Category Archives: DFA Students

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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"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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DFA Grad Chadwick Boseman to Play James Brown in Biopic

March 18, 2014

It’s been years since Chadwick Boseman was a student at the Digital Film Academy. Since then, he’s been no stranger to the world of entertainment, landing roles on such classic soap operas as All My Children. But, like most film stars, it takes certain roles to suddenly get you ‘on the radar’ – and for Boseman, […]

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DFA Goes Brazilian!

March 16, 2014

When she was first considering film schools and living in Brazil, Carol Mazzoni did an internet search to discover which school might be best for her. Her main considerations were cost (number one) and location (number two). It wasn’t long before she landed on the Digital Film Academy (homepage). Given the low cost and Times […]

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Spotlight on Jazmin and Steven Young

March 14, 2014

Despite a six-year age difference, sister and brother Jazmin and Steven Young have always been close. Now, 20 and 26 respectively, that closeness has translated into shared professional passion and career opportunities for both. One of the challenges of a career in film, according to Jazmin, is finding exactly where you fit. As a little […]

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Top 5 Take-aways from the DFA Open House

March 10, 2014

True to form, the DFA Open House did not disappoint! The two hours were packed with three informative demos that gave attendees a wealth of information. Here are the top 5 take-aways from the open house: 1. “The director is king… but the audience is GOD.” This is at the core of what the DFA […]

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Q&A: DFA Student Steven Young!

March 6, 2014

Born in Harlem, New York, Steven Young grew up listening to the likes of The Beatles, James Brown, and Michael Jackson. At age 9, he came across the parody video “I’m Fat” by Weird Al Yankovic and saw something that combined his love for music and entertainment. After shooting two music videos independently, Steven decided […]

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Q&A: Google Glass!

January 16, 2014

When he was 6 years old, Clayton Roulhac-Carr’s mother taught him to compose an image using a Polaroid 600. This began his life-long love of photography, a passion that inspired him to later study film at the Digital Film Academy. As a result, Roulhac-Carr has worked as an on-set photographer in addition to working with […]

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