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Alex Felix and Ridley Scott: From Cameras to Scripts

August 16, 2017

Many of our alumni, have all kinds of doors open for them after graduating our school, not just in filmmaking but screenwriting as well. Shortly after graduating from Digital Film Academy, Alex Felix was hired by top Director and Producer Ridley Scott, known for such movies as “Alien”, “Blade Runner”, “The Martian” and Oscar winner […]

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Jorge Duran: Commercials for Haagen Dazs and Schweppes

August 16, 2017

After graduating Digital Film Academy, Jorge Duran went on to create and direct national commercials. His clientele includes Haagen Dazs and Schweppes. Film Directing is a competitive field but so too is Corporate Video Production. After the initial effort to win a client’s business in the first place, the pressure is then on to create […]

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Pavel Kacerle and Marvel Studios: Digital Film Academy

August 16, 2017

Probably one of our most notable international students at Digital Film Academy in New York was Pavel Kacerle. This was an international student who came all the way from The Czech Republic to study at Digital Film Academy. He took our Digital Filmmaking Program which included the Maya 3D Animation elective. Kacerle attended DFA in […]

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Chad Boseman Digital Film Academy – The Black Panther

August 16, 2017

Chad Boseman The Black Panther: A Digital Film Academy Success Story Former Digital Film Academy student Chad Boseman has been dominating the movie industry since attending our New York film school. He went on to star opposite Harrison Ford in the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” which received positive reviews and raked in $27 million on […]

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Talk to your Audience..with Light !

August 4, 2017

As filmmakers, the ability to capture your subject or characters from the right angles at the right moment goes a long way in helping you tell your story right. Perfectly designed shots and camera movements combined with a spectacular performance by the actors can result in cinematic magic. But, one major factor that dictates the […]

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Considering Film School? How to Choose the Best Film School?

April 24, 2017

  According to Statistics and Facts About the Film Industry, the digital media industry shows healthy projections for the upcoming years. It is estimated that the film industry will increase from about $38 billion in 2016 to nearly $50 billion in 2020. From this increase in revenue, it is evident that the media industry is […]

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Must-See Movie: Rosemary’s Baby

November 5, 2015

I saw Rosemary’s Baby as a kid and remembered being disappointed. The Satan makeup was cheesy and, overall, I declared it “not scary.” But a filmmaker friend raved about it so passionately that I decided to give it another shot, as an adult… Quite simply, it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. In […]

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5 Benefits of a Having a Table Read

October 28, 2015

Three years ago, a friend asked if I’d write a screenplay based on a collection of songs he’d written and performed off-Broadway. The music was incredible, and the story that the songs told was interesting – definitely worth delving into with a feature script. I said yes and for the next however many months, worked […]

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Three Reasons Why You Need to Learn to Code

October 14, 2015

Unless you’re living under a rock, with your ears plugged and your eyes blindfolded, you’ve probably heard people talk about coding. Coding is fast becoming the most important skill in the job market. In fact, schools in other countries, such as the UK, have already made coding mandatory for primary and secondary school students. Statistics […]

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Common Film Festival Problems and Their Fixes

October 1, 2015

I recently pulled off a film festival without any major technical problems, and it felt like winning the lottery. If you’re a filmmaker with a history of submitting to and attending film festivals, at one point or another, you’ve probably experienced something going wrong at a festival screening. You were sitting in a darkened theatre, […]

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