OVERVIEWTokyo, the capital of Japan, is the most populated urban city in the world. The city was founded over 400 years ago and was known then as the small fishing village of Edo.
Today, Tokyo is a city of contradictions with the future of technology unfolding in the midst of the many vestiges of old Japan. Tokyo is Japan’s center of business, education, and government. It spans a large area and is comprised of several districts, each with its own flavor, including Shinjuku known for its shopping and nightlife, Shibya with its multitude of restaurants frequented by the young Tokyoites, and Ginza where you will find the most upscale stores and eateries.
While sightseeing is abundant, one needs only to wander through the city and travel on the packed trains to experience modern Tokyo.
The must see sights include the temples of Asakusa in the Taito district, the gardens of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda, and the Meiji Shrine in Harajuku. Tourists may also want to try sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market or take a boat ride on the Sumida River. Of course, if the mood hits, one can also experience Tokyo Disneyland, which is the world’s most visited theme park. Whatever your desires, you’ll be able to fulfill them in Tokyo.
For more information about the workshop in Japan, contact Noriko Yoshida at 212-674-4300 or email@example.com.
New York Film Academy students at the Tokyo Workshop will be immersed in the ever growing field of High-Definition digital filmmaking. They will get the opportunity to explore the many different formats currently available in this exciting new medium. Students will learn the HD workflow from camera operation to digital editing and out put as they shoot their short films on HD, the format used in such feature films as “Star Wars Episode III” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”.
Each student directs two projects. For each of these films, the student will have to go through the process of writing, producing, directing and editing. The first film, shot at the end of week one, focuses on the art of the shot and film continuity*. The second projects, shot at the end of week two, can be documentary, narrative film or music video.
Students work in three to four person crews to complete each film. Every student directs two films. When their colleagues direct, students rotate among the key crew positions.
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 and a DVD copy of their film
*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.