SVA Film & Animation
Archives: February 14, 2015

Alumni Blog: Susan Godfrey

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After opening doors on The Productive Studios her co-working based animation studio in 2012; SVA Alumni Susan Godfrey (2006 BFA Animation) has been serving the animation community as a home base for ASIFA life drawing, hosting a ladies animated film making group, and advocating for New York based animated productions.

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My Favorite Film: Francisco Martins Fontes

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Student Francisco Martins Fontes shares his favorite film with us: Tabu.

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My Favorite Film: Alex Boskovich

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Even though I am American-born, I’m also an Israeli, and really grew up there.

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Faculty Friday: Mary Lee Grisanti

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I’ve written a lot about Building Bridges.

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Student Wednesday: Rory Pfotenhauer

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Building Bridges 2014-2015 by ’15 Thesis Student, Rory Pfotenhauer:

 

Within the space of a year: thirteen days in Zürich, eleven days in New York City, fourteen days in Helsinki, and two long interim periods.

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Alumni Monday: Kat Knight

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Kat Knight was in the first group of students to attend Building Bridges, in its inaugural year 2012-13.

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Building Bridges

Last June, Building Bridges students from Switzerland, Sweden and Finland got together with SVA students here at SVA*NYC.

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Artist Marketing 101: NYonAir

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Today, Jackii’s Artist Marketing is about something completely different: A way for filmmakers to get terrific aerial footage of New York City.

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Write On!: Sheena Scott & Laura Fowler

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Everyone seems to have spent  lot of time with parents this vacation.

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Little Blog of Horror

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THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT was a pivotal production for England’s Hammer Films, adapting the insanely popular early Brit TV series into a no-kids-allowed theatrical version – hence the ‘X’ in the title.  It did great business and steered the company away from film noir quota-quickies and into sci-fi-horror and, shortly thereafter, into the Gothic Horror field that would be the company’s bread-and-butter and their legacy.

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SVA in LA 2015

Dear Film Students: Once again we are delighted to announce the SVA in L.A.

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Notable Alumni

Aaron Augenblick, animation director, Ugly Americans, Superjail

Jesse Averna, editor, Sesame Street, Breaking Bad

Michael Cuesta, director, Kill the Messenger, Homeland, Elementary

John Dilworth, creator, Chicken from Outer Space, Courage the Cowardly Dog

Randall Emmett, producer, Lone Survivor, Rambo, 2 Guns

Craig Gillespie, director, Lars and the Real Girl, Million Dollar Arm, Fright Night

Yvette Kaplan, animation director/producer, Beavis and Butt-head, Ice Age, King of the Hill

Alex Kupershmidt, animator, Paperman, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin

Dan Minahan, director, True Blood, Six Feet Under, Game of Thrones

Bill Plympton, creator, Cheatin’, Your Face, Guard Dog

Gillian Robesperre, director, Obvious Child

Harris Savides, director of photography, The Bling Ring, American Gangster, Milk

Lynn Shelton, director, Laggies, Your Sister’s Sister, Humpday

Michael Simmonds, director of photography, Paranormal Activity 2, The Lunchbox, Goodbye Solo

Bryan Singer, director, X-Men, The Usual Suspects, executive producer, House M.D.

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