Student veterans from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) were invited by Commissioner Loree Sutton (Retired Brigadier General) to again film the NY Department of Veteran Services’ Veteran Advisory Board meeting last week in Staten Island.
The Veteran Advisory Board meets quarterly to provide a public forum for discussion related to programs that impact veterans of the U.S. armed forces living and working within New York City. NYFA veterans trained as filmmakers, cinematographers, and producers use this opportunity as a way to enhance their skills and at the same time support the veteran community in NYC.
For nearly 25 years, NYFA has provided students with hands-on training to apply what they learn in class to the real world, making for an educational experience unlike any other. The immersive training prepares students for rapid entry into the professional world by focusing on a project-based curriculum of increasing complexity to hone skills into muscle memory.
Veteran students of the New York Film Academy have many opportunities to practice their skills including participating in the annual New York Veterans Day Parade produced by the United Veteran War Council, as well as opportunities to film, edit, and create segments for the televised version of the Parade.
The New York Film Academy, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious visual and performing arts private institution, is a certified and award-winning Military Friendly School committed to supporting this newest generation of veterans. NYFA is proud to serve military veterans and service members in their pursuit of a world-class education in filmmaking—and related disciplines—through its Veterans Advancement Program Chaired by Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient.
-by Chris Paparis and John Powers