Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Library Materials

Hello Everyone!
Our librarian is wonderful, as usual. Please check out the link below for library materials for our major. Materials include industry articles, books, royalty free music and sound effects.

Friday, March 22, 2013

RECRUITING: TriBeCa Film Festival 2013

Are you available between April 17 - 28th? Join the TFF Crew shooting red carpet events at the Tribeca Film Festival! Contact Josh Hays at or Eve Okupniak at


Thursday, March 14, 2013


Tickets to Alpha Channel are here! Please be aware there are TWO different screenings (March 18th & 22nd). Click below to reserve your ticket.

The program is as follows:

Gernoi: Black Valentine Teaser
Brian De La Cruz: Luv Me Knot
Gernoi J: World of Zidzislaw Beksinski
Andrew Greenblatt: Velous
Sandra Grant: Gating
Dave Brooks: The Visions
Melissa Fortunatti: Klepto
Glenn McBride: The Come Up
Giovanni Lozada: The Piano Lesson

Graduating Demo Reels

Get your tickets!

Kickstarter Success: Game Changer for Big Studios?

Yesterday morning, Rob Thomas started a KickStarter campaign for a feature film version of "Veronica Mars", the cult, detective-noir TV show he created. After a few hours, fans raised an astounding $2 million dollars.

For many of us who launch similar campaigns on KickStarter or IndieGoGo for our own projects, we may view this as a positive thing as far as what can be achieved with these fund-raising campaigns. However, an article on First Showing makes note of what this can mean for big-time studios. Considering Veronica Mars is not your typical small, independent project (Mars is under Warner Brothers), there is concern that big-time studios might see this as an opportunity to let fans finance projects rather than shell out the money themselves. Although it might be too early to tell whether this will become a trend, studios will definitely be paying close attention.

What do you think about this? Do you think projects backed up by big studios and/or famous people should be allowed to use the same platform as smaller independent projects like Kickstarter? Or do you think this is a win-win situation for all?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Das Rad Rocks

Here is an animated short that was very cool and interesting. It is a different perspective on time. Are rocks alive but they move to slow for us to notice?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Event at CUNY This Weekend

Professor Dorothy Rompalske will be producing and moderating a panel on the status of women in the entertainment industry on Saturday at 11 AM, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 230 W. 41st Street, Newsroom/R. 308, 3rd floor, NYC 

To reserve a free seat (registration encouraged, especially for Saturday.)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Distribution: What Are Your Best Options?

So you've spent a lot of time, money and hard work shooting your short film. Now what? Do you enter it into festivals? Do you stream it online for exposure? Do you try to find a distribution company like iTunes? Exposure is usually the main goal for most new filmmakers (like we recently explored), yet there's still a lot of options out there and few answers. Short of The Week examines this question many short filmmakers have and explores all the different options. A must read!
The Changing Game of Distribution

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Software That Reveals Invisible Motion

Scientists at MIT have developed open-source software that can reveals details in videos that are otherwise invisible, like blood pumping underneath skin. The Extreme Tech article notes, "the software allows you to see the tiniest movements of eye muscles, the swaying of buildings in the wind, or fatigue in bolts and rivets that is invisible to the naked eye."

Check out the video for more details below: