Online at NYFA
NYFA’s online workshops are designed to provide aspiring filmmakers with live, immersive classes that introduce them to filmmaking and directing. In these hands-on workshops, students create their own short films and original content. Working under the virtual guidance of our experienced faculty of filmmakers and directors, students are introduced to the process of creating a short film. Participants will also get an introduction to the essential roles found on a film production, including Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, and Screenwriter. No prerequisites or prior experience is required to attend.
To accomodate all schedules, we currently offer a variety of online full-time and part-time film programs. Full-time and part-time programs that are longer allow students to gain more hands-on experience and training, as these students will have the opportunity to execute more in-depth projects.
|Program Name||Schedule||Class Times|
|8-WEEK ONLINE FILMMAKING||Monday through Friday||12 PM-2 PM and/or 3 PM-5 PM EST. Two 2-hour classes per day for the first four weeks (80 total hours).|
|8-WEEK ONLINE COMMERCIAL STORYTELLING||Monday through Friday||12 PM-2 PM and/or 3 PM-5 PM EST. Two 2-hour classes per day for the first four weeks (80 total hours).|
|4-WEEK ONLINE FILMMAKING||Dates Coming Soon|
|2-WEEK ONLINE FILMMAKING||Dates Coming Soon|
|1-WEEK ONLINE FILMMAKING||Dates Coming Soon|
|15-WEEK ONLINE FILMMAKING
|Tuesdays and Thursdays with an additional class on Wednesdays for weeks 14 and 15.||7:00 – 9:30 PM EST / 4:00 – 6:30 PM, PST.|
|8-WEEK ONLINE FILMMAKING
|Monday through Friday||8 AM to 10 AM EST (8 PM to 10 PM China Standard Time)|
Equipment and Technical Requirements
As our film workshops are held online, students join from home. To attend any of our programs, we recommend that all students have a reliable computer, external hard drive, strong internet connection and a quiet place to work. As students in the filmmaking classes work with large files and software that may require minimum technical specifications, we ask that all incoming students review our recommended specs for their technology. Students must provide their own digital camera or smartphone with camera, as well as DaVinci Resolve.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.