Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

It was fantastic to see so many people at graduation yesterday!
Congratulations to all of the graduates! Last week and this week were amazing opportunities to meet alot of you and get to know your families. Thank you for introducing me to such a warm and welcoming community. I am looking forward to future graduations and celebrations.
Have a safe and happy holiday this year! See you at the quarter start on January 11th!

Don't forget the DAM Festival deadline is January 10th. GRADUATES, GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT YOUR THESIS FILMS!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Security Policy UPDATE!

Hello Students and Faculty!
I have just added a link outlining building security policy regarding shooting spaces and guest entry.
The link is located under AiNYC LINKS labled Building Security Policy
All students and faculty should take a moment and read over the policy for their own reference.
Faculty: Remind your students of the policy when they intend to shoot or rehearse.
Students: Review the policy when planning your shooting and rehearsal dates.
This list of guidelines was set up to avoid confusion for scheduling and prevent broken or missing property. Enforcing these policies will reduce overbooking spaces and allow for a comfortable classroom environment. This security protocol has been in effect for the past three years, according to the facilities director. She has asked my cooperation to enforce these guidelines.
Thank you for your participation and cooperation!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Location - Location - Location

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2008/may/figure31.pdf) film and video editors have a better chance of finding employment in metropolitan areas. That means if you go to school in New York City then you have a competitive advantage of finding employment in your field compared to someone that lives outside the city. Location after graduation can be a major factor in finding employment in your field. Think twice before moving away from NYC after graduation. Either way, develop a game plan for career success with your career services advisor before you graduate.

Marc Scoleri, Director of Career Services
The Art Institute of NYC

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Security Policies

Just yesterday, I had two requests from students to sign off on a list of people for visitor's passes. The passes were for actors and crew for film shoots. At the end of the day, the building manager contacted me to inform me of the current security policies. Now that I am aware of this policy, I will be enforcing it. Please read the policy below. - Eve.

Security Policy for Non Student Entry
- A list of cast and crew from outside of the school MUST be submitted to director Eve Okupniak via e-mail at least one week before shooting or casting. The request must also include the date, time, and location of the production. If the request is submitted less than one week, the request will NOT be granted.
- Once the request is granted, the requesting student will be responsible for their guests and the rooms the production is occupying. All furniture must be replaced. All guests must be escorted out of the building by the student.
- If you have any questions, please e-mail director Eve Okupniak.

* Please keep checking back for updates concerning video shooting in the Beach Street building.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Crew Call from Black Bag Pictures!

Hey Guys! I wanted to post this crew call for many reasons. The most important being that I met the producers of this film and I love their philosophies regarding film making communities. Black Bag Pictures is a production company that is seriously committed to building an inclusive artistic community of creative people. The goal of this network is to create relationships between artists that can work on collaborative projects. They will be shooting their first project this weekend and next. If you are looking for a independent, professional film experience, I recommend that you include yourself on this project. Here is their pitch:
"We are shooting a post-apocalyptic romantic dramady short in and round Brooklyn and are looking for a camera, grip and electric crew as well as PAs. This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience and work with top-rate Brooklyn-based film company.
The Dates:
December 05 - Afternoon, light day
December 06 - Running around, exteriors
December 07 - Running around, exteriors
December 12 - Interiors
December 13 - Interiors
December 14 - Pickups
If you can work any or all of these days please e-mail the DP Josh Hays at joshhays@gmail.com. Please include your contact information, your CV or film resume and a link to any work you have on the internet.

Black Bag Pictures

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

DAM Submissions!

If you are interested in submitting, e-mail


I will be happy to send you the submission documents!
Please send whatever you can! AiNYC must be represented!


Alpha Channel Submissions, CLOSED

As of 9pm last night, Alpha Channel submissions are closed. If you have any questions, please contact Ross Williams regarding any Alpha Channel business.