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Student Blog: Annie Fleisch

Student Annie Fleisch stands on a street surrounded by fall trees and orange leaves, wearing a jacket and smiling.

3rd year film student Annie Fleisch discusses the challenges she faced when making her second-year film during the pandemic.

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Student Blog: Silas Wisell

SVA student Silas Wisell sits on the edge of a cliff looking off into the distance

Third year screenwriter Silas Wisell writes about moving to New York City, finding inspiration in the city during the pandemic, and the importance of writing every day.

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Alumni Blog: Julie Jang

Selfie of Julie Jang winking at camera giving peace sign

Julie Jang graduated last year and is screening her thesis film as part of SVA’s After School Special on Friday, September 24th 8:00 pm.

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Alumni Blog: Will Henry

SVA Alumnus Will Henry (2014) writes about producing his new documentary film, The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K.

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Student Blog: Jack Murtha

Student Jack Murtha stands next to a person sitting at a desk, speaking with them on the set of their short film.

Student Jack Murtha writes about coming to SVA and immediately jumping into making films – working on over 40 films in his first year at SVA.

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Student Blog: Yoko Chen

Student Yoko Chen wears a hat and an orange jcaket while standing outside. A blurred background of trees and grass can be seen behind them.

Homesick in NYC, Yoko Chen decides to create a traditional Hotpot feast for her SVA friends in her short film which you can watch here.

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Alumni Blog: Sean Dermond

Sean Dermond taking a mirror selfie on set in front of a large oval mirror, wearing a hat and warm clothing.

SVA alumnus Sean Dermond (BFA Film, 2008) shares his experience working as a costume designer on the low budget horror film Scare Me.

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Student Blog: Ahmari Ly-Johnson

Blog writer Ahmari Ly-Johnson stands in front of a purple background with a sweatshirt on looking directly into the camera.

Student Ahmari Ly-Johnson writes about his short animated film, The Robot Who Loved Art, and finding inspiration by listening to classical music.

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Student Blog: Rianne Pyle

Rianne Pyle looks into the camera with her arms crossed while standing outside on a sunny day.

Student Rianne Pyle writes about filming her thesis film, Freedom Day, a social documentary following the organizers of the grassroots Freedom Day Foundation, and the challenge of directing virtually. 

 

Freedom Day follows the story of three passionate activists who take their battle for racial equality to the streets by orchestrating the first Juneteenth march in Washington D.C.

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Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Announces Monthly Online Screening Series

Still from Robert and Ingrid Wiegand, "Julie," 1974. 1 videocassettes (U-Matic), Robert Wiegand papers and video art, 1953–1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Since the invention of the moving image, women have created films and videos that have changed how people see and experience the world.

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Student Blog: Amit Lerner

Picture of SVA student Amit Lerner smiling in front of a bookshelf.

Student Amit Lerner’s short documentary Pam is playing at Doc NYC (you can buy tix here).

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Student Blog: Gonnie Zur

Photo of BFA Film SVA student Gonnie Zur wearing a black shirt and her right hand raised next to her ear as she looks down.

Thesis student Gonnie Zur shares her short film which she made during the pandemic.

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Faculty Blog: George LaVoo

Faculty Member George LaVoo

UPDATE: Thursday, 9/17 at 5pm PT The Academy will be hosting a watch party for Real Women Have Curves on HBO Max.

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Alumni Blog: Joseph Ralko

Behinds the scenes on Joe Ralkos film as he looks into a camera viewfinder and a crewmember stands behind him blocking the sun.

2016 Alumnus Joe Ralko tells us why it’s important to take jobs outside your comfort zone and how a job as a clerk in the finance office for the CBS show Blue Bloods led to his short film being purchased by DIRECTV.

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Alumni Blog: Sage Love

profile photo of Sage Love in front of a cloudy blue sky

Sage Love (2019) writes about losing his grandfather – who gave him the inspiration to become an activist filmmaker – and finding the “proper” way to grieve as a Black man in America.

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