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#1 sitebai

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:48 AM

Hi guys,
I want to apply to Academy of Art University (AAU) and New York Film Academy (NYFA) for MFA FILM PRODUCTION, concentrating on Cinematography.
I just want to learn some hands-on experiences and lessons. I mean, I am not the kind of student
who are eager to know theory or history of film. What i hope i could absorb from my MFA study is the ability of controlling every kind of camera, lighting equipment, and those are used on the set. Maybe it's a little exaggerated. But i just want to touch all sorts of cameras, 16mm, super 16mm, 35mm, and even digital ones. I think it's the essential step to let my dream come true, being a DP.
AAU and NYFA are both recommended by my friends. They told me both of them offer and focus on teaching lessons very practical and to some extent look something like training. That's what i need. But i have no idea choosing whether AAU or NYFA.
But the requirements of both them for application are too easy. That is to say, unlike USC, UCLA or AFI, applicants are unlikely to be accepted for most of them. Yet, AAU and NYFA welcome and accept almost everyone as long as the applicants do it.
Can someone give me some suggestions or advices which one i should choose and apply to?
Don't consider the expense of the study and life. That's minor.
I heard something from my friend who graduated from AAU couple of years ago majored in Film Production. According to what i have told him my goal, he said AAU practically has the most comprehensive and advanced production equipments available to students. As for NYFA, I only
get information that the school will arrange 35mm training in the curriculum as well as AAU.
I'm Asian, never been the USA, so I hope you guys could give me proper analysis about my situation and advise something besides recommending me that i needn't go to film school if i want to entry this film industry.


Thank you!
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