Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Alpha Channel Selects - DUE DATE

Due Date for Alpha Channel Submissions is NOVEMBER 30TH by 9PM on the FACULTY  Drive under the folder ALPHA CHANNEL SUBMISSIONS FA11

1. Create a folder with your NAME and TITLE OF PROJECT in the submissions folder
2. Put your full resolution quicktime (.mov file) film in the folder. Make sure your film plays outside of FCP, in the Quicktime player.
3. Fill out the submission form and save in your folder. Submission Forms Are Required for Every Entry, No Submission Form = No Entry. 
4. Any questions, please e-mail

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lytro infinite Depth of Field still camera!

Lytro cameras will be on display, and available for hands-on, in-store demos, at the WIRED Store in New York City. Located at 42nd and Broadway, the 7th annual WIRED Store promises a first look at unique gadgets and gear, events, installations and experiences that embody the “WIRED lifestyle.” The three Lytro camera models will be featured along with more than 200 other hot new products. Visit the store between noon and 7pm Wednesdays through Sundays between Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 24 (closed Thanksgiving Day) to request a Lytro camera demo with one of the WIRED Store employee “Ambassadors.”


Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Room or "This guy would have failed if he showed this in thesis class"

From user review from IMDB - "Imagine a two-hour episode of "Red Shoe Diaries" written and directed by Balki from "Perfect Strangers". Trust me, this is the worst movie you will ever see ever in your entire life. Ever. But is it pathetically awful or sadistically hilarious?" I cannot believe this got money.

Great Camera Shootout 2011 - RED, Arri, Canon, etc.

Sorry that I'm a little late to the game on this one. Zacuto has a new series of camera tests that show the differences between 12 different cameras ranging from RED to ARRI to Canon. This is a great series. Above is Episode One of the three part 2011 series.
Get the rest of the Zacuto Episodes Here - Two - Three -

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Summer State of Mind - Joshua Rossy

This link is from student Joshua Rossy. From Josh - "This is a music video I directed. I got an endorsement from an anti-bullying organization called We're Kickin It as well as an energy drink sponsor called Fireball. I debuted the music video at Hard Rock Cafe on the 20th of October."

Congrats on the video, Josh! This is a great example of students using their resources to gain professional experience and make contacts. Remember, if you have a link, please send it in to share with other students.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Student Jose Cabral Opens Dominican Global Film Festival

Student Jose Maria Cabral's film "Checkmate" will be opening the 5th Dominican Global Film Festival!

“Jaque Mate” (Checkmate) is the story of David, a popular host on one of most watched television talk shows in the Caribbean. In his phone-in segment with the viewers, David is surprised by a male caller who claims to have David’s wife and son kidnapped in their home. The kidnapper forces David to go along with the game, forbidding him to cut to a commercial break, to hang up and to play along with his “game” under the threat that he will kill his family." - from their site

Congrats Jose!
Here is the link to the film -
Here is the press release from the festival -

IFFM - Monday 11/14 1pm AI SHORTS!

This Monday 11/14/11 at 1pm
Quad Cinema 34 W. 13th st.
A selection of shorts from AINYC Graduates and students will be screened between 1pm and 3pm in a block that was created just for AINYC!
Students who are screening - Stefan Fernandez, Jesse Dillon, Ashley Pula, and David Bach. If you are available, please come out and support our students!

Many congratulations to our students! Special thanks to Ashley for setting this up with the festival.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How Did This Get Made? Podcast - MUST LISTEN

Alumni Phil Swift brought my attention to this podcast, How Did This Get Made? A podcast of comedians who have a Mystery Science Theater approach to talking about terrible films and ask the obvious questions. The latest podcast talks about the latest Punisher Film. While yes, I did not see it, after listening to the director and the guests speak about the film, I'm in. The director, Lexi Alexander, speaks about how she was able to get the deal to make this film, only making a short before. I was inspired and excited about this film!

Listen and enjoy! -
Watch Lexi's Academy Award Nominated Short -

Student Screening - Balloon Girl

Monday, November 7, 2011

Classes Closed WI12

The classes below are already full and closed. Please register ASAP if you want to get a seat in the remaining classes. - Eve. 

DF112 Screenwriting A R 8:15-12:15PM
DF112 Screenwriting B W 6:00-10:00PM
DF113 Script Development C W 1:15- 5:15PM
DF122 Cinematography A T 8:15-12:15PM
DF122 Cinematography C T 1:15- 5:15PM
DF123 Directing the Actor A W 1:15- 5:15PM
DF123 Directing the Actor B R 1:15- 5:15PM
DF124 Pre-Producing B M 1:15- 5:15PM
DF132 Sound Design A M 8:15-12:15PM
DF132 Sound Design B W 8:15-12:15PM
DF132 Sound Design C F 8:15-12:15PM
DF132 Sound Design D T 1:15- 5:15PM
DF132 Sound Design E F 1:15- 5:15PM
DF142 Digital Filmmaking A W 8:15-12:15PM
DF142 Digital Filmmaking B M 1:15- 5:15PM
DF143 Film Pre-Visualization A F 1:15- 5:15PM

"Rise of Non-Fiction Film"

Watch live streaming video from academyawards at
I found this on the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences. For those of you taking or interested in documentary, check this out! - Eve.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tariq Anwar Clip Reel

Again many thanks to the students who made it to the event last week. This was an amazing opportunity to speak and listen to a features editor. For those who missed it, here is a 3 minute clip reel of the event. - Eve.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

LES Festival Submissions OPEN

Filmmakers who submit will have their films screened and selected by our panel of judges, which includes Academy Award-winning actress SUSAN SARANDON, New York City icon and performance artist JUSTIN BOND, documentary filmmaker and photographer HARVEY WANG, and more judges to be added soon! The selected films will screen in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, March 6th – 18th at a variety of unique locations. Filmmakers are invited to attend the screenings, festival parties, and the general hoopla of LES* 2012. Prizes will be given to the winners of the following categories:

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Dramatic Short Film
Best Comedic Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
LES Film Festival Audience Award
The LES* Neighborhood Award
Best of Fest – The LES* Prix D’or

Click here to enter Deadline December 1st!