Category Archives: Directing

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: 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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5 Things to Consider When Making a Short Film

April 27, 2016

  There’s never been a better time to make short films. Not only do most film festivals have short film categories, but platforms like YouTube have made it possible to actually monetize shorts. Particularly if you’re just beginning your film career, there’s no better way to start than making a short film. This film can […]

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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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Digital vs. Celluloid: Tarantino, Nolan, Abrams, and DiRenna Weigh In!

June 18, 2014

If you’re a fan of indie filmmaking, you’ve probably heard about the digital vs. celluloid debate. Digital cameras have made filmmaking accessible to everyone; now anyone who wants to can be a filmmaker. However, purists – and most notably great directors from the previous generation – still believe the only true way to make a […]

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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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