Monday, April 30, 2012

Tribeca Kids Access: That's a Wrap!

I wanted to thank all of the students who participated in this year's Tribeca Film Festival!

Nigel McKain Stephanie Oghweh Adam Mc Reynolds
Jose Rios Kyle Bradley Lisanny RIchiez
Bennu Smith Franco Salas Victoria Harrington
Jewel Joachim Harold Urena Daniel Arena
Nyjee Evans Fredy Garay Samantha Mena
Geroni Jimenez Rob Rivera Adam Spieler
Ion Zaldivar Justin Johnson Ivan Calixto
Sarah Williams

Your work is greatly appreciated! 


Registration is open!
We are having film screenings, feature writing workshops, and film contests next quarter! You must be registered to participate.

Log onto to registered ASAP.

Look at the check lists provided in order to see if you are on the right track for graduation!
DFM Checklist Full Time - 12 Credits
DFM Checklist Full Time - 15 Credits

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TFF Lunch Speaker Series FREE at 92 Y

"Every year at Tribeca, we aim to add new events and series to the mix, expanding the conversation into new areas and topics. For TFF 2012, one of these additions is the Future of Film Lunch Series: daily talks and presentations related to platforms, technology, and trends that are changing the art and business of film."
Click on the link for details. The speakers begin TODAY!

*Update: I haven't been able to reserve tickets on the site. If you show up about 10 minutes ahead of time, you will have a good opportunity to get a seat! 


Inside The Cutting Room With Bobbie O'Steen Featuring Jay Rabinowitz, A.C.E. Please join renowned author Bobbie O'Steen ("Cut to the Chase", "The Invisible Cut") for an in-depth discussion with master film editor Jay Rabinowitz, A.C.E. who will screen footage and talk about his work on "Night on Earth", "Affliction", "Requiem for a Dream" and "I'm Not There".
This event is presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop and will take place at NYU's Cantor Film Center on April 26th from 7 to 9 pm.
Where: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, New York, NY 
When: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Cost: Free Admission
Click on the link to reserve your Free Tickets -

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TFF Important FREE Events

Today ONLY! - The online programing for the TFF is available to screen for FREE. I will be watching and reviewing a few. Here is the link to watch features and shorts in TFF for FREE!!! -

The Apple Store on West 14th has a series of filmmaking events, open to the public, for FREE. They are panel discussions where producers, actors, and filmmakers talk about their films in the festival. A good practice for you would be to check out a film today and see if the filmmakers will be at the Apple Store. Check out the link -

Important Shift in the Industry

I wanted to bring your attention to an important shift in our industry - The 130 year old standard film production is moving toward digital production and distribution.

Last week, a report in LA Weekly discussed how movie studios are being forced to switch from film distribution and screening to digital. There are many reasons for this switch, mainly money. The following are topics discussed in this selection of articles - Union projectionists are losing their jobs to minimum wage ushers. $1500 multi-reel film print is being reduced to a $150 hard drive. Digital production (inexpensive and time saving) is now the preferred medium of producers over film production (cumbersome and expensive).

Christopher Nolan (Inception, Batman Series) is conducting a passionate PR campaign for film. His philosophy asks producers to support director's decisions for 35mm film production when budgeting. Nolan has been shooting exclusively on film since he began his career. From an archival standpoint, film is stable medium that can last hundreds of years when treated properly. Hard drives crash. Digital formats have changed six times last year alone. From a production standpoint, film is difficult to manage, expensive, and a time sucker. The goal for Nolan's campaign is for directors to be able to have the choice.

Feel free to review the articles below to make your own decisions.

Film School Rejects Article
DGA Article interviewing Nolan
LA Weekly Article

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Feature Length Film with Martin Scorsese

This is a link for the feature length film "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese". I suggest that ALL students interested in directing take a look at this film. I was inspired to hear from a master that he is obsessed with the medium at which he has perfected.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Drawn Word - An Alumni Collaboration

Alumni Chris Guzman has collaborated with author Christopher Irving to create an online interview series with prominent comic book artists in New York City. Enjoy his latest project! Click HERE for the link to the series -

Flotsam / Jetsam Review

Hey Everyone! My second review for Short Of The Week is up.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Research techniques for film funding

Suggested by Ian Fischer. It's a great article that outlines some how-to points for producing and funding projects. Take a look! - Eve

DF133 Studio Production Class Last Quarter

Last week I posted one project from the DF133 Studio Production Class. Below are two more videos from that class. Be inspired! These projects had art department budgets of 200$ a project. Imagine what you can do with cardboard and creativity!   

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Happy Days off Everyone!
Cage Closed Friday and Saturday. FYI

Student Projects in the Real World

Alpha Channel Select "Blind Barber" by Melissa Fortunatti and Stefan Fernandez has been reviewed on Detail's magazine website. Congrats for the exposure! You all should be thinking about your films being used for clients in the real world.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rear Window Breakdown!

This was assembled from parts of Hitchcock's Rear Window. Neat stuff!

Welcome Back!

I wanted to open the quarter with a project from last quarter's DF133 Studio Production class. The students last quarter teamed up with interior design to create sets for four group projects. Instructor Tory Jones had an week 11 presentation that included guest critiques, Sarah Frank and Melissa Friedling. This was a fantastic collaboration. I hope we continue branch out to other departments in the future. Get inspired!