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The film, television, and entertainment industry have a long history of memorable partnerships, from the Coen brothers to Issa Rae and Tracy Oliver to The Daniels. Hit films, television shows,…

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Mermaids have long since fascinated storytellers, with the first mermaid appearing on film in 1904. This film, simply called The Mermaid, was just four minutes long and featured an unnamed…

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THE BEST FEMALE DIRECTORS: CELEBRATING TRAILBLAZING FILMS & TV SHOWS

From independent filmmakers like Lulu Wang and Chinonye Chukwu to iconic feature film directors like Gina Prince-Bythewood and Jane Campion, women are pioneers and innovators in the film, television, and…

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Filmmaking

How to Write a Movie Review: 9 Essential Tips Trending
April 7, 2023 | Filmmaking

How to Write a Movie Review: 9 Essential Tips

Whether you are an actor, a filmmaker, or a film geek through and through, writing film reviews can help hone your ability to think critically. With experience writing reviews, cinephiles…

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NYFA Alum in The Best TV Shows of All Time
February 22, 2024 | Alumni

NYFA Alum in The Best TV Shows of All Time

While the “best TV shows of all time” vary based on personal preferences, cultural influences, and critical assessments, there are TV shows that frequently appear in discussions about iconic television….

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Acting

How to Memorize Lines: 6 Simple Tips Trending
June 21, 2023 | Acting

How to Memorize Lines: 6 Simple Tips

Acting is a passion that requires a great amount of discipline, and learning how to memorize lines is just one of many skills that every great actor must master. While…

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Best TV Series to Binge Watch Featuring NYFA Camp Alum
February 27, 2024 | Alumni

Best TV Series to Binge Watch Featuring NYFA Camp Alum

Binge-watching has become a popular cultural phenomenon, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the narrative arcs of their favorite TV series for hours on end. It offers a unique form…

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Photography

Point of View in Photography: 4 Examples Trending
June 15, 2023 | Photography

Point of View in Photography: 4 Examples

In relation to photography, ‘point of view’ refers to the position the camera is in when viewing a scene. Are you laying on the ground, looking up at your subject?…

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Celebrating Native American Filmmakers, Actors, and Visual Storytellers
January 23, 2024 | Filmmaking

Celebrating Native American Filmmakers, Actors, and Visual Storytellers

In November 1990, the U.S. government designated November as the first official National Native American Heritage Month. Congress chose November since the month concludes the traditional harvest season and generally…

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Producing

The Role of the Intimacy Coordinator Trending
January 29, 2023 | How To’s

The Role of the Intimacy Coordinator

Acting is a challenging profession. Amidst competing for roles, long rehearsal hours, and intensive dance routines, you might be surprised by what you see in the script once you finally…

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The Key to Crowdfunding Film: Subcultures and Niches
December 29, 2023 | Industry Trends

The Key to Crowdfunding Film: Subcultures and Niches

The role of the producer is very fluid and hard to sum up with a two-line job description. Throw into the mix that the industry is evolving rapidly—forcing the role…

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Screenwriting

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April 13, 2023 | Screenwriting

Where To Download Movie Scripts: 10 Great Sites

If you want to write movie scripts, you need to read movie scripts – it’s just as essential as batting practice for professional baseball players. As you read scripts, you’ll…

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NYFA Alumni and Faculty Collaborate on Film, TV, and Media
February 15, 2024 | Filmmaking

NYFA Alumni and Faculty Collaborate on Film, TV, and Media

The film, television, and entertainment industry have a long history of memorable partnerships, from the Coen brothers to Issa Rae and Tracy Oliver to The Daniels. Hit films, television shows,…

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Cinematography

Birdman Cinematography: A Visual Symphony in Filmmaking Trending
November 21, 2023 | Industry Trends

Birdman Cinematography: A Visual Symphony in Filmmaking

Birdman winning an Academy Award for Best Picture wasn’t much of a surprise. Earlier in the ceremony, it had already picked up Oscars for Best Screenplay, Best Directing, and Best…

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NYFA Alumni and Faculty Collaborate on Film, TV, and Media
February 15, 2024 | Filmmaking

NYFA Alumni and Faculty Collaborate on Film, TV, and Media

The film, television, and entertainment industry have a long history of memorable partnerships, from the Coen brothers to Issa Rae and Tracy Oliver to The Daniels. Hit films, television shows,…

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Documentary Filmmaking

How To Write A Documentary Script Trending
April 28, 2023 | Documentary Filmmaking

How To Write A Documentary Script

From eye-opening films like Blackfish (2013) to emotional narratives told in movies like Bowling for Columbine (2002), documentaries have the power to captivate and showcase the brilliance of humanity when…

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Celebrating Native American Filmmakers, Actors, and Visual Storytellers
January 23, 2024 | Filmmaking

Celebrating Native American Filmmakers, Actors, and Visual Storytellers

In November 1990, the U.S. government designated November as the first official National Native American Heritage Month. Congress chose November since the month concludes the traditional harvest season and generally…

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3D Animation & VFX

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October 17, 2023 | Industry Trends

The History of Animation: Celebrating Disney’s 100 Years of Stories

The animation industry has grown to become an absolute behemoth in the world of cinema. Despite the immense teams and years of effort required for modern animated films, they reign…

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Disney’s 12 Principles Of Animation: Bringing Characters To Life
April 20, 2023 | How To’s

Disney’s 12 Principles Of Animation: Bringing Characters To Life

For every fan of animation, Walt Disney’s animated characters are mesmerizing. From their lifelike appearance to how these stunning characters express human emotions, these characters have charmed audiences for 100…

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Digital Editing

A Beginner’s Guide to Film Editing Terms Trending
May 7, 2022 | Industry Trends

A Beginner’s Guide to Film Editing Terms

It was Francis Ford Coppola who said, “The essence of cinema is editing.” If you’re an aspiring film editor, you know your craft matters — and you know it also…

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What is Adobe After Effects?
November 22, 2019 | Industry Trends

What is Adobe After Effects?

Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application and is used in the post-production process of both filmmaking and television production, in live action and…

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Broadcast Journalism

Top 12 Most Influential Journalists Of Today Trending
October 7, 2020 | Industry Trends

Top 12 Most Influential Journalists Of Today

The basis of journalism as the fourth estate and a watchdog for corruption and injustice brings an unequivocal responsibility for journalists to be equally skilled and hard-working as they are…

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Top Multimedia Journalism Skills Every Reporter Needs
October 20, 2022 | Industry Trends

Top Multimedia Journalism Skills Every Reporter Needs

Journalists pursue the truth and provide context to the information they are reporting.  In other words, they specialize in breaking down what information means and why it matters. However, in…

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Musical Theatre

Dance Professions, Interests, Passions To Pursue Trending
June 7, 2023 | Industry Trends

Dance Professions, Interests, Passions To Pursue

Performers or aspiring dancers are artists and possess a number of skills. With experience in movement and performance, many dancers are known for their discipline, punctuality, dedication, creativity, and kinesthetic…

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6 Musical Theatre Books for Every Aspiring Performer
December 26, 2023 | Industry Trends

6 Musical Theatre Books for Every Aspiring Performer

While books have seemingly taken a backseat to everything from YouTube videos to audiobooks, they are still an invaluable resource to supplement your musical theatre education, especially regarding the history…

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Game Design

How to Make a Game Without Coding: 5 Game Engines That Don’t Require Programming Knowledge Trending
October 20, 2014 | Game Design

How to Make a Game Without Coding: 5 Game Engines That Don’t Require Programming Knowledge

It’s no secret that making a computer game usually requires a solid understanding of computer programming—they are “computer games,” after all. Unfortunately not all of us have a knack for programming,…

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How to Get Voiceover Work
February 26, 2024 | Acting

How to Get Voiceover Work

With the advent of smartphones and apps, audio media have become an increasingly popular medium.  Audible, for instance, has evolved into the literary equivalent of Netflix and Hulu. As a…

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Virtual Reality

How to Get Started in Virtual Reality Development Trending
May 14, 2022 | Q&As

How to Get Started in Virtual Reality Development

Many of us are familiar with virtual reality development. Through simulation games like Second Life, users can choose and customize an avatar. Avatars can visit virtual environments and go on…

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Q&A with New York Film Academy (NYFA) BFA Filmmaking Alum Ilya Rozhkov, Director of the Groundbreaking VR Film ‘Agent Emerson’
October 11, 2019 | Q&As

Q&A with New York Film Academy (NYFA) BFA Filmmaking Alum Ilya Rozhkov, Director of the Groundbreaking VR Film ‘Agent Emerson’

New York Film Academy (NYFA) BFA Filmmaking alum Ilya Rozhkov moved to Los Angeles from Russia to follow his passion. He always knew he wanted to direct films, and he’s…

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ESL

Free Resources to Improve Your English Language Skills Trending
September 24, 2016 | ESL

Free Resources to Improve Your English Language Skills

Looking to improve your English language skills? You’re not alone: according to TESOL, around 1.5 billion people are currently learning the English language around the world. You’re in good company!…

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creative gap year
October 10, 2023 | Admissions Enablement

Is A Creative Gap Year Right for You?

For ambitious and adventurous visual storytellers and performers, a creative gap year can be a defining academic and personal achievement. Similar to a traditional gap year, a creative gap year…

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Alum

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March 7, 2023 | Filmmaking

Harlem on Amazon Prime: How It Levels Up The Four Girl Formula

In season one of Harlem on Amazon Prime, Camille, the protagonist, asks, “Why is everything always about men?”  By the end of the season, we have our answer. For our…

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The Best Bill Hader Movies & TV Shows (Updated for 2023)
March 8, 2023 | Filmmaking

The Best Bill Hader Movies & TV Shows (Updated for 2023)

If you were in the mood, you could endlessly debate whether the quality of Saturday Night Live in the 21st century was near the daring brilliance of the original Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players…

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Film Festivals

NYFA Australia Alumni Find Success at the 2023 Gold Coast Film Festival Trending
April 19, 2023 | Filmmaking

NYFA Australia Alumni Find Success at the 2023 Gold Coast Film Festival

The Blair Witch Project (1999), Donnie Darko (2001), and Little Miss Sunshine (2006) are all great independent films with something in common: they all premiered at film festivals. For filmmakers…

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Q&A With New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Student Kartik Venkatraman on His Film Festival Success and Upcoming Film ‘Tehravin’
July 16, 2020 | Film Festivals

Q&A With New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Student Kartik Venkatraman on His Film Festival Success and Upcoming Film ‘Tehravin’

It was not too long ago when the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking student Kartik Venkatraman decided to quit his day job in India and start a new career…

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Student Life

4 Tips To Create a Productive Study Space at Home Trending
March 20, 2020 | Student Life

4 Tips To Create a Productive Study Space at Home

Everyone knows there are times when, for any number of reasons, you’ll have to study or work from your home as opposed to a communal space, office, library, or cafe….

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Student Essay: How NYFA Counseling Services Helped Me
May 16, 2019 | Student Life

Student Essay: How NYFA Counseling Services Helped Me

The following is a short piece written by Pooja Sudhir, a 2018 graduate of New York Film Academy’s Filmmaking in New York City. When she left NYFA, Pooja said she…

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Teens & Kids Camps

8 Summer Camp Packing Tips Trending
June 14, 2019 | Teens & Kids Camps

8 Summer Camp Packing Tips

Even if you packed weeks in advance, the morning before you head off to summer camp can be a stressful one as you check all your pockets and bags and…

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Best TV Series to Binge Watch Featuring NYFA Camp Alum
February 27, 2024 | Alumni

Best TV Series to Binge Watch Featuring NYFA Camp Alum

Binge-watching has become a popular cultural phenomenon, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the narrative arcs of their favorite TV series for hours on end. It offers a unique form…

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