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#1 mdcox

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:27 AM

Has anyone been to the NYFA in LA? I am planning on going to thier 1 week course at the end of this month does any one have any ideas about this place?
www.nyfa.com

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#2 Austin Schmidt

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 01:29 PM

Regardless of what school it is, how could you possibly learn anything about film in one week? Attending anything (except a typing class) for only a week seems like a waste of money. I believe NYFA offers longer periods of classes which would make more sense to attend. If it is a money issue then I would recommend to save up or just get your schooling on films sets.
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#3 mdcox

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 03:30 PM

Regardless of what school it is, how could you possibly learn anything about film in one week?  Attending anything (except a typing class) for only a week seems like a waste of money.  I believe NYFA offers longer periods of classes which would make more sense to attend.  If it is a money issue then I would recommend to save up or just get your schooling on films sets.

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It's not a money issue it's a time issue and there are lots of schools that are only two days. I figured I could get the basics down from it anyway. I;m not a starving student I have a company to run and can not be gone for much longer thatn that. <_<
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#4 Alex Borowicz

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 05:24 PM

It's not a money issue it's a time issue and there are lots of schools that are only two days. I figured I could get the basics down from it anyway. I;m not a starving student I have a company to run and can not be gone for much longer thatn that. <_<

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I'm not quite sure what you mean by the basics. From what I've seen of the NYFA week-long courses, it's less cinematography concept etc, and more "this is how you make a film. Do this, and go film."

Definately read books before you go to make the week more rewarding
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#5 nao_yoshino

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:55 PM

Hey mdcox,

I'm currenly enrolled on the 1 Year Filmmaking program at NYFA, Los Angeles. I'm not familiar with the 1 week course you mentioned - could you be more specific? Does the course deal only with cinematography?

My experience of NYFA is that it's a good school for practical filmmaking. They give you a basic foundation from which you can build in whatever direction you want. It's great for people who can't/don't want to spend 3 years at more traditional schools (I fit into the can't category!)

I would agree, however, with the comments on this page - 1 week isn't a great deal of time. If you want a really intensive week, you may want to look at the workshops offered by one of our external NYFA instructors, Janusz Sikora.

http://lightextreme.com/

This guy taught me everything I know about cinematography and I'm now DP on almost all the thesis shoots in my thesis group. I strongly recommend it if money is not a big problem.

And yes, DO read up as much as you can before the course because it's probably the best way you can take advantage of such a relatively little amount of time!

Drop me an email you do decide to do the NYFA course and we can meet up if you like.


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Posted 27 June 2005 - 01:33 PM

Last summer I did the one week AMC movie camp which I felt was a great crash-course in a lot of film making basics. I met Janusz Sikora and he taught me (I felt) a great deal to learn within a week.

I had a great experience doing this camp and I now have my own 4-minute short film that I made myself from the camp. This camp is something that helps one realize how much work it is in the film industry and how creative you must be to make a short, silent film. I learned a ton in a weeks time not only about some general stuff about film making but also about myself and what I am capable of doing in a creative environment.

I did the one-week camp because I didn't have the time or resources to put into a 4 week program. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in this field.
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 01:47 PM

The Kodak Cinematography Workshops offer a good "hands on" refresher, often filming a music video:

http://www.kodak.com...0.1.4.9.4&lc=en

http://www.kodak.com...cineWkshp.jhtml

http://www.kodak.com...iamiWkshp.jhtml
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#8 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 08:34 PM

What about the Rockport, ME workshops? You could check those out...
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#9 RedCaineForNova

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:41 PM

im goin to the NYFA in los angeles on august 7-14. i hear its alot of fun, and a good intro for people who dont know much about filmmaking.
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