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Student Blog: Ameer Kazmi

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It may have been only 2 months since we last spoke with Ameer Kazmi (BFA Film ’17), but last night he was announced as the official winner of the Coke/Regal film competition. We caught up with him and his team to talk about the project.

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Student Blog: Emmanuella Zachariou

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Third year cinematographer Emmanuella Zachariou’s 16mm experimental short, Mère d’Inri is now an official selection for the Coney Island Film Festival and will be screening September 17th at 7:00 PM. 

 

I’m currently a junior cinematography major at SVA, but I also enjoy directing.

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Student Blog: Ameer Kazmi

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Thesis student Ameer Kazmi was one of three student filmmakers chosen to create a commercial for Coca-Cola and Regal Films. 

 

My time with the Coca-Cola Regal Films competition has been an outstanding learning experience, and continues to be as we go into post-production on the commercial.

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Student Blog: Alex Stanchfield

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Last month, Cartoon Network invited a few talented undergraduates to Burbank, California to an Anmation Jam to create a 15 second animated short film.

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Student Blog: Shailyn Cotten & Jessica Naftaly

Directing major Jessica Naftaly and screenwriting major Shailyn Cotten have teamed up for thesis year to bring you the first episode in their miniseries, After Oil. 

SHAILYN COTTEN: I’ve always wanted to write a miniseries about a young woman living in the Appalachians.

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Student Blog: Jackie Snyder

Second year student, Jackie Snyder, tells us what drew her to SVA’s Animation department, where she finds inspiration, and shares her first year film, Cookies for Sale.

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Student Blog: Taylor Russo

Thesis student Taylor Russo is finishing a documentary about a single father, Eric, and his son, Griffin – a young boy with autism attending a special school in honor of his late mother’s final request. 

When I began looking into topics for my thesis documentary, I decided I wanted to make a film that would celebrate a person’s ability to overcome struggle and adversity.

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Support Bianca Conti – UPDATED

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If you cannot attend the event but would like to contribute, please feel free to donate in the eventbrite link pasted below.

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Student Blog: Kishan Savjani

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Kishan Savjani returned to his beloved Mumbai – where he had spent many years working as an actor – to make his thesis film. 

“All they know is that you’re trying to get to the city of GOLD, and that’s enough.

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Student Blog: Amanda DiMartino

Halfway across the world, third year student and VASA president, Amanda DiMartino, has been a part of something truly unique.

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Student Blog: A letter from Zürich

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A letter from Derek Sturdivant in Building Bridges.

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Student Blog: Nicolette Piscitelli’s New Tarot

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Nicolette Piscitelli, second year Animation student, created something mystical for her final in Storytelling and Narrative Arts, [a Humanities Writing Program course, taught by our own Mary Lee Grisanti.] We waved our digital magic wand and turned her project into a way for you to get a personal story prediction!

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Student Blog: Justin Cannon

SVA film student, Justin Cannon, shares the 5th episode in his web series, The Cannon Reviews, a series in which he reviews games and technology.

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Student Blog: Alexa Payesko

Ever wonder what technology your kids will have?

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Student Blog: Ameer Kazmi

Born and raised in Queens, Ameer Kazmi has watched NYC grow and change for twenty years.

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