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Faculty Blog: Dez Stavracos

Animation Faculty member, Dez Stavracos, imagines a new grad’s first day of work in an animation studio — and shares the kind of invaluable advice that only comes with experience.

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Faculty Blog: Valentina Caniglia

Cinematographer, and SVA Film instructor, Valentina Caniglia has just won the award for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the Louisiana Film Festival for Madeline’s Oil, an emotional film — part American Western, part complex family drama — about a strong woman in 19th century Louisiana.

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A is for Animation: Mario Menjivar

A is for Animation — and this week it’s for Atmosphere!

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A is for Animation: Mario Menjivar

Check out Mario’s previous A is for Animation blog here.

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Faculty Blog: Sal Petrosino

SVA in LA – Part Two of Sal Petrosino’s faculty blog on his annual LA trip with students:

Our first visit this year was to Disney Animation Studios.

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Faculty Blog: Sal Petrosino

Sal Petrosino might be the last person in the Film Department you would expect to find in Hollywood; he’s a life-long Brooklyn native, whose films, like his teaching, come straight from the heart.

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Faculty Friday: Kerry Fulton

A film financing panel Kerry was invited to last summer at http://mipsummit.com/. There continues to be, as there always has been, a disconnect between film school and the world of work.

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Faculty Friday: Mary Lee Grisanti

I’ve written a lot about Building Bridges.

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Kamil Dobrowolski’s Digital Edge

In the Tuesday blog spot whenever our resident digital genius has time.

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Faculty Friday: Dejan Georgevich, ASC

Dejan Georgevich, ASC’s Master Class in Cinematography gives students an opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most extraordinary people behind the camera.

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Faculty Friday: Manny Kirchheimer

UPDATE: Look for Manny soon on NY1, in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and The NYTimes Style Section!

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Faculty Friday: Richard Pepperman

Akira Kurosawa

Editing Instructor Richard Pepperman pays homage to the legendary Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa, in his new book Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai. Even Francis Ford Coppola is impressed:  “Any film director who can count at least 12 masterpieces among his films is clearly unique and worthy of serious study.

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Faculty Friday: Celia Bullwinkel

Congratulations to Celia Bullwinkel, whose marvelous animated film “Sidewalk” is attracting attention everywhere!

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Faculty Friday: Manny Kirchheimer

Manny Kirchheimer is having quite the year.

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