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Faculty Blog: Joan Brooker Marks

Immediately after the presidential election of 2016, women from around the country (and world) came together in solidarity on January 21, the day after the inauguration, to march for the protection of our rights, our safety, and our health.

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Faculty Blog: Joseph Mastantuono

 SVA Faculty member Joseph Mastanuono teaches Color Correction as a continuing education course.

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Manny Kirchheimer at the MOMA

Former SVA faculty member Manfred Kirchheimer is having a retrospective of his work at MOMA February 3 – 11.

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Faculty Blog: Mary Lee Grisanti

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The Women’s March:
Are We Really Wondering Where We Go From Here?

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Read Imelda O’Reilly’s Story

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Imelda O’Reilly, Writer/Director, Instructor
Gutted, cannot believe the nightmare we have woken up to!

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Faculty Blog: Audrey Rapoport

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Not everyone is funny — it’s a gift.

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Faculty Blog: Sherese Robinson-Lee

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Screenwriter Sherese Robinson-Lee was the valedictorian of 2500 BFAs when she graduated from SVA Film.

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Faculty Blog: Frank Gresham

BFA Animation instructor Frank Gresham shares a class collaboration from his ’15 fall semester about two anthropomorphic roommates that don’t get along. 

This year during the Fall Semester 2015, my students for this class collaboratively embarked on the creation of a two-minute animated film, the production of which was designed to mimic the production process of a full fledged professional animation studio.

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Faculty Blog: Jenna Ricker

Update from Jenna: Because it comes down to tomatoes, stars, and tubs of popcorn, we are reaching out to folks who’ve seen the film to review The American Side on the various platforms.

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Faculty Blog: Zoran Amar

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Zoran Amar has been teaching at SVA for more than a few years.

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Faculty Blog: Acting instructor Mihaela Mihut on SVA’s Mark Ruffalo Q&A

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Two weeks ago, 3 time Academy Award nominated actor, Mark Ruffalo, visited SVA and participated in a Q&A with the Film and Animation Chairman, Reeves Lehmann. Acting instructor Mihaela Mihut talks about the event. 

 

As an actor and part of the faculty at the School of Visual Arts –one of the world’s best film schools in my opinion, and I have traveled to many all over Europe – I feel privileged to have had the chance to attend some of the interviews with famous guests hosted by film chair, Reeves Lehmann.

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Sherese Robinson: Stereotypes, Sidekicks, & Mules

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After the success of her blog calling out the Oscars for lack of diversity, writer-filmmaker-faculty member-alumna, Sherese Robinson-Lee, has agreed to call out other forms of cultural prejudice on a regular basis.

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Faculty Blog: Dejan Georgevich, ASC

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Each year, Dejan Georgevich, ASC, takes a group of cinematography students to the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse Open House in Los Angeles, where they meet and mingle with the greats in their field.

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Faculty Blog: Mary Lee Grisanti

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Above: Mary Lee, flanked by (L to R) Callie Barker, SVA MFA Art Practice ’15, her daughter, Rebecca Benson, now in SVA MFA Soc Doc, and Melissa Dannett, an LA lawyer.

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Faculty Blog: Carl Paolino

There’s a Pranksta on the faculty — find out who!

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