I am studying at New York Film Academy to pursue a career in writing and directing, learn about the industry, and build a portfolio. The hands-on approach has been the most valuable teaching method throughout my studies.
Since I did not want to wait four years to build a portfolio or be able to work with a camera, I chose to study at New York Film Academy because other schools do not have these same opportunities.
I would strongly recommend NYFA to others because it’s intense and shows you exactly how it would be to work in the actual industry.
I am studying at New York Film Academy because I want to learn as much as I can about directing and everything surrounding it. The teaching methods I have found most useful are the hands-on practice with the camera; and the cinematography and sounds classes.
The reason I chose to study at NYFA is because of their “learn by doing philosophy.” I don’t want to sit behind a desk doing the same thing over and over again.
I am studying at New York Film Academy because I’m interested in studying cinematography and learning exactly what I want to do for a career.
I’ve found the teaching methods are very valuable here - everything is explained in great detail. I also like how everything is hands-on, because it shows not only how things work, but how to apply them.
I liked NYFA’s way of teaching, which is why I chose this school over others. Also, I wanted to study in New York City and the school is right in the heart of the city.
I would recommend NYFA to others looking to get into the industry, because it teaches you all you need to know and the teachers are really helpful.
I am studying at the New York Film Academy to become a talented filmmaker. Claude’s filmmaking class has a good balance between practice and theory and I have found this to be valuable to learn here.
I recommend New York Film Academy based on my great experience studying here.
I signed up for the 1-Week Digital Filmmaking class because I had limited time in New York and wanted to learn about filmmaking. I thought the experience of shooting in New York would be amazing, and it was!
I chose to study at NYFA because I had already heard back from them and I just loved the idea of the program. It’s only a five day program, but you get your own film done. The teachers were really there to help us even though the program had less class time.
photo by Aaron Steele
Before attending the New York Film Academy for sports photography, I had novice experience with a camera. I knew some things, but not a lot. Any knowledge I did have came from the one semester of photography I studied while at Florida State University and researching photography articles online.
4 short months later and I honestly can say that I am a better photographer because of my decision to join NYFA. I say short because the program is very intensive and demanding. The time flew by. However, I know all of the knowledge I gained in that time will pay off. In fact, it has already begun to pay off, as I am currently a contributing photographer for one of the leading online track and field websites, Runner Space.
Being able to photograph a professional sports team such as the NY Jets provided an invaluable experience that I don’t believe I could have found anywhere else. The program introduced me to Jets staff photographer, Al Pereira, who has become a valuable contact to have.
It is my goal to photograph the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. I believe my time with the New York Film Academy’s photography program has put me well on my way to visiting the highest level athletic competition; camera in hand.