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Expose Yourself

December 14, 2020

It doesn’t matter how perfect your work is if no one sees it. In 1952 a twenty five year old first generation New Yorker working in a sweatshop bought a Rolleiflex medium format camera and revolutionized street photography. Or that’s what might have happened. In reality, Vivian Maier died in obscurity after a lifetime of […]

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Short Film by DFA student: “Blind Art”

November 13, 2020

This was going through the mind of Robert Dominguez Boblett, a Digital Film Academy New York student, as he embarked on his short film “Blind Art”. “Everyone is surrounded by opportunities, riches, and beauty. Some people take advantage of this and some people don’t.” As Robert describes it, this was his first year project and […]

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Chase a Story not the Gear

September 30, 2020

What camera did you use? What editing software? What LUT? Which filmmaker haven’t ever heard these questions? We are being bombarded with new releases from established equipment brands being announced constantly, and it’s hard to keep up with the always evolving technology surrounding film gear. People are consuming more content now than ever, spending more […]

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Coronavirus and The Evolution of a Film School

April 20, 2020

While the world hunkered down in the Spring of 2020 against Coronavirus, U.S. universities and colleges faced a challenge: how to continue to educate and train their students? One film school in New York City was undergoing a forward-looking evolution. Patrick Direnna. President and Founder of Digital Film Academy explains: “In that moment we switched […]

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SXSW, Geek of Chic and PRITCH London

April 4, 2019

1. SXSW (South by Southwest) and Digital Film Academy Alum: Ellie Zambrano South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences that take place annually in Austin, Texas. This year, our own Digital Film Academy graduate Ellie Zambrano took part in a live podcast at SXSW. As Executive […]

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DFA Think Contest

November 17, 2017

A Brand New DSLR Camera plus Lenses Also, a FREE 2-Day Intensive Filmmaking Workshop at Digital Film Academy, NYC Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th. You also get to make your own short film using World-Class Equipment and Facilities at Digital Film Academy, New York. Eligibility Must be between ages 17 and 25 Must […]

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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 wound […]

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