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Niki Bhattacharya, Director of Operations for the School of Visual Arts’ Social Documentary Film MFA, Discusses the Program and the Schools’ Strengths

Interview Conducted by Naomi Laeuchli Niki Bhattacharya, the Director of Operations for The School of Visual Arts’ Social Documentary Film MFA program, discusses the strengths and opportunities the course provides its students and the advantages the New York-based school has to offer. The school values the freedom of expression and the freedom to takes risks …

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Obtaining a MFA in Social Documentary Film at The School of Visual Arts in NYC

Interview Conducted by Megan Harr The School of Visual Arts is a fully-accredited multidisciplinary college of art and design in New York City known for its unparalleled faculty and innovative curriculum. The MFA in Social Documentary Film program guides and supports emerging artists to fully explore the film form by finding new and innovative ways …

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Max Stenström on His Senior Film ‘The Taker’

by Naomi Laeuchli Maximillian Stenström, a student at New York University, talks about his senior film ‘The Taker’, its influences and how it relates to his current time of life as he prepares to leave college. Max discusses the importance of collaboration and how he found ‘the perfect house’ for filming and what he hopes …

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Christophe​r Macken and Zach Bernstein on ‘Wallace Seeks Solace’

by Naomi Laeuchli Wallace Seeks Solace is a film which will tell the story of the Holocaust in a unique and powerful way, through the perspective of a child in a story book style that calls to mind the style of Dr. Seuss. Christopher Macken, the director, and Zack Bernstein, the writer and producer, two …

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Paul Maertens on Senior Thesis Film ‘The Last Raptor’

by Naomi Laeuchli Paul Maertens, a senior at Biola University, discusses ‘The Last Raptor’ a film he is writing and producing as his senior thesis project. The story follows a band in the 1970’s who, after cats begin to mysteriously die around them at the claws of an unknown beast, run into the last raptor …

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Erin Sanger Talks About Her Student Film ‘Bombshell​’

by Naomi Laeuchli Erin Sanger, a recent graduate from Tisch School of Visual Arts, discusses her thesis film ‘Bombshell’, which won first place at this year’s First Run Film Festival. She talks about inspiration for the film and the casting of it as well as the way the main character evolved and adapted when the …

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Joseph Lynn on Documentar​y Feat. Singer Dee Plume

by Naomi Laeuchli Joseph Lynn discusses his new documentary film featuring singer Dee Plume Joseph Lynn, who has previously discussed his short films ‘Winnie the Pooh’ and ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ordinary’, now talks about his newest project, a documentary film which follows the singer Dee Plume, as she strikes out on her …

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Andrew Migliori Discusses ‘Donner Party: The Musical’

by Naomi Laeuchli Andrew Migliori, who has previously discussed his successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his senior film project ‘Donner Party: The Musical’, talks about filming the movie, working on location and the challenges of working on a musical. How did the finished film compare with your initial vision? Andrew Migliori: One of the most …

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Brian Schwarz Discusses His Award-Winn​ing Film ‘Ol’Daddy’

by Naomi Laeuchli Brian Schwarz talks about his thesis film Ol’Daddy which won Best Narrative at this year’s Student Academy Awards. He discusses casting the film, what interested in him in the story and what he feels sets the film apart. Can you tell me a little bit about the film? Brian Schwarz: “Ol’Daddy” is …

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Kyle Snavely Discusses Student Film Festival [STARTFEST​]

by Naomi Laeuchli Kyle Snavely talks about the Student Art Festival [STARTFEST], which had its first screening this year. Kyle discusses the reasons the festival was founded, what sets it apart and the unique way it which it enables students to receive feedback and criticism on all works submitted. How was the Student Art Festival …

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