Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Come down and check out the great work of our AI  DFM Students at AI Portfolio Show, this Tuesday (September 23rd). The show will be held at Studio Arte. Located at 256 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018. (Between 7th & 8th). The event is free! Doors open at 4pm.


Get ready for this quarter Alpha Channel! Sadly, this will be our last Alpha Channel but we are planning  to go out with a bang. Come down and check out the great work from our DFM students. From short films, music videos, documentaries and more!!! The event will be held at The Art Institute of New York City, in room 1009. The free event will start at 6pm!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Congratulations! The following films will be screened on Monday night at Alpha Channel. The screening will be held at The Producers Club located on 358 W 44th St, New York. Starting time is 6pm. The event is free. Please come on time. See you guys there! 

1. Dreaming of Life - William Lee
2. Morning Woods - Tyler Ayala
3. Cold - Tristan Chrichton 
4. Spam - Chris Conaway
5. The Ability -Jonathan Bedard
6. Jaykah - Christian Noreiga
7. Am I Awake - Phil Maniaci
8. Giovanni Lozada "Sobre La  Marea" 

Monday, June 9, 2014


Check out AI DFM cinematographer, Fernado Ceballos cool Nike commercial. 
For more info on Fernado, check out his website: 


It's always good to see one of our AI graduates being part of great thought provoking film projects and cinematographer Mark Beckerman is one of those students with the feature film "Lost" Lost is a dramatic film about four siblings in different points in their lives who find each other during their mothers untimely death. The film is directed by Tariq Simmons and written by Kenneth Prince. 
Check out their Indiegogo video.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Get ready DFM students!!!! The annual Alpha Channel Film Festival is here! Submit your work. The deadline for submissions is the week before June 9th. Screenings will be held at The Producers Club at 358 W 44th St, New York 10036. The event starts promptly at 6pm. See you guys on June 16, 2014.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Alpha Channel Winter 2014 Nominee's

Good Afternoon.  Here are the list of students of that were selected for this winter quarter Alpha Channel 2014 Festival.  The Alpha Channel is this Friday (March 28, 2014). It will be held at the The Producers Club at 358 W 44th St, New York 10036. Starting time is 6pm. The event is free.
 Please come on time. See you guys there

1. Cheron Bey - Change Clothes Trailer
2. Christian Vargas - Hurricane Lou
3. Delano Samuels - American Eagle Commercial
4. Frandy - Paperworks
5. Glenn McBride Jr - Traffic Cops Trailer
6. Hector Goris - FCNY
7. Giovanni Lozada - The Immortal Land
8. Mark Beckerman - Laissez Faire
9. Taylor - Africa
10. Seabrooks - Dr Dre Beats Commercial
11. Sherill Alexander - Music Video
12. Paul Meister - Mt. Dew Commercial
13. Mikele Long - Frenemies
14. Matthew Anderson - Okupinak Movie

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Updates on Department

Hello Students! I wanted to bring a few things to your attention.

  1. We have a new Career Services Adviser - Jordan Kepner. He will be visiting classes this week with Sara Patton to be acquainted with our department. 
  2. I'm working out of the office today. If you need anything, please e-mail me and I'll respond as soon as possible. 
  3. Double check the staff contact information on the right side of the page over the next two weeks. I'll be updating the address to the new building, hours of the new building, and cage information. This will avoid confusion and answer immediate questions. 
- Eve

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Four Marvel / Netflix shows to be shooting in NYC!

According to the NY Times, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Walt Disney and Marvel Studios would spend about $200 million shooting the live-action series in New York City. All of the shows will debut on Netflix.

This means opportunities for PA and AC positions on union shows in NYC! Check out the article!

Link - NY Times Article - Marvel Live Action TV Shows for Netflix to shoot in NYC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Teaser for "The Devil's Short Hand'

Check out the teaser trailer for upcoming thesis film 
"The Devils Short Hand".  Directed & Written by AI DFM Paul Meister, Cinematographer : Mark Beckerman


For all you comic book geeks in AI DFM  program enjoy this three minute trailer titled "The Rise Of Electro" for "The Amazing Spiderman 2 " The film opens up worldwide on May 2, 2014.

Rest In Peace Harold Ramis

 Rest In Peace Harold Ramis

The movie world was sadden to hear the heart breaking news that actor, writer and director, Harold Ramis passed away yesturday, due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. He was 68 years old.  Harold Ramis was best known for his role in hit movie "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes". He also worked behind the scenes in the hit comedies "Caddyshack", " Groundhog Day" and 'Analyze This".  Celebrities all over sent their condulunces on Twitter and Facebook, including close friend, actor Dan Aykord. He will be missed.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Academy Award Shorts 2014 at IFC

From January 31st to February 6th, IFC Center will be screening the Live Action, Animation, and Documentary short films nominated at this year's Academy Awards.

Check out the link below and go see some shorts!!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sundance 2014 : Shorts

Couldn't make it to Sundance this year? No problem! All 15 selected shorts are available on the YouTube playlist above. Sit back, Relax, and enjoy the craziness. Take notes on the tastes and quality Sundance curators are seeking. If you want to get into Sundance, take notes!

Sunday, January 19, 2014


On set for thesis sci fi film "Dave and The Mirror Monster".

On set for AI DFM student, Lou Alzamora sci fi thesis film "Dave and Mirror Monster".
Photos by AI DFM graduate/cinematographer Brain  de la Cruz.

Check out trailer "Nososphobia".

Click the link and enjoy the official trailer for zombie film "Nososphobia ". DP  and edited by AI DFM film student, Christian Noriega.


Congrats to AI DFM students Kel Long ("Frenemies" ), Jackie Mortimer ( "The Breakaway" ) Giovanni Lozada  ( "Lost In Translation ")  and Glenn McBride Jr ( "Traffic Cops" ) on successful Indiegogo Campaigns to raise funds for their thesis films!!!! 

AI Graduate Editor Romaine Merit Demo Reel

Hey Stranger music video by Paul Miester

Click the link and enjoy music video titled 'Hey Stranger" 
by AI DFM student Paul Meister.


A- List'er Demo Reel

Check out AI graduate A-List'er Demo Reel.

On set for student thesis film, buddy cop comedy "Traffic Cops"

Enjoy behind the scenes look of thesis film,  cop comedy "Traffic Cops".  Directed & written by AI DFM student Glenn McBride Jr. DP by AI graduate Julie Manso.

Photos by Sandra Grant and Timarely Gr.