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  • Producing ‘Strawberry Kisses’ For Michaela in Los Angeles



    As part of the Producing Department and Diversity Development in Los Angeles, the NYFA Industry Lab aims to provide students with a truly hands-on, professional experience. Students, along with their instructors, are brought on to produce, shoot, and edit full productions for industry clients. Thus far, NYFA Industry Lab has worked with a number of major companies, including Warner Records and actor Matthew Modine, infamous for his role as “Joker” in Stanley Kubrick’s classic Vietnam film, Full Metal Jacket.

    Recently, the Lab embarked on its largest production to date. The team partnered with singer and songwriter, Michaela, to shoot her new music video, Strawberry Kisses. Michaela has appeared on the popular Nickelodeon show, iCARLY, and has appeared in commercials, theatre productions, as well as video games. Strawberry Kisses is Michaela’s brand new original song, which she even wrote the lyrics for.

    Produced in collaboration with management company, WaterWalks Entertainment, Inc., the video was shot entirely at New York Film Academy’s Riverside building. The video was co-directed by Directing Instructor Jeff Byrd and student Laura Elisa Perez Rebullen. Aside from his teaching at NYFA Los Angeles, Jeff is the Co-Chair of the African-American Steering Committee of the DGA.

    Pay close attention to the video, especially our NYFA Los Angeles students, as you may just catch your classroom in the shot!


    October 15, 2014 • Community Highlights, Filmmaking, Producing, Student & Alumni Spotlights • Views: 5384

  • NYFA Films Warner Records’ Summer Sessions


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    The New York Film Academy has partnered with Warner Records to film the WB Summer Sessions Concert Series. The program is an invitation-only outdoor concert series created to give WB executives, staff, friends and clients an opportunity to experience exclusive, intimate performances by established and upcoming WB artists.

    The event launched at the Los Angeles headquarters of Warner Bros. Records on Friday, June 6th with GTA, the production collaboration of Matthew Van Toth (Van Toth) and Julio Mejia (JWLS).

    Participating in this NYFA/Warner Bros. collaboration provides NYFA students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience alongside industry professionals, helping our students grow as filmmakers.

    Filming of the WB Concert Series is provided by the NYFA Production Club, based out of the the NYFA Los Angeles campus. The Production Club was formed under the auspices of the Diversity Development Department to offer professional-level experiences to our vast pool of multi-cultural students specifically interested in working on music videos, commercials and short form content.

    The WB Concert Series will continue throughout the summer.

    Upcoming performances include:

    June 27th – Theopholis London
    July 11th – Lianne La Havas
    July 25th – Nico and Vinz
    August 8th – Gerard Way

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    June 17, 2014 • Community Highlights • Views: 5434