I obtained the BFA in Film Production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. As someone who has also attended the USC Film School and attended courses at UCLA's film program, I thought that I could offer a good perspective of what I thought of everyone. The Location
The NYU Film School is located in Greenwich Village on the island of Manhattan in New York. Going to school in such an urban place offers both positive and negative aspects. On a positive note, New York City is your campus and so you're in the mix of all the endless cafes, shops, famous places, iconic neighborhoods and interesting personalities of New York for which the city is famous.
Plus, New York City is your campus, so you do not have "protected campus experience" that you would have in a school with a dedicated campus closed. In my opinion, I considered life, taking classes and making movies in New York to be a huge advantage. Where else would you find a source of inspiration and material as important as in one of the largest cities in the world? The only bad thing would be if you wanted to get out of town to shoot or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's hard to keep a car in town without spending a fortune, but subways and trains can take you pretty much anywhere you need to go at an affordable price.
The NYU Film School program includes courses in all fields. the process of making films. There are courses in sound, editing, writing, television and finally group classes where you make movies in small groups. Generally, as you progress through the program, the projects you work on become more complex. At the beginning of the cinema classes, you can make 8mm black and white videos or short videos.
As you progress, you make longer and more complex projects. In general, students receive a certain amount of duct tape or film and basic equipment such as lights and trolleys that one would need. If a student wants to do something that requires more complex accessories and / or equipment, he or she must provide the funding himself.
As a rule, any student who wishes can direct his own films with other students. and vice versa. NYU has a good choice of equipment. It's not always the latest technologies and technologies that change so frequently, especially when it comes to video, but in general you will not miss anything. They have many editing facilities ranging from old steenbeck for splicing movies to computer systems for use in the final version and Adobe Premier. Again, if a student wants to film more movies than the school wants to provide film or video, the student can pay for further developments, etc.
In general, I found the competent teachers those who are "exceptional". All are professional, some are more successful than others. In some classes you also have guest speakers and sometimes famous alumni will teach a class such as Spike Lee or Woody Allen. Every week, the school organizes film screenings and the director or producers of the film introduce themselves to discuss with the class and answer questions about how the film was edited and the history of the film. film making. These are great opportunities to network with alumni and often alumni of the program come to watch these screenings so that they are a great way to make contacts.
A little bit short was in career planning and direction. They did not spend a lot of time teaching you how to build a career after graduation. This is one of the flaws I've found in most movie programs. Fortunately, NYU has so many graduates working in the industry that if you are proactive, you should be able to easily find graduates who are willing to sit down and talk to you about your game plan after the event. Graduation
. The school has developed its active organization on the east and west coasts, and if you decide to be based in New York or Los Angeles, you can use this resource to create a network that is very important. Overall, I found that the NYU Film School experience was good for those who wanted a generalized education in different aspects of cinema before starting a career.