Article by Dalchand Vaishnav
Greater Noida, New Delhi
The New York Film Academy is situated in thriving Greater Noida. Located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh near Delhi, Greater Noida is one of the largest industrial townships in Asia. It is a fast growing region, on a trajectory to be one of the largest industrial and cultural hubs of India. Visitors to greater Noida will find a Formula 1 Racetrack, ICC Cricket Stadium, the world’s 4th largest Night Safari, Expo Mart, and Asia’s largest Gautama Buddha University. Greater Noida is also home to many great schools including Noida International University, Shiv Nadar University, Galgotia University, Gautama Buddha University, and now the New York Film Academy.
The one-year and short-term workshops have an open enrollment. No previous experience is required. However, all programs are extremely intensive. Students who enroll should be prepared to live and breathe their work during the course of their studies. Given the nature of filmmaking and the necessity of working in crews, students must be willing to devote themselves not only to their own projects, but to their classmates’ projects as well.
As space is limited, we recommend early application to guarantee a place in the program of your choice. All courses are taught in English.
Filmmaking students shoot films on HD, RED EPIC digital and 35mm cameras depending on the program. Students in all filmmaking programs and workshops edit using Final Cut Pro on Apple computers.
The Acting for Film programs work hand-in-hand with the Filmmaking program, and share resources including film production equipment. Acting students peform in filmed scenes that utilize all the equipment used in the Filmmaking program. In classes and in student production, the acting students perform in film shoots, and develop a network of directors, writers, producers, and editors that is developed before entering the real world.
Photography students (depending on the length program) receive a state-of-the-art digital SLR cameras (currently Canon 5D Mark iii or Nikon D800) to keep, and have access to a wide variety of lenses to shoot assignments on location and in the studio every day. In-depth instruction is also provided using professional studio and portable strobe lighting and grip equipment with a full range of light shaping accessories: softboxes, diffusers, reflectors, flags, gels, umbrellas, etc. Wireless systems are provided to trigger multiple off-camera strobes.
Photography Students edit their images in a fully equipped digital lab using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom on large screen Apple iMac computers, and also shoot studio assignments tethered using Capture One for live RAW processing. Gicle