usually want to make most, if not all, their childs
dreams come true; but never in MY wildest dreams did I
ever expect the caliber of film that Julia learned how to
produce in such a short time.
Julias three little films blew us away, and have blown away
everyone weve shown them to. The confidence she gained
in her ability to pitch and storyboard an idea, to produce,
direct, shoot and edit (with or without music, etc.) and...
god forbid, actually show off the film for critique will remain
strong enough to sustain her for some time.
Frankly, I really didnt know what to expect. After all, its
camp! But Julia was motivated to take full advantage of the
opportunity and with fantastic results!!! More importantly,
Julia met kids just like her... film fanatics... nerds who know
just as many obscure movie lines as she does; new friends
who appreciate all the elements that make a film great...
or a dud. She arrived home very very happy and certainly
proud of all she accomplished. Thank you so very much for
everything. Best Wishes.

Marc Ripper
4-WEEK TEEN FILM CAMP
Ive graduated from high school and am currently enrolled as a
sophomore at the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of
Filmmaking. The past year has just been great--learning and gaining
experience for a future career in the industry, including hands-on work
with crews and in the classroom, and meeting other students who are
just as passionate about filmmaking.
Outside of the school, I have joined on as a company director to develop
a production company with someone I met at school, along with his
brother. We currently have several members working collaboratively.
The name is Umphenour Productions. If youd like to know more about
the company, please take a look at umphenour.com.
Well, thats what is new with me. Im glad youre developing new
programs to open it up to more people. Again, it was a great experience
that I think many potential filmmakers can benefit from. Thank you.

Billy carrier
4-WEEK FILM CAMP - New YORK CITY
Ive loved film since I was a little kid, and I was a little cocky about how
much I know or what I thought I knew! This workshop taught me a lot about
the creative choices a director has to make, information that I could apply
directly to my own films. The film crew experience was greatbut a lot of
work! I have a lot more respect for filmmakers now that I understand what
happens behind the scenes. Its really tough! Call me crazy, but I loved it! This
workshop showed me that I have the stamina needed to make films, and
now Im confident enough to make more films in the future.

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Jordan Marks
4-WEEK TEEN FILM CAMP - disney studios, FL
I just wanted to let you know what an amazing experience
it was. I will never forget my time there... What made the
camp such a wonderful experience, was the influence
from staff and instructors. They really created a fun
learning environment and I would recommend that
program to anyone. I just wanted to thank you for
creating such an exciting program.

Kareem Hammad
4-WEEK FILM CAMP- Los
angeles, California
I made so many new
friends and I also received
a wonderful introduction to
filmmaking. This definitely
strengthened my initial
thought about going to
film school. Every time I
see a movie, I think about
continuity, lighting, angles
and editing. The program
is so great. I had the best
summer ever...

Cynthia HALL, MOTHER


OF EVAN
4-WEEK TEEN ACTING CAMP PARIS, France
Want to thank you, Bella, Lise
and Frank for all the work
you put into organizing the
high-school film program in
Paris. I can only speak for
Evan (though I am sure this
goes for all the students)
when I say that he gained
more than I could have
hoped for. This was the first
time that Evan worked in
a group of colleagues that
share his same passion and
have as much experience
as he has. He has come
away from the program
with much confidence and
maturity. As a parent, that
is all you ever hope for from
their experiences. You all
do a fabulous job and give
these students a clear insight
into this very complex craft.
Bravo!

Cindy I. Wanerman,
Mother of Alex
ONE-WEEK TEEN FILM CAMP
Last Summer, my son, Alex Wanerman
attended the one-week program.
Today, March 20, 2004 his film
received top honors at the Institute of
Contemporary Art at the University of
Pennsylvania. The panelists compared
him to Chaplin! Alexs film was by far
the best, and the most professional.
Thank you for all that you taught him.
I would recommend this program to
anyone and everyone!

ANDRES ANTON DIAZ


FILM CAMP
I was really excited about going to the workshop two months ago
but I didnt really know what I was getting into. A month of storyboards,
story developing, measuring, editing, and mistake after mistake, was
probably just what I needed to know how much I love filmmaking and
want to continue with my dream. July 2002 was probably one of the
greatest experiences of my life

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FILM & ACTING


CAMPS
T

he New York Film Academy offers


hands-on 16mm filmmaking, digital
filmmaking, acting, and animation
camps tailored specifically to the needs of high
school students. We require that participants
bring the discipline, commitment, patience, and
passion to explore, to work collaboratively with
a team, to lead, and to problem-solve. These
workshops challenge the students creative,
physical, and organizational abilities.
Filmmaking
The New York Film Academy offers a variety
of intensive summer programs for high school
students, spanning from one-week to six-weeks
in length. These camps are taught at a variety of
locations in the United States and abroad please
refer to the curriculum and locations sections.
Acting for Film
Our acting camps combine traditional training
with courses geared towards building acting
techniques for the camera. The acting camps
follow our philosophy of total immersion, and as
such require a full-time commitment. We offer 6,
4, 3 and 1-week options. Please check locations
for availabilities.
3D Animation
In this Four-Week 3D animation camp, each
student makes a short 3D computer animated film
using Maya. This camp is available at the New
York Film Academy New York City and Harvard
University locations. A second session of three
weeks is also available.

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VIDEO Game Design


Video Game Design is an exciting and fastgrowing field. New games are released every
day, and while some spark a huge following
and create great demand for the designers
to create more, others quickly fade away.
The New York Film Academy Game Design
courses teach students what is required to
create quality games that people want to
play. The Academys game design curricula
balance instruction between the necessary,
important technical skills and the art of
the craft.
SCREENWRITING
This intensive writing workshop introduces
students to the art and craft of writing for
film and television. It includes a survey of
related filmmaking classes which inform
students screenwriting technique.
DIgital Photography
This course is a fantastic opportunity
for aspiring photographers to learn the
fundamental skills and techniques required
of digital photography while deciding if
photography is a career path they wish
to pursue.

MUSICAL THEATRE
In this Four-Week Workshop, students develop
the necessary skills needed for success in
Musical Theatre. The program is designed for
individuals with varied levels of singing and
movement ability. Various dance styles and
vocal techniques are practiced and explored
daily throughout the course. Students rehearse
both chorus and solo numbers for performance.
BROADCAST JOURNALISM
Through study and hands-on practice, students
are trained in the fundamental principles,
techniques, and craft of broadcast journalism.
This is accomplished through a combination
of lecture, demonstration, in-class hands-on
production, and the students own work.
Each student produces two projects, shot with
single-camera set-ups and edited on digital
editing software. This intensive four-week
workshop provides a strong introduction to
necessary digital and journalism skills.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE


IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES
ADVANCED FILM AND ACTING CAMPS
In the Advanced Filmmaking camps, each student
makes a short film shooting on HDSLR. Open only to
graduates of New York Film Academys Three, Four
or Six-Week Film Camps, this workshop is available
at our New York City and Los Angeles locations only.
In Advanced Acting, you can take the next step in
developing your craft as an actor. This workshop is
designed specifically for students who have completed
the three or four week acting program and want to
continue their hands-on training in front of the lens.
TWEEN FILM AND ACTING CAMPS
The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer film and
acting programs for youth (ages 10-13) on weekends
during the school year and in one and two week camps
during the summer months. We have designed our
tween programs with the same high standards that we
apply to our high school and university level programs.

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sample schedules
INTENSIVE FILM Camp Week 1: Tools of Filmmaking
(This is a sample schedule of 4-Week Filmmaking workshop)

9:00 - 10:30 Orientation: Introduction & Overview of course


10:30 - 1:30 Hands-on Camera #1

Mon

Introduction to Arriflex 16mm camera, lenses, film stock. Learn to load and operate camera and tripod.

2:30 - 5:30 Principles of FilmmakingDirecting the Camera


Using shot size, angle, lens choice, camera movement, composition, and staging to tell the story.

8:00 - 9:30 Screening of selected shorts


9:30 - 12:00 Principles of FilmmakingWriting
Story structure, character, dramatic arc, set-up and pay-off. Discuss Film #1 assignment.

TUE

1:00 - 4:00 Hands-on Camera #2

Review camera and lenses. Introduction to light meter, exposure, and depth of field. Preparation
for exterior camera test.

4:00 - 9:00 Group activity


9:30 - 12:00 Principles of FilmmakingPRODUCTION
Storyboards, shooting plans, and working as a crew.

WED

1:00 - 4:00 Hands-on Camera #3Exterior Camera Test


In crews of four, shoot focus, exposure, lens perspective, film latitude, and slow/fast motion test
with supervision of instructor and staff.

4:00 - 9:00 Prepare for tomorrows shoot


9:00 - 11:00 Hands-on Camera #4
Screen, discuss, and critique film footage from camera test with instructor. Learn how exposure,
focus, and lens choice affect the shot. Apply lessons to your first film.

thu

11:00 - 11:30 Check-out for Film #1The Shot


11:30 - 5:30 Shoot Film #1

Director #1 on each crew of four will direct. The other three crew members will work in the positions of
Camera Operator, Assistant Camera, and Gaffer/Grip.

5:30 - 6:00 Check-in from Film #1


7:00 - 9:00 Prepare for tomorrows shoot
9:00 - 11:00 Principles of Filmmaking
11:00 - 11:30 Check-out for Film #1The Shot

fri

11:30 - 5:30 Shoot Film #1


Director #2 on each crew of four will direct. The other three crew members will work in the positions of
Camera Operator, Assistant Camera, and Gaffer/Grip.

5:30 - 6:00 Check-in from Film #1


8:30 - 10:30 group activity

SAT
SUN

10:00 - 5:30 Group Excursion


Day Offorganized activities
(Curriculum, schedule, assignments and tuition are subject to change)

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ACTING FOR FILM CAMP Week 1: BUILDING A FOUNDATION


9:00 Orientation: Introduction & Overview of Workshop

Mon

10:30 - 1:30 Acting for Film

Introduction to basic film acting techniques: hitting marks, acting in close-ups vs. wide shots, eye lines,
continuity.

1:30 - 2:30 LUNCH


2:30 - 5:30 Monologues
Selection of monologue materials.

10:00 - 1:00 Acting Technique

TUE

Exploring the history and application of various acting techniques.

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH


2:00 - 5:00 Scene Study
Introduction to scene analysis techniques; assignment of scenes.

10:00 - 12:30 SHOOT WITH FILMMAKERS

WED

Students shoot on location.

12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH


1:30 - 5:00 Improvisation
Exploring the imagination through games and improvisation.

10:00 - 1:00 SHOOT WITH FILMMAKERS

thu

Students shoot on location.

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH


2:00 - 4:00 Voice and movement
Physical exercises to help bring characters to life in front on camera.

10:00 - 1:30 Acting for Film


Shoot first screenplay scenes with actors in crew positions.

fri

12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH


1:00 - 4:00 Scene Study

Introduction to scene analysis techniques; assignment of scenes.

5:30 GROUP ACTIVITY

SAT
SUN

10:00 - 5:30 Group Excursion

Day Offorganized activities


(Curriculum, schedule, assignments and tuition are subject to change)

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
About Our Programs
Enrollment
No previous experience is required.
Many students are concerned that they will be at a
disadvantage in our workshops, because they have
no background in the craft. These students should
understand that our programs are designed to
accommodate people with little or no experience.
We teach all the basics, starting from square one,
and move on from there. For students who have
studied with us before, or can demonstrate that
they have sufficient experience in the craft, we
would recommend our advanced programs.
The New York Film Academy encourages enrollment
of students from all backgrounds. Students,
however, must be prepared to live and breathe
their choice of study in an intensive total immersion
workshop. As space is limited, we recommend early
application to guarantee a place in the workshop of
your choice.

Equipment
Every student in a filmmaking or digital filmmaking
workshop gets to shoot their own projects with
the equipment introduced in classes, and these
students will have a camera in their hands on the
very first days of the program.
Students in the Filmmaking Camps shoot
16mm film with Arriflex-S cameras and portable
lighting packages (NY and LA only).
Students in the Digital Filmmaking Camps and
the Music Video Workshops shoot with HD
digital cameras.
Students in the 6-week Combined Filmmaking
and Digital Filmmaking learn both film and
digital video formats (NY and LA only).
In all digital and filmmaking workshops, students
edit digitally using digital editing software.

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Students in the Acting for Film Workshops will


be in front of the camera in class and on location.
Class material and projects with be shot on
digital video.
Animation students will work on Maya software.
Screenwriting students have access to Final
Draft in our computer labs.
In the advanced filmmaking camps, students
shoot with an HDSLR camera (open only to
graduate of Three, Four, or Six-Week Film Camps.

Supervision
At all New York Film Academy camps, the primary
concern of our staff is the safety and well being
of our students. All New York Film Academy
High School workshops are fully supervised
programs. High school students are overseen by
co-ed teaching and counseling staff. Counselors
reside in dormitories or hotel residences with
non-commuting students. Please note: with the
exception of field trips and other supervised
excursions, resident students will not be allowed
to leave campus without prior written permission
from a parent or legal guardian. For more details
about supervision and freedoms at a specific
location, please see the Locations section and
Rules and Regulations section of this brochure.

Teaching Staff
In all our locales, our eclectic faculty are
experienced instructors and professional
filmmakers and actors who have Master of Fine
Arts degrees from the most prestigious graduate
film schools in the United States including
NYU, Columbia University, USC, AFI, UCLA &
Chapman University; and bachelor degrees from
elite colleges including Harvard, Stanford and
Brown Universities.

DAILY SCHEDULES

FINAL SCREENINGS

All of our summer programs for high school students


and tweens are full-time programs for the duration of the
course. While the curriculum is consistent at our various
locations, the actual schedule of daily classes will vary
from location to location.

In all of our filmmaking, digital filmmaking, acting and


animation workshops, students celebrate the completion
of their program at a final screening of their work. With the
exception of our one-week programs, these screenings
are open to family and friends. Each student in every
workshop will receive a certificate.

In our filmmaking and digital filmmaking workshops


(other than 1-week Workshops), students typically will
be in class for half a day and shooting for half a day.
After every shooting period, a portion of one day or
more is reserved for post-production editing. In Oneweek Workshops, students generally have classes on
day one and two, and go into production on day three
and four. Day five is reserved for post-production.
Acting students will have similar schedules to the
filmmakers in which a portion of their days are class
hours and the remaining portions are spent on location
in productions.
Sample schedules for the acting and filmmaking workshops
can be found in their respective sections in this brochure.
Animation and Screenwriting students have classes that
are often preceded or followed by a lab period during
which they apply the information they are learning in
class to the projects they are creating.

EXPERIENCE AND BENEFITS


All students will learn an enormous amount in a short
time. High School students who complete their programs
will be provided with ample knowledge and experience to
decide whether to continue their creative studies through
college and beyond. High school students interested in
fields such as painting and photography will learn that
a filmmaker must have an eye for composition and light
and shadow. Students with interests in the theater arts
will receive invaluable experience learning how to create
truthful performances.

PORTFOLIO
Students may use any one, or all, of the projects they
complete in a portfolio of their work. This portfolio may
serve as an excellent addition to college applications.
Many undergraduate film or arts programs will request
examples of an applicants work.

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RULES and

EGULATIONS

Film and acting camp counselors


Quality adult supervision of the New York Film Academy High School Camps is our
highestconcern. All of our high school workshops are fully supervised. Our counselors are
21 years and older, and many have their undergraduate degrees infilmmaking or acting.
Our counselors have a responsibility to assure, to the best of their ability, the safety of all
our students. Counselors reside in the dormitories or the hotel in rooms adjacent to the
studentsdepending on the location. Generally, there is one counselor room on each floor of
student residences. Counselors who are trained in either filmmaking or acting or animation,
may serve as teaching assistants during class time and/or film shoots.

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Residence
safety rules
The following are rules that must be observed
at all New York Film Academy Workshops:
Attendance in all classes is mandatory.
Students must obey curfews.
Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
Students found with drugs or alcohol
in their possession will be immediately
expelled from the program at their and/
or their parents expense. There will be
no exceptions.
Students may not get into another
studentscar, and may not leave the camp
site with any unauthorized individuals.
Non-commuting students cannot leave
the camp site without written permission
from a parent or guardian. A parent must
submit to the Film Academy in writing an
authorization for a student to leave the
workshop site alone or with an individual
other than their parent, guardian or New
York Film Academy staff person.
In case of a medical emergency, students
will be taken to the local hospital. We
require that all students submit their
medical insurance information prior to
the workshop.
Students are not permitted to fraternize
with individuals attending camps other
than the New York Film Academy.

Students reside in dormitories, hotels, and


residential apartment complexes depending
on the New York Film Academy location.
Dining facilities are offered at all of our
U.S. locations except New York City; at our
overseas locations, our students choose
from local eateries and may cook their
own meals. Housing is either on campus
or conveniently located to our classroom
facilities depending on the location.
Students will spend the majority of their day
in class and/or on shoots on campus with
their instructors or teaching assistants.
Students are required to pick up after
themselves in the common areas. Students
will be responsible for any damage done
to property.
High School students are not allowed
to enter the adult dormitories under
any circumstances.

Free Time
Students individual freedoms to explore a
city, campus, or location attractions without
the presence of a counselor vary depending
on the workshop location. For more
information on freedoms and supervision at
a specific location, please see the Locations
section of this brochure. Please note, the
New York Film Academy reserves the right
to add or amend rules specific to any or all
locations. Such additions or changes would
be clearly outlined for students upon arrival
at camp or during their stay.

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The New York Film Academy

HANDS-ON
INTENSIVE
CAMPS from
ONE TO SIX
WEEKS held in
offers

locales both in the United


States and abroad.

FILM &
DIGITAL
camps

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Curriculum for Film &


DIGITAL Summer Camps

he film camp is designed for people with


little or no experience in making films.
It is designed to arm students with
the skills and confidence needed to produce a
well-told story with moving images. To fulfill
this goal, the workshop concentrates on the
fundamental elements of visual storytelling,
which enable the participants to direct their own
films.
During the programs, each weekday is split
between in-class instruction and on-set
production. Weekends are reserved for writing,
relaxation, and supervised group activities.
The following subjects are taught to be of
immediate and practical use in an integrated
curriculum. In our longer workshops (three, four
and six week) these subjects will be treated in
greater detail and taken to a higher level than in
the shorter programs. Each day, students apply
the lessons learned directly to the films they are
making. Students in longer programs make more
films and, therefore, have more opportunities
to develop their abilities and employ what they
have learned.
Directing
Students will be introduced to the language and
practice of filmmaking. They will discuss shooting
plans for their film projects and screen their work
with their instructor throughout the course.
Directing is approached as the art of visual
storytelling. Students will find that directing the
camera concerns more than just where to place the
camera. Through hands-on demonstrations, the
students will learn how camera movement, visual
arrangement and editing patterns not only depict
the action but express the underlying drama.

Each student directs a series of films in crews of


four. Students also rotate in these crews among
the principal film crew positions. Crews are
required to meet each week with the directing
instructor to review scripts and shooting plans.
WRITING
Students will learn to take a story from initial idea,
through treatment and step outline, to a finished
script for their final film. Story structure, theme,
character, tension, and conflict will be explored
as they are used in filmmaking.
HANDS-ON CAMERA
This is a no-nonsense camera class where
students will learn to use the Arriflex 16mm
film camera (NY and LA only) or a HD digital
video camera, depending on their choice of
workshop. They will learn proper loading,
operation, and maintenance of the camera. In
the first week, students will shoot and screen
tests for focus, exposure, lens perspective, film
latitude, slow/fast motion, and contrast. Any
students needing extra instruction are given
review sessions as necessary.
HANDS-ON LIGHTING
(4 & 6-Week Workshops Only)
Our lighting classes are not abstract lessons in
technology. Through lighting and shooting
exercises in class, students will discover what
techniques can help them tell their stories.
Students immediately learn safe and proper
operation of the movie lights. The following
subjects will be covered through hands-on
experience in camera and lighting class:

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The Lighting Package


The lighting package has been designed by the NYFA to meet the needs of students productions. The
kit combines portability with lighting needs: it is small enough to be portable by foot, yet provides enough
power to create a well-lit interior scene within a reasonable amount of time.
To cite some examples of films that were lit with simple, portable packages, often less sophisticated
than the kits we employ at NYFA:
Steven Spielberg, Director
Film Amblin
No dolly shots and used only reflectors.
Stanley Kubrick, Director
Film A Clockwork Orange
Used a Lowel Kit for 90% of the interiors.
Nick Gomez, Director
Film Laws of Gravity
Shot in only ten days; a feat allowed through
the use of portable lighting kits, bounce
boards, and practical light bulbs.
Sound Design
In the Six-Week Film Camp, students learn to
incorporate voice-over and music into their final
film projects. Students will have access to an
extensive library of sound effects and sound
recording equipment.
Crews
Every class is divided up into crews of four.
While one student directs, every other student
in the crew works in a supportive capacity to
make that project a success. Students obtain
invaluable experience on set by rotating among
four principal production positions:
Writer/Director
Director of Photography
Assistant Camera
Editor (of the film you wrote and directed)

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Students learn in all crew positions. By getting


behind the camera, students sharpen their eyes
for composition. By taking responsibility for
the lights, they practice how light and shadow
affect the film. Working in the various crew
positions builds understanding and respect for
the collaborative nature of the medium, and is
thus absolutely essential for successful work
as a director.

Eric Rohmer, Director


Film Pauline at the Beach
Used a Lowel soft light kit and a crew of four
in only 14 days.
Adam Davidson, Director
Film The Lunch Date
An Oscar-winning short, shot primarily with
available light and a simple lighting package.

Through the film crew experience, students develop


friendships that extend beyond the end of the camp,
and often result in collaboration in the future.
Assignments
The faculty designed the following exercises as
building blocks for a solid foundation in filmmaking.
They are intended to instill in each student a degree
of confidence in visual storytelling and to provide a
basic understanding of the film craft. Depending on
the length of the camp, each student will complete
from one to four of these projects.
Those new to filmmaking will begin to understand how
the disciplines of writing, directing, cinematography,
and editing work together to equal much more than
the sum of their parts. All students should seize the
opportunity to experiment freely in order to develop
their ability to engage and entertain an audience.
Each One Week student directs one film.
Each Three Week student directs two films.
Each Four Week student directs three films.
Each Six Week student directs four films.

FILM PROJECTS
Film 1: The Shot

Film 3: Music & Image

In the first film, students are introduced to the

The third film introduces students to the

art of visual storytelling. Once they create a

relationship between sound and film, as well

dramatic moment, they concentrate on the

as to narrative tools like montage and jump

dynamics of the shot which will best express it.

cuts. In this project, students are encouraged

This assignment introduces the student to


composition, angle and lens, movement, and
interaction

between

characters.

Students

become familiar with the camera and light meter


for consistent focus and exposures. Beginning
with a storyboard, each person writes, directs,
shoots, edits digitally, and screens a film of up to
two minutes.
(This is the only project completed in the One-

to explore a more personal language of the art.


Each student begins with a short continuous
selection of music. In the editing room they
cut their images to work in concert with,
or in counterpoint to, the sound. Students
may experiment with rhythm and pacing.
Each student writes, directs, shoots, edits
digitally, and screens a film of up to four
minutes. (This is the final project for Three &
Four-Week students)

Week Movie Camp.)


Film 4: Final Film
Six-Week Film Camp Only

Film 2: The Cut


fundamental

Each student produces, writes, directs, shoots,

principles of modern filmmaking. By making a

and edits a film on a subject of his or her

continuity film, students learn the way cuts

own choice, whether music video, narrative,

can advance the story while sustaining the

documentary or experimental, of up to six

reality of the scene. They learn the difference

minutes in length. Students may use sound

between film time and real time.

effects, music, voice-over and ambient sound

Continuity

is

one

of

the

Students are challenged to make a film that


maintains continuity in story, time, and space.
The action in these films unfolds utilizing a variety
of shots (10-15) in a continuous sequence (no
disorienting jumps in time or action). Students

to help tell their stories. Students incorporate


the elements and skills learned from the first
three exercises on their final films. This project
may be shot on 16mm film (NY or LA only) or
digital video.

must produce a clear, visual scene while

A final screening will be a unique opportunity

maintaining the truthfulness of the moment. It is

for family, friends, and cast to see the work

essential that the audience believe in the reality

students have produced in the High School

of the scene. Students write, direct, shoot, edit

Summer

digitally, and screen a film of up to three minutes.

completion of the course, students receive

Film

Camp.

Upon

successful

a diploma.

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CHOOSE 4-WEEK

3-Week

FILMmaking CAMP

4-WEEK FILMMAKING
CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition:$5,900
Room and Board is additional

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3-WEEK FILMMAKING
CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition:$4,620
Room and Board is additional

he Four-Week Summer Film Camp is one of our most


popular workshops; ideal for providing students with a
thorough introduction to the foundations of film craft. The
one-month length of the program fits easily into most students
summer schedules. This is a full-time program: students must
make a serious commitment to its completion.
Format
The four-week program is structured around the production of
three short films of increasing complexity. Students attend class
either in the morning or afternoon Monday through Friday, and
shoot their films with supervision during the other half of each day.
Weekends are reserved for writing, relaxation, and organized
trips and activities.
Each student writes, directs, shoots and edits three short films
of his or her own using Arriflex S 16mm cameras. Handson classes in directing, writing, editing, cinematography, and
production cover all the creative and technical demands of telling
a story with moving images. Each week all the students films are
screened and critiqued in class with the instructor.
Crews
Every week is devoted to writing, producing, directing, and editing
a different film project. The first film focuses on the art of the shot;
the second on continuity. These projects culminate in a third film
of up to four-minutes with a music track.

Students work in four-person crews to complete each film. Every


student directs three films. When their colleagues direct, students
rotate in each crew among the key crew positions (director of
photography, assistant camera, and editor).
At the end of the course, the final films are celebrated in a
screening open to cast, crew, friends and family. All students who
successfully complete the workshop will receive a New York Film
Academy diploma.
Students
The Four Week Camp attracts a diverse, international group of
students who share a passion for telling stories through moving
images. (One entering class included students from Germany,
Denmark, France, Brazil, Japan, Canada, and Mexico, Russia,
Australia, South Africa, UAE, Egypt, Poland, England, Chile as
well as students from every region of the United States.)
Each class is limited in size. The compressed length of the
course and the subsequent, focused level of collaboration
required inevitably brings classes and crews close together.
Students must rely on each others skills to complete these
films in four weeks. The experience is sometimes exhausting,
but always rewarding.
The combination of non-stop collaborative work, the mix of
diverse cultures and experiences, a shared passion for film, and
the opportunities afforded by the various summer locales make
the workshop an intensely enriching experience.

n most locations, the New York Film Academy offers a


second summer session of three week film camp. This
three week camp is film school distilled to its essence.
You will experience each aspect of the filmmaking process
from creating the story to screening your finished film for
an audience.
Format
The Three-Week Film programs is structured around the
production of two short films of increasing complexity.
Students attend class either in the morning or afternoon
Monday through Friday, and shoot their films with supervision
during the other half of each day. Weekends are reserved
for writing, relaxation, and organized trips and activities.
Each student writes, directs, shoots and edits his or her
own films using Arriflex S 16mm cameras and digital editing
systems. Hands-on classes in directing, writing, editing,
cinematography, and production cover all the creative and
technical demands of telling a story with moving images.
Students films are screened and critiqued throughout the
programs as they are completed.
Crews &Projects
Students work in four person crews to complete each film.
Every student directs two films. When their colleagues
direct, students rotate among the key crew positions.
Every week is devoted to writing, producing, directing, and
editing a different film project. The first film focuses on
continuity and the second film of up to four minutes with a
music track.
At the end of the course, the final films are celebrated in a
screening open to cast, crew, friends and family. All students
who successfully complete the workshop will receive a New
York Film Academy Diploma.
FILM 1: The Cut
Continuity is one of the fundamental principles of modern
filmmaking. Students are challenged to make a film that
maintains continuity in story, time, and space. Utilizing
a variety of shots (10-15) in a continuous sequence, the
action in these films should unfold seamlessly with no
disorienting jumps in time or space.
FILM 2: Music &Image
The second film introduces students to the relationship
between sound and film, as well as to narrative tools like
montage and jump cuts. Each student begins with a short
continuous selection of music. In the editing room, they cut
their images to work in concert with, or in counterpoint to,
the sound.

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CHOOSE 4-WEEK

3-Week

DIGITAL FILM CAMP


3-WEEK DIGITAL
FILMMAKING CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Harvard University
Disney Studios
South Beach
Australia
Tuition:$4,100
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, camera format,
dates, prices subject to change.

4-WEEK DIGITAL
FILMMAKING CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Harvard University
Florence, Italy
Paris, France
Tuition:$5,150
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, camera format,
dates, prices subject to change.

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he New York Film Academy offers special summer


hands-on intensive Four-Week Digital Film Camps at
all of our campuses in theUnited States and abroad.
Each student directs three projects of increasing complexity,
on HD video format using HD digital cameras and digital
editing stations.
Digital Directing
Students are taught the language of filmmaking and the
directors craft as applied to the digital format. Aspects of
mise-en-scene, visual storytelling, continuity-style coverage,
directing actors and writing visually will be essential to the
directors palette.

Hands-On Digital Camera and Lighting


Classes will help students master the digital medium
including white balance, shutter speed, focus, video latitude,
gels, and filters.
Projects
FILM 1: Continuity Style Directing
Students will explore film grammar while using the DV camera.
Students are taught to plan and shoot coverage of a dramatic
or documentary subject. Students will be taught how different
camera angles, camera movements, focal lengths, lighting and
blocking actors combine to bring the scene together seamlessly
in the editing room.
FILM 2: The Digital Factor
Students will explore the unique properties of the digital
format. Students will plan their projects meticulously, and then
improvise and utilize the best aspects of the digital medium. The
light weight of the camera makes for great ease of hand-held
camera movements. Students will take their digital cameras in
to places where film cameras and film crews would not have
easy access.
FILM 3: Final Digital Project
The Final Digital Project may be in documentary, fiction or
experimental form and up to six minutes. The portability
and flexibility of digital video make it an excellent format
for documentary filmmaking, while the unimposing size of
the camera and the ability to shoot in low light levels with
small crews allow for a new intimacy working with actors in
dramatic projects.
Students will edit their final digital projects during the fourth
week of the program which will culminate in a final screening
open to actors, friends and family.

n most locations, the New York Film Academy offers


a second summer session of three week digital video
camp. This three week camp is film school distilled to its
essence. You will experience each aspect of the filmmaking
process from creating the story to screening your finished film
for an audience.
Format
The Three-Week Digital program is structured around the
production of two short films of increasing complexity.
Students attend class either in the morning or afternoon
Monday through Friday, and shoot their films with supervision
during the other half of each day. Weekends are reserved for
writing, relaxation, and organized trips and activities.
Each student writes, directs, shoots and edits his or her own
films using HD digital video cameras and digital editing systems.
Hands-on classes in directing, writing, editing, cinematography,
and production cover all the creative and technical demands of
telling a story with moving images. Students films are screened
and critiqued throughout the programs as they are completed.
Crews &Projects
Students work in four person crews to complete each film.
Every student directs two films. When their colleagues direct,
students rotate among the key crew positions.
Every week is devoted to writing, producing, directing, and
editing a different film project. The first film focuses on continuity
and the second film of up to four minutes with a music track.
At the end of the course, the final films are celebrated in a
screening open to cast, crew, friends and family. All students
who successfully complete the workshop will receive a New
York Film Academy Diploma.
FILM 1: The Cut
Continuity is one of the fundamental principles of modern
filmmaking. Students are challenged to make a film that
maintains continuity in story, time, and space. Utilizing a
variety of shots (10-15) in a continuous sequence, the action
in these films should unfold seamlessly with no disorienting
jumps in time or space.
FILM2: The Digital Factor
Students will explore the unique properties of the digital
format. Students will plan their projects meticulously, and then
improvise and utilize the best aspects of the digital medium.
The light weight of the camera makes for great ease of handheld camera movements. Low light level shooting is possible
in such a way that the camera can record very sharp images in
a wide variety of environments. Students will take their digital
cameras in to places where film cameras and film crews would
not have easy access. Experimentation in the editing room will
be encouraged as students explore the advanced functionality
of digital editing systems.

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6-Week FILM

and DIGITAL
FILMmaking CAMP
6-WEEK FILM &
DIGITAL FILM CAMPS
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition:$7,250
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, camera format,
dates, prices subject to change.

n the Six-Week Camp each student writes, directs, shoots and edits four short film projects
of his or her own using Arriflex 16-S cameras.The fourth film may be shot either on 16mm
film or HD digital video. Hands-on classes in directing, writing, editing, cinematography,

and production cover all the creative and technical demands of telling a story with moving

images. Each week all the students films are screened and critiqued in class with the instructor.

Format
First four weeks
The first four weeks are structured around the production of
three short films of increasing complexity (see curriculum
section for detailed description). Students attend class
either in the morning or afternoon Monday through Friday,
and shoot their films with supervision during the other half
of each day. Weekends are reserved for writing, relaxation,
and organized trips and activities.

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Last two weeks


Each student devotes the fifth and sixth weeks of the
program to directing and editing a longer film of up to six
minutes in length. This film is shot on 16mm film or digital
video. It is non-sync and is accompanied by soundtracks
which may include ambience, voice over, music and
sound effects.
The schedule provides students with additional time for
preparation and one-on-one consultation during preproduction of their films. Students take advantage of this
time to polish their scripts, to scout locations, and to cast.

6-Week

DIGITAL FILM CAMP

he Six-Week HD Filmmaking Camp provides


students with an intensive introduction to the
craft of filmmaking, and gives them an opportunity

to direct a longer final film than is possible in our shorter


workshops. In the Six-Week Camp each student writes,
directs, shoots and edits four short projects of his or her
own using HDSLR cameras, Lowel lighting packages, and
digital editing systems. Hands-on classes in directing,
writing, editing, cinematography, and production cover
all the creative and technical demands of telling a story
with moving images. Each week all the students films are
screened and critiqued in class with the instructor.

Format
First four weeks
The first four weeks are structured around the production of three
short films of increasing complexity (see curriculum section for
detailed description). Students attend class either in the morning
or afternoon Monday through Friday, and shoot their films with
supervision during the other half of each day. Weekends are
reserved for writing, relaxation, and organized trips and activities.

Last two weeks


Each student devotes the fifth and sixth
weeks of the program to directing and editing
a longer film of up to six minutes in length.
This film is shot on digital video. It is non-sync
and is accompanied by soundtracks which
may include ambience, voice over, music and
sound effects.

6-WEEK DIGITAL
FILM CAMPS
Locations Available:

Harvard University
Disney Studios
Paris, France
Florence, Italy
Tuition:$6,500
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, camera format,
dates, prices subject to change.

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CHOOSE 6-Week

4-Week
3-Week

ADVANCED HD FILMmakinG CAMP

Prerequisite: 3 or 4-Week Filmmaking or 3 or 4-Week Digital Filmmaking or 6-Week Combined 16MMFilm


and Digital Video Workshop, or equivalent previous experience as approved by Camp Director.

6/4/3-WEEK
ADVANCED HD
FILMMAKING CAMPS
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
6-Week Tuition:$6,500
4-Week Tuition:$5,150
3-Week Tuition:$4,100
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, camera format,
dates, prices subject to change.

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n the advanced 6-Week, 4-Week and 3-Week


Workshops students take the next creative and
technical steps in their filmmaking. Each student
will direct and edit a short film of approximately 6-8
minutes for the 6-week, 4-6 minutes for the 4-week
and 2-4 minutes for the 3-week, shot on an HDSLR.
Prior to starting the program, students must submit a
short script of three to six pages that they will direct
during the workshop. Scripts can include dialogue,
although visual storytelling will be encouraged. This
is a necessary requirement as there is no time to write
scripts once the program begins.
Hands-on classes in camera, lighting, sound, directing
and editing will give students the opportunity to explore
the possibilities and characteristics of the HDSLR and
help them prepare for their own projects. Advanced
camera, sound, lighting and grip equipment will be
introduced that is not a part of NYFAs introductory
programs. These new tools will help students advance
both their technical and storytelling skills.

In Production Workshop classes, students will shoot


camera and lighting tests, as well as a short scene to
review the conventions of film coverage. During the third
week of the course, students will go into production.
Working in crews of four with an instructor, each
student will have one to two production days. When
not directing, students rotate in the roles of Director of
Photography, Assistant Camera, Sound Operator and
Gaffer. The final week of the program (final two weeks
for the 6-week program) will be spent on digital editing
and sound design. At the conclusion of the workshop,
students will celebrate with a final screening for cast,
crew, family, and invited guests.

hese programs demand a full commitment during


class as well as on evenings and weekends.
Students in this workshop may not be able to
participate in all of the usual group trips and activities
planned for our other high school film camps. When not
in class or shooting film, students will be casting, creating
storyboards, and rehearsing.
Tuition includes all classes and use of the HDSLR,
accessories and lighting package designed for this
program. Tuition does not include any additional
production expenses that may arise from a students
script. Such expenses may include costumes, props and
craft services. The Film Academy encourages students to
minimize any additional expenses, but cannot guarantee
that, as a result of the students choices, additional
expenses will not be incurred.
Students should bring a hard drive of 250 GB or larger.

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1-Week

As

DIGITAL MOVIE
CAMP

in all of the New York Film Academy filmmaking workshops,


students will have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot and edit.
Taught by instructors with tremendous hands-on experience
and training from the nations elite film schools NYU, USC,
UCLA, and the AFI, one-week students will eat, drink and
breathe movie making. All students enrolling in the One-Week
Digital Movie Camp should be aware that this is an introductory
course. The limitations of a one-week course should be
apparent, given that many people spend years studying film
and perfecting their craft. Each student will complete a short
exercise to be screened at the conclusion of the workshop.
Students may take One-Week Movie Camp and One-Week
Acting Camp in two consecutive weeks.

1-WEEK DIGITAL MOVIE CAMP


Locations Available:

Format
The program begins with two days of intensive
study in camera, writing and directing. On Days
Three and Four, students shoot their individual
exercises. Day Five is comprised of editing class,
and post-production.
In Movie Camp, each student will write, produce,
direct, and digitally edit his or her own film on digital
video and will rotate among crew positions when his
or her classmates shoot.
Equipment and facilities
Students enrolled in Movie Camp will use HD digital
video cameras and digital editing systems.

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New York City


Los Angeles
Harvard University
Disney Studios
South Beach
Paris, France
Florence, Italy
Tuition:$1,575
Room and Board is additional

Please note: curriculum, camera format, dates, prices


subject to change. Classes, editing & shooting occur
Monday through Friday. Additional editing and/or
the final screening may occur on Friday evening or
Saturday morning. Residential students should make
arrangements to depart Saturday afternoon.

1-Week

MUSIC VIDEO
CAMP
In todays market, no band or recording artist puts out an album
without an engaging music video. The video should capture
the style, essence and music of the band, and many bands
use videos as calling cards to get gigs and major label interest.
With this in mind, the New York Film Academy has specially
designed the One-Week Music Video Camp, taught by music
video directors in a hands-on program of total immersion. The
curriculum is designed for people with little or no experience in
making music videos.
Course Overview and Curriculum
From day one, students are fully immersed in the various
facets of directing music videos. By the end of the course,
each student edits his or her own version of a short music
video subject that was conceived, produced, and shot by the
class as a group.
The Music Video Camp students may make a video for an
up and coming band or shoot highly stylistic footage for an
already published song.

Students are taught the most essential elements of what goes


into making a music video, including: choosing the right band
and the right song, creatively visualizing the look of the video
and its overall aesthetic style, planning the music video in
storyboards, learning how to shoot and keep the film in sync
with the lyrics and beat, on-set shooting techniques, pacing
and editing.
The program begins with two days of intensive study in music
video style, shooting and editing techniques. During this time
there will be an in class play back demonstration. This will
prepare students for the class project, which they will shoot in
the middle of the week.
The end of the week will be devoted to post-production during
which each student will edit his or her own version of the music
video using the material shot by the group.
Equipment and Facilities
Students enrolled in the Music Video Camp will shoot with
HD digital cameras and edited with digital editing stations.

1-WEEK MUSIC VIDEO CAMP


Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition:$1,575
Room and Board is additional

Please note: curriculum, camera format, dates, prices subject to


change. Classes, editing & shooting occur Monday through Friday.
Additional editing and/or the final screening may occur on Friday
evening or Saturday morning. Residential students should make
arrangements to depart Saturday afternoon.

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12-Weekend

digital or
advanced hd
filmmaking camps

12-WEEKEND DIGITAL
& ADVANCED HD
FILMMAKING CAMPS
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Digital Tuition:$1,575
Adv. HD Tuition:$3,150
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, camera format,
dates, prices subject to change.

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he Weekend Film Workshop for high school


students is offered at our schools in New York
City and Los Angeles for individuals eager to
learn filmmaking during the school year. The workshop
meets for twelve sessions on Saturday afternoons from
2pm-6pm at the New York location. Additional time may
be scheduled for editing and production as needed.
Contact the Los Angeles location for class hours.

Weekend Filmmaking
Students in the Weekend Filmmaking Workshop will
write, shoot, direct, and edit their own short films of up
to three minutes. In addition, students will work on their
classmates films as crew members.
Hands-on classes in directing, writing, editing,
cinematography, and production cover the creative and
technical demands of telling a story with moving images.
The art and craft of film is taught through a balance
of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and
immediate directing experience.
From the first day of class, students are behind the
camera, learning by doing. At the Los Angeles location,
students will also have the opportunity to shoot their
productions on the studio backlot.
Students shoot on HD digital video cameras, and will
learn how to compose, direct, and light their movies.
At the end of the course, the final films are celebrated in
a screening open to cast, crew, friends and family.
WEEKEND ADVANCED HD DIGITAL FILMMAKING
A special Advanced Program is available to students
who have completed the 12-Weekend Digital Film Camp.
Students have the opportunity to make a short project of
their own. In the advanced workshop students will build
on directing, writing, editing and filmmaking skills they
acquired in the 12-Weekend Digital Camp or a Summer
Filmmaking or Digital Filmmaking Camp.

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The New York Film Academy

HANDS-ON
INTENSIVE
CAMPS from
ONE TO SIX
WEEKS held in
offers

locales both in the United


States and abroad.

ACTING
FOR FILM
camps

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ACTING FOR FILM


Curriculum

o matter how beautiful the


cinematography or impressive
the special effects in a film,
audiences are drawn in by the struggles
of the characters on screen. On set, as
dozens of crew members whirl about,
twelve kilowatt lights bore into the actors
eyes; focus tape is pulled to the actors
cheek, and Action! is finally called, the
actor is still expected to give a believable
and moving performance.

Format
The Camps are intensive and require a
complete commitment on the part of the
student. The four-week and three-week
camps are designed for students with
little or no experience. Classes are held
Monday through Friday. As part of their
summer camp experience, students take
part in organized evening and weekend
activities including screenings, and local
field trips.

In acknowledgment of the importance of


the film actors job, and in support of the
skills required to do the job brilliantly, the
New York Film Academy is proud to offer
its Acting for Film Camps. These handson summer workshops are held in locales
both in the United States and abroad.

Students participate in a broad array of


core classes that introduce them to finding
the actor within, while simultaneously
training their instrument to do the kind of
technical, emotional, and physical work
necessary for film acting. Each course
concentrates on developing a foundation
of acting using training techniques for
theater and film, while our primary focus
is on screen acting.

Locations 2014
New York City
Los Angeles, CA
Disney Studios, FL
South Beach, FL
Harvard University
Paris, France
Florence, Italy
Australia

Our Acting for Film Camps are often


integrated with our Filmmaking Camps,
providing many one-of-a-kind advantages
for the acting student interested in working
in front of the camera. While the acting
students are training, the film students
are busy writing scripts and learning the
technical aspects of directing. Whenever
possible, the acting students are given the
experience of acting on a live set in front
of the camera on the filmmakers shooting
exercises and student film productions.

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The following subjects are taught in an integrated


curriculum. In our longer programs these subjects are
treated in greater detail and taken to a higher level than
in the shorter programs. Each day, students apply the
lessons learned directly to scenes and monologues
they are developing.

Movement
An actors movement must be tuned to perform
expertly whenever and however needed. Movement
classes focus on breaking down inhibitions, building
ensemble spirit, and providing the necessary tools
to bring physical dimension to all of his or her roles.

Class Descriptions

Voice
Students gain insight into the power of their voices
and learn how to nurture and control their voices by
exercising various resonators and muscles, which
enables them to release emotional impulses. In
addition to breath work, classes focus on singing,
relaxation, phrasing, and posture as a way of
supporting and developing the actors instrument.

Acting for Film


Students learn the basics of film acting: calibrating
performances based upon shot size and angle, hitting
marks, emotional and physical continuity, and strength
and imagination in acting choices. Students are assigned
scenes from produced screenplays, which are then shot
with a crew and edited together.

Improvisation (Three & Four-Week Camps only)


Through games and exercises, students learn how
to let their imaginations run free, how to play well
with others, and how to live in the momentfree
from anticipating or planning what to do next.

Scene Study
Working on scenes from published plays and
screenplays allows actors to learn all of the basic
concepts of approaching a scene: defining objectives,
breaking the scene down into beats, understanding the
arc, pursuing an objective, playing actions, and working
to overcome obstacles.

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Monologues (Three & Four-Week Camps only)


Screenplays oftentimes incorporate monologues into their dramatic
structures, but more importantly actors must learn the self-discipline
to work individually, without relying on a scene partner for inspiration.
Techniques include: choosing monologues that are truthful, meaningful,
and revealing, performing script analysis on monologues, staging and
directing oneself, and developing both outer and inner focal points.
Acting Technique
Acting teachers throughout the ages have developed many different
techniques for teaching the craft to aspiring actors. Since actors oftentimes
are required to draw from many facets of their training to meet the demands
of a role or a director, this class draws from a range of techniques which
may include Meisner Technique, the Method, and other variations on
Stanislavskis System. This eclectic approach helps actors best prepare
for any role they are given to play.
Film Craft

We feel it is crucial that an actor develops strong collaborative skills by


gaining a working knowledge of the film medium and how each member of

a film crew contributes to making an actors performance shine. Therefore,

we provide all of our students with master classes taught by the NYFA
Filmmaking faculty who give a broad outline of the mechanics, language,
and production of film.

Audition Technique (Three & Four-Week Camps only)

The ability to audition well is not only critical if you want to embark upon
an acting career, but it is also a skill that can help you develop your

confidence and technique. This class focuses on making strong acting

choices with little or no preparation as well as bringing your best self to

the audition room. Other topics may include preparing a resume, selecting
a headshot, and pursuing a career. Casting sessions may be held with

NYFA Filmmaking students to give students an opportunity to participate


in live auditions.

Please note: curriculum, dates, prices subject to change.

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1-WEEK

ACTING FOR FILM


CAMP

1-WEEK ACTING FOR


FILM CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Harvard University
Disney Studios*
South Beach*
Paris, France
Florence, Italy
Australia
Tuition: $1,050
*Tuition for Disney and
South Beach:$1,575
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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From day one, our students are immersed in the hows


and whys of acting for film. Teachers introduce students
to the following topics through in-class exercises:

his one-week camp is a hands-on


intensive introduction to acting for film.
It offers a selection of classes designed
to expose students to the key elements
required for effective on-camera acting.
Offered in the Summer
The Acting for Film Camps are held several times
every summer at numerous locations both in
the United States and abroad, typically housed
at top-rated institutions of higher learning or
notable film studio locations. Please see the
locations section for a detailed description.
Course Overview & Curriculum
The pace of the one-week course is feverish
and demanding, and students should be
prepared to live, eat and breathe acting for
the entire duration of the course. Students
should also be prepared to work in nontraditional acting classes emphasizing the
construction and control of character given
the unique pressures of a film or television
shoot. Film or video cameras may be used
during particular classes.

Acting for Film - Working in front of the lens; hitting


marks; emotional/physical continuity; creating fresh
performances with each take.

Acting Technique - Acting truthfully; working momentto-moment.

Scene Study - Breaking down a scene; defining


objectives; developing a character through action.

Movement/Voice - Understanding the usage of


physical and vocal tools.

Film Craft - Defining the nuts and bolts of how films


get made.

Please see the Acting for Film Curriculum for a


detailed description.

Workshop Goal
The intensive One-Week Acting for Film Workshop was
designed to serve the needs of different types of students.
For students contemplating a longer-term education in
acting for film, it is an excellent introduction. For beginners,
this one-week course gives students an understanding of
the rigorous requirements of the film actor.
Many of our one-week students get bitten by the acting
bug during our workshops. They realize that one week
will not fulfill their desire to learn all they can about the craft
of acting and therefore return to complete a longer course
of study.
All students enrolling in the Intensive One-Week Acting for
Film Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory
course. The limitations of a one-week course should be
apparent, given that many people spend years studying
and perfecting their craft.

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CHOOSE 4-WEEK

3-WEEK

4-WEEK ACTING FOR


FILM CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Harvard University
Paris, France
Florence, Italy

ACTING FOR FILM


CAMP

Tuition: $4,200
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

3-WEEK ACTING FOR


FILM CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Harvard University
Disney Studios
South Beach
Tuition: $3,150
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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I n addition to providing students


with a thorough foundation in
acting for film, the New York Film
Academys Acting for Film Camps
offer high school students the
opportunity to have a tremendously
rewarding hands-on summer
experience that fits conveniently
into his or her summer schedule.

Offered in the Summer


The Acting for Film Camps are held several times every
summer at numerous locations both in the United States
and abroad, typically housed at top-rated institutions of
higher learning or notable film studio locations. Please see
the locations section for a detailed description.
Format
Classes emphasize the practical application of acting
technique as it applies to screen acting. Using a variety
of techniques ranging from Stanislavskis System, the
Method, and Meisner Technique as starting points,
students develop scenes and monologues for the camera.
In conjunction with these classes, students participate in
exercises aimed specifically at training the actor for the
arduous requirements of acting on a film set.
Please see the Acting for Film Curriculum in previous
pages for a detailed description.
Upon the successful completion of the course, students
receive a New York Film Academy diploma and a copy of
their work.
Classes
Acting For Film
Acting Technique
Scene Study
Film Craft
Monologues
Voice and Movement
Improvisation
Audition Technique
Students
The Acting for Film Camps attract students from all over
the world with backgrounds and experiences that are as
varied as the countries from which they originate. Each
class is limited to an average of twelve students. The
compressed length of the course and the focused level
of study requires commitment and intensive collaboration.
In most of our summer locations, supervised housing is
available. Please see the Room and Board section of
this brochure.

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CHOOSE 6-Week

4-Week
3-Week

6-Week Prerequisite: 3 or 4 Week


Acting for Film Workshop

3 & 4 Week Prerequisite: 3 or 4 Week


Acting for Film Workshop or 12
Weekend Acting for Film Workshop
or permission from Camp Director
based on commensurate training.

ADVANCED ACTING
FOR FILM CAMP
6-WEEK ADV. ACTING
FOR FILM CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles

Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles

Tuition: $5,750
Room and Board is additional

Tuition: $3,150

Please note: curriculum, dates,


prices subject to change.

Room and Board is additional

4-WEEK ADV. ACTING


FOR FILM CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition: $4,200
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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3-WEEK ADV. ACTING


FOR FILM CAMP

Please note: curriculum, dates,


prices subject to change.

n our Advanced Acting for Film Camps, you can take the next step in developing your
craft as an actor. These workshops are designed specifically for students who have
completed the three or four week acting program and want to continue their hands-on
training in front of the lens.
The core classes in this advanced workshop include: Advanced Acting for Film, Acting for
Television (single camera, multi-camera, commercial and soap opera), Advanced Scene
Study and Technique and Advanced Audition Technique and Cold Reading.
In addition to the classes above, special lectures may include: Advanced Voice and Movement
(dialects and stage combat), Shakespeare, Film Craft, Make-up (special effects, make-up for
TV vs. Film, black and white vs. color).

In addition to shooting scenes as a part of the Acting for Film class, the Advanced Acting students will
be paired with the Advanced Filmmaking students in Production Workshops (For 3-Week students in
Los Angeles only). Short scenes and monologues will be shot during classes as well.
Naturally, there will be a final screening for cast, crew, family, and invited guests.
Upon the successful completion of the course, students will receive a New York Film Academy diploma
and a copy of their work.

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12-weekend
ACTING FOR FILM
CAMP
12-WEEKEND ACTING
FOR FILM CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition: $1,575
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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he New York Film Academy


is pleased to offer two
new opportunities for High
School Students (ages 14-17) to
learn filmmaking or acting for film
during the school year at our schools
in New York City and at Los Angeles.
At the NY location, the Workshops
meet for twelve sessions on Saturday
mornings and afternoons (morning
for acting camp and afternoon for film
camp). Students may enroll in one or
both of the Camps. Please contact
the Los Angeles location for hours.

WEEKEND ACTING FOR FILM CAMP


This course emphasizes the basic elements of the craft of acting using Stanislavskis
System and scene study as starting points. Students participate in in-class shoots aimed
specifically at training the actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film set. The
Weekend Acting for Film Camp meets Saturdays from 10 am 1pm at the New York
location. Contact the Los Angeles location for class hours. Students should be prepared
to devote additional hours of their own time for rehearsal and preparation. Every student
shares the same curriculum.
Classes encourage students to break down physical and internal inhibitions, and help each
student find the most effective personal sources for the creation of truthful characters.
Students should be prepared to work in non-traditional acting classes emphasizing the
construction and control of character given the unique pressures of a film or television
shoot. Video cameras are used during class time.
Students develop the techniques and confidence they need to create believable
performances for the camera.
Students apply what they learn to a series of on-camera exercises designed to develop
their screen acting ability.

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Video game

design

SCREENWRITING

BROADCAST

JOURNALISM
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OTHER CAMPS

MUSICAL THEATRE

digital

photography

CAMPS

3D ANIMATION

DANCE
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-WEEK

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP

F
4-WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Tuition: $4,200
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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rom the classics of the Golden Age like My Fair


Lady, Sound of Music, and The Wizard of Oz to
contemporary movie musicals like Moulin Rouge,
Chicago, and Hairspray, there is a long and varied history
of Musical Theatre on stage and screen. The New York
Film Academy provides a unique environment where
students of Musical Theatre can hone their skills with
Broadway professionals.
In the Four Week Musical Theatre Workshop, students
develop the necessary skills needed for success in the
Musical Theatre, including dance, voice, acting and
performance skills. The program is designed for individuals
with varied levels of singing and movement ability.
Musical Theatre actors must be well-versed in a variety
of dance styles, be able to effectively interpret scripts
and songs, as well as present themselves professionally
in performance situations either at auditions, on stage or
on film. Courses from the following list allow students to
explore the integral skills required for success in the field, to
understand professional ethics, and to prepare themselves
for the demands of a career in Musical Theatre.

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OR

-WEEK

3D ANIMATION CAMPS
Students in the 3D Computer Animation
Camp write, animate, direct and edit
their own computer animated short films.

omputer 3D animation is more popular than ever, and


feature length CGI cartoons are breaking box office records.
Computers are used for many of the special effects in liveaction films, and digitized actors are virtually around the corner. The
field of 3D animated video, computer, and interactive games has
grown amazingly in its short history and continues to expand.
In response to the rise in popularity of the medium and the incredible
expansion of venues for showcasing the art, the New York Film
Academy has designed a hands-on intensive 3 and 4-Week
Summer 3D Computer Animation Camps. These workshops are
designed for individuals who want to learn how to use a high-end
3D computer program.
Preparation
The workshop is designed for students with little or no experience
in animation. However, studio art or computer experience is helpful.
3D animation demands extraordinary focus and discipline.
Location
This workshop is available at the New York City and Harvard University
locations. Please refer to the pages describing New York City and
Harvard for information about supervision, activities, and housing.

4-WEEK 3D ANIMATION
CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Harvard University
Tuition: $5,900
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

3-WEEK 3D ANIMATION
CAMP
Locations Available:

Harvard University
Tuition: $4,620
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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V DEO GAME DESIGN CAMP

The New York Film Academy


One Week High School Game
Design Camp is a hands-on
intensive workshop taking the
student on the journey of game
design and story creation. The
curriculum is designed to immerse
gifted and energetic prospective
Game Developers in a survey of
the key aspects of the discipline.

SE L E C T

S TA R T

ur workshop provides a creative setting in


which to challenge, inspire, and perfect the
talents of its student body. The strength of

SARAH

the program is in its combination of storytelling studies,

game design theory, game arts education, and the


hands-on direct application of each. Based on a high
concentration of intense narrative and game mapping
classes designed to challenge the individual student

1-WEEK VIDEO GAME DESIGN CAMP


Locations Available:

Los Angeles
Tuition: $1,575
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

beyond his or her status quo and into a new realm.


In addition to the in class work and practice, students
will go on a series of field trips to see programmers
at work and technology that is up and coming. Our
objective is to give students an introductory education
in the art and craft of professional game writing and
design, and to instruct students through a regimen
consisting of lectures, seminars, field trips and total
immersion workshops to excel in the creative art of
game writing & design.

*Please note that due to the short nature of the


course, it is a non-software based curriculum.

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HUO

-WEEK

SCREENWRITING CAMP

his hands-on workshop is designed for people with little or no experience in screenwriting. The

course introduces students to the craft and tools of dramatic film writing. Students spend an
average of 24 hours per week in class, and 8-16 hours per week in supervised writing labs. In some

locations, students have the opportunity to write and shoot a group project. Depending on the program, the
final project can take the shape of a rough draft of a feature film, a draft of a shootable short, or an outline
and treatment of a feature or TV project.

Students are required to do a significant amount of writing in the evenings and weekends to complete the
ambitious goals of the course. All students learn an enormous amount in a short time. High school
students who complete the program are provided with ample knowledge and experience
to decide whether to continue their creative studies in college and beyond.

4-WEEK SCREENWRITING
CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition: $4,200
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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DIGITAL
photography CAMP
-WEEK

he 4-Week Digital Photography Camp is an intensive exploration of


photography in the digital age. Photography students are immersed
in the art and craft of still photography, and are introduced to the tools

necessary to capture great images and refine them through digital imaging.

hotography students at New York Film


Academy develop the skills necessary to
research, compose, and capture digital
photographic projects in a hands-on course. Students
are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to
think of each project as a concise statement of artistic,
documentary, and/or journalistic intent. They expand
their repertoire of techniques with light and shadow
as they work with professional lighting and grip
hardware, as well as inexpensive and unconventional
practical sources of light and shadow.
No significant prior experience in photography is
assumed. The program brings everyone to the same
level very quickly, beginning with the fundamentals
and filling the inevitable gaps in the understanding of
those who have some experience.
Please note: All Photography students are required
to bring with them to the workshop a digital camera
with manual exposure control.

4-WEEK DIGITAL
PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Los Angeles
Tuition: $5,150
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

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-WEEK

Broadcast Journalism camp


4-WEEK BROADCAST
JOURNALISM CAMP
Locations Available:

New York City


Tuition: $4,200
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

Through study and hands-on practice, students are


trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and
craft of broadcast journalism. This is accomplished
through a combination of lecture, demonstration, in-class
hands-on production, and the students own work.
Each student produces two projects, shot with singlecamera set-ups and edited on digital editing software.
This intensive workshop provides a strong introduction to
necessary digital and journalism skills.

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-WEEK

Dance CAMP
The New York Film Academy is pleased to offer a
comprehensive 4-Week Dance Camp for students interested
in receiving hands-on artistic training. Taught by awardwinning faculty, the Academys outstanding team of instructors
have appeared in countless Broadway and touring productions,
danced in leading companies such as Alvin Ailey, and performed
at the world renowned MET opera.

4-WEEK DANCE CAMP


Locations Available:

New York City


Tuition: $4,200
Room and Board is additional
Please note: curriculum, dates,
prices subject to change.

Dance Camp students will be prepared for the rigors of a dance career
in this competitive industry by immersing themselves in New York Citys
fast-paced dance performance world and following a course curriculum
comparable to todays professional dancers education.
Our Dance Camp curriculum includes a wide array of dance styles, but are
not limited to the following:

Ballet

Study of exercises and vocabulary of the classical technique. A


strong emphasis is put on alignment, placement, coordination and
movement quality.

Jazz & Theatre Dance

Technique and development, rhythm awareness, jazz styles, and rhythmic


combinations of movement alongside strengthening and flexibility will be
the primary focus.

Tap

Basic tap techniques will be explored, with an emphasis on technique


development, clarity of sounds, creating and understanding rhythms,
increasing speed and developing style.

Contemporary Dance

This class explores the mixture of Ballet and Modern forms of dance and
deconstructs both styles.

World Dance Ballroom

Multiple dance genres will be taught that include Latin, Indian, African,
or Ballroom.

Conditioning

In conditioning, a variety of body training styles will be introduced (yoga,


Pilates, Tai-Chi) to keep the dancers bodies at maximum performance level.

Hip Hop

The focus is on syncopation, rhythm, and stage presence. The hip hop
style derives from a fusion of jazz funk and street jazz and requires an deep
familiarity with complex rhythm.

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SPECIAL

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OR

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FILM & ACTING CAMPS FOR THE


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER
SPECIALLY SCHEDULED FOR THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER!
OUR FILM CAMP IS LOCATED ON THE BACKLOT OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD
*All Camp Programs are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and are
not affiliated with Universal Studios.
In January 2015, the New York Film Academy brings its High School
Summer Film and Acting Camps to California for workshops specially
scheduled to accommodate the Southern Hemisphere Summer and for
any student whose schedule allows for full participation! Filmmaking,
Digital Filmmaking, Music Video and Acting for Film camps are scheduled
for students 14 to 17.
In the high school workshops, each student writes, directs, shoots and
edits, or acts in his or her own short films!

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Locations
Disney Studios, Florida

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NEW YORK CITY


Breakfast foods are supplied for each
room - milk, OJ, cereal, frozen waffles, bread,
bagels, and fruit, so students can prepare their
own morning meal. Students must purchase
lunches and dinners at restaurants or markets
in the surrounding environs of the housing and
school facilities. Therefore, students do have the
ability to roam freely to patronize establishments
in these areas.

he New York Film Academys


classes for high school students
are located at the beautiful
Battery Park campus in downtown
Manhattan. The school is easily
accessible to the rest of the city, and
steps away from the heart of the bustling
financial district.
Supervision
High school students reside at the
John Street Residence located on
John Street in lower Manhattan. The
John Street Residence is monitored
24/7 by doorman security. Students
live in fully-furnished rooms. Rooms
include LCD-TV/DVD units with cable,
refrigerator, microwave, internet line,
air-conditioning and private bathroom.
The John Street Residence is a large
facility, and the Film Academy makes
every attempt to keep all of our students
on the same floors. Counselors live
on each floor with our students and
enforce a strict curfew. The housing
arrangement is something parents may
want to discuss with their child before
the summer, as it requires a certain
level of maturity and responsibility on
the students part to be accountable
for obeying all the rules set forth.

Students are escorted on foot or via public


transportation to and from the John Street
Residence/NYFA classroom facilities for class
and/or shooting. Students shoot on location in
New York City in crews of 3-4 students and are
always supervised by Teaching Assistants during
these productions.
Saturday activities are mandatory for housed
students and include daylong trips within the five
boroughs typically to New York City attractions,
outdoor screenings, museums, and amusement
parks. New York Film Academy counselors living
at the John Street Residence plan and supervise
these outings. In case of medical emergency,
students are taken to the nearest hospital.
Please note: Parents who wish to allow their
children to leave the residence or campus without
supervision must submit a written authorization to
the New York Film Academy. However, even with
permission, excursions without supervision may still
be limited as determined by NYFA staff.

PROGRAMS OFFERED IN NY
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
6-Week Film/Digital Filmmaking
4-Week Filmmaking
3-Week Filmmaking
4-Week Digital Filmmaking
3-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
1-Week Music Video
6-Week Advanced Acting
4-Week Acting
4-Week Advanced Acting
3-Week Acting
3-Week Advanced Acting
1-Week Acting Camp
6-Week Advanced Filmmaking
4-Week Advanced Filmmaking
3-Week Advanced Filmmaking
4-Week Digital Photography
4-Week Screenwriting
4-Week Musical Theatre
4-Week Dance
4-Week 3D Animation
3-Week 3D Animation
4-Week Broadcast Journalism
12 Weekend Digital Filmmaking
12 Weekend Acting for Film
12-Weekend High Definition
TWEEN CAMPS:
INTRODUCTORY CAMPS
2-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Digital Filmmaking
2-Week Acting for Film
1-Week Acting for Film
INTERMEDIATE CAMPS
2-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Digital Filmmaking
2-Week Acting for Film
1-Week Acting for Film
3D ANIMATION CAMPS
2-Week 3D Animation
1-Week 3D Animation
WEEKEND CAMPS
12-Weekend Digital Filmmaking
12-Weekend Acting for Film

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Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA
Universal
Studios
Backlot

All camps and workshops are


solely owned and operated by the
New York Film Academy and are not
affiliated with Universal Studios.

Counselors live at Oakwood, supervise


the students, plan activities and do nightly
curfew checks at 10:00 p.m. Counselors
are 21 years of age and older and often
have previous camp experience and/
or residential education experience
from college.
We do extensive background checks
on all counselors, including driving and
criminal searches using the nations largest
employee screening service.

PROGRAMS OFFERED
IN LOS ANGELES
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
6-Week Film/Digital Filmmaking
4-Week Filmmaking
3-Week Filmmaking
4-Week Digital Filmmaking
3-Week Digital Filmmaking
6-Week Advanced Filmmaking
4-Week Advanced Filmmaking
3-Week Advanced Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
1-Week Music Video
6-Week Advanced Acting
4-Week Advanced Acting
3-Week Advanced Acting
4-Week Acting
3-Week Acting
1-Week Acting Camp
4-Week Screenwriting
4-Week Digital Photography
1-Week Video Game Design
12-Weekend Digital Filmmaking
12-Weekend Acting for Film
12-Weekend High Definition
TWEEN CAMPS:
INTRODUCTORY CAMPS
2-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Digital Filmmaking
2-Week Acting for Film
1-Week Acting for Film
INTERMEDIATE CAMPS
2-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Digital Filmmaking
2-Week Acting for Film
1-Week Acting for Film
WEEKEND CAMPS
12-Weekend Digital Filmmaking
12-Weekend Acting for Film

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niversal Studios sprawls over 415 acres


of offices, interior sound stages and
outside movie sets. Arrangements have
been made with Universal Studios to shoot our
in-class production exercises on their prestigious
and widely used backlot, a landscape literally
made up of the neighborhoods of the world.
Supervision
Students reside at the Oakwood Corporate
Housing complex. The entire property is gated
and there is a 24-hour guard at the entrance to
the property. For a virtual tour of this Oakwood
property: www.oakwoodtoluca.com
While our students are supervised, please
note that Oakwood is a very large property
and a certain amount of maturity is required
of resident campers. Students and the
counselors who supervise them are spread
out across the property. This is not a dormitory
arrangement where everyone resides on the
same hall or floor.
NYFA staff perform nightly curfew checks in
person and maintain a 24-hour counselor
hotline number. Oakwood housing has 24-hour
security on foot and golf cart, so someone is
always reachable and just a minute or two away.
Students are required to commit to and follow
the rules and regulations sent out in advance
and reviewed at Orientation. Violation of these
rules can result in expulsion from housing and
the program.

Saturday activities are mandatory for


housed students and include daylong trips
typically to Universal Studios Amusement
Park, Magic Mountain, Santa Monica/
Venice Beach and sometimes Disneyland.
Counselors attend and supervise these
outings. Activities take place nearly every
weeknight and on Sundays as well. In
case of medical emergency, students are
taken either to an Urgent Care facility in
the Burbank area or St. Josephs Hospital,
depending on the severity of their condition.
We require all students submit their medical
insurance information prior to the start of
the workshop.
Transportation
By request, NYFA staff will meet students
at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Students are also free to make their way to
the campus by car. Please note students
who drive on and off campus, are not
permitted to transport other students in
their vehicles.
Food/Meals
A catering service provides lunches and
dinners. For breakfast, counselors stock
each apartment with breakfast foods,
like cereal, milk, OJ, bread, bagels, fruit,
breakfast bars, and frozen waffles.
Commuting students can bring their
own lunch, go off campus with parental
permission or they can purchase a lunch
and/or dinner plan using our caterer. This
can be done the night of Orientation.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Cambridge, Massachusetts
All camps and workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and
are not affiliated with Harvard University or its Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.

he New York Film Academy is proud to return to Harvard in June of 2014 to conduct
its internationally acclaimed filmmaking workshops. Harvard is a prestigious Ivy
League university, perhaps the most famous learning institution in the world.

New York Film Academy Summer Camps for Film and Acting for Film are held in Memorial
Hall (and Lowell Hall), a Ruskinian Gothic memorial to Harvards Union casualties from the
Civil War, built in 1878. This majestic structure is conveniently located to Harvard Squares
historical, commercial, and academic resources.
Supervision
Students reside in Harvard dormitories which are a
short walk from their dining and classroom facilities
in the Memorial/Lowell Hall Complex. Students
spend the majority of their day in class and/ or on
shoots on campus with their instructors or teaching
assistants.
Following class, when time allows students
have the ability to roam freely on campus and
patronize establishments in Harvard Square and
the surrounding urban environment. Students
must inform their counselor of their destinations
in Harvard Square and they must adhere to our
Buddy System no student is allowed to roam
alone. Although students may explore the Square
they must stay within a certain radius of Harvard
Campus proper. That radius is clearly outlined at
the onset of the program.

PROGRAMS OFFERED AT
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
6-Week Digital Filmmaking
4-Week Digital Filmmaking
3-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
4-Week Acting
3-Week Acting
1-Week Acting Camp
4-Week 3D Animation
3-Week 3D Animation

If any parent requires that their child not be permitted


to explore Harvard Square without a counselor,
please contact the Film Academy and we will make
the necessary arrangements.
Saturday activities are mandatory for housed
students and include daylong trips. Counselors
attend and supervise these outings. Additional
activities take place nearly every weeknight and
on Sundays as well.
In case of medical emergency, students are taken
to Cambridge or Auburn Hospital. We require
that all students submit their medical insurance
information prior to the workshop.

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DISNEY STUDIOS
FLORIDA

PROGRAMS OFFERED
AT DISNEY STUDIOS
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
6-Week Digital Filmmaking
3-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
3-Week Acting
1-Week Acting Camp
*All camps and workshops are
solely owned and operated by the
New York Film Academy and are
not affiliated with Disney Studios.

n June 2014, the New York Film Academy returns for its 14th consecutive summer
to Disney Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. As in all of our summer
camps, each filmmaking student will write, direct and edit his or her own films and
acting students will participate in these films. In preparation for daily shoots, classes
occur at Celebration Hotel.
Supervision
Shoots take place nearly every day in the early morning at Disney Studios and at
EPCOT. All shoots are done in the presence of a teaching assistant.
Students reside at Celebration Hotel and attend classes at the hotels convention
center. Students may use the hotels various recreation facilities. Counselors and staff
live in the hotel with the students.
Weekends are set aside for the students to enjoy the Disney Parks. The students are
driven to a pre-determined park by the New York Film Academy staff and given a time
and location at which to meet back for transportation back to the hotel. Students must
adhere to the Buddy System at all times in the park. No student is allowed to roam
the parks alone.
For medical attention staff will escort students to Celebration Hospital or Celebration
Urgent Care. We require all students submit their medical insurance information prior
to the start of the workshop.
Please note: Parents who wish to allow their children to leave the camp site without
supervision, must submit a written authorization to the New York Film Academy.

SOUTH BEACH
PROGRAMS OFFERED
AT SOUTH BEACH
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
3-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
3-Week Acting
1-Week Acting Camp

PRE-COLLEGE ENRICHMENT THROUGH


FILM AND ACTING
n June 2014, the New York Film
Academy will begin courses at our
beautiful location in sunny South
Florida at our South Beach campus. As
in all our summer camps, each student
writes, directs, shoots and edits his or her
own short films.

SHOOT AT SOUTH BEACH AND THE


MIAMI DADE AREA
Students in the New York Film Academy
program will gain great experience
shooting on location throughout South
Beach, including the beautiful scenic
beaches and art deco buildings that
surround it.

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PARIS, France
NATIONALFILMSCHOOL in Paris
La Fmis is located in the historic Path Studios in the 18th arrondissement (district). It provides
us with spacious classrooms, meeting spaces, shooting space, state of the art screening
rooms, and most important, a student lounge with an excellent caf au lait machine. The High
School student residence, La Residence Montmartre is a short walk from our school. It is a
three-star hotel which offers comfortable apartments with cable, internet, maid service, and
daily continental breakfast delivered to the room. The other great neighborhoods, museums,
and sites of Paris are easily accessible from Montmartre.
Supervision
New York Film Academy counselors live in the
Residence, generally one counselor on each floor, as
does the Director of the Program. Counselors do a nightly
room-check, and enforce a strict nightly curfew. No one
other than New York Film Academy High School staff
and students are allowed in the students hotel rooms,
and students are forbidden to go into rooms occupied by
anyone other than NYFA High School Students. These
rules are strictly monitored and enforced for students
safety. Keys are left at the front desk when students
leave the Residence, and are given out only to the
students occupying the rooms.
With prior written permission from parents, students are
permitted to leave the residence or the campus of La
Fmis in groups of two or more. Additionally, students are
required to sign in and out with their counselors and must
indicate where they will be and when they will return. We
highly recommend students purchase or rent a French
mobile telephone or chip card in order to be in contact
with family and staff at all times.

Food
While continental breakfast is
served to our students rooms
at the Montmartre residence, a
conventional meal plan would be
blasphemous in our Paris location.
Finding your favorite crperie or
the best steak au poivre in your
neighborhood is one of the great
pleasures and learning experiences
of living in Paris. Haute-cuisine and
economical eats are to be found on
every block of the food capital of
the world. Students should budget
$20$35 a day for lunch, dinner,
and pastries.

PROGRAMS OFFERED
IN PARIS
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
6-Week Digital Filmmaking
4-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
4-Week Acting
1-Week Acting Camp
Please note:
All classes are taught in English.

If any parent requires that their child not be permitted to


walk between the residence and the classrooms without
a chaperone, please contact the Film Academy and we
will make the necessary arrangements. Counselors lead
the students to and from the classrooms the first week;
however, they generally travel to and from class in groups
without a staff member after the first week.
Though France is renowned for its fine wine, we strictly
enforce our no alcohol, no drugs policy both on and off the
campus and Residency. Should the need arise for medical
care, arrangements can be made for an English speaking
doctor to come to the Residence, and The American
Hospital is staffed with top rate English speaking medical
staff. Ctudent productions take place throughout Paris
and are done in the presence of a teaching assistant.
Evening and weekend activities in and around Paris are
organized and supervised by the Film Academy staff.

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FLORENCE
ITALY
PROGRAMS OFFERED
IN FLORENCE
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
6-Week Digital Filmmaking
4-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
4-Week Acting
1-Week Acting Camp
Please note:
All classes are taught in English.

n Florence, the New York Film Academy workshops provide a stimulating educational
experience that draws upon the rich cultural resources of both past and present Italy.
The New York Film Academy has been invited by the government of Tuscany to hold our
summer workshops in a renovated renaissance era building in the center of the city, moments
away from the Duomo itself.
Supervision
High School students in our Florence program reside in the quiet, 3-star Hotel Liana, in the heart
of Florence. Qualified counselors who reside in the hotel with the students carefully supervise
students. Transportation to and from school is arranged in advance and students travel in pairs or
groups morning and afternoon, which is also arranged by the counselors.
Parents have the option of signing a permission waiver, which allows students to explore the
city of Florence without adult supervision. However, even if students have
such permission, they must still report to a counselor with their destination
and scheduled time of return. This is very important, otherwise the parental
permission is not considered valid.
A strict curfew is enforced at Hotel Liana and each room is checked every night
by counselors who are always available and minutes away at all times.
On weekends students partake in organized activities. With staff and counselors,
students may visit an off-site location such as the Uffizi museum or the nearby
Fiesole, a ruined Roman town. Some out of town excursions, completely
supervised and lasting no more than one day, are also arranged, such as a day
trip to see the highlights of Rome.
If medical attention becomes necessary, there are a number of hospitals
and emergency clinics in Florence with practitioners and specialists who
speak English, German and French, and our counselors will escort a student
immediately to one of these facilities. We require all students submit their
medical insurance information prior to the start of the workshop.
In Florence, NYFA students visit sights such as the Duomo, where many of
Michelangelos most wondrous works are housed. The Cathedral Museum also
includes in its collection some of the finest examples of Renaissance art found
anywhere in the world, including work by Donatello and Leonardo da Vinci.
Food
A school cafeteria allows students to eat inexpensively. The streets of Florence
are dotted with restaurants and cafs, so everyone should find something to
their taste. You can reasonably expect to spend under $30 per day on food.
Eating in restaurants can be more expensive.

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AUSTRALIA

Gold Coast & SYDNEY

ustralia is a natural wonderland of beautiful beaches, crystal blue


waters, amazing ancient rock formations and pristine rainforests. An
international hub of film production, from The Matrix to Narnia, many
blockbusters have been filmed in this Hollywood Down-Under.

PROGRAMS OFFERED
IN GOLD COAST &
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS:
3-Week Digital Filmmaking
1-Week Movie Camp
3-Week Acting
1-Week Acting Camp

GOLD COAST
The Gold Coast based Village Roadshow Studios have been locations for the
Scooby Doo films, House of Wax, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Narnia: The
Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Daybreakers, and Fools Gold amongst many others.
Student productions take place throughout the Gold Coasts beautiful locations
and are done in the presence of a teaching assistant. Evening and weekend
activities in and around the Gold Coast are organized and supervised by the Film
Academy staff.
SYDNEY
With a beautiful harbour at its heart, Sydney is one of the most vibrant cities
in the world. Surrounded by nature, you will find plenty of ways to explore this
beautiful city. Walking along the Bondi to Bronte coastal track, students will find
a multitude of locations for their film shoots.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Attractions such as the Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country
provide students with an action-packed taste of Australias history, while a trip
to South Stradbroke Island enables students to engage in whale watching at the
Australian Whale Sanctuary.
A unique mix of natural beauty and thrilling attractions, the Gold Coast provides
the best Australia has to offer.

GOLD COAST

SYDNEY

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tween
film,
acting &
3D ANIMATION
summer &
weekend
camps
for ages 10-13

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1-WEEK, 2-WEEK, & 12 WEEKENDS


INTRODUCTORY & INTERMEDIATE
FILM/ACTING CAMPS
Locations Available:

New York City & Los Angeles


Filmmaking/Acting Tuition:
One Week:$1,050
Two Week:$2,100
12 Weekend:$1,050

1-WEEK & 2-WEEK


3D ANIMATION CAMPS
Locations Available:

New York City


3D Animation Tuition:
One Week:$1,300
Two Week:$2,600
Please note: curriculum, dates, prices subject to change.
Tween workshops are day camps only and do not provide housing.

he New York Film Academy is pleased to offer


film and acting programs for youth (ages 10-13)
on weekends during the school year and in one
and two week camps during the summer months. We
have designed our tween programs with the same high
standards that we apply to our high school and university
level programs.
The Two-Week Filmmaking and Acting for Film Summer
Camps meet Monday through Friday for two consecutive
weeks. These two-week programs are held at the
Dwight School in New York City and at our school in
Los Angeles. Students may also choose to enroll only
in the first week of the Two-Week Workshop. Students
should be prepared to devote additional hours of their
own time for rehearsal and preparation.
Weekend Filmmaking and Acting for Film Camps meet
on twelve consecutive Saturdays for the beginning and
intermediate level workshops. Please note, the weekend
workshops are held at our Battery Park Campus in
New York City and at our school in Los Angeles.

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There is no dormitory housing available for the Tween


Camps. Therefore, we only accept students who have
made prior arrangements with family or friends.

SUMMER &

WEEKEND
CAMPS for

tweens

INTRODUCTORY FILMMAKING

Filmmaking Camp challenges young people to tell a story


with moving images. Students begin on day one working
with digital cameras and learning the fundamentals of
directing films. Hands-on classes in directing, writing, editing,
cinematography, and production cover the creative and
technical demands of telling a story with moving images.
In the two-week program, each student writes, directs and
edits his or her own short film of up to three minutes and
fulfills basic crew positions on his or her classmates films.
Students shoot on digital video cameras and learn how to
compose, direct, and light for quality images and edit using
digital editing software on an Apple editing stations. At the Los
Angeles location, students will shoot their productions on the
studio backlot.
Students make one short film in each week. Two week
students write and direct a film of greater complexity in the
second week. At the end of the Two Week and Weekend
Workshops, the final films are celebrated in a screening
open to cast, crew, friends and family.

INTRODUCTORY ACTING

This course emphasizes the basic elements of the craft


of acting for film using fundamental acting technique
and scene study as starting points. Students participate
in in-class shoots aimed specifically at training the
actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film
set. Every student shares the same curriculum. Some
additional time may be scheduled for productions as
needed.

Students develop the techniques and confidence


they need to create believable performances for the
camera. They apply what they learn to a series of on
camera exercises designed to develop their screen
acting ability.

Classes encourage students to break down physical


and internal inhibitions, and help each student find
the most effective personal sources for the creation
of truthful characters. Students should be prepared
to work in non-traditional acting classes emphasizing
the construction of and control of character given the
unique pressure of a film or television shoot. Video

Students in the Two-Week Summer Camp Program


who enroll in only the first week do not act in the
student productions but receive all the fundamental
acting instruction.

Students in the Two-Week Camp perform in a film scene


that is taped, edited and screened for a live audience.

cameras a
re used during class time.

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3D ANIMATION CAMP

In this hands-on animation class for tweens, students focus


on the art of character animation. We cover Disneys 12
principles of animation and how these principles still apply to
todays computer animation. Students are instructed in classic
animation exercises, such as pitching a ball and swinging a
hammer to learn squash and stretch, weight and muscle
tension, overlapping action, anticipation and follow through.
In the second week, students write and animate their own
story using our rigged characters and sets. They complete the
workshop with Quicktime movies of their project.

Intermediate filmmaking

WEEK 1

Designed expressly for graduates of the Academys

12 Principles of Animation

Tween Filmmaking program, this intermediate

Walk cycles

course offers students the opportunity to take the

Acting for animators

next creative and technical step in filmmaking.

Giving weight and muscle to a characters movement


Timing and Spacing

Students develop, pre-produce and create a longer

Key Frames

and more complex project than that completed in

Graph Editor

the beginner program. Closer attention is paid to


set and costume design, locations, shot choices
and coverage, as well as additional crew roles.
The finished product is a film of up to 5 minutes.
Classes

focus

on

topics

including

digital

cinematography, screenwriting, editing practice


and aesthetics, and directing for cinema.

Intermediate acting

Starting where they left off in the introductory


Acting for Film program. Students are cast in
and explore the process of performing in a more
in-depth production. Students may shoot the
final project on location or in a closed set at the
Film Academy.
While students are introduced to specific acting
techniques and exercises as they apply to
acting for the camera, classes primarily focus on
rehearsal and preparation for the final project.

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WEEK 2
Intro to storytelling
Creating reference footage
Using reference footage
Basic rendering
Basic Editing

Tween locations
NEW YORK CITY & LOS ANGELES, CA

he Two-Week Filmmaking Camp and Acting


for Film Summer camps meet Monday
through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

New York film academy


at LOS ANGELES

with a one-hour lunch break for two consecutive

Universal

weeks. Students may also choose to enroll only in

Hollywood, is the largest operating movie studio in

the first week of the Two-Week Camp Program.

the world. This city has perfect weather, a vibrant

NEW YORK CITY

Studios,

located

in

the

heart

of

and culturally diverse population, and inseparable


ties to the film industry. From Hollywood, Malibu,

The New York Film Academys classes for tweens

and Westwood to China-town and the Sunset

are located at the Dwight School on 18 West 89th

Strip, Los Angeles lives up to its billing.

Street, uptown Manhattan. Film shoots - student,


commercial, and Hollywood - abound in New York.
Simply by volume alone, New York is indisputably
the greatest center of independent film production
in the world. Like many filmmakers, novelists,
playwrights, and painters, our students find that
New York itself helps shape their artistic vision. The
city is not only a setting for their stories, but also
an active element in the lives of their characters.

Universal Studios sprawls over 415 acres of


offices, interior sound stages and outside movie
sets. Arrangements have been made with Universal
Studios to shoot our in-class production exercises
on their prestigious and widely used backlot, a
landscape literally made up of the neighborhoods
of the world. Driving around the lot, one alternately
happens across a dusty Mexican villa, an imposing
Roman square, a New York alley straight from the
1930s and a street whose saloons and wooden
sidewalks harken back to the Wild West. Nearby
one passes multiple lakes, an old New England
street, and a Renaissance courtyard. New York
Film Academy students have the opportunity to
direct on these same sets.
The New York Film Academy opens the studios
doors to the filmmakers-to-be of the world. Rather
than being on the outside of the gates, peering in
like tourists, students live and breathe filmmaking
within the very heart of the action.

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PURSUING FILM after

HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND

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BACHELOR
OF

FINE ARTS

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a professional degree program which offers a

conservatory approach to learning. The New York Film Academy currently offers seven
distinct BFA programs: Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Photography,
Producing, Animation, and Game Design. Each program emphasizes hands-on
experience in addition to solid academic course work in the liberal arts and sciences.
New York Film Academy degree programs are offered at our Los Angeles campus.
Qualified students have the option of completing course work at the New York Film
Academy in New York City in a one-year non-degree program and requesting that
their course work be accepted for advanced standing in the degree program at the
Los Angeles campus. In order to do so, students must apply and be accepted to the
degree program in Los Angeles.

ADMISSION POLICY
Available at www.nyfa.edu.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS

With the exception of specified


electives and thesis options, our
BFA programs do not provide for
multiple tracks of study. The BFA
is a full-time program only, and
the degree may not be obtained in
less than six semesters plus three
summer terms.
In order to graduate, students must
successfully complete all courses
and the total number of credits
required. Additionally, students must
successfully complete and submit
all thesis requirements in a timely
manner and receive a passing
grade for the thesis production
requirement. Those pursuing Thesis
Option B must enroll in an additional
paid semester to successfully
complete all requirements for the
BFA degree.
Successful graduates will receive a
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

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BFAFILMMAKING

This Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program in Filmmaking


employs a total immersion approach to the subject where students
develop a powerful arsenal of skills in directing, screenwriting,
cinematography, editing, and producing. Students work in all
formats from 16mm and HD to 35mm and RED Digital, as they
write, direct, shoot, and edit their own films. A strong grounding in
the liberal arts and sciences serves to inform students work and
give them a well-rounded undergraduate education.

BFAACTINGFORFILM

The New York Film Academys Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in


Acting for Film is an eight semester conservatory-based, full-time
study program. The curriculum is designed to immerse gifted and
energetic prospective Acting in all aspects of the discipline. The
New York Film Academy Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film
provides a creative setting with which to challenge, inspire, and
perfect the talents of its student body. Students follow an intensive
curriculum and achieve multiple learning goals.

BFAPRODUCING

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Producing is intended to instruct and prepare


future film, television and other visual media producers for the fields of creative
producing and production management. Areas of creative producing the
students will be introduced to and will master are story and script development,
creative collaboration methods, the ever-evolving ways to secure financing
and the various and ever-changing distribution options available to producers.
Production management functions that will be introduced and practiced are
physical production management and line producing.

BFASCREENWRITING

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting is intended to instruct and prepare students to
achieve a mastery of cinematic storytelling techniques in the writing of professional-caliber
original film, television, and new media scripts.
Students will demonstrate a mastery of the business practices of professional screenwriters
and their counterparts by creating scholarly essays; professional-caliber script coverage,
industry correspondence and oral presentations (pitches); and by successfully securing and
completing internships within the entertainment industry.
Students will demonstrate a proven discipline and methodology for completing professionalcaliber screenplays in adherence to project parameters and deadlines.

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BFAANIMATION

This intensive Animation degree is a nine-semester conservatory-based,


full-time study undergraduate program. The curriculum is designed to
immerse gifted and energetic prospective Animators in all aspects of
the discipline. The New York Film Academy Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Animation provides a creative setting with which to challenge, inspire,
and perfect the talents of its student body. Students follow an intensive
curriculum and achieve multiple learning goals.

BFAGAMEDESIGN

The strength of this intensive nine semester program in Game Writing & Design is in its combination
of storytelling studies, game design theory, game arts education, game programming education,
and the hands-on direct application of each. Based on a high concentration of game narrative
and game design courses that challenge the individual student beyond his or her status quo and
into a new realm, the program is further enhanced by concentrating on the commercial realities
of the medium, real world education through internships, externships, and NYFAs collaboration
with industry-leading game development companies on a game designed and deployed by a
team of students who work hand-in-hand with working professionals in the game industry.

BFAPHOTOGRAPHY

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography program integrates Photography, General Education and Art
& Design History curricula to offer a well-rounded and well-integrated education. NYFAs instruction in
Photography represents a two-pronged system of teaching both creative photography and business of
professional photography. As with our MFA and one-year Photography programs, we blend a curriculum
designed for the student seeking to explore both sides of the Photography discipline. Through a variety of
courses, each designed to focus on one of the many specialized areas within the discipline, students will
be introduced to and instructed in the mastery of tools and techniques critical to successful image capture
and the business of photography. Our photographers will be prepared to function in the professional
workplace, whether in a creative photography environment or in a complementary photography field.

LIBERALARTS&SCIENCES

Students in the BFA program will find that a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences will
be invaluable to their development as creative artists. The seqence begins with foundation
courses in the first year upon which more advanced acdemic work builds in following two
years. Courses in the Arts and Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences will emphasize
critical thinking and college-level writing skills, research, and the sythesis and analysis
of diverse sources of information. The selection of liberal arts and sciences courses are
designed to inform and support the BFA candidates interest in filmmaking and the arts.

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Taking A Gap Year


What is a Gap Year?
The Gap Year has a long history in England and Europe where young people took a year before going to places like Oxford or Cambridge to
find themselves and broaden their horizons. It is rapidly catching on in the United States where many high school graduates are looking for
intelligent alternatives to going straight to college. It is really a period of time, anything from a month to a year during which you can focus on
things that you wouldnt normally do and develop your experience of the world. Its a time to get away from the day to day, whether thats at
school, at work, or at home and have the freedom to fulfill a dream.
The New York Film Academy One-Year Programs and its shorter summer camps can give you a unique gap experience overseas or in one
of our locations in the United States. A Gap Year making films or studying acting helps students discover themselves and establish a sense of
their own identity.

ONE YEAR PROGRAMS


ONE-YEAR FILMMAKING
The Academys One-Year Filmmaking Program gives students the all-around filmmaking experience necessary
to make their own films. Students receive over 1,000 hours of hands-on instruction and actual production
experience. They all write, shoot, direct, and edit eight of their own short films (including a minithesis sync-sound
film). They shoot projects on 16mm film, 35mm film, and digital and HD formats.

ONE-YEAR ACTING
Designed equally for beginning actors as well as those with experience, our Acting for Film School programs
provide actors with modern on-camera acting techniques plus a foundation of acting training rooted in timehonored theatrical traditions. The best way to learn how to act in films is to actually act in films. Our students
begin acting in front of the camera from the first week of the program. Every week, students get the opportunity
to practice the techniques and skills they have gained in class with exercises that are shot and reviewed.

ONe-yeAr Producing
Students eager to control their own destiny in the business world of film and television flourish in this
intensive hands-on program. It is a dynamic, fast-paced program where students learn producing from
concept to distribution. Covering the film and television industry from the Indie world to Hollywood and
New Media, every student produces work and develops professional projects during the program.

ONE-year MUSICAL THEATRE


Students interested in musical theatre are able to study the various aspects of musical theatre craft to hone
and perfect their skills with a seasoned Broadway level faculty. The program is designed for individuals with
singing and movement abilities who may or may not have prior experience on a musical theatre stage.

ONE-YEAR BROADCAST JOURNALISM


The New York Film Academy is training the next generation of journalists who are prepared to navigate
the evolving landscape of broadcast journalism with a special emphasis on investigative reporting. This
an intensive hands-on curriculum to address the pressing demand for skilled, can-do digital journalists on
network television, cable, and the Internet.

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Taking A Gap Year


When to take a Gap Year?
A Gap Year can benefit you at many stages in your life. Taking time-off can be an extraordinary and valuable experience after you graduate
from high school, during college, after graduating college, as a break from your profession, or as part of the process of exploring a new career.
Traditionally a Gap Year is time taken away from education either between high school and college or immediately after college, but in fact it is
best taken at any crucial time in your life when you need to try something new, to refresh your creative, intellectual, and spiritual outlook.

Why take a Gap Year?


A Gap Year helps young people grow and develop into well-rounded people who are aware of their place in the world and who can deal
with whatever life throws at them. It is an opportunity for everyone to broaden their horizons, to learn to collaborate with people, to develop
resourcefulness and to appreciate other cultures and attitudes. Many colleges value the maturity and focus of people who are more ready for
university than those who go straight from high school, and who have already demonstrated a passion to pursue a dream and make it a reality.
Employers value the life skills learned during a gap year; initiative, communication, decision-making, character growth, confidence and financial
planning. Gap Year experiences are valuable to resumes whether a student goes on to further education or straight into the real world.
Taking a break, be it a month or a year, from your routine of study or work takes courage and conviction. The New York Film Academy staff will
make every effort to give you the support and encouragement that you need to have an incredibly rewarding and enriching gap experience.

ONE-YEAR 3D ANIMATION
Students get the opportunity to master the technical tools they need to do whatever they want to do in 3-D on
Maya software. Each student completes a series of 3D projects including a final animated film of their own creation.

ONE-YEAR SCREENWRITING
Students are fully immersed in the craft of screenwriting in an intensive focused course of study, where each
student completes several drafts of a feature-length screenplay, one television spec script and two to three
treatments by the end of the course.

ONe-yEAR photography
Photography students at New York Film Academy are immersed in the art and craft of still photography,
mastering the tools and the skills necessary to capture great images and refine them through digital imaging.
Students produce work throughout the year in fine arts photography (including fashion and commercial) as
well as, documentary photography, and photojournalism.
onE-YEar Game Design
Our program teaches students to consider game design, not only as a technical pursuit, but as a storytelling
art form. On day one of the program, our students are making games. Each student produces at least one
game design, contributes to a real working video game as part of a class project, and chooses between a final
project of game writing, art and graphics for games, or the creation of a mobile game app.
OnE-yeaR Documentary
Each student produces six original documentaries during the year, through which they receive extensive
experience writing, directing, camera, sound, and editing. Throughout the program, executive level editors
and producers from HBO and Discovery, and multiple Academy Award, Peabody Award, Emmy Award winning
filmmakers, producers, editors and cinematographers work with our documentary students in small, intimate
Master Classes.
One-YEAr Cinematography
While students at the New York Film Academy get the best hands-on technical training possible, they are
challenged to be artists who paint with light. They must understand story, directing, acting, editing, and all the
components that contribute to making a motion picture. Throughout the year students develop the artistic and
technical skills of a Director of Photography using digital, 16mm, 35mm, HD, and RED Cameras.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why should I send my child to a film camp?
A: Whether or not your child chooses to pursue
film as a major in his or her academic career, the
camps are an unparalleled creative experience
which will broaden their horizons and enhance
their future endeavors.
Q: What is the average day like?
A: Your son or daughter will be busy with class and
film production Monday through Friday. During the
evening and on weekends, students in the high
school program will take part in planned activities
and field trips. These will include screenings and
trips for cultural enrichment.
Q: How does this camp compare to others like it?
A: Our workshops are the most intensive
hands-on programs available to high school
and tween age students.
Q: Where will my son or daughter live?
A: At the New York Film Academys camp for
teens at Harvard University and New York
City, students will live in fully furnished college
dormitories. At Los Angeles, Disney Studios,
Paris, and Florence, students will live in group
residences with NYFA counselors. Meal plans
are available at select locations. Students in the
program at the Battery Park campus in New York
City must either live in the area or have access to
housing with a parent or a guardian.
Q: What are the security arrangements at the
High School Summer Film and Acting Camp?
A: Our choice of locations is meant to ensure the
students safety, which is of primary concern to us.
Each college campus location has a twenty-four
hour public safety service which includes security
escorts during the evening and emergency
medical help.

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Q: Can I speak with someone who has


attended an NYFA camp?
A: Yes, please contact us at film@nyfa.edu and we
will put you in touch with New York Film Academy
alumni and their parents.
Q: What are the qualifications of your instructors?
A: New York Film Academy instructors are active
film professionals who have Master of Fine Arts
degrees from the most prestigious graduate
film schools in the United States including
NYU, Columbia University, USC, AFI, UCLA &
Chapman University; and bachelor degrees from
elite colleges including Harvard, Stanford and
Brown Universities.
Q: Can I get college credit?
A: Our high school programs are recommended
for college credit by National College Credit
Recommendation Service which carries credit
recommendations to over 1500 colleges and
universities. For more information, please visit:
http://www.nationalccrs.org.
Q: What happens after the film and acting camp?
A: Students who complete one of the New York Film
Academys high school workshops have gone on
to study film further in college, made films on their
own with the skills they gained in the workshop,
returned to the Academy for additional study, and
used their learning once they enter the workplace.
Q: How much access will I have to the
filmmaking equipment?
A: The New York Film Academy maintains the best
ratio of equipment to students of any film school in
the world. Students will have access to cameras,
lights, and editing systems throughout the program.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I have no film experience. Is this program
for me?
A: The Total Immersion Film Camp and Acting for
Film Camp have been designed specifically for
individuals with little or no experience.
Q: What is the minimum age requirement at the
New York Film Academy High School Summer
Intensive Film and Acting for Film Camp?
A: The Film Academys courses are extraordinarily
intensive, and demand maturity, commitment, and
dedication. Students need to be able to work with
others and be responsible to them, as film is a
collaborative art. The program attracts an eclectic
group of high school students. The age range is
14-17 years old. The academy offers daytime
programs for Tweens ages 10-13 in New York
City and Los Angeles.
Q: What is the difference between 3/4 week
Digital Filmmaking course and the 3/4 week
16mm Filmmaking course?
A: The real difference is a creative one. In certain
circumstances that relate to the directors vision
or the type of project he or she is making, one
format may be preferable over the other. In both
the High School Summer Film Camp and Digital
Film Camp you will learn how to structure your
story, choose your lens, camera angle, shots, and
lighting. Our 16mm courses are only offered in NY
or LA. If you are unsure which program is right for
you, please contact us.
Q: Can I attend a camp at NYFA and then use
my directing samples to apply to a longer
film program?
A: Yes. Many students use their films in their
applications to undergraduate or graduate
degree programs. Others may wish to enroll in the
New York Film Academys One-Year program or
undergraduate degree programs.

Q: What is the drug and alcohol policy?


A: The New York Film Academy has zero
tolerance for the use of illegal drugs or alcohol.
Any student who breaks this rule is subject to
immediate dismissal and will be sent home at
the parents expense.
Q: Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
A: The NYFA grants a certificate upon successful
completion of our workshops.
Q: Do I get to direct my own films?
A: Yes. Every student in the camp directs his
or her own films, in addition they work as crew
members on their classmates films.
Q: How hands-on are the camps?
A: All classes in the camps are designed to be
of immediate and practical use. Students work
hands-on with film or editing equipment nearly
every day of the workshop.
Q: What is the difference between the
Academys Acting for Film course and a
regular acting course?
A: Our camp courses give students immediate
experience acting for the camera. All classes
in the camp, from basic technique to voice and
movement are designed to help the aspiring
actors give dynamic and believable performances
for the screen.
Q: Do I have an opportunity to act in the film
students movies?
A: Yes, depending on your schedule, you may be
cast in one or more of the films being made by the
Academys film students. In any case you will have
many opportunities to act for the camera in the
workshop itself.

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Dates & Tuition


NEW YORK CITY
FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)
PROGRAM

START DATE

TEENS - MUSICAL THEATRE


4 WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE JUN 29, 2014
END DATE

TUITION*

6 WEEK FILM & DIGITAL

JUN 29, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$7,250

4 WEEK FILMMAKING

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$5,900

3 WEEK FILMMAKING

JUL 27, 2014


AUG 10, 2014

AUG 16, 2014


AUG 30, 2014

$4,620

4 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$5,150

3 WEEK DIGITAL

JUL 27, 2014


AUG 10, 2014

AUG 16, 2014


AUG 30, 2014

$4,100

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **






JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 27, 2014
AUG 3, 2014
AUG 10, 2014
AUG 18, 2014

JUL 12, 2014


$1,575
JUL 19, 2014
AUG 2, 2014
AUG 9, 2014
AUG 16, 2014
AUG 23, 2014 (COMMUTERS ONLY)

1 WEEK MUSIC VIDEO **


JUL 6, 2014
AUG 3, 2014

JUL 12, 2014


AUG 9, 2014

$1,575

6 WEEK ADV ACTING #

JUN 29, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$5,750

4 WEEK ACTING

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$4,200

4 WEEK ADV ACTING

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$4,200

3 WEEK ACTING

JUL 27, 2014


AUG 10, 2014

AUG 16, 2014


AUG 30, 2014

$3,150

3 WEEK ADV ACTING

JUL 27, 2014

AUG 16, 2014

$3,150

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **






JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 27, 2014
AUG 3, 2014
AUG 10, 2014
AUG 18, 2014

JUL 12, 2014


$1,050
JUL 19, 2014
AUG 2, 2014
AUG 9, 2014
AUG 16, 2014
AUG 23, 2014 (COMMUTERS ONLY)

TEENS - ADVANCED FILMMAKING


6 WEEK ADV FILMMAKING++ JUN 29, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$6,500

4 WEEK ADV FILMMAKING++ JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$5,150

3 WEEK ADV FILMMAKING++ JUL 27, 2014

AUG 16, 2014

$4,100

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$5,900

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$4,200

JUL 26, 2014

$5,150

TEENS - 3D ANIMATION

TEENS - SCREENWRITING

TEENS - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY


4 WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY

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JUN 29, 2014

JUL 26, 2014

$4,200

JUL 26, 2014

$4,200

TEENS - BROADCAST JOURNALISM


4 WEEK BROADCAST
JOURNALISM

JUN 29, 2014

PROGRAM

START DATE

END DATE

TUITION*

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTRODUCTORY DIGITAL FILMMAKING
2 WEEK DIGITAL FILM

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 18, 2014


AUG 1, 2014
AUG 15, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK DIGITAL FILM



JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 11, 2014


JUL 25, 2014
AUG 8, 2014

$1,050

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL FILMMAKING

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM

4 WEEK SCREENWRITING

JUN 29, 2014

NEW YORK CITY


FOR TWEENS (AGES 10 - 13)

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING

4 WEEK 3D ANIMATION

$4,200

TEENS - DANCE
4 WEEK DANCE

TEENS - FILMMAKING

JUL 26, 2014

2 WEEK DIGITAL FILM



JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 18, 2014


AUG 1, 2014
AUG 15, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK DIGITAL FILM



JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 11, 2014


JUL 25, 2014
AUG 8, 2014

$1,050

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTRODUCTORY ACTING FOR FILM
2 WEEK ACTING

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 18, 2014


AUG 1, 2014
AUG 15, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK ACTING

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 11, 2014


JUL 25, 2014
AUG 8, 2014

$1,050

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTERMEDIATE ACTING FOR FILM
2 WEEK ACTING

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 18, 2014


AUG 1, 2014
AUG 15, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK ACTING

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 11, 2014


JUL 25, 2014
AUG 8, 2014

$1,050

2 WEEK 3D ANIMATION

JUL 21, 2014

AUG 1, 2014

$2,600

1 WEEK 3D ANIMATION

JUL 21, 2014

JUL 25, 2014

$1,300

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


3D ANIMATION

Dates & Tuition


LOS ANGELES, CA
FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)
PROGRAM

START DATE

LOS ANGELES, CA
FOR TWEENS (AGES 10 - 13)
END DATE

TUITION*

TEENS - FILMMAKING
6 WEEK FILM & DIGITAL

JUN 22, 2014

AUG 2, 2014

$7,250

4 WEEK FILMMAKING

JUN 22, 2014


JAN 4, 2015

JUL 19, 2014


JAN 31, 2015

$5,900

3 WEEK FILMMAKING

JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$4,620

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING


4 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 22, 2014


JAN 4, 2015

JUL 19, 2014


JAN 31, 2015

$5,150

3 WEEK DIGITAL

JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$4,100

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **





JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 27, 2014
AUG 3, 2014
JAN 5, 2015

JUL 12, 2014


JUL 19, 2014
AUG 2, 2014
AUG 9, 2014
JAN 10, 2015

$1,575

1 WEEK MUSIC VIDEO **



JUL 6, 2014
JUL 27, 2014
JAN 5, 2015

JUL 12, 2014


AUG 2, 2014
JAN 10, 2015

$1,575

6 WEEK ADV ACTING #

JUN 22, 2014

AUG 2, 2014

$5,750

4 WEEK ACTING

JUN 22, 2014


JAN 4, 2015

JUL 19, 2014


JAN 31, 2015

$4,200

4 WEEK ADV ACTING

JUN 22, 2014

JUL 19, 2014

$4,200

3 WEEK ACTING

JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$3,150

3 WEEK ADV ACTING

JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$3,150

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **





JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 27, 2014
AUG 3, 2014
JAN 5, 2015

JUL 12, 2014


JUL 19, 2014
AUG 2, 2014
AUG 9, 2014
JAN 10, 2015

$1,050

END DATE

TUITION*

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTRODUCTORY DIGITAL FILMMAKING
2 WEEK DIGITAL FILM

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 19, 2014


AUG 2, 2014
AUG 16, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK DIGITAL FILM



JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 11, 2014


JUL 25, 2014
AUG 8, 2014

$1,050

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL FILMMAKING
2 WEEK DIGITAL FILM

JUL 21, 2014

AUG 2, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK DIGITAL FILM

JUL 21, 2014

JUL 25, 2014

$1,050

2 WEEK ACTING

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 19, 2014


AUG 2, 2014
AUG 16, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK ACTING

JUL 7, 2014
JUL 21, 2014
AUG 4, 2014

JUL 11, 2014


JUL 25, 2014
AUG 8, 2014

$1,050

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTERMEDIATE ACTING FOR FILM
2 WEEK ACTING

JUL 21, 2014

AUG 2, 2014

$2,100

1 WEEK ACTING

JUL 21, 2014

JUL 25, 2014

$1,050

For 2014 Dates & Tuition, please go to our site, www.nyfa.com/summer_camp


* Tuition includes all cost for instruction, equipment, and an allotment for film
and processing. Tuition does not include transportation, room and board,
and personal expenses. Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are
subject to change.
** Students may take 1 Week Digital Movie Camp, 1 Week Acting Camp, and
1 Week Music Video in three consecutive weeks.

TEENS - ADVANCED FILMMAKING


6 WEEK ADV FILMMAKING++ JUN 22, 2014

AUG 2, 2014

$6,500

4 WEEK ADV FILMMAKING++ JUN 22, 2014

JUL 19, 2014

$5,150

3 WEEK ADV FILMMAKING++ JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$4,100

JUL 19, 2014


JAN 31, 2015

$4,200

JUL 19, 2014

$1,575

JUL 19, 2014

$5,150

TEENS - SCREENWRITING
JUN 22, 2014
JAN 4, 2015

START DATE

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTRODUCTORY ACTING FOR FILM

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM

4 WEEK SCREENWRITING

PROGRAM

# Prerequisite: 4 Week Acting for Film Camp Program or 12 Weekend Acting


for Film.
++ Prerequisite: 4 Week Filmmaking or 4 Week Digital Filmmaking or 6 Week
Combined 16mm Film and Digital Video Camp Program or 12 Weekend
Digital Filmmaking

TEENS - VIDEO GAME DESIGN


1 WEEK GAME DESIGN

JUL 13, 2014

TEENS - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY


4 WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY

JUN 22, 2014

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Dates & Tuition


NEW YORK CITY
WEEKEND PROGRAMS
PROGRAM

START DATE

DISNEY STUDIOS, ORLANDO, FL


FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)
END DATE

TUITION*

PROGRAM

START DATE

END DATE

TUITION*

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING

FOR TEENS (AGES 14-17)


DEC 20, 2014 $1,575

6 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 8, 2014

JUL 19, 2014

$6,500

DEC 20, 2014 $3,150

JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014

JUN 28, 2014


JUL 26, 2014

$4,100

SEP 13, 2014

3 WEEK DIGITAL

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $1,575

12 WEEKEND ADV ACTING


SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $1,575

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **




JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 20, 2014

JUN 14, 2014


JUL 12, 2014
JUL 19, 2014
JUL 26, 2014

$1,575

12 WEEKEND ACTING

12 WEEKEND ADV
FILMMAKING++

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $3,150

12 WEEKEND DIGITAL
FILMMAKING

SEP 13, 2014

12 WEEKEND ADV
DIGITAL FILMMAKING

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTRODUCTORY OR INTERMEDIATE
12 WEEKEND DIGITAL
SEP 13, 2014
DEC 20, 2014 $1,050
FILMMAKING
12 WEEKEND ACTING

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $1,050

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM


3 WEEK ACTING

JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014

JUN 28, 2014


JUL 26, 2014

$3,150

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **




JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 20, 2014

JUN 14, 2014


JUL 12, 2014
JUL 19, 2014
JUL 26, 2014

$1,575

END DATE

TUITION*

SOUTH BEACH, FLORIDA


FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)
PROGRAM

LOS ANGELES, CA
WEEKEND PROGRAMS
PROGRAM

START DATE

START DATE

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING


END DATE

TUITION*

FOR TEENS (AGES 14-17)


12 WEEKEND DIGITAL
FILMMAKING

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $1,575

12 WEEKEND ADV
DIGITAL FILMMAKING

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $3,150

12 WEEKEND ACTING

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $1,575

12 WEEKEND ADV
FILMMAKING++

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $3,150

TWEENS (AGES 10-13)


INTRODUCTORY OR INTERMEDIATE
12 WEEKEND DIGITAL
FILMMAKING

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $1,050

12 WEEKEND ACTING

SEP 13, 2014

DEC 20, 2014 $1,050

3 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014

JUN 28, 2014


JUL 26, 2014

$4,100

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **




JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 20, 2014

JUN 14, 2014


JUL 12, 2014
JUL 19, 2014
JUL 26, 2014

$1,575

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM


3 WEEK ACTING

JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014

JUN 28, 2014


JUL 26, 2014

$3,150

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **




JUN 8, 2014
JUL 6, 2014
JUL 13, 2014
JUL 20, 2014

JUN 14, 2014


JUL 12, 2014
JUL 19, 2014
JUL 26, 2014

$1,575

For 2014 Dates & Tuition, please go to our site, www.nyfa.com/summer_camp


* Tuition includes all cost for instruction, equipment, and an allotment for film
and processing. Tuition does not include transportation, room and board,
and personal expenses. Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are
subject to change.
** Students may take 1 Week Digital Movie Camp, 1 Week Acting Camp in
two consecutive weeks.

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Dates & Tuition


HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MA
FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)
PROGRAM

START DATE

END DATE

PARIS, FRANCE
FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)
TUITION*

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING

PROGRAM

START DATE

END DATE

TUITION*

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING

6 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 21, 2014

AUG 2, 2014

$6,500

6 WEEK DIGITAL

JUL 13, 2014

AUG 23, 2014

$6,500

4 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 21, 2014

JUL 19, 2014

$5,150

4 WEEK DIGITAL

JUL 13, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$5,150

3 WEEK DIGITAL

JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$4,100

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **




JUN 22, 2014


JUL 13, 2014
JUL 27, 2014
AUG 3, 2014

JUN 28, 2014


JUL 19, 2014
AUG 2, 2014
AUG 9, 2014

$1,575

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **


AUG 10, 2014


AUG 17, 2014

AUG 16, 2014


$1,575
AUG 23, 2014

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM


4 WEEK ACTING

JUL 13, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$4,200

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **


AUG 10, 2014


AUG 17, 2014

AUG 16, 2014


AUG 23, 2014

$1,050

4 WEEK ACTING

JUN 21, 2014

JUL 19, 2014

$4,200

3 WEEK ACTING

JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$3,150

AUSTRALIA (GOLD COAST & SYDNEY)


FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **




JUN 22, 2014


JUL 13, 2014
JUL 27, 2014
AUG 3, 2014

JUN 28, 2014


JUL 19, 2014
AUG 2, 2014
AUG 9, 2014

$1,050

PROGRAM

4 WEEK 3D ANIMATION

JUN 21, 2014

JUL 19, 2014

$5,900

3 WEEK 3D ANIMATION

JUL 20, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$4,620

END DATE

TUITION*

FLORENCE, ITALY
FOR TEENS (AGES 14 - 17)
START DATE

END DATE

TUITION*

$4,100

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING

TEENS - 3D ANIMATION

PROGRAM

START DATE

3 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 29, 2014


JAN 4, 2015
JUN 28, 2015

JUL 19, 2014


JAN 24, 2015
JUL 18, 2015

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **






JUN 29, 2014


JUL 6, 2014
JAN 4, 2015
JAN 11, 2015
JUN 28, 2015
JUL 5, 2015

JUL 5, 2014
$1,575
JUL 12, 2014
JAN 10, 2015
JAN 17, 2015
JUL 4, 2015
JUL 11, 2015

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM

TEENS - DIGITAL FILMMAKING


6 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 29, 2014

AUG 9, 2014

$6,500

4 WEEK DIGITAL

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 25, 2014

$5,150

1 WEEK MOVIE CAMP **


JUL 26, 2014


AUG 2, 2014

AUG 1, 2014
$1,575
AUG 9, 2014

TEENS - ACTING FOR FILM


4 WEEK ACTING

JUN 29, 2014

JUL 25, 2014

$4,200

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **


JUL 26, 2014


AUG 2, 2014

AUG 1, 2014
AUG 9, 2014

$1,050

3 WEEK ACTING

JUN 29, 2014


JAN 4, 2015
JUN 28, 2015

JUL 19, 2014


JAN 24, 2015
JUL 18, 2015

$3,150

1 WEEK ACTING CAMP **






JUN 29, 2014


JUL 6, 2014
JAN 4, 2015
JAN 11, 2015
JUN 28, 2015
JUL 5, 2015

JUL 5, 2014
JUL 12, 2014
JAN 10, 2015
JAN 17, 2015
JUL 4, 2015
JUL 11, 2015

$1,050

For 2014 Dates & Tuition, please go to our site, www.nyfa.com/summer_camp


* Tuition includes all cost for instruction, equipment, and an allotment for film
and processing. Tuition does not include transportation, room and board,
and personal expenses. Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are
subject to change.
** Students may take 1 Week Digital Movie Camp, 1 Week Acting Camp in
two consecutive weeks.

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Room & Board


Students should estimate the following costs for housing and meals. The New York Film Academy can make
additional housing suggestions, and dormitory facilities are available at most summer workshops.

NEW YORK CITY - NEW YORK, NY


(2014 Prices)

SOUTH BEACH, FL
Please contact southbeach@nyfa.edu for housing information.

ROOM WITH BREAKFAST:


$800.00*
$2,400.00*
$3,200.00*
$4,800.00*

1-WEEK DOUBLE/TRIPLE
3-WEEK DOUBLE/TRIPLE
4-WEEK DOUBLE/TRIPLE
6-WEEK DOUBLE/TRIPLE

* a meal plan is not available for this location; Students


may spend up to $200 per week on food depending on
eating habits.

LOS ANGELES, CA
(2014 Prices)
Oakwood Apartments,
Universal Studios.

across

the

street

from

Room with 3 meals per day:


1-week Quad (or possibly studio double)
3-week QUAD OR STUDIO Double
3-week ONE-BEDROOM DOUBLE
4-week QUAD OR STUDIO DOUBLE
4-week ONE-BEDROOM DOUBLE
6-week QUAD OR STUDIO DOUBLE
6-week ONE-BEDROOM DOUBLE

$935.00
$2,268.00
$2,950.00
$3,025.00
$3,933.00
$4,205.00
$5,082.00

* A studio double room is a fully furnished for 2 students,


a studio apartment, one common room, kitchen and a
bathroom. There are two twin beds.
* A double room is a fully furnished for 2 students, onebedroom apartment with a kitchen, living room and
dining room. There are two twin beds in the room.
* A quad room is a fully furnished for 4 students, twobedroom apartment with a kitchen, living room, dining
room and two bathrooms. There are two twin beds in
each bedroom (2 students in each bedroom).

HARVARD UNIVERSITY - CAMBRIDGE, MA


(2014 Prices)
Room with 3 meals per day:
1-week SHARED SUITE
3-week SHARED SUITE
4-week SHARED SUITE
6-week SHARED SUITE
Rooms are simple dormitory style.

$1,125.00
$3,375.00
$4,500.00
$6,750.00

DISNEY STUDIOS - ORLANDO, FL


(2014 Prices)
Room with 3 meals per day:
Meal Plan Only
$600/week
1-week Double Room
$1,330.00
3-week Double Room
$3,990.00
*The cost is per person in a double occupancy room.

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PARIS, FRANCE
(2014 Prices)
Residence Montmartre, a three-star residential hotel

Room with BREAKFAST:


1-week Double Room
3-WEEK Double Room
4-week Double Room
6-week Double Room

$850.00
$2,550.00
$3,400.00
$5,100.00

* A single room is roughly double the cost and subject


to availability.
* Expect to spend up to $250 per week on food.

FLORENCE, ITALY
(2014 Prices)
Room:
1-week Double Room
4-week Double Room
6-week double Room

$850.00
$3,250.00
$4,850.00

* Expect to spend up to $250 per week on food.

AUSTRALIA
(2011 Prices)
Room:
1-week Double Room
4-week Double Room
6-week double Room

$800.00
$2,200.00
$3,100.00

* Expect to spend up to $250 per week on food.

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES


Students should plan to arrive and depart on the dates listed in the
application. Typically, the arrival day includes room assignments,
keys, registration, orientation and a welcome dinner. Off-campus
students are required to register along with the resident students
on that day. The final day of the program, usually a Saturday,
is reserved for packing up and departures. Rooms must be left
clean and undamaged.
In addition to the housing fee, there is a room and key deposit
of $250 (or $300 for Universal) that is required on credit card.
YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE DEPOSIT
AND THE AMOUNT REFUNDED TO THAT CARD IF THERE IS NO
DAMAGE DONE TO THE ROOM AND ALL KEYS AND ACCESS
CARDS ARE RETURNED.
Please note rates are subject to change.

FILM AND ACTING CAMPS AGES 14-17/10-13

NEW YORK
FILM ACADEMY

2014 APPLICATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

NON-REFUNDABLE
APPLICATION FEE

$25 USD

FAMILY NAME FIRST NAME

CHECK ENCLOSED
WIRE TRANSFER

ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP

MONEY ORDER
CREDIT CARD

PRIMARY TELEPHONE SECONDARY TELEPHONE FAX


EMAIL

MALE/FEMALE

CASH
AGE

FOREIGN STUDENTS:

CITIZENSHIP

BIRTH DATE

PASSPORT#

PARENT/GUARDIAN

RELATIONSHIP

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

COUNTRY

SECONDARY EMERGENCY CONTACT

RELATIONSHIP

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

DATE ISSUED

HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESS

TEAR HERE

IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK APPROPRIATE BOXES


SUMMER CAMPS FOR TEENS*
6 WEEK
16mm & Dig. Filmmaking
Digital Filmmaking
Advanced Filmmaking
Advanced Acting for Film
4 WEEK
Filmmaking
Digital Filmmaking
Adv. Filmmaking
Acting for Film
Advanced Acting
Musical Theatre
Dance
Screenwriting
Broadcast Journalism
3D Animation
Digital Photography

*TEENS AGES 14-17, TWEENS AGES 10-13

SUMMER CAMPS FOR TWEENS*


2 WEEK
DIGITAL FILMMAKING
Introductory
Intermediate

3 WEEK
Filmmaking
Digital Filmmaking
Adv. Filmmaking
Acting for Film
Advanced Acting
3D Animation
1 WEEK
Movie Camp
Music Video
Acting for Film
Video Game Design

12 SATURDAYS
Digital Filmmaking
Advanced Digital Filmmaking
Acting for Film

ACTING FOR FILM


Introductory
Intermediate

WEEKEND CAMPS FOR TWEENS*

3D ANIMATION

12 SATURDAYS
DIGITAL FILMMAKING
Introductory
Intermediate

1 WEEK
DIGITAL FILMMAKING
Introductory
Intermediate

ACTING FOR FILM


Introductory
Intermediate

ACTING FOR FILM


Introductory
Intermediate

Please note: New York


City start date, Aug 18,
2014 - Aug 23, 2014 is for

WEEKEND CAMPS FOR TEENS*

3D ANIMATION

COMMUTERS ONLY.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE INDICATE START DATE AND LOCATION


New York City
Los Angeles, CA
Harvard University

START DATE(Month/ Day/ Year):


HOUSING NEEDED

Florence, Italy
Gold Coast, Australia
Sydney, Australia

Disney Studios - Florida


South Beach - Florida
Paris, France

HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY?
Web c Google
Social Media
Ad

c rollingstone.com
c Facebook

c Telephone Booth

c Friend

c Subway

c NYFA Student

c vimeo.com

c Twitter

c Search for School

c Google+

c Bus

c Mall

c Blog

c Magazine

c Teacher, Agent, or Counselor

c Yahoo

c Ask

c msn

c bing

c Other

c Other

c Fair

c TV Spot
c College

c NYFA Caf
c Brochure

c Other

c Other

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY office OF ADMISSIONS | 100 EAST 17TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10003 | TEL: 212-674-4300 | FAX: 212-477-1414

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NEW YORK
FILM ACADEMY

FILM AND ACTING CAMPS AGES 14-17/10-13


2014 APPLICATION

PLEASE TELL US WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE NYFA INTENSIVE WORKSHOP:

IS THERE ANY HEALTH PROBLEM THAT NYFA SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

No

Yes (Have your physician contact us)

HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY GROUP/POLICY #

Proof of health insurance coverage is required at registration. Please contact us for more information if you need help acquiring a policy.

ARE YOU HISPANIC/LATINO?


Yes, Hispanic or Latino (including Spain)

No, not Hispanic or Latino

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?

American Indian or Alaska Native

White Other

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Asian

Black or African American

To process your application, please submit a non-refundable fee of $25. Please make your check or money order, in US dollars, payable to: THE
NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY, LTD. In order to make a payment by credit card or wire transfer, please contact us.
To enroll and hold a place in the workshop, the student may submit a $1,000 deposit (tween programs and one-week High School programs have
a $500 deposit) which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition. Full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the
workshop. If the student cancels enrollment in the workshop, the following applies:

$1,000 deposit (one-week High School workshops have a $500 deposit) is not refundable under any circumstances unless the New York Film
Academy cancels the workshop. Program fees (minus the deposit) are refundable until 60 days prior to the start of the workshop. No refunds are
available after 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
In order to cancel, an enrolled student must contact our admissions office in writing. Failure to cancel prior to the 60-day deadline will result in a
bill for the full program fee.

However, in the event that a student is unable to attend a workshop, tuition may be transferred to a future workshop or to another party. In the event
that the New York Film Academy cancels a workshop, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of program fees.
All our workshops are extremely intensive. They are comparable to an Outward Bound or Boot Camp experience in film production. As we restrict the
number of students attending our workshops, we suggest early application. Details regarding payment schedule will be sent with acceptance notification.
Please make your check or money order, in US dollars, payable to: The New York Film Academy, Ltd. Your deposit will be returned in the event that
there is no room available or you are not accepted. All dates, locations, curriculum, and tuition are subject to change. It is recommended that all
applicants secure travel and tuition insurance, where applicable.
The New York Film Academy reserves the right to use a students name, likeness or film in brochures, advertising, the web, and in any other
promotional materials or for educational purposes.
All workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy. The purpose of all New York Film Academys workshops is to give
participants the opportunity to expand their creative horizons through learning how to tell stories with moving images. Students must abide by all rules
and regulations set forth by the New York Film Academy, its staff, counselors and teaching assistants. Students who do not observe such rules may
be told to leave the workshop, and no refunds will be granted. Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Students found with drugs and/or alcohol in
their possession will be expelled, without exception. Expelled students will not receive refunds of any kind, neither tuition nor housing fees.
For a copy of the NYFA rules and regulations, please contact the admissions office.

STUDENTS SIGNATURE DATE

PARENT/GUARDIANS SIGNATURE DATE

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY office OF ADMISSIONS | 100 EAST 17TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10003 | TEL: 212-674-4300 | FAX: 212-477-1414

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General Information
Regarding Commitment
The New York Film Academy High School Summer Film
and Acting Camp is comparable to an outward-bound
experience in film production. We recommend this intensive
workshop only to 14-17 year old high school students
who are prepared to make a thorough commitment to a
rigorous, exhausting, and ultimately rewarding program.

Transportation
For those arriving by plane, NYFA staff will meet students
at their baggage claim, if requested, and will transport
students between the airport and the program campus.
Students should arrange to arrive on the first day of the
program, usually a Sunday. The best times of arrival will vary
from program to program. Please consult the information
packet associated with your workshop. They should
depart on the last day of the program, usually a Saturday.
NYFA cannot guarantee transfer to and from airports if
flight plans differ from this time frame or if students arrive
or depart from airports other than the following:

In addition to health insurance, the New York Film Academy strongly advises
families to purchase travel insurance as well.

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY

The following policy applies to all New York Film Academy High School
and Tween Workshops.
To enroll and hold a place in the workshop, the student may submit a
$1,000 deposit (one-week High School workshops have a $500 deposit)
which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition. Full
payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.
If the student cancels enrollment in the workshop, the following applies:


NEW YORKCITY
JFK International Airport, New York
La Guardia International Airport, New York
Newark International Airport, New Jersey

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles International Airport, California

Harvard University

Logan International Airport, Massachusetts

Disney Studios

Orlando International Airport, Florida

Paris, France

Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris

FLORENCE, ITALY

Florence Airport, Florence

Australia

Brisbane Airport, Australia


Those arriving by car or train should contact the Academy
for further information and directions.

Health Insurance

As medical costs can be unexpectedly high, the New York


Film Academy requires students to have health insurance
coverage for the duration of the Workshop.
Parents may choose a policy of their own, or they may
contact the insurance provider listed for short term
coverage. Please indicate that you are a New York Film
Academy student, whether you will be taking a workshop in
the United States or abroad, and your citizenship.

Compass Health Insurance Plans International


Student Organization
Phone: (800) 244-1180 (in the US)


Email: mailbox@isoa.org
For U.S. Citizens studying in our overseas locations:

Web:
www.isoabroad.com
For International students studying at our U.S. locations:

Web:
www.isoa.org

$1,000 deposit (one-week High School workshops have a $500


deposit) is not refundable under any circumstances unless the New
York Film Academy cancels the workshop. Program fees (minus
the deposit) are refundable until 60 days prior to the start of the
workshop. No refunds are available after 60 days prior to the start
of the workshop.
In order to cancel, an enrolled student must contact our admissions
office in writing. Failure to cancel prior to the 60-day deadline will
result in a bill for the full program fee.

In the event that the New York Film Academy cancels a workshop, all
enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of
program fees.

Regulations
All the New York Film Academy Programs are drug and alcohol free. Use
or possession of any illegal drug or any alcoholic beverage, attempting
to purchase any illegal drug or any alcoholic beverage, or breaking the
law in any way will result in immediate expulsion from the program.
Students will be sent home at their familys expense, and no refund will
be provided. The Film Academy upholds a safe learning environment. We
require that all students follow our rules in this regard.
Filmmaking is a collaborative effort and demands the maturity to act
responsibly, sensibly, considerately, and cooperatively.
High School Film and Acting Camp participants are expected to fully
participate in the scheduled program including, but not limited to,
mandatory attendance at all classes, group meetings, functions, and
excursions. Participants are responsible for the general upkeep of their
residence hall rooms and property of others, obeying room times, and
adhering to the general rules and regulations set forth by the New York
Film Academy.

OWNERSHIP POLICY
All films created at the New York Film Academy are the property of the
students who made them. The New York Film Academy reserves the right
to make copies of students work to use for promotional purposes. All final
films and copies of them must include the following credit: Produced at
the New York Film Academy.

Please NOTE
All instructors and staff are subject to change. The Academy reserves the
right to alter or adjust, at any time, any curriculum outlined in this brochure.

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Instructors
JERRY SHERLOCK

President and Founder


Executive Producer, Hunt for Red October.
Independent producer: Universal, EMI,
Disney, Tristar, NBC, Paramount, United
Artists. Produced Lolita on Broadway with
Donald Sutherland.

MICHAEL J. YOUNG

Provost, Director of Education


BA, Harvard University, magna cum
laude; MFA, NYU, Tisch School of the
Arts. Student Academy Award finalist.
Award-winning film McJew screened
at festivals internationally, including
Oberhausen, Cinema Du Reel, ClermontFerrand, Tel-Aviv, Ann Arbor, et al. NEA
grant Scorsese post-production award.
Founding faculty of NYFA.

DAVID KLEIN

ANDREA SWIFT

MFA Directing, Yale School of Drama.


Credits: Brittens Rape of Lucretia for
the Opera Project, Britannia Triumphans
for the Yale Center for British Art, Naked
Angels, New Dramatists, Public Theater,
HERE. Member SSDC.

MFA, Columbia University. Directed,


Executive Produced Emmy-nominated
PBS documentary newsmagazine series,
In the Life. Writer, Director of the short
film, Company. Director, Producer, Editor
of the internationally-aired documentary
and multi award-winning DEAFSMITH a
nuclear folktale.

Chair of Acting for Film Department,


New York

Neal Weisman

Co-Chair of Producing Department,


New York

MFA Production, University of Southern


California School of Cinema, BA, University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Producing credits
include The Politicians Wife (BAFTA and
International Emmy Awards for Best
Drama Serial, Peabody Award), Seeing
Red (Christopher Award), and My Kingdom
starred Richard Harris. Vice President,
Edward Pressman Film Corporation.

Senior Director

Nick Yellen

MFA, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts;


BS, Tufts University, magna cum laude.
Tisch Excellence in Producing Award.
Winner of Warner Bros. Production
Award for To Dye For. Wrote and
directed numerous other projects
including the award-winning short film
Gone With the Moon.

Nicholas Yellen is Co-Chair of New York


Film Academys Producing Department.
He has produced five feature films and
TV shows, all of which have secured
distribution. He has also been an agent
and manager of award winning writers and
directors for over 10 years.

Co-Chair of Producing Department,


New York

Elli Ventouras

MELANIE WILLIAMS ORAM

MFA, Parsons School of Design;


M.A., New York Institute of Technology,
summa cum laude. Award winning
film Voices screened internationally at
Golden Gate Documentary Film Festival
in San Francisco, Festival Du Cinema de
Bruxelles, Miami Short Film Festival, and
Barcelona Short Film Festival. Voices
was also Semifinalist at Boston Motion
Picture Awards.

MFA, Columbia University; B.A., Harvard


University, cum laude. Peabody Award, HBO
90-minute documentary, Dare To Compete.
Emmy Award, HBO series Real Sports.

Academic Dean

DR. BOB ARNOT

Chancellor, International Education


Film, Documentary, Journalism,
Photography
B.A. Dartmouth College; M.D. McGill
University, Chief Medical Editor and
Special Foreign Correspondent for
NBC News, Board of Directors Save
the Children, UN High Commission for
Refugees. Awards: Alfred I. DuPont
Award- 48 Hours, Crack Street
Overseas Press Club Award, NBCs
coverage of Mozambique floods Emmy
Award, CBS Sports.

Claude Kerven

Co-Chair of Filmmaking Department,


New York
MFA, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts;
BA, University of Buffalo. Directed
over 25 shorts for Saturday Night
Live. Director for Afterschool Specials,
Birthday Boy, Candy Store, and the
David Brenner Show. Co-wrote Mortal
Thoughts, starring Bruce Willis, Demi
Moore, and Harvey Keitel.

Michael Sandoval

Co-Chair of Filmmaking Department,


New York
MFA, NYU and University of Michigan;
BA, Brown magna cum laude. Ang Lee
Fellowship, NYU. Writer, Director of
short film, The Good Son, screened in
competition at Berlin.

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Glynis Rigsby

Chair of Screenwriting Department,


New York

Salvatore Interlandi

Chair of Cinematography Department,


New York
Bachelors from Pace University. Salvatore
Interlandi is a NYC based filmmaker
(director, writer, & cinematographer) and
a jack of all trades. As a writer director,
his films have been screened in film
festivals across the world. NY Times hailed
Charlie, his feature debut as a film with
guts and soul, and a keen appreciation of
grown-up pain. Other key credits include:
Writer/Director Charlie, Co-Writer of
El Camino, co-Director/Producer The
Bakery.As a cinematographer, he has
shot numerous shorts and features, most
notably: Stags and Lenny.

Brian Dilg

Chair of Photography Department,


New York

Brian Dilg is an internationally published


and collected photographer and awardwinning filmmaker with over 20 years of
professional teaching experience around
the world. His images have been published
in the New York Times, Time Out, and
the Village Voice, and on book covers
by Simon and Schuster, Random House
and Hyperion. He has clients including
Victorias Secret, Polo Ralph Lauren,
Revlon, Nike, NBC and Allure.

Robert Appleton

Chair of Animation Department,


New York

ESRA - Ecole Superieure de Realisation


Audiovisuelle (3D/animation program
supervisor/main instructor, 2010 2012
NYC), Pratt Institute (VIsiting Instructor,
September 2011 December 2011),
New York University (Adjunct Professor
3D animation and VFX, 2011 Present),
Bloomberg LP London UK (Art Director,
Animation TD, Vision Animations).

Chair of Documentary Department,


New York

Bill Einreinhofer

Chair of Broadcast Journalism Dept.,


New York
Bill Einreinhofer is an Emmy Award winning
producer/director/writer. He has developed
and produced non-fiction programming
for PBS, ABC, CBS, Discovery and HBO.
His 2008 Olympic-themed series Beyond
Beijing was broadcast in 43 countries and
seen by 250+ million viewers. He holds
a Masters degree from the University of
Wisconsin Madison.

MARK OLSEN

Chair of Musical Theatre Department,


New York
Chair of New York Film Academys Musical
Theatre Conservatory as well as a performer,
director and instructor. Mr. Olsen has
directed over forty-five professional and
university productions including HAIR, My
Fair Lady, Peter Pan, and West Side Story.
His work has been seen on Broadway, OffBroadway, and at the following institutions:
New York Shakespeare Festival, New York
Public Theatre, Hartford Stage Company,
Long Wharf Theater, Baltimore Center
Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, The Alley
Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival,
Stratford Childrens Festival, Pennsylvania
Center Stage, The Juilliard School, Westport
Playhouse, Roundabout Theatre, and The
Signature Theatre.

RandALL dottin

Directing, Screenwriting
MFA, Columbia University. Writer/
Director of Student Academy and DGA
winning film A-Alike. Writer/Director Fox
Searchlab film Lifted. Director of Sloan
Feature Film Grant recipient, Indelible.

Bart Mastronardi
Cinematography

BA, Hunter College, Film Studies.


Cinematographer of commercials and
numerous short films along with feature
films: The Blood Shed; By Her Hand;
Crossed; Gallery of Fear: Far Cry From
Home; and documentary for Bravo TV
Unlocking The Hope, Vidal Sasson, and
Shear Genius Season 1 casting NYC.
Director/cinematographer/writer/producer
of feature film Vindication released by R
Squared Films.

BELA GRUSHKA

Acting Technique, Scene Study,


Acting for Film
Studio-Uta Hagen, National Conservatory
of Dramatic Arts - PARIS. She has directed
many plays in Paris and acted in numerous
American and European films and
television shows, including 2 Days in Paris,
performing with Martin Sheen, Jean Reno,
James Gandolfini, Sam Waterston,
David Straithairn, and Lee Remick.

Liz Foley
Producing

MFA Columbia University with Honors;


BA Smith College; Director, Writer and
Producer of numerous film and television
productions including Funny Peculiar,
Ode to Joy,and The It Factor.

Brian ONeill

Television: Guest and Co-starring star


roles in Law and Order, The Sopranos,
The Corner (Emmy Award Best Mini
Series) Law and Order: Special Victims
Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The
Jury, Damages, , Person of Interest,
and Unforgettable, The Following,
Elementary, 666 Park Avenue.
Feature Films: Supporting roles in The
Lost Words, Laws Of Attraction (with
Julianne Moore), Brooklyn Rules (with
Alec Baldwin), Chapter 27, The Bourne
Legacy, and The Coen Brothers Burn
After Reading, and East Of Acadia.

Roderick Gailes
Directing

Rod Gailes OBC is a writer, producer,


and director for both the stage and
screen. A University of Michigan graduate
and alumnus of NYUs Graduate Film
Program, he studied under noted
filmmakers, Raoul Peck, Nancy Savoca,
and Spike Lee, before directing the award
winning classic, Twin Cousins.

Jonathan Whittaker
Jonathan Whittaker (Producer) is a partner
and founding member of ManInHat, a
New York based production company.
Nissan, Sony Pictures, DirecTV, Gillette
and Sports Illustrated are just a few of
his clients and collaborators. He gives
guest lectures all over the globe including
the venerable Beijing Film Academy,
Shanghai Theater Academy and Dar El--Hekma (in Saudi Arabia).

Brad Sample
Brad Sample is an award winning writer/
director with a Filmmaking MFA from
UCLA. His directing credits include
Attention, which aired on Showtime,
and Stand Up, for the United Nations.
He also produced/directed for YO!
Television. He currently writes and
teaches screenwriting and directing at the
New York Film Academy.

BLANCHE BAKER
Studied with Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen,
Jerzy Grotowski and Larry Moss.
Feature films include Sixteen Candles,
The Handmaids Tale with Robert Duvall,
Raw Deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger
and the Kevin Bacon HBO film Taking
Chance. She won an Emmy for Holocaust
with Meryl Streep. She was part of the
Yale Repertory Theatre. Her theatre roles
include Steel Magnolias and Edward
Albees Lolita with Donald Sutherland.

NICOLA RAGGI
2004 Bachelor Degree in Psychology of
Communication at University of Siena.
Has worked on documentaries, films,
music videos, TV shows and commercials
since 2006. Currently living, teaching and
shooting in New York City.

Instructors
PAULWARNER

MICHAEL R. MILLER

Anna m. cianciulli

Kevin Laibson

BA, Harvard University; MFA, AFI.


Princess Grace Award, Ashley Amulis
Fellowship for directing. Feature film,
Fall Time, Winner of the Cine Golden Eagle.

A.C.E. Edited Millers Crossing, Ghost


World, Raising Arizona, and Patty Hearst.
Assistant editor for Woody Allen on
Manhattan and Stardust Memories.

Michael laibson

Nick Sivakumaran

Editor, Sanford Meisners On Acting,


Italian Edition. Nominated Best Actress,
International Festival of Cinema and
Technology. Artistic Director of La Bottega
dellArte. Numerous leading roles on New
York stage and film.

Artistic Director of Full Circle Theatre


Company. Theatre Curator for The
Tank. Performs weekly with the National
Comedy Theatres New York improv
team. Directing credits: Off-Broadway
debut of Unaccustomed to my Name,
experimental improv troupe Skyscraper
National Park, and award-winning
twoprov team Rebecca AND Ron.
Producer, Public Domain Monthly
Theater Series.

Directing

Acting for Film

BA,UCLA. Executive Producer of soaps


including Guiding Light, Another World,
and As the World Turns.

TASSOS RIGOPOULOS
Directing

MFA, UT Austin, Writer/Director/Editor of


Features, Shorts, Documentaries, TV
Series, Commercials, and Corporate
Videos. Student EmmyAward Winner.

Lanre Olabisi
Acting for Film

MFA City College of New York;


BA University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor;
Writer/Director of the award winning
feature film August the First, screened
at 30 film festivals around the world,
including The South By Southwest Film
Festival (SXSW) and The Karlovy Vary
Film Festival. The latest award winning
screenplay, Highway to Nowhere has been
optioned and is currently in development.

SOL NEGRIN ASC


Visiting Professor

Instructor, New York University. President,


New York Cinematographers Union.
Some of his credits include: Robocop,
Superman, Coming to America,
The Kojak TV Series.

Editing

Film Aesthetics, Cinematography,


Digital Production

MFA in Film Production, USC School of


Cinema/TV; BA in Biology and Psychology,
University of Rochester. Writer, director,
producer, and cinematographer on multiple
short and feature length films.

JENN COLELLA

Musical Theatre Performance

MFA in Acting, UC Irvine. Broadway


credits: High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy
(Outer Critics Circle Award nomination,
Outstanding Leading Actress).
Off-Broadway: Beebo Brinker Chronicles
(title role, Lily Tomlin-producer), Slut, and
Dont Quit Your Night Job.

Adam Nimoy

Script to Screen, Directors Craft,


Film Aesthetics
JD, Loyola Law School; BS in Political
Science, UC Berkeley. Director of television
dramas, including NYPD Blue, The
Practice, Murder One, Ally McBeal,
and Gilmore Girls. Former entertainment
attorney, as well as business affairs for
Enigma Records and EMI America.

Ben maraniss
Screenwriting

MFA, University of Southern California

MICHELLE POTTERF

LEABRANDENBURG

BFA, Dance, Missouri State University.


Broadway: Chicago (Go-to-Hell Kitty,
Roxie Hart, Dance Captain with Ann
Reinking). Other credits include: Crazy For
You (International tour), The Will Rogers
Follies (National Tour), Beauty and the
Beast (Walt Disney World.)

BA,University of Illinois. Actor in films and


theater including Julie Johnson with
Lili Taylor and Earthy Possessions for
HBO with Susan Sarandon.

Jazz & Theatre Dance

DEIDRE GOODWIN

Jazz & Theatre Dance


Broadway credits: Nine (Our Lady of the
Spa), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl),
Chicago (Velma Kelly), A Chorus Line
(Sheila Bryant), Never Gonna Dance, The
Boys from Syracuse, The Rocky Horror
Show, and Chita Rivera: The Dancers Life.
Film credits: Chicago, Half Nelson, Fair
Game, Rabbit Hole, Across the Universe,
Its Complicated, and Every Little Step.

LISA MANDEL

Jazz & Theatre Dance


Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, The
Producers, Mamma Mia! (Tanya),
Copacabana (by Barry Manilow), The Will
Rogers Follies (starring Keith Carradine).
Also proudly held the coveted title of
Miss Arizona for the Miss America
Pageant in Atlantic City.

THOM CHRISTOPHER WARREN


History of Musical Theatre

Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress,


The Lion King (Ed), National Tours:
Copacabana, Barry Manilows Harmony,
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat, The Lion King (Zazu).

Acting for Film

DJ SALISBURY

Musical Theatre Performance

Broadway/National Tours: Grease!, The Will


Rogers Follies. As director/choreographer
DJ has worked nationwide for theaters
that include Paper Mill Playhouse, Lyric
Theater of Oklahoma, TOTS-Atlanta, West
Virginia Public, Dallas Summer Musicals,
Sacramento Music Circus, Gateway
Playhouse NY, Bristol Riverside Theatre.

DAVID VANDO
Shakespeare

Columbia University, BS Contemporary


Literature, MFA Playwriting, Folger Library
Fellowship in Shakespearean Studies
recipient, Forest Roberts International
Playwriting Prize winner, whose theatre
works have been performed in Europe as
well as America. Published works include,
The Mask and The Mirror, an anthology of
three plays, and Shakespeare for the 21st
Century going into its second edition.

KRISTY CATES

Meisner Technique

Nicolas Kane Landry


Meisner

Studies with Jeff Goldblum and Martin


Barter. TV credits: Days of Our Lives,
Guiding Light, As the World Turns, General
Hospital and the Showtime series, Rude
Awakening starring Lynn Redgrave.
National commercials, independent feature
films, including Hoboken Lou which was
nominated for the 2002 b-movie award.

LENA GILBERT

Ballet & Modern Dance


New York dance venues include Joyce
SoHo, Joes Pub and Aaron Davis Hall.
Her choreography has been seen in
dance festivals from Seattle to Lithuania
as well as in theater, film, art museums
and industrials. MFA in dance, NYUs
Tisch School of the Arts.

STEPHANIE KURTZUBA
Performance Lab

Broadway credits: Billy Elliot (Lesley).


The Boy From Oz (original cast, starring
Hugh Jackman), Mary Poppins. OffBroadway: A Mother, A Daughter And
A Gun starring Olympia Dukakis, Bat
Boy, and Newsical. Film: Away We Go,
Flushed, Knots, and Parting Words.

LISA MILINAZZO

Directing Actors & Acting for Directors


M.A. & B.F.A., NYU, Tisch School of the
Arts. Circle in the Square Acting program
(Nikos Psacharopoulos, Michael Kahn,
Alan Langdon). Has directed extensively
in downtown NYC and regionally.
Nominated for two L.A. Weekly Awards.
Short film The Query, (Cannes & Garden
State film festivals.) VP, Wren Court Films
Production Company.

GREG LEVINS
Acting for Film

BFA NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Directed


two independent features, Bittersweet and
The Immaculate Misconception. Has cast
hundreds of commercials, films, plays and
readings for notable directors such as Spike
Lee, the late Ted Demme, Tony Kaye and
Howard Davies.

Thomas Barnes

Directing, Producing
Director, commercials for Coke, M&M,
Chrysler; Director/Producer, music
videos for Rod Stewart and Asian stars
Faye Wong and Andy Lau; Writer/
Director, Pork Chop and Whales
screened at film festivals internationally;
Senior Producer at MTV Asia.

Improvisation

Piero Basso, aic

Director of Photography
Award winning cinematographer, Piero
has photographed three feature films
thus far, numerous short films and
documentaries that have won worldwide
Festival Awards, including Oberhausen,
Edinburgh, Turin and Huesca, in addition
to European Film Awards and David di
Donatello nominations.

Lester Thomas Shane


Speech

Carnegie-Mellon University, Edith


Skinner, Larry Carra, Fran Bennett;
Directed over fifty productions in New
York and Regional Theatre including
Artistic Director, Shakespeare at the
Met, Jacksonville, FL. Screenwriter:
Tyrone Power, Carmern Miranda,
James Brown, Nazis & the Occult, Fox:
The First 50 Years. Author/performer
of theaward-winning one man show,
Mortal Coil.

Victor Verhaeghe

Meisner Technique, Acting for Film


Recurring role of Ward Boss Damien
Fleming in HBO series Boardwalk
Empire, starring Steve Buscemi and
produced by Martin Scorcese. He has
appeared in several other television
shows, including the Law & Orders
(nine times).

CHAD AUSTIN
Launched his career at Metropolitan
Opera Ballet in 2008 in John Adams
and Peter Sellarss Grammy Award
winning Doctor Atomic. He has
continued working in over 10 different
productions at the Met including
Richard Eyers Carmen, Bartlett Shers
Le Contes De Hoffman, Hansel and
Gretel, Aida, La Traviata, and Stephen
Wadsworthss Boris Gudinov. NYC and
Regional productions include: Cinderella
(Lincoln Center) Play about the Naked
Guy (Emerging Artist Theatre) Cabaret,
A chorus Line, The Man that Came to
Dinner, Buried Child and Street Scene.

Musical Theatre Performance

WYSANDRIA WOOLSEY

BFA Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music,


received Laurie Beechman Scholarship Award.
Broadway credits: Wicked (Elphaba
in the first National Tour and Chicago
productions, original Bway cast), world
premier of Unbeatable, Off Broadway/
Regional: Jerry Springer the Opera.

Voice

Dan Mackler

Broadway Credits: Parade, Aspects of


Love, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of
the Opera, Chess. National Tours: Song &
Dance, Zorba, Cats(Grizabella), The Music
of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Whistle Down
The Wind, On The 20th Century.

MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; BA,


Dartmouth College. Russian film scholar.
Consulted on Spike Lees 25th Hour.
Director of feature film The Karaoke King.

Director, Los Angeles

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Instructors
SONNY CALDERON

Academic Dean, Los Angeles

MFA in Screen and Television Writing,


USC. BA in Communications, University
of Michigan. As co-founder, writer,
and producer at Impressionista Films,
created and produced award-winning
branded entertainment for clients such
as Hilary Duff, Miller Beer, DKNY, Ford
Motor Company, Macys, DirecTV, and
Martha Stewart.

Eric Conner

Dean of Students, Los Angeles

MFA, USC School of Cinema and Television;


BA in English and Communications,
University of Pennsylvania. Assistant
Director for Off-Broadway premiere of The
Disputation. Winner of the Sloan Award
& Hamptons Writers Workshop for feature
script Just Enough. Production Manager
of The Cutting Edge: The Story of Cinema
Editing. Currently developing TV pilot for
F.A.T. Productions.

ED TIMPE

Director of High School Programs,


Los Angeles

MFA in Cinematography, Chapman


University; BS, Indiana University. Director
of Photography on numerous shorts and
worked in production for The George
Lopez Show and Cha$e.

Mike Civille

Chair of Filmmaking Department,


Los Angeles

Ph.D. in American Studies, Boston


University; MFA in Film Studies, Boston
University. Director/producer of After
June, showcased at the Tribeca Film
Festival. Frequent film lecturer speaking
most recently for the California American
Studies Association and National Popular/
American Culture Conference on The
Cinema of Narcissism: Self-Reflexivity in
the New Hollywood.

LYNDA GOODFRIEND

Chair of Acting Department,


Los Angeles

BFA, Southern Methodist University. Studied


with Lee Strasberg. Veteran of Broadway and
Off-Broadway productions. Series regular on
Whos Watching the Kids, Happy Days,
and Blanksys Beauties. Feature film roles
in Pretty Woman, Taxi Driver, The Front,
Beaches, and Nothing in Common.

Tony Schwartz

Chair of Producing Department,


Los Angeles

Over 20 years of experience as an


assistant director for television and feature
films of varying budgets. His credits
include Land of the Lost, Firefly,
Freaks and Geeks, Kung Pow: Enter the
Fist, and CSI: New York.

Jim Jennewein

Chair of Screenwriting Department,


Los Angeles

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MFA in Creative Writing, UC Riverside; BFA,


University of Notre Dame. A screenwriter,
novelist, and WGA member whose credits
include Richie Rich, The Flintstones,
and Major League II. Has co-written
screenplays for MGM, 20th Century Fox,
Warner Bros., Universal Studios, and Walt
Disney Pictures. His RuneWarriors novels
have been published by Harper Collins.

MICHAEL PESSAH

Caron Allen

MFA, American Film Institute; BA,


Hampshire College. DP on nine features,
and many commercials. His work has
been shortlisted for an Academy Award,
received an LA Weekly Theater award,
and has been shown on HBO, MTV, BET,
Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BBC,
and Canal+. Michael has taught at the
University level since 2005.

Caron is the Chair of the Documentary


Department at NYFAs Los Angeles
location. Her non-fiction work spans many
years from feature documentary films
to corporate, industrial and educational
videos to nationally syndicated radio
programs, many of which she produced
and directed. She was responsible for
creating the sound design and was part of
the production crew for the Oscar winning
feature documentary Long Way Home.

Chair of Cinematography Department,


Los Angeles

BOBBI FABIAN

Chair of Photography Department,


Los Angeles

MA and BA in Photography, RMIT


University, Melbourne, Australia. Has
been a teacher at college level for over 7
years. Her clients in Australia, Asia and
the US include: Timex, United Airlines,
Motor Trend Classic, Elle Magazine,
Australian Gourmet Traveler, Penguin
Books, Audi, Lexus and Westfield.
Currently working on a soon-to-be
published book of personal work,
RoadTrip:Home.

MARK SAWICKI

Co-chair of 3D Animation Department,


Los Angeles
Visual FX supervisor, artist and
actor. Author of the books Filming
the Fantastic (second edition) and
Animating with Stop Motion Pro, both
published by Focal Press. Has over 80
feature film credits including Tropic
Thunder, Premonition, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and
Case 39.

Juniko Moody

Co-chair of 3D Animation Department,


Los Angeles
Juniko was a production 3D lighting/
compositor for Disney Feature Animation
and Sony Imageworks. She was also a 2D
compositor for Kodak Cinesite and Warner
Digital. Juniko transitioned into teaching
through corporate 2D & 3D digital training
for Dreamworks Feature Animation and
other training facilities. Juniko holds a BA
from USC Cinema and an MA from CSULA
in Industrial Technology with an emphasis
in instruction and has taught 3D animation,
digital modeling, lighting, adult instructional
presentations/course writng and was
involved in curriculum design at CSULA,
UCLA Extension, College of the Canyons,
Westwood College and DeVry University.

Chris Swain

Chair of Game Design Department,


Los Angeles
A leader in the games industry for more
than 20 years, Chris built the Electronic
Arts Game Innovation Lab at USC and
was an adjunct, assistant, and research
professor at the USC School of Cinematic
Arts from 1999 to 2012. He has designed
more than 150 interactive games for
clients including Microsoft, Disney, Sony,
Warner Brothers, Discovery Channel,
BBC, PBS, AT&T, Intel, and IBM and has
won dozens of design awards for his
work. He is also currently the CEO and
founder of Cred.FM, the game you play
by sharing the music you love.

Chair of Documentary Department,


Los Angeles

Louis Fantasia

Chair of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Department, Los Angeles

BA, Georgetown; MFA, CalArts. Has directed


more than 150 plays and operas worldwide.
Director of the London Globes Teaching
Shakespeare
Through
Performance
from 1997 to 2002. Currently director of
Shakespeare at the Huntington at the
Huntington Library in San Marino. Also
served as president of Deep Springs College.

LYDIA CEDRONE
MBA, New York University Stern School
of Business; BA in Economics, Boston
College. Oversaw company operations for
Michael Mann, and production operations
for Ali. At The Walt Disney Co., Trimark
Pictures and Savoy Pictures, managed
production spending on over two-dozen
studio films. Developed and produced two
feature films, including the 2009 MGM film
The Betrayed.

LOUIS GOSSETT JR.

Michael Zelniker

An award winning actor and filmmaker.


Having starred in more than 20 feature
films, on stages all over Canada and the
US and on television countless times,he is
perhaps best known for his performance
as Red Rodney in Clint Eastwoods biopic, BIRD and for his Canadian Academy
Award (Genie) winning performance as
Doug Alward in The Terry Fox Story. As
a filmmaker, he co-wrote, produced and
starred in the festival award winning Stuart
Bliss as well as writing, producing and
directing Falling... that won Indie Fest
USAs Best of Festival Award.

Adam moore

Business of Screenwriting, Writing


the Feature Film Screenplay

MFA in Screenwriting, American Film


Institute Conservatory; BFA in Cinema
Studies & Dramatic Writing. Lead writing
credits for multiple video games for
release on Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360,
and PS3. Wrote script for graphic novel
Vendor for Viper Comics, currently
being developed into a video game.
Currently writing screenplays for Dark
Days and Hellsgate.

Ron Stacker Thompson


Screenwriting

Producer, A Rage In Harlem, Deep


Cover, The Cemetery Club, Sister Act
2, and Hoodlum. Has worked with
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith,
Laurence Fishburne, Ellen Burstyn,
Danny Glover, Andy Garcia, Christina
Ricci, and Jeff Goldblum.

Acting

JACK HUANG

Kenneth Lerner

MA in Commercial Music, California


State University at Los Angeles; BM
in Classical Violin Performance, UCI;
Certificate in Film Scoring, UCLA. He
was the teenage martial arts champion
in nunchucks in Taiwan, the Taiwan
government-selected martial artist for
the US performance team of 1983, and
then, the World Cup Middle Weight
Champion at the 1987 Los Angeles
Open. After three years of working
for Sho Kosugi in Japan, Jack began
teaching tai chi, wing chun, and kung fu.

Winner of an Academy Award for his role in


Officer and a Gentleman, and winner of two
Emmys and two Golden Globes. Over 150
film and television acting credits, including
memorable roles in A Raisin in the Sun, Iron
Eagle, Toy Soldiers, and Blue Chips.

Business of Acting, Scene Study

BA, Brooklyn College. Appearances on


over 40 films and 100 television shows,
including The Mentalist, NCIS, In
Plain Sight, Two and a Half Men,
Desperate Housewives, Castle,
Weeds, CSI, Without a Trace and
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Starred in
productions at Pasadena Playhouse,
Falcon Theatre, and Off-Broadway.

ARDEN KAYWIN

Speech, Singing for Actors

MFA in Music in Vocal Performance,


Manhattan School of Music; BFA of
Music in Vocal Performance, Oberlin
Conservatory. Kaywin is a Los Angelesbased voice teacher and vocal producer.
She produces vocals for recording artists
from major labels (Radio Killa/Interscope/
MySpace Records) to indie artists (ZVision
Records, PEGA Records) to young tween
artists (Kidz Bop).

Alison Marek
Alison received her MFA in film directing
from New York University. Her short films
and screenplays have won and been
nominated for numerous awards and grants,
including a Los Angeles Emmy nomination,
two Gold Aurora Awards, one Bronze
Telly and grants from the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation and Showtime Networks Inc.

Acting

YOSHIE TANIGUCHI

BA in Physical Education, Tokyo


University of Woman Physical Education;
Conservatory, Sho Kosugi Hollywood
School. Instructor of Tai Chi and
Japanese swordsmanship. Assistant to
martial arts master Jack C. Huang.

Nunzio DeFilippis

Elements of Screenwriting, Advanced


Story Generation
MFA in Cinema & Television, USC; BS
in Psychology, Vassar College. Has sold
stories to HBO and Oxygen, and worked
as co-producer on Arli$$. Author of
dozens of graphic novels, comic books,
and trade paperbacks.

RAF GREEN

Screenwriting for Producers

BA in Theater Arts, Brown University.


Writer for television shows on ABC and
Hallmark, including Star Trek: Voyager
and Legend of the Seeker. Currently
has a script in development at Michael
Manns Forward Pass.

Instructors
Crickett Rumley

Feature Screenplay, Story Generation,


Elements of Screenwriting
MFA in Film, Columbia University; BA in
Latin American Studies, Rhodes College.
Developed and/or pitched projects
with Anonymous Content, Disney, Fox
Searchlight, Imagine Entertainment,
Universal Studios, and many more.
Author of Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt.
Former Director of Development with
Scriptstar Pictures.

SUZANNE KENT
Acting for Film

Series regular on Pee-wees Playhouse,


St. Elsewhere, The Garry Shandling
Show, and Brotherly Love. Voice actor
on Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys,
and Rocket Power. Over 30 acting
credits in feature films, including Middle
Men, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid,
Nuts, The Boost, and History of the
World: Part I.

DEBRA DRAGOTTO-PARKER
Acting Technique, Text Analysis,
Writing for Actors

MFA in Screenwriting, UCLA; BFA in


Drama; Hofstra University. Industry leader
in reality television, with experience in
directing, writing, casting, producing,
and consulting in English and Spanishlanguage television.

NATHAN CHITAYAT

Producing and Directing

MFA in Production/Directing, UCLA;


BBA, Schulich School of Business.
Winner of two MPAA Awards and the
Edie and Lew Wasserman Filmmakers
Fellowship. Writer/Director of numerous
short films, and director of upcoming
web series Funemployment.

Jackie Smith
Directing

Jackie Stone is a writer/director and is a


graduate of New York Universitys Tisch
School of the Arts. Stones films have
premiered and screened at Cannes Short
Film Corner, Chicago International Film
Festival, American Black Film Festival,
Durango International Film Festival and
HBO Networks.

RICK KOSTENICK
Kostenick is a former talent agent and
A&R representative for music acts. He
currently focuses on production of motion
pictures and television.

Michel Moon

McGrath is an actor, writer, producer, and


songwriter. He has been Emmy-nominated
four times for writing and producing, and is
the recipient of a GLAAD Award for Tracey
Takes On and the TV Theme Song Hall
of Fame Award for the theme song from
Pee-wees Playhouse.

A Montreal native, raised in Ontario, Kenya


and Italy. Prior to commencing his studies
in North America, he attended the New
York Film Academys summer program
in Florence. After graduating with honors
from York University in Toronto with a BFA
in Theatre, he went on to study at the
Toronto Film School, where he was named
the best producer in his graduating class.
Now based in Los Angeles, Michel works
freelance in camera, art and production. He
is currently developing his first directorial
feature and a trilogy of short films, while
continuing to inspire and be inspired by his
students at NYFA.

Jerry Prell

Bruce Ducat

GEORGE MCGRATH

Comedy & Improvisation, Acting for


the Camera, Voice

Voice and Speech, Movement

MFA in Acting and Theatre Pedagogy, CSU


Long Beach; BFA in Drama and Acting,
Carnegie Mellon University. Member of ATAS,
SAG, AEA, and AFTRA. Former Dean of
Musical Theatre at Hartford Conservatory,
and Artistic Director of New England
Academy of Theatre. Television appearances
on The Young and the Restless, Hill Street
Blues, Cheers, and more.

Corey Pepper

Comedy & Improv, Sketch Comedy

BA, SUNY at Binghamton. Founding


member of National Lampoon Players,
studying improv with Chris Barnes and
Michael Haggarty. Graduate of Warner
Bros. Comedy Writers program. Thirty
years experience as actor, writer, comic
and teacher. Has appeared in such projects
as Studs Lonigan for NBC, and The
Quickening for A&E.

CLIFF WEISSMAN

Acting for Directors, Acting Technique


BA in Theatre, Brooklyn College.
Professional actor with guest star and
recurring roles on NCIS, CSI: NY,
Criminal Minds, 24, Beverly Hills
90210, and more. Acting and instructor
and audition coach for over 25 years.

Acting for Film, Acting Technique

BFA in Theatre Performance: Directing,


Concordia University, Montreal. Acting
and dialogue coach on multiple television
series and feature films. Has coached Julie
Andrews, Chris Farley, Rider Strong, Larisa
Oleynik, Jennie Garh, Laura Kightlinger,
and many more.

Matt Harry

Genre and Storytelling, Script to Screen

MFA in Film Production, USC


School of Cinematic Arts; BSc in
Telecommunications, Ohio University.
Writer/producer of the feature thriller,
Fugue. Currently developing scripts at
Flynn Picture Co., Strike Entertainment,
and Evolution. Editor for TV shows on ABC,
NBC, OWN, Lifetime, Bravo, & HGTV.

JERRI TUBBS

Speech, Voice & Movement,


Yoga for Actors

MFA in Acting, UCLA; BA Theatre Arts,


San Jose State University. Nearly 30
years experience as public speaker and
performer on stage, in television, and
film. Instructing experience at UCLA,
Signature Entertainment, and FIDM.

Graham Tallman

Writing the Feature Screenplay, Short


Thesis Screenplay
MFA in Film Directing, AFI; BA in English
and Film, University of British Columbia.
Short films that he wrote/directed have
been in over 100 festivals. He adapted a
comic book for Fox 2000/New Regency,
wrote/directed a found footage feature,
produced an Amazon Studios test movie,
and had a feature screenplay on The
Black List.

Scott Hartmann

Film Craft, Thesis Advising

MFA in Film Production, Chapman


University. His independent short films
have screened at festivals all over the
world, garnering a number of awards. He
has worked with many great performers,
including Joseph Runningfox (Geronimo,
Ravenous) and Misty Upham (Frozen River,
August: Osage County).

SEAN OBRIEN

Directing for Producers

MFA in Film Production/Directing, Chapman


University; BA, Ohio State University.
Director of 5 short films, including the
award-winning Semi-Dead. Writer of 11
feature films and 12 shorts.

Bret Watkins
Received his MFA in Cinematography from
Chapman University. Bret has been working
as a cinematographer on several award
winning narrative shorts, television shows,
commercials and webseries. Brets goal as
a teacher is to share both his theoretical and
practical knowledge to inspire his students
to be great cinematographers.

Elissa Weinzimmer
Elissa is a voice coach, director and
performer that works regularly in theatre,
film and television. She holds an MFA in
Theatre Voice Pedagogy from the University
of Alberta and a BA in Theatre and English
from the University of Southern California.

James Senti

Business of Acting, Scene Study

BA in Theatre, Butler University; MFA in


Acting/Theatre History, Harvard University.
Studied at the Moscow Art Theatre, The
Royal Shakespeare Company, and Griffith
University. Founding company member of
Fugitive Kind Theatre Company. Appeared
in national commercials for Chase, Target,
and Joes Crab Shack.

Rob Cosnahan
Robert received his MFA in directing
from the American Film Institute. Before
attending AFI, Robert earned a BS in
film from Northwestern University in
Evanston, IL. Robert has since directed
the web series featured on Strike.TV
and the film Psycho Hillbilly Cabin
Massacre! which screened at that
Arclight theater in Hollywood.

Allen Taylor

Producing, Entertainment Accounting


Twenty-five year veteran studio production
controller and accountant with over
twenty-five feature film credits.

PAUL BROWN

Producing, Screenwriting

Writer and Producer of numerous shows


including The X-Files, Quantum Leap,
Twilight Zone, Enterprise, Star Trek Voyager.
Three time Emmy Award nominee.

Matthew kohnen
Cinematography

MFA in Film Production, USC; BA


in Theatre/Playwriting, University of
California, Irvine. Director and writer of
feature film Wasting Away, winner of
awards at 6 festivals worldwide. Director of
multiple short films with Academy Awardwinning producer Rob Fried.

Norman Schwartz

Directing Actors, Acting for Film

Member of the Academy of Motion


Picture Arts and Sciences, founding
artistic director of the Santa Barbara
Actors Theater in California, he studied
acting with Sanford Meisner, directing
with Haig Manoogian.

PABLO BERGER
Master Classes

MFA, NYU, Tisch School of Arts.


Writer/Director Torremolinos 73,
Snow White.

Frederick Wedler

Producing, Line Producing

BFA, Pennsylvania State University.


Line Producer, Napoleon Dynamite and
Unrest. Producer, Nailed. Produced the
short film Ocha Cups For Christmas,
selected at over thirty film festivals and
won 8 awards.

DENISE CARLSON

Producing, Emphasis in
Cinematography

MA, Ryokan College; BA, Rollins


College. Former Director of Original
Movies at Disney Channel, responsible
for development and production of 47
television movies, including High School
Musical. Currently an executive producer
on The Schwa Was Here, Deadline
and Floating Bridge and is developing
the television series Fast Friends with
Simmons Lathan Media Group.

MICHAEL BESSMAN
Producing

Former production executive for


Paramount, VP for Guber-Peters,
and Executive VP for Sony Pictures.
Supervised Batman, Jumanji,
Sleepless in Seattle, and As Good
as it Gets. Co-produced Georgia
Rule. Produced About Schmidt and
Bounce. Executive produced Seven
Years in Tibet.

TOM HAMMOCK

Production Design

MFA in Production Design, American


Film Institute; BA, University of
California, Berkeley. Production
designer of 12 feature films, including
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
(purchased by The Weinstein Company)
and 5 television pilots.

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Instructors
LONNIE D. HALOUSKA

JAMES ROWE

MS, USC School of Cinema-Television;


JD, Loyola University. Entertainment
and telecommunications lawyer,
negotiator and business manager for
more than 20 years. Major studio and
network background.

MFA in Directing, American Film Institute;


BA in Communications, University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Writing and
directing credits in television, feature and
short films. Festival selections at LA Film
Festival, Austin Film Festival, Cleveland
International Film Festival, and many more.

Entertainment Law & Business


Affairs

Jeanne LaSala

Voice, Movement, Ballroom Dance

Executive Director and a founding member


of Coyote REP. Acting credits include
TV: All My Children, The Guiding Light,
Sex and the City; THEATRE: Camille,
The Naked Eye Planets, Spoiled Bea,
Deception (Coyote REP), No End of Blame
(PTP NYC), Private Lives (Olney Theatre).
Member: AEA, AFTRA.

MARIA GOBETTI

Acting Technique, Meisner,


Scene Study

MA and BA in Theatre, UCLA. Artistic CoDirector at The Victory Theatre Center, with
over 80 directing credits. Member of DGA,
SAG, AFTRA, AEA. Multiple acting credits
in episodic television.

SEAN MULLIN

LEAH KEITH

MFA in Filmmaking, Columbia University;


BS, The U.S. Military Academy at West
Point. Writer/director/producer; Short
film Sadiq was nominated for an MTV
Movie Award. Hired to write screenplays
for Oscar-nominated director Henry-Alex
Rubin as well as pop star Britney Spears.
Writer/producer on commercials for awardwinning Smuggler Productions.

BA in English, Barnard College/


Columbia University. Former Director of
Development for Disney. Former Senior
Development and Production Executive
for Dreamworks, SKG. Independent film
and television producer.

Producing

DAVID OLEARY

Screenwriting for Producers

BA, Vassar College. Worked as Director


of Development for Valhalla Motion
Pictures and freelance story analyst for
producer Joel Silver.

MARSHALL LEWY
Directing

MFA, Columbia University. Wrote and


directed his debut feature film, Blue
State, starring Academy Award winner
Anna Paquin and Breckin Meyer. Blue
State premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film
Festival, and is distributed worldwide
by MGM.

Jen Nails

Text Analysis, Improvisation

MFA, Creative Writing, The New School


University. BFA,Theater, CU Boulder.
As an actor, shes performed comedy
all over the US and at festivals in
Zimbabwe, Canada, the Netherlands,
and Scotland, and has appeared in
dozens of television commercials. As a
writer, shes worked for Nickelodeon, the
Oxygen Network, and Time Out New York
Kids. Her first novel, Next to Mexico, was
published in 2008.

ANDREW ZINNES

Documentary Filmmaking

MFA in Film, American University; BA,


George Washington University. Producer
on television series Operation Repo and
numerous documentary features. Author of
The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook.

Dana Lustig
Producing

Graduate, AFI. Directed & produced


16 feature films. Her latest film,
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social
Climber, Oxygen Network, stars Jennifer
Love Hewitt. Co-produced Dancing at
the Blue Iguana and Brick.

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Advanced Approaches to Directing,


Feature Script Development

Producing

ALAN MURAOKA
Directing

Production designer and art director for


television and Academy-Award winning
films, including Ghost World, Passenger
57, Little Miss Sunshine, NYPD Blue.

Anna Siri

Television Producing, Developing the


TV Pilot Treatment
BS, Northwestern University. Freelance
script consultant and judge for the
Slamdance Screenwriting Competition.

JERRY SHANDY

Writing for Television, Writing the


Feature Film

LINDSAY BEAMISH

MFA, Creative Writing, University of


Wyoming; BA in Theatre Arts, University
of California at Santa Cruz. Awardwinning actress, known for roles in feature
films including John Cameron Mitchells
Shortbus. Multiple television credits,
including Six Feet Under, CSI, Gilmore
Girls, and. Extensive work in theatre,
dance, and as a freelance writer.

GAIL BRYSON

Text Analysis, Acting Technique,


Scene Study

BA in Acting, UCLA; Grad school


work in Clinical Psychology, Antioch
University; Conservatory training,
American Conservatory Theatre and
South Coast Reparatory Theatre. Bryson
received advanced Meisner training with
Edward Kaye Martin in LA and NYC, and
Shakespeare training with Deborah Strang
at Noise Within Theatre in Los Angeles.

ANASTASIA COON
Acting

MFA in Acting, University of Texas,


Austin; BFA in Communications/Acting,
Chapman University. Theatre and
movement instructor at USC, UCLA,
Glendale College, Pasadena Playhouse,
UT Austin, and many more.

JENNICE BUTLER

Speech, Voice & Movement

MFA in Acting, UC Irvine; BS in Theatre,


University of Evansville. Actress known for
her roles in How to Fake it in America and
Car Jockeys, her work in commercials,
and extensive teaching experience.

THOMAS FARNAN

Comedy & Improvisation

BA in Acting, Columbia College;


Second City Conservatory. Comedy and
improvisation instructor with extensive
experience performing and coaching
improv troupes worldwide, as well as
teaching improv skills to corporate clients.

MFA in Screenwriting, USC; BA in Film


Studies, University of Utah. Content
analyst with Netflix. Story analyst with
Village Roadshow Pictures and Alcon
Entertainment. Pilots in development
with Stark Productions, USA Network,
and Fox Studios. Current writer for TNTs
Perception with Rachael Leigh Cook.

AMY CHAFFEE

DAVID BROOKS

Acting

Scene Study, Monologues

Brooks has been an actor for thirty years,


working on Broadway as well as in film and
television, shooting on locations around
the world. He has been a professional life
coach for ten years and a teacher on and
off for 30 years.

MARK DEVENDORF

New Media, Advanced Pitching


Workshop

MA in Film, Television and New Media,


San Diego State University; BA in Film and
Television, University of California, Santa
Cruz. Worked for Roger Cormans New
Horizon and produced Piranha. Sketch
comic with the Groundlings and ACME
Comedy Theatre. Has made dozens of
award-winning films and documentaries,
including Cassandra, nominated for a
Student Academy Award.

Accent Reduction

BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; MFA,


USD/Old Globe Theatre. In-demand
dialect and accent coach for Victory
Theatre, multiple plays, television shows
and pilots, and feature films.

MARIA DEL BAGNO


A graduate of the American Academy of
Dramatic Arts, Maria Del Bagno has been
a dance instructor in Los Angeles for
over 25 years, including at Moro Landis
Studios, Millennium Dance Complex, and
Dance Arts Academy.
She apprenticed under renowned master
choreographer, Jaime Rogers, and the
Father of Jazz Dance, Luigi. Named one
of L.A.s top choreographers by L.A. Jazz
Dance Foundation.

RUPERT HITZIG
Acting

Graduate of Harvard College. Produced


and/or directed several theatrical features,
including The Last Dragon, Jaws 3-D,
Electra-Glide in Blue, and Wolfen,
starring Albert Finney. President of
King-Hitzig Productions with Alan King.
Numerous credits on television series,
television movies, and reality shows, as
well as documentary work.

DAVID ROBINETTE

Acting Technique, Acting for Film,


Monologues

BA in English/Creative Writing, Hunter


College; MA Performance Theory/
Playwriting, California State University,
Northridge. Television actor with
appearances on The Young and the
Restless, Law & Order, As the World Turns,
and All My Children. Film role in Cry Funny
Happy, Official Selection at Sundance.

SEAN SPANN

Voice & Movement, Speech,


Shakespeare

MFA in Acting, University of California,


Irvine; BFA in Acting, University of
Evansville. Teaching experience including
Shakespeare, speech, and voice/movement
at UC Irvine and American Musical and
Dramatic Academy.

FRANCINE MICHELLE

Acting Technique, Scene Study,


Film Craft

An award-winning writer/director.
Freelance directs music videos, reality
projects, and corporate videos, as well
as narrative projects with artists such
as Robert Maschio (Scrubs), Ice T, Brian
Krause (Charmed), Kim Rhodes (Suite Life
of Zach and Cody) and Bart Johnson (High
School Musical).

JAMIE ELVEY
Acting

MFA in Acting, University of California, Irvine;


BFA in Acting, University of Buffalo. Acting
experience in multiple films, and principal
roles in theatre festivals worldwide.

ANTHONY MONTES
Meisner, Scene Study

Montes has been teaching acting since


forming The Artist Theatre Group in
1987. Anthony has studied with Sanford
Meisner, Charlie Laughton, Shelly Winters,
Susan Peretz, and Bob Carnegie. He
has produced over 90 plays, directed
numerous plays, and acted in over 60.

DENIS MCCOURT

Acting Technique, Text Analysis,


Playwrights/Screenwriters

MFA in Acting, University of Florida; BA


in Acting, University of South Florida.
Actor in dozens of plays and musicals, as
well as film, television, and commercials.
Co-Artistic Director for Long Beach
Shakespeare Company.

ANNE MOORE
Meisner

BA, Fordham University at Lincoln Center.


Moore is an actress/director/producer who
studied Meisner at William Esper Studio in
New York City. Her credits include Greys
Anatomy, Sex in the City, Law & Order,
and Good Intentions, and numerous
off-Broadway and sketch comedy credits.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
with her short Czech Daze.

TRAVIS HOLDER

Text Analysis, Playwrights/


Screenwriters

Training at Pasadena Playhouse College


of Theatre Arts, Goodman Theatre at
University of Chicago. Theatre critic for
Back Stage West and Entertainment
Today. Actor in award-winning theatre roles
nationally, as well as feature films.

Instructors
CARRIE ZIVETZ

Psychology of Acting

BA in Theatre Arts, UCLA. Over the past


5 decades, Zivetz has lived and worked in
the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia as
an actor, director, writer, radio presenter,
and consultant, as well as teaching
acting for over 25 years, including at the
prestigious National Institute of Dramatic
Art in Sydney, Australia, the Actors Centre
Australia, and United Performing Studio in
Tokyo, Japan.

MARY COBB

Acting

BA in Theatre Arts, San Diego State


University. Actress known for her
multiple roles with The Actors Studio,
Uprising Theatre Company, The
Los Angeles Womens Shakespeare
Company and others, as well as her
roles in film. Member of SAG and AEA
for over 30 years.

MICHAELA KELLY HUGHES

Hughes started her professional career


as a child actress in the film Hellfighters
with John Wayne and in several plays
at Houstons Alley Theatre. Professional
dancer with the Houston Ballet, Feld
Ballet (principal) and American Ballet
Theatre (soloist). Extensive credits on
Broadway, in television, music videos,
and film.

YOLANDA SANDERS

Speech, Voice & Movement

BA in Communications, Howard
University; MFA in Acting, UCLA. Some of
her work includes the national one-person
show, Faces of America, Voice of
Americas popular radio drama Pay Day,
as well as other numerous radio dramas,
documentaries, and PSAs.

SUANNE SPOKE

BFA in Theatre, Penn State. Member SAG,


AFTRA, AEA. Multiple theatrical actor
and producer credits, including 3 Ovation
Award wins for Best Performance by an
Actress. Guest starring roles on ER,
Scrubs, Gilmore Girls, and more.

JASON AMOS

MFA in Creative Writing, Sarah Lawrence


College; BA in Radio, Television, and Film
Production, University of North Texas.
Previous experience as freelance journalist,
as well as extensive work in feature films
and television, including Big Brother,
The Steve Harvey Show, Cedric the
Coach, One Man Army, and more.

TOMMY MADDOX-UPSHAW

MFA in Cinematography, AFI. Photographed


many feature films for studios such as Sony
Screen Gems, Marvel, and Fox Searchlight.
He has worked as a camera operator
for some of the top cinematographers in
Hollywood. His credits include Iron Man 2,
Hustle and Flow, and Miracle at St. Anna.

GREGORY CARTER

Attended Curry College and Northeastern


University. Former assistant for
Christopher Keane at The Boston Film
& Video Foundation, Dov Simens, and
Charles Burnett (To Sleep with Anger).
Has taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Currently post-production producer for
Zero Management.

MEGAN BREEN
MFA in Dramatic Writing, USC School of
Theatre; BFA in Dramturgy/Criticism,
DePaul University. Writer of over a dozen
plays, as well as television and feature
length films.

MIKE WILLIAMSON
MFA in Cinematography, AFI. Awardwinning cinematographer living in Los
Angeles. Shot four independent feature
films, including Bilals Stand, which
premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film
Festival. Recently shot 30 Days of Night:
Dust to Dust for Sam Raimis Ghost House
Pictures, a mini-series that played to
critical acclaim on television and the web.

TIM NUTTALL
MFA, American Film Institute; BFA,
New York University. An award-winning
cinematographer with several features
and numerous shorts under his belt
including the film festival hit Thule,
starring Scott Eastwood and Chris
Marquette, and Blackbird, starring screen
legend Alex Rocco. Commercials for
companies like Citibank, CMT,
and MasterCard.

CAITLIN MUELDER

Acting Technique, Speech,


Monologues, Voice, Scene Study

BA in Theatre, Knox College; MFA in


Theatre Arts, University of San Diego.
Actor in multiple in over 20 regional
theatre productions, as well as off-and
on Broadway, and in television, film, and
web series.

MATT SARNOFF
BFA, Cooper Union School of Art;
MFA, NYU Tisch School of Film and
Television. As a young artist, Matt was
featured in the New York Daily News, and
interviewed on Good Morning America.
Developed projects for Fuqua Films,
Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Warner
Bros. Directed and starred in Nervosa,
and directed and co-produced the
television pilot Good As Gold.

PHILIP SCHWARTZ

Fundamentals of Lighting, Advanced


Stage Lighting
Director of Photography since 1988.
Credits include fourteen independent
features, 30-second units for features
and television, and more than one
hundred shorts, commercials, videos,
documentaries and industrials. Camera
operator on Journey to the Center of
the Earth 3-D, Twister, The Net, Zeus
and Roxanne, and Toys. Also teaches
cinematography at USC School of
Cinematic Arts.

DAVID BENULLO
BA, New York University. Screenwriting
and directing credits include Lifetime
Networks Home Invasion, Around
the World in 80 Days for Walt Disney
Pictures/Walden Media, and USA
Networks The Dead Zone.

ANDREW SHEARER

Digital Editing, Film Post Production


His script for Holy Irresistable won
the Nicholl Fellowship in 2007. His
short film, Son Up, won seven awards
on the festival circuit, and made the
regionals for the Student Academy
Awards. Optioned a feature screenplay,
and has developed several projects
with production companies such as
Benderspink and Mandalay Pictures. He
has also written for SCRIPT magazine.

ERIN E. CASSIDY

Acting for Directors

Director and writer of the award-winning


feature film, We are the Mods. Named
by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the
New Faces of Independent Film and
has directed and produced short films
commissioned by Nokia and National
Endowment of the Arts. Has directed
for CBS, and produced for MTV and
numerous commercials.

STEPHANIE HUBBARD

THOMAS RICHTER
Has directed award-winning
commercials and shorts all over the
world. In 2004, The Call won the John
Sayles Award at the Westcliffe Film
Festival. Directed the pilot for Iris
Expanding for Fox in 2008, and the
pilot for G-Block in 2009. His textbook
on commercial directing is used in
universities and film schools nationwide.

KENNETH JOHNSON
Writer, Director, Producer. Creator of V,
The Incredible Hulk, Alien Nation,
The Bionic Woman, and other Emmy
Award-winning shows. Director of
numerous TV movies and feature films,
including Short Circuit 2 and Steel.
Winner of the prestigious Viewers for
Quality Television Award, multiple Saturn
Awards, and The Sci-Fi Universe Life
Achievement Award.

MICHAEL FIMOGNARI

Documentary Filmmaking

Award-winning documentary film editor,


producer, and director. Her work has been
featured on Court TV, PBS and the History
Channel, and screened at Sundance,
Cannes, and festivals around the globe.
Has taught documentary workshops since
2008. Her feature documentary, Bible
Storyland will be premiering this fall, and
is her documentary directorial debut.

His award-winning films have premiered


at notable festivals including Berlin,
Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and the
renowned Camerimage Cinematography
Festival in Poland. His feature credits
include Beautiful Boy with Michael Sheen
and Maria Bello, Black Irish with Brendan
Gleeson and Melissa Leo, Dare with
Emmy Rossum and Alan Cumming, and
Arvin Chens Au Revoir Taipei.

JEFFREY SILJENBERG

RYAN BOONE

Cinematography

MFA in Cinematography, American


Film Institute. Cinematographer on
half dozen features including ICP: Big
Money Rustlas. Local 728 set lighting
technician and gaffer on shows such as
Chuck and Celebrity Rehab, along
with a variety of other features
and commercials.

WENDY APPLE

Alternative Narratives: Documentary


& New Media
BFA, New York Universitys Tisch School
of the Arts. Experience as producer,
director, actress, and editor in film and
television, including Appearing Nightly
with Lily Tomlin, Hard Rain with Bob
Dylan, Dont Drop the Ball with Kenny
Loggins, and many more.

DAVID GARRETT

Documentary Filmmaking

Wrote feature films for Dreamworks,


Universal and Paramount. Co-wrote
Foreign Exchange for MTV Films and
the musical comedy Do That To Me One
More Time for Touchstone. Garrett cowrote Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,
First Pet, and Corky Romano. Has
also produced pilots, series & specials
for ABC, NBC, CBS, UPN, MTV, USA,
Comedy Central, Showtime and Fox.

DAVID SONNENSCHEIN
Documentary Filmmaking

Trained in classical music, feature


film directing (USC) and neuroscience
(UCSD), David teaches sound design
through webinars and international
lectures. His book Sound Design: The
Expressive Power of Music, Voice and
Sound Effects in Cinema has become a
standard text in film schools worldwide,
and has been translated into Chinese,
Korean, and Vietnamese.

Editing and Post Production

BFA in Writing and Directing, Chapman


University. Started a production company
and produced/edited dozens of national
commercial and corporate projects,
including national and international
commercial spots for DirecTV and CAAF
Foundation. Graphic design, motion
graphics, and audio production round out
this professional portfolio.

SHARRI HEFNER
Award-winning Southern Californiabased writer, producer, and story
consultant. Received her MFA from
NYUs Tisch School of the Arts and
graduated summa cum laude from
California State University, Long Beach.

ARTHUR HELTERBRAN JR.


BA in Radio, Television, and Film,
University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh; MFA
in Film Direction, California Institute of
the Arts. Multiple lead actor credits in
film and stage. Director of award-winning
feature films.

KEN KRISTENSEN
MFA in Film, Columbia University.
Producing and directing credits in
television for MSNBC, Spike, Fox, IFC,
NBC, CW, Comedy Central, and more.
Film work on Palindromes, Superman
Returns, Quid Pro Quo, among others.

ALAN MYERSON
Veteran film and television director,
producer, and writer with credits on 3
theatrical features, 16 television movies,
and over 200 hours of series television.
Nominations for Emmy Award, Directors
Guild of America Award, and 3
CableAce Awards.

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Instructors
IGOR KOVACEVICH

ELIJAH LEVY

MFA in Film Directing/Producing, Ohio


University School of Film. Produced
Downloading Nancy, starring Maria
Bello and Jason Patric, which premiered
at Sundance. Bello was nominated for
Best Female Lead at the Independent
Spirit Awards in March 2010. Worked
at Focus Features/Universal in feature
acquisitions and development.

PhD, California School of Professional


Psychology. Author of Searching for
More in the Second Half of Life, a
well as handbooks on the American
cultural experience, comparative world
religions, creating cultural harmony,
and the philosophical and cultural
foundations of herosim.

EVA GARDOS

MFA in Cinematography, AFI. BS


in Education, Eastern Connecticut
State University. Award-winning
cinematographer for dozens of
feature films, shorts, television, and
commercials. Clients include projects
for Fox TV, Discovery Channel,
Showtime, Pepsi, and Ford.

MA, CCNY; BA, Mills College. Editing


credits include In the Time of Butterflies,
Mask, Valley Girl, and many more. Writing
and directing credits for multiple television
and film projects.

JEFFERSON LOFTFIELD
MFA in Film and Video Production,
University of North Carolina at
Greensboro; BA in English/Media
Production, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. Working as a
cinematographer and camera operator,
Jefferson has worked on a myriad of
projects form House, M.D., to operating
on the indie hit Junebug. He has lensed
projects from commercials to web series
to feature films.

ALONSO MAYO

Alternative Narratives: Documentary


& New Media
MFA in Film Directing, American Film
Institute Conservatory; BA in Film &
Television, Universidad de Lima. Director,
writer, and editor with work in awardwinning documentaries and short films,
and video games.

DAVID NEWMAN
BS, Broadcasting/Film, Boston University.
Entertainment professional with over a
decade of experience writing, producing,
and directing television series. Over fifteen
years of experience as assistant director.
Feature film writer.

JACK PEREZ
BFA in Film & Television, New York
University. Writing and directing credits
on feature films and television, including
Temptation Island, Last Comic
Standing, Xena: Warrior Princess,
and projects for SyFy Network and
Oprah Winfrey Network.

STEVE WEESE

BS in Computer Science, George Mason


University; MS in Computer Information
Technology, Regis University. Instructor
and computer contractor for Anthem
College, Duke Ellington School of the
Arts, ECPI College of Technology, and
Stratford University.

KIM IANNONE

MS, Information Technology, CSU


Fullerton; MS, Urban Affairs and Policy
Analysis, Southern Illinois University;
BA in Psychology, UC Santa Barbara.
Instructing experience at FIDM, DM,
CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands,
UCLA, Moscow University, Beijing
University, and many more.

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DAVID WEXLER

DAVID BRIND

Screenwriting for Producers


MFA in Screenwriting, Columbia
University and BA in Theater Studies,
Yale University. Wrote feature film
DARE, which premiered at Sundance
in 2009 as a Grand Jury Prize
Nominee. Current projects include
the screenplay adaptation of the
novel Leverage for Academy-Award
winning producer Stanley Jaffe and
producer Dan Rissner (School Ties,
Gone Baby Gone).

GREG MARCKS
MFA in Film and Television Production,
Florida State University; BA in Creative
Writing, Carnegie Mellon University. Over
a decade of motion picture production
experience, including directing credits on
11:14, released by New Line Cinema,
and Echelon Conspiracy, released by
Paramount Pictures. Spent nine years as
president of Ideology Pictures.

DORIS KAUFMAN
BA in Economics, George Washington
University; MS in Exercise Physiology,
California State University Fullerton.
Lecturer and instructional experience
includes positions at Santa Monica
College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los
Angeles City College, CSU Los Angeles,
and CSU Fullerton.

FRANK ANGONES

Television Writing for Producers


MFA in Film, Columbia University; BA,
Columbia College. Writer of an animated
pilot optioned for the Spike Network
and a half-hour original pilot option
by Aid+Abet Productions. Currently
developing an hour-long original pilot for
Warner Brothers.

DAVAH AVENA

Television Writing for Producers


MFA in Cinema/Television Producing,
USC; BA in Visual Arts, Evergreen State
College. Awarded Telemundo, Lloyd
and Pickford scholarships. Winner
of the Nickelodeon Television Writing
Fellowship. Wrote for two seasons on
the CBS/Paramount show Medium.
Currently developing a sitcom with
George Lopez for a childrens network.

CLAY EPSTEIN

Finance, Marketing & Distribution


BA, California State University at
Northridge. Currently serves as Vice
President of Sales and Acquisitions at
The Little Film Company, a worldwide
film sales and marketing firm that also
theatrically distributes, finances and
executive produces independent motion
pictures.

DARIA MATZA

Producing Documentaries
MA in Film, Television, and New
Media, San Diego State University; BS
in Broadcast Journalism, California
Polytechnic State University. Worked
in production at MSNBC and PBS.
Producer of five feature length
documentaries, including Talking
Peace, which aired on KPBS.

SHAUN KADLEC

Producing Documentaries & News


BA, Carleton College. Director/
Producer of numerous documentaries,
including We Are The Center and
Power to Heal.

MATTEO NURIZZO

MS in Industrial Design and Fashion


Management, University of Politecnico
di Milano. Freelance product designer,
fashion designer, graphic designer,
photographer, and illustrator. Design
credits include work with Castiglioni,
Opel, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Lancia.

GREG HEMSTREET

Entertainment Accounting
BS in Business Administration, USC.
Currently serves as Senior Director
of Production Finance at Universal
Pictures. Production accountant credits
on numerous films including Walk Hard,
State of Play, The Prestige, Murder by
Numbers, and Skeleton Key.

JONATHAN LONDON

Commercials, Webisodes and Music


Videos, New Media and Branding
MFA in Directing, Columbia University;
BA, University of Pennsylvania.
Producer and director of numerous
webisodes, music videos, and
commercials for Fox Studios,
Nickelodeon, and Coca Cola.

Jaime Burke

Producers Craft, Finance, Marketing,


& Distribution
MFA, Peter Stark Program at USC;
BA, Tufts University. Producer credits
include Greetings From Jerry,
Everyone Wants to be Italian, and
Unrest. Former Head of Story
Department at Huntsman Entertainment
and former Junior Story Executive at
Twentieth Century Fox.

BEN KRUGER

Screenwriting for Producers


BA, Brown University. Writing
credits include ABCs Brothers &
Sisters and the hit YouTube web
series Lonelygirl15. Sold scripts
to Paramount Pictures, Industry
Entertainment, and Blue Magic Films.

IGOR TORGESON

Digital Editing, Post Production for


Cinema
MFA Film, Boston University; BA
Journalism, George Washington
University. Freelance editor and actor
in Los Angeles. Has edited for clients
including the Gameshow Network,
National Lampoon, McGraw-Hill
Publications, Southern California
Gas Company, and Cessna Aircraft.
Commercial credits include campaigns
for Citibank and Brighthouse Networks.

JENNA EDWARDS

Producers Craft
BA, Minnesota State University. Cofounder of Mattoid Entertainment, a
production and distribution company.
Producer of April Showers and In The
Darkness, the first feature narrative to
premiere on Hulu.

RICHARD JEFFERSON

Entertainment Law & Business


Affairs
JD, Southwestern University School
of Law and BS in Industrial Systems
Engineering, Ohio State University.
Entertainment attorney for more than a
decade. Worked for Virgin Records and
currently a partner at METAL Law Group.

LOU HOWE

Directing for Producers


MFA in Directing, American Film Institute;
BA in Visual and Environmental Studies,
Harvard University. Writer/Director of
numerous short films. Worked as a Story
Analyst for Miramax, and Assistant to
Producer Christine Vachon at Killer Films.

CHRISTINE SHIN

MFA in Film and TV Production,


USC School of Cinematic Arts; BA
in Communication Arts and English
Literature, UW-Madison. Her films
have received numerous awards
such as Cine Golden Eagle Award
and Worldfest Houston Gold Remi
Award. Selected as a national finalist
for Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmakers
Award and received a fellowship from
Filmmakers Development Lab by
Korean Film Council.

BRENDAN DAVIS

Producing and Filmmaking


BA in Film, Georgia State University. Has
earned technical and creative credits
on over 50 feature films and TV series.
Produced award-winning features
Deadgirl and Life With Fiona, cocreated reality television properties, and
directed/produced music videos for
artists, including Pop Evil, Amusement
Parks On Fire, and Roms. Founder and
CEO of Tangible Entertainment, former
COO of entertainment PR firm Luthier
Society, Inc.

RACHEL VINE

Producing
MFA in Producing, Columbia University;
BFA in Dramatic Writing, New York
University. Producer of numerous
commercials, music videos, short films
and branded content pieces. Worked
in development at Fine Line Features,
and as a reader for the Columbia
University Film Festival. Co-Producer of
La Corte Del Juez Pena, a television
series on Telemundo.

Instructors
RAJIV UTTAMCHANDANI

MS, Physics and Astrophysics,


CSU Northridge. Renowned guest
lecturer and author of publications
on engineering, mechanics, and
nanotechnology. Teaching experience
at Santa Monica College.

IAN VALENTINE

Reality Television Producing


MFA in Film Production, UCLA; MBA,
Stanford University; BA, Antioch
College. Producer on television series
Fanarchy and Alien Siege. Has 15
years experience as a literary agent at
International Creative Management.
Worked in television programming for
Universal Television, ABC Productions,
and USA Networks.

DAVID W. GLICKSMAN

MFA, American Film Institute; BFA,


Tufts University. Writer of The Passage
of Mrs. Calabash, winner of numerous
international awards. Glicksman
currently has a WWII drama in
development, Cannon Fodder, and is
repped by the Bohrman Agency.

STEPHEN MIELE

Entertainment Law, Business


Affairs
JD, Glendale University College of
Law; BA, State University of New York,
Albany. A practicing lawyer for more
than 25 years, with clients including
songwriters, musicians, actors,
business and personal managers,
producing companies, banking
institutions and manufacturers.
Appointed and acted as judge pro tem
for the Los Angeles Superior Courts.

Peter Allen Stone

Voice, Movement
MFA, American Conservatory
Theater. Television Credits:The
Guiding Light, As the World Turns,
One Life to Live, All My Children and
numerous commercials. Theater
Credits: Portland Stage, Humana
Festival (Sarah Ruhl and Rebecca
Gilman), Actors Theatre of Louisville,
Ontological Theater, American
Conservatory Theater, Classic Stage
Company (with Michael Stuhlbarg).

Odin Shafer

Developing the Feature Film


Treatment
MFA in Cinema and Television, USC;
BFA in Animation, University of
the Arts. Writers assistant to Joel
Cohen (Toy Story, Toy Story 2)
and semi-finalist for 2008 Nicholl
Fellowship. Worked on shows for FX
and AMC, has two feature-length
screenplays in development.

Brian Udovich

Pitching for Producers, Developing


the Pitch
MFA in Producing, AFI; BA, Illinois
Wesleyan University. Co-Founder,
Rough & Tumble Films. Producer,
A Necessary Death, winner of the
Audience Award for Best Dramatic
Feature at AFI Fest 2008. CoProducer, The Wackness, winner
of Audience Award at Sundance in
2008. Co-Producer, All The Boys
Love Mandy Lane, purchased by The
Weinstein Company.

Dave Bresenham

Reality Television Producing


MFA, USC; JD, Harvard Law School;
MFA in Cinema/Television Producing,
USC; JD, Harvard Law School; BA,
Wofford College. Producer of multiple
reality television series, including
Dr. Phil, Keeping Up With The
Kardashians, The Simple Life, Runs
House, Big Brother 6, BioRecon, and
Real World/Road Rules Challenge.

Shawn Sullivan

Post Production Supervisor


BA, California State University
Northridge. Worked as an Instructor
of Final Cut Pro for Apple Inc. He has
worked in Post Production on the
feature films such as The Playaz Court
& Teddy Bears Picnic.

Dan Sturman

Producing, Documentaries & News


Award-winning producer, writer and
director of documentary films. Twelve
plus years of producing television.
Magna cum laude, Harvard University.
Former editor of The Harvard Lampoon.

Erica Shelton

Television Writing for Producers


MFA in Screenwriting, USC; BS,
Northwestern University. Winner of
the Fox Writers Initiative Fellowship.
Television writing and producing
credits include CSI: New York,
Cold Case, Hawthorne, and
Covert Affairs.

ADAM FINER

Finance, Marketing & Distribution,


New Media, Branding and
Marketing
BS, University of Phoenix. Served
as Director of Market Research at
Universal Pictures. Co-founder
of Arpil Entertainment, a literary
management and production
company. Consults individuals in
career planning, as well as working
with content creators, writers,
directors, producers, and studio
executives to design marketing plans,
and business and branding strategies.

MITCHELL GUTMAN

Developing the Feature Business


Plan & TV Show Bible
MFA in Film Production, Columbia
University; BA, University of California,
Berkeley. Currently serves as Director
of Development at Little Engine
Productions. Worked in production
on several television shows, including
Law & Order and Human Giant.
Read and analyzed scripts for Happy
Madison and Tribeca Films.

CHARLEY DANE

Television Writing for Producers


MFA in Dramatic Writing, New York
Universitys Tisch School of the
Arts; BA, Georgetown University.
Winner of the ABC/Disney TV
Fellowship. Quarter-finalist for the
Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
Writing credits include Kyle XY and
Legend of the Seeker.

DIANA LESMEZ

Pitching
MFA in Theater, Film & Television,
UCLA; BA, Wheeling Jesuit University.
Producing credits: Culture Clash In
America, directed by Emilio Estevez,
and Letting Go of God, premiered
on Showtime in December 2009.
Has worked in development and
production for more than 15 years.

Eric Nelson

Screenwriting
MFA, Screenwriting, AFI; BA,
Communications, San Diego State
University. Feature film writer on
projects with Smart Entertainment,
Underground Entertainment, and
Nickelodeon. Writer on multiple
scripted and reality television projects.

Jerry Sherlock
President and Founder

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New York City
Lenore Lyons
International Student Director
Meredith Montgomery
Financial Aid
Michael Caputo
Director of Operations
Kaira Karnad
Housing Coordinator
Berhana Teleksaw
Registrar
Sylvia Pare
Assistant Registrar
Jennifer Yue
Student Affairs
Brett Ziebarth
Equipment Manager
Noah Ehlert
Equipment Manager
Dionna McMillian
Post-Production Supervisor
Michael Walls
Facilities Manager

Los Angeles
Jean Sherlock
Senior Director
Brad Ben-Hain
Director of Operations
Kevin Curtin
Director of Admissions
Vince Voskanian
Registrar
Christine Daniels
International Student Advisor
Kirill Yusim
Equipment Manager
Sean Nave
Post-Production Supervisor
Brennan Dillon
Housing Coordinator

MARIE COLABELLI

Producing
MFA in Producing, American Film
Institute. Production credits on
television shows for KCET Television,
Showtime, FX Network, HBO and
The Discovery Channel. Worked in
development at 19 Entertainment
and is currently developing three
feature films.

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