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Alumni Blog: Robert McMahon

Robert McMahon sits with earbuds in looking down.

Robert Samuel McMahon on the creation of his thesis film Personal Pizza and post-graduation achievements and hurdles.

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Student Blog: Beatriz Coelho de Soárez

Student Beatriz Coelho de Soárez in front of a sunny all dressed in bright orange shorts and a tank top set, with sunglasses on, and her hair in a bun. She smiles at the camera and has her arm raised high, pointing at the word "cinema" painted on the wall.

Beatriz Soárez came to SVA with her mind set on screenwriting, but is using her time to explore all aspects of production, including directing a short film featuring decapitated teddy bears!

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Student Blog: Manny Martinez

Director Manny Martinez stands next to the Starry Night.

Second year student Manny Martinez collaborates with hometown friends on SVA film project.

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Alumni Blog: Lianne Rose Richards

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Lianne Rose Richards delves into the making of her 2023 thesis film, 99 Thing I Think of Before I Sleep.

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Student Blog: Arnav Mangla

Arnav sits in a field with his feet on the ground.

Recent graduate Arnav Mangla writes about mounting an international thesis project and the challenges and opportunities he faced, such as overcoming language barriers between crew to make his thesis film Subah.

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Student Blog: Hsi Cheng

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3rd year student Hsi Cheng writes a student blog about her short film The Balloons.

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Alumni Blog: Chun-Chieh Wang

 

Chun-Chieh Wang’s Tulpa has been racking up festival screenings and awards, including Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Winner at the ROMA Short Film Festival, Best LGBTQ+ Short Film at the Tokyo International Short Film Festival, a nomination at the Tietê International Film Awards, and screening at the Museum of the Moving Image First Look Festival.

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Student Blog: Kevin Fann

Kevin Fann on the street smiling at the camera.

Student Kevin Fann dives into the importance of sound on student films, and gives some tips he’s learned from SVA and alumni.

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Student Blog: Yuqing Cheng

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Student Yuqing Cheng writes about making her thesis short film, My Mom’s Violin, a narrative thriller drama.

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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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