I can honestly say that the 1-year Documentary program at NYFA in Los Angeles gave me very well-rounded skills. Although it was an intense program, I learnt how to do literally pretty much everything myself. Meaning; writing, producing, directing, filming, editing and sound mixing. And also how to make completed films during a short amount of time. It turned out that this was exactly what a job I applied to at George Media in Venice was looking for. The official job title of the position is “Young Director”, but we are expected to do almost all the things mentioned above ourselves, except we get to work with a DP. The job entails making 12 short videos during 6 months, so having learnt to make films under time pressure was incredibly helpful. Also, since the Documentary program at NYFA is so hands-on and we make 6 films during the year, it gave me the confidence to keep doing what I had already done at school multiple times in the professional world.