Category Archives: DFA Students

DFA Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Rottkamp

August 11, 2016

  When Andrew Rottkamp entered college at the University of Delaware, he was a finance major. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I picked finance,” he jokes. “But I had a feeling right from the beginning that it wasn’t the right program for me.” Luckily, when his junior year rolled around, he […]

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DFA Student Spotlight: Ayanda Chisholm

July 22, 2016

  What’s the biggest way in which the Digital Film Academy has affected student Ayanda Chisholm’s life? “Definitely the WebTV class,” she says. “I had never considered doing a web series before. Now I’ve completed two episodes and plan to finish an entire first season.” The web series, titled The Young, Black, and Gifted, focuses […]

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DFA Student Spotlight: Jose Martinez

July 1, 2016

  Years ago, Jose Martinez took an intensive, one-month filmmaking course. He gained filmmaking experience, but quickly realized that in order to keep the ball rolling on his career, he needed to connect with like-minded people with whom he could collaborate on future film projects. When he found the Digital Film Academy, he knew it […]

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DFA Student Spotlight: Jimmy Zdolshek

June 24, 2016

When he was only in high school, Jimmy Zdolshek’s video production teacher encouraged him to participate in “SkillsUSA,” an organization that sponsors a competition to promote career and technical development. When the short Zdolshek completed within 6 hours as part of the contest went on to win 1st place, Zdolshek says it was one of the best […]

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DFA Films the 11th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference

March 20, 2015

When the National Minority Business Council recently asked Digital Film Academy to record the award ceremony at the 11th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference, we were honored to film the proceedings. The NMBC is a non-profit corporation which dates back to 1972. They are very active throughout the tri-state area and across the USA, providing business […]

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Women Cinematographers: A Look Behind Her Lens

September 18, 2014

When we look at the names of cinematographers working on commercial films, we will find it a difficult task to spot a woman credited as one. Women make up barely 2% of cinematographers in the industry. There haven’t been any female cinematographers who were nominated for an Academy Award. That’s not cool. In fact, the […]

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The Director Auteur

September 15, 2014

The entertainment industry has tons of creative energy flowing through it. The public may hear stories of how most people who get involved in it desire to work in an area they are not hired for (e.g. the actor who wishes to be a director, the gaffer who would like to be a cinematographer, the […]

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Student Work: 'Assigned Sex' by Shaun Dawson

September 11, 2014

Obsessed with the art of storytelling since she learned how to walk and talk, Shaun Dawson followed a very unique path before she landed in the world of filmmaking. She was a surgical technologist for 7 years in the US military, when her dream of becoming a storyteller became more concrete. The experience of providing aid […]

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July 30th DFA Student Screening!

August 7, 2014

July 30th turned out another series of exciting, diverse short films from DFA students at New York City’s Anthology Film Archives! First up was The Dawn, a film written and directed by yours truly. Despite his very sheltered point of view, the five-year-old protagonist pieces together the fact that his beloved mother has killed his […]

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Student Focus July 2014: Danesha Holmes

July 18, 2014

Before coming to the Digital Film Academy, Danesha Holmes tried many different career paths. She always knew she wanted to work in entertainment, but didn’t know in what capacity. As a result, in addition to trying acting and stand-up comedy, Holmes spent time in retail, in customer service, as a personal trainer, and even as […]

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