Online Reviews




NYU Film School: A Review

NYU Film School: A Review


Free Online Articles Directory





Why Submit Articles?
Top Authors
Top Articles
FAQ
AB Answers

Publish Article

0 && $.browser.msie ) {
var ie_version = parseInt($.browser.version);
if(ie_version Hello Guest
Login


Login via


Register
Hello
My Home
Sign Out

Email

Password


Remember me?
Lost Password?

Home Page > Education > College and University > NYU Film School: A Review

NYU Film School: A Review

Edit Article |

Posted: Apr 23, 2009 |Comments: 0
| Views: 823
|

Share

]]>

Syndicate this Article

Copy to clipboard

NYU Film School: A Review

By: Robert Levin

About the Author

With Degrees in Film, Real Estate Finance and Development as well as Psychology, Robert Levin writes expert articles covering a broad range of issues. Some of his websites include: www.toptenmba.com,
www.MBAonline.me, www.lawdegree.me, www.selfawareness101.com and www.tvwriter.me

(ArticlesBase SC #883043)

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/NYU Film School: A Review

I obtained the BFA in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  As someone who has also attended USC’s Film School as well as having taken classes at UCLA’s Film Program, I thought I could offer some good perspective of what I thought of each and start with the one I spent the most time at; NYU.

The Location

NYU’s film school is located in Greenwich Village on the island of Manhattan in New York City.  Going to school in such an urban location offers both positives and negatives.  On a positive note, New York City is your campus and therefore you are in the mix of all the limitless cafes, stores, famous locations, iconic neighborhoods and interesting New York personalities that the city is famous for.  On the negative side, also, New York City is your campus so you don’t have the ‘protected campus experience’ you would have at a school with a closed off dedicated campus. 

In my opinion I viewed living, taking classes and making films in NYC to be a tremendous advantage.  Where else would you get such great inspiration and material to draw from than in one of the greatest cities in the world.  The only negative would be if you wanted to get out of the city to shoot or just to get some quiet away from the hustle of the city.  It’s hard to keep a car in the city without spending a fortune but subways and trains can take you just about anywhere you need to go affordably.

The Curriculum

NYU Film School’s curriculum consists of classes in all the major areas of the filmmaking process.  There are classes in sound, editing, writing, television technology and finally group classes where you make films together in small crews.  Generally, as you move through the program the projects you work on become more complex.  In beginning film classes you might make black and white 8mm or short videos. 

As you progress you make longer and more complex projects and can choose between experimental type or narrative films.  Generally students are given a certain amount of tape or film stock and the basic equipment such as lights and dollies that one would need.  If a student wishes to make something that requires more complex props and/or equipment then they need to provide the funding themselves.  Generally, every student that wants to can direct their own films with other students acting as crew members on their films and vice versa.

NYU has a good selection of equipment. It is not always the latest technology and technology changes so frequently, especially when it comes to video, but in general you won’t be lacking for anything.  They have ample editing facilities running from old steenbeck for film splicing to computer systems for use of final draft and adobe premier.  Again, if a student wishes to shoot more footage than the school is willing to supply film or video for the student can pay for additional developing, etc.

The Professors

Generally I found the professors to be competent with a few ‘exceptional’ ones thrown in.  They are all working professionals with some more successful than others.  In some classes you also have guest lecturers and occasionally famous alumni will teach a class such as Spike Lee or Woody Allen. 

Each week the school hosts film screenings and the director or producers of the film will show up to discuss with the class and take questions about how the film was put together and the history of making the film.  These are great opportunities to network with successful alumni and often previous graduates of the program show up to watch these screenings so they are a great way to make contacts.

After Graduation.

Where I felt the NYU Film Program fell a little short was in career planning and direction.  They didn’t dedicate a whole lot of time to teaching you how to build a career after you graduated.  This is one of the flaws I have found in most film programs.  Luckily, NYU has so many graduates that work in the industry that if you are proactive you should easily be able to find successful graduates willing to sit down and speak with you about your ‘after graduation’ game plan. 

In recent years the school has been good at building up its active alumni organization on both the East and West coasts so whether you decide to be based in New York or Los Angeles you can utilize this resource to create a network for yourself which is very important. 

Overall, I found the NYU Film School experience to be a good one for those wanting a generalized education in different aspects of filmmaking before embarking on a career.  Film school, while it can be a great launching point for some people, is not right for everyone.  There are a host of things to consider before spending the time and money on a film school.  To learn more about how to make this decision please visit www.USCfilmschool.com

Retrieved from “http://www.articlesbase.com/college-and-university-articles/nyu-film-school-a-review-883043.html

(ArticlesBase SC #883043)

Robert Levin
About the Author:

With Degrees in Film, Real Estate Finance and Development as well as Psychology, Robert Levin writes expert articles covering a broad range of issues. Some of his websites include: www.toptenmba.com,
www.MBAonline.me, www.lawdegree.me, www.selfawareness101.com and www.tvwriter.me

]]>

Rate this Article

1
2
3
4
5

vote(s)
0 vote(s)

Feedback
RSS
Print
Email
Re-Publish

Source:  http://www.articlesbase.com/college-and-university-articles/nyu-film-school-a-review-883043.html

Article Tags:
film school, usc, nyu, tisch, best film school, cinema school, tv, television

Related Videos

Related Articles

Latest College and University Articles
More from Robert Levin


4 Minute Film School: How to Prepare for a Shoot

In this episode, Steve shares some knowledge he’s gained through working on no-budget movies to help keep production smooth and professional. With hits from Jared like “How to Properly Clean Your Lens the Night Before a Shoot… (04:45)


4 Minute Film School: 3D Models and Monster Sounds

Indy Mogul viewers, Ian and Blake, share with us their awesome tutorials for making 3D Models and crazy Monster noises. Send in your own tutorials to have them be included in future episodes of 4 Minute Film School!

Episode Resources:

http://www.in (04:54)


4 Minute Film School – Writing a Script

In our FIRST episode of “4 Minute Film School”, Steve Nelson gives advice on writing scripts (including free program) and ways to inspire that brain which has been plagued with writer’s block! (04:52)


4 Minute Film School – Advanced Lighting P.1

The first installment of our 4 Minute Film School on advanced lighting covers all the theory you’ll need to know to start getting a more professional look for your video projects. From gels and color temperature to diffusion and hotspots, you’ll not (04:36)


Q and Erik: Film School and Dancing Skills

In this episode of Q and Erik, we hear about film school, blood shooters, how to perfect forehead wrinkles, Erik’s dancing skills, and whether or not he’ll be able to live up to the future Mrs. Beck’s expectations. Which he probably won’t. (06:48)

USC Film School – A Review

During my time at USC I attended numerous classes and worked on several productions of friends that were in the program. In this short essay I’ll try and give an overview of what I view as the strengths and weaknesses of the program as I see them.

By:
Robert Levinl

Education>
College and Universityl
Apr 24, 2009
lViews: 1,371

Natural Healing Career Study Opportunities and Courses

Enrollment in a natural healing career education program can help you to gain the skills you need to enter the workforce. Preparation for a career can include various levels of degrees and certificates as well as coursework.

By:
David Woodsl

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

Massage Therapy Career Courses and Training Options

Training for certain careers requires that an accredited education be obtained in order to enter the workforce. You can prepare for a career in massage therapy by finding a program that meets your needs and completing all required studies.

By:
David Woodsl

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

California Massage Therapy Training Requirements and Career Options

There are different opportunities available for those looking to obtain a massage therapy education in the state of California. Students can enroll in a program and complete all requirements in order to become the professional they desire.

By:
David Woodsl

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

Enrollment Options for Medical Office Administration Career Training

The paperwork and documentation needed inside a medical facility shows what bills are due, what services patients received, and what needs to be paid by an insurance company. These different aspects make up several careers inside the medical office administration industry.

By:
Renata McGeel

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

How Court Reporting Career Training Works

To become a court report students complete training that focuses on the skills and tasks performed inside the industry. The verbatim legal documents that are created become an official and needed addition to the legal record. Working through programs prepares students to step inside careers.

By:
Renata McGeel

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

Top Universities in Hong Kong Take International Education to the Optimum Level

Hong Kong, formerly a Crown Colony on the seashore of southerly China, is one of the top commercial places on the planet Earth. Outside scholars usually give preference to study in Hong Kong since it presents them twofold benefits of exploiting enormous job prospects in the island as well as the People’s Republic of China. Another advantage of studying here lies in its liberal tax system.

By:
preeti011l

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

Study in Brazil: Top Universities In Brazil Proffer Apt Education Solution For A Bright Future

Amid an assortment of higher education alternatives and study abroad options, a majority of students are opting to study in Brazil. The top universities in Brazil are distinguished for their excellent quality of study, immense opportunities for scholarships in Brazil and a lot of extra curricular activities to get indulged in.

By:
preeti011l

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

The Skills That Are Crucial To Learn During College Studies

There are a few certain skills that students must obtain during their attendance at university. Unfortunately, in today’s educational system, they are not stressed to an extent to which they ought to be.

By:
Ken Sundheiml

Education>
College and Universityl
Nov 17, 2010

Will Apple Become The New Microsoft?

Much has been written about the epic battle between Apple and the Microsoft/Intel alliance and Window’s eventual triumph in market share that left Apple on life support in the 1990’s. But with the mobile space still in its infancy, and the standards yet to be set, Apple seems to have learned the lessons from its past.

By:
Robert Levinl

Computers>
Operating Systemsl
Apr 12, 2010

How Does Apple Iad Differ From Google Adwords?

With the announcement from Apple during its event today that it is launching a mobile ad platform named iAd, one common question that has come up is how it differs from Google’s adwords for mobile program.

By:
Robert Levinl

Computers>
Hardwarel
Apr 08, 2010
lViews: 104

Is Apple Creating A Search Engine For Mobile Devices Like Its Ipad And Iphone?

Recent rumors of a new iAd advertising service and the purchase of Quattro Wireless have given new life to an old rumor. Is Apple creating a search engine? If so, what would an Apple search engine look like? Here’s one idea…

By:
Robert Levinl

Computers>
Hardwarel
Apr 06, 2010

Tiger Woods, Low Self Worth And The Sex Addiction Spiral

How did Tiger Woods become a sex addict and what does it have to do with his father’s death? We explore this and the underlying low self worth that causes sex addiction in this article.

By:
Robert Levinl

Self Improvement>
Addictionsl
Mar 27, 2010

What Are The Best Online Colleges?

For many people attending a traditional four year brick and mortar college is neither practical nor possible for a variety of reasons. In previous times this meant resigning oneself to accepting only a high school education, to being stuck in a dead end career and perhaps never pursuing the college education that one truly desires. Fortunately, times have changed. This article should help as we ask the question and try to come up with an answer of just what are the best online colleges?

By:
Robert Levinl

Education>
Online Educationl
Feb 21, 2010

2010 Global Mba Rankings

The 2010 Global MBA Rankings are out for both Full Time and Executive Programs. We have the results from the two leading publications; The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.

By:
Robert Levinl

Education>
College and Universityl
Feb 17, 2010
lViews: 399

2010 Mba Rankings

The 2010 Full Time MBA Program Rankings are in. We have the complete lists from BusinessWeek, US News and World Report and Forbes.

By:
Robert Levinl

Education>
College and Universityl
Feb 17, 2010
lViews: 150

Should I Get My Bachelors Degree Online?

With the proliferation of the internet access to higher education has become easier than ever before. Many adults and even young people who never had the chance to obtain their Bachelor’s Degree can now do so through various distance learning programs in an almost unlimited number of subjects.

By:
Robert Levinl

Education>
Online Educationl
Jul 25, 2009
lViews: 263

Add new Comment

Your Name: *

Your Email:

Comment Body: *

 

Verification code:*

* Required fields

Submit

Your Articles Here
It’s Free and easy

Sign Up Today

Author Navigation

My Home
Publish Article
View/Edit Articles
View/Edit Q&A
Edit your Account
Manage Authors
Statistics Page
Personal RSS Builder

My Home
Edit your Account
Update Profile
View/Edit Q&A
Publish Article
Author Box


Robert Levin has 72 articles online

Contact Author

Subscribe to RSS

Print article

Send to friend

Re-Publish article

Articles Categories
All Categories

Advertising
Arts & Entertainment
Automotive
Beauty
Business
Careers
Computers
Education
Finance
Food and Beverage
Health
Hobbies
Home and Family
Home Improvement
Internet
Law
Marketing
News and Society
Relationships
Self Improvement
Shopping
Spirituality
Sports and Fitness
Technology
Travel
Writing

Education

ADHD
Childhood Education
College and University
History
Homeschooling
International Studies
K-12 Education
Languages
Learning Disabilities
Online Education
Science
Tutoring

]]>

Need Help?
Contact Us
FAQ
Submit Articles
Editorial Guidelines
Blog

Site Links
Recent Articles
Top Authors
Top Articles
Find Articles
Site Map

Webmasters
RSS Builder
RSS
Link to Us

Business Info
Advertising

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy | User published content is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Copyright © 2005-2010 Free Articles by ArticlesBase.com, All rights reserved.

With Degrees in Film, Real Estate Finance and Development as well as Psychology, Robert Levin writes expert articles covering a broad range of issues. Some of his websites include: www.toptenmba.com,
www.MBAonline.me, www.lawdegree.me, www.selfawareness101.com and www.tvwriter.me
Article Source


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.