New York Film Academy Filmmaking Student

I am studying at the New York Film Academy because it is one of the best film schools in the world and I love film. After I graduate, I want to find a job in the film industry. Also, I think NYFA gives students more hands-on practice, which is also why I chose to study here.

While studying at NYFA, I found the directors craft class and cinematography class to be my two favorite classes – as well as the lighting class. The writing and editing classes were very beneficial and taught me important methods. Ultimately, everything I learned at NYFA was valuable.

The first reason I chose to study at NYFA, over other schools, was because it is in New York City. I can enjoy learning while living in a great city. I think the environment is really important and I like the setup of classes. Every class you learn a lot – which is very useful during practice.

I would highly recommend NYFA to others looking to get into the industry, because I think students who graduate from here will be more likely to get a professional job.

-Jinyi Liang

New York Film Academy Filmmaking Student

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.

-Dijana Beslin

New York Film Academy 1 Year Filmmaking Student

My goal after studying at New York Film Academy is to write and direct. I’m partial to experimental filmmaking and love the school’s hands-on approach method. The access to equipment and small classes are the reason I chose this school over other schools. The intensive approach works and the focus on filmmaking are why I recommend this to people looking to break into this industry.

-Kenneth Quiros

New York Film Academy 8 Week Screenwriting Student

Hello Rachel. My name is Ita Hozaife. I took the 8 week screenwriting workshop last year (Sept-Nov 2011). The class schedule, workload, and deadlines are best described as torture. I loved it! And I want to do it again! What I had been trying to write, with not much success for two years, you got me to do in 8 weeks! Thank you!

I was looking for a short advanced screenwriting class but you don’t offer such. Sad. So I’ll go with the 12 week screenwriting workshop coming up in January 2013.

-Ita Hozaife
Ink Marks Ltd

New York Film Academy MFA Acting Student

Oddly enough, after researching all the best film and acting schools world-wide, what closed the deal for me was a very beautiful musical student film I’d fallen in love with on the New York Film Academy website. If NYFA could do that, then that was where I wanted to go. I’ll never forget the first day on the Universal Studios backlot with a screen-test, headshots and then an Improv class. School registration was never like that before. Within a few weeks the coursework was consuming. For me NYFA was an overhaul of workshops and acting classes I had accumulated over the years. We started with the basics, learning all the diverging methods, from Shakespeare to Stanislavski to Meisner. And we were on our feet, with Improv, Speech, Movement, and production workshops, trying out all the techniques. As soon as we had film footage, editing and post production was added. Every class included one-on-one tutoring.

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