If you are considering attending college, you should always ask former students of their experience at the school. I took the liberty of compiling a few of our recent letters from New York Film Academy. Listed below are a few recent New York Film Academy reviews from former students.
“After graduating the 1-Year Producing Program in 2008 I started interning at a well known production company in New York. The hands-on-experience that I got at NYFA gave me a head start. I did my duties as the intern for 6 months and soon after I became the production coordinator. I now coordinate music videos and commercials on a full time basis and I continually seem to be able to take advantage of the foundation NYFA supplied me with.” – Stine Chrone Moisen
“I came to New York City because I wanted to take digital film making classes. I have searched all the programs in New York area, and there were so many of them. And, I compared different programs and classes, soon I found NYFA was my best choice. I had some background in editing and fine arts and I took many classes from different institutions, however, those classes at NYFA were far more practical, in depth with plenty of hands-on opportunity that no other institution provided before.
First course that I took at NYFA was ‘Digital Editing’, which was intense and compact, but I had a lot of fun. I went crazy with film clips that were provided with each project, and every time, I had totally different stories with very different visual effects.
But my favorite course was the 6-week holiday program in Filmmaking. If you’re not sure about a specific major, this is the best class for you. It covers acting, directing, camera operating, lights, editing and screenwriting with your own projects produced in 6 week.
Another course that I never thought about to take but I loved the most, was Acting course. During the screenwriting program, I learned that acting is the base of all filmmaking process. So I decided to take the course after the screenwriting program. It was a great influence and experience for the writing because I was able to think about the actor’s side of being in the filmmaking.
If someone asks me what is my best class at NYFA, then my answer would be, John Loughlin’s cinematography class. From the day one, each group of four people was introduced to16mm camera, from the afternoon class, we were out in Union Square starting to shoot the footage with real film and full equipment. It was thrilling moment and the next class we were able to watch our footage and compare the different camera setting and exposure. It was the best hands on class I ever took.
I love the NYFA program because it offers every class about filmmaking and I was able to choose and tailor to my own background and financial situation.Everyday, I’m so excited to learn and create my filmmaking world in New York!” – Yookyung Hong (from Seoul, Korea)