Monthly Archives: April 2014

Veterans at the DFA!

April 27, 2014

As Kelvin Surgener, a veteran and DFA student will tell you, all schools handle the veteran enrollment process differently. Sometimes, the process can be a smooth one – other times, not so much. The DFA prides itself on a large number of enrolled veterans, and strives to make veteran enrollment as simple and straightforward as […]

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April 16th DFA Student Screening!

April 22, 2014

April 16th was the most recent screening of DFA students’ work – and the work was spectacular! Not only were the featured shorts diverse, but they displayed a range of skill not always found among new filmmakers. The night kicked off with the short film Full Circle, written and directed by Pauline Gefin. Based on […]

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Thoughts on a Blog

April 8, 2014

What is a blog exactly? I mean, beyond the fact that “blog” is short for “web log.” What constitutes a blog and did they exist in any other form prior to the world wide web? Are there any set rules restricting blog format and what they cover? Should there be? My first encounter with the term “blog” […]

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Must-Know Skills: Da Vinci Resolve Lite

April 4, 2014

There’s so much that goes into making a good film. So. Much. Not just all the planning and writing and casting, but also everything you have to do once the shooting is done and you’re left with a bunch of footage that may or may not come close to what you’d envisioned. Post-production is a […]

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"Voice & Rhythm" Event a Success!

April 2, 2014

March 31, 2014 saw NYC’s Film Anthology Archives packed with ESL learners, teachers, and enthusiasts. The “Voice & Rhythm” Event was well under-way with the three main sponsors well-represented: Broadway Dance Center dancers put on a spirited opening performance and later ended the night with passionate freestyle dancing; Rennert students shared a lively music video […]

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Do Movie Scoring Sites Affect What You Watch?

April 1, 2014

A few weeks ago, I started thinking about the impact of movie scoring sites on society’s decisions to watch films. Sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster, and Metacritic. In my humble opinion, most movies these days lack the emotional content to create a worthy film. We are in the age of remaking, rehashing, and blowing things up. Every movie seems […]

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