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Learn filmmaking in the NYFA Los Angeles and make dreams come true in a city known for its film industry!
Located in the heart of Hollywood, the New York Film Academy Los Angeles offers acting, film and media degrees, programs and workshops in a variety of visual storytelling disciplines, providing students with endless opportunities to master the basics of the film and entertainment industries. Known as the “Media Capital of the World” and surrounded by the best film studios in Los Angeles — Universal and Warner Bros. — students participate in hands-on production workshops, shooting their projects on the prestigious Universal Studios backlot.
From day one, students are behind the camera or working on software to create their own original works of art. In every film degree course offered on the Los Angeles campus, students receive hands-on education from our prestigious faculty through a combination of in-class lectures, supervised workshops and student-guided projects.
Upon completing a film program or workshop at the NYFA Los Angeles, students earn either a New York Film Academy degree or certificate, depending on the type of program completed. In addition, their work is displayed in an event open to family and friends. Selected industry guests are also invited to showcases for long-term and degree programs.
Public holidays, classes will not be held on these dates: January 20, March 23 - March 29, April 10, May 25, July 3, September 7, Sept. 18, Sept. 19, Sept. 27, Sept. 28, November 3, November 11, November 26, November 27, December 21, 2020 - January 3 2021.
Designed for actors with all levels of experience, the New York Film Academy’s acting school provides actors with intensive training in screen acting, modern on-camera acting techniques, and supporting acting classes.
Unlike other acting colleges, New York Film Academy places emphasis on providing practical experience and hands-on education to students so they can both develop their craft as actors and excel at acting in front of the camera. Acting for Film instructors are all professional, working actors, writers, directors, and producers—veterans of Hollywood, independent film, and television—who give each student a personal focus in every acting class and teach the rigorous discipline necessary for launching a career in film and television.
Both the Academy’s hands-on approach and attention to application of acting skills to performing make New York Film Academy one of the top acting schools in the nation.
*Please consult with our managers to find out the course start dates.
The New York Film Academy’s 4 and 12 -Week Digital Editing Workshops provide students with hands-on instruction in editing theory, techniques and the fundamentals of digital editing. Students gain hands-on experience by editing various projects with footage provided to them in class. They also learn various theoretical concepts of editing and how to practically apply those theories.
The four-week course is available on the following dates:
Jul 6, 2020 - Aug 1, 2020
Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Over the course of the year, each student writes two featurelength screenplays, plus one television "spec" script along with a number of treatments. As part of a fully integrated program, students explore related areas of filmmaking that help to improve their screenplays and put them into a real-world context. Thus, in addition to writing classes, students study film craft, acting, pitching, and cinema studies, as they apply to screenwriting. Students also write, direct and edit a short digital film or scene from a feature script.
Upon completion of the program, students not only understand story structure, character, conflict and dialogue, but also leave the Academy with finished products that they can pitch, produce, and try to sell.
In the One-Year Screenwriting Program, students are taught the art of screenwriting through courses in both film studies and screenplay/script analysis.
Students are assigned several writing projects. These projects are subject to critique from instructors and peers during inclass workshops.
SEMESTER ONE OVERVIEW
Screenwriters are cinematic storytellers. The genesis of any film project is an idea or concept that must be fleshed out into a fully formed screenplay deemed worthy of production. During Semester One, students are introduced to the screenwriter's tools, and develop the skills necessary for writing. Students are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to think of the screenplay as a tool—the definitive industry tool-- used to articulate an idea or concept to a production team, including producers, financiers, directors, and actors. Standard formatting and industry expectations are studied and analyzed during writing workshops and lectures.
SEMESTER ONE OBJECTIVES
WGA format and copyright law.
In depth study of classic screenplay structure, character arcs, theme, conflict, flashbacks, voiceover, subtext, style, tone, visualization, discipline, and genre.
Critical concepts in film history.
Theory and practice of acting to understand good dialogue and appropriate behavior.
Write a treatment for a feature length film.
Write an outline for a feature length film.
Write a first draft of a speculative (“spec”) feature length screenplay.
SEMESTER TWO OVERVIEW
The second semester challenges students to develop their craft artistically and technically, and to progress beyond their earlier experiments with the feature length screenplay. In an advanced workshop, students may choose between revising the screenplay draft written in the first semester or they may begin writing a new feature length screenplay. Students are expected to share revised or newly written material in workshops. During Semester Two, students broaden their understanding of the medium and develop additional material for television.
SEMESTER TWO OBJECTIVES
Fundamentals of film directing.
In depth look at treatment writing.
In depth study of the pitch.
Standard conventions of TV writing.
Revise draft of "spec" or write a new "spec" script.
Direct a short film or scene.
Write and perform a pitch.
NUMBER OF SEMESTERS: 2
START DATES FOR:
• August 2021 • January 2022
• August 2022
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