NYU Graduate Film 2020

andy001

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random question, but, are any of you volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival taking place jan 22nd - feb 3rd? I'm a first-year volunteer and it would be awesome to meet up if anyone else is! :)
Hey Addi! I will be there volunteering too if you'd like to meet up and chat, I applied for fall 2020 at NYU as well. I went to undergrad here in Utah so I know Park City and Sundance quite well. Let me know, it'd be awesome to meet a fellow applicant!
 

Addi Ajmani

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Hey Addi! I will be there volunteering too if you'd like to meet up and chat, I applied for fall 2020 at NYU as well. I went to undergrad here in Utah so I know Park City and Sundance quite well. Let me know, it'd be awesome to meet a fellow applicant!
hey andy!! that would be so awesome. i'm flying over today and ill be in park city :) would love to meet up
 

truffleshuffle

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After more than a month of inactivity from NYU's end, I just got a view from Brooklyn yesterday so keep an eye on your view count.

I'm not holding my breath for any developments though (good or bad) since historical data shows the earliest NYU sends out interview invites is 2/8. ?
 

Chris W

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truffleshuffle

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Ok I realized I'm getting like 1 or 2 page loads but no actual views on Vimeo, as recently as Saturday. What kind of games are they trying to play!? Lol ?

We should start seeing the first wave of interview requests going out in two weeks. I dunno about anyone else, but I'm finding it hard to concentrate on my studies this last semester hahaha... I know the Sundance Crew are probably having loads of fun right now though! Low-key jealous :p
 

Sastre

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Hello to everyone in this thread! Maybe a silly question, but I was wondering if there is place where I can find the program, broken down by courses per year, etc... or anyone knows? thank you!
 
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truffleshuffle

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Hello to everyone in this thread! Maybe a silly question, but I was wondering if there is place where I can find the program, broken down by courses per year, etc... or anyone knows? thank you!
  • There is a general description broken down by significant projects per year on this page. There's not going to be an exact course by course breakdown because after the First Year you can select much of your own schedule from what I hear.
  • But we are able to search through the available classes on their online course catalog which can be interesting. Just make sure to select the correct dropdown menu options for semester and "Tisch - Grad" for School and "Graduate Film & TV" for Subject.
  • This is a Fall class schedule for incoming First Years that someone posted last year.
    NYU MFA Film Fall 2019 Schedule.png
 

Sastre

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  • There is a general description broken down by significant projects per year on this page. There's not going to be an exact course by course breakdown because after the First Year you can select much of your own schedule from what I hear.
  • But we are able to search through the available classes on their online course catalog which can be interesting. Just make sure to select the correct dropdown menu options for semester and "Tisch - Grad" for School and "Graduate Film & TV" for Subject.
  • This is a Fall class schedule for incoming First Years that someone posted last year. View attachment 1544
Thanks a lot!!! Very helpful ; )
 

truffleshuffle

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So while we wait for the first round of interview requests to be sent out, anyone care to list the reasons NYU is one of your top choices (if not THE top choice) of MFA programs? (It's obviously a very subjective question.)

For me:
  • The City - the bustling energy of the city and the vibrant and diverse arts and foods and cultures all slammed together into this relatively small area, all accessible by just hopping on the subway.
  • The Talent - this may be a controversial statement to some, but I also feel the talent pool of serious actors and performers in NYC is superior to that of LA. The level of talent (stage and musical actors, dancers, musicians) even among those who are still trying to make it, and their willingness to act for student films, is a serious blessing.
  • The Resources - The facilities are wonderful and up to date, and just walking around the building you can tell plenty of funds are flowing through that place. It seems like you'll feel well-supported in terms of equipment, sound, editing, ADR, foley, etc.
  • The Alumni - the proof is in the pudding. A stellar track record of producing great writer/directors who are making meaningful contributions to cinema and television, whether it be commercial or independent.
  • The Learnin' - It seems that while you do learn a bit about everything, you get to focus on a certain aspect of filmmaking in your second year, and you will be able to direct a significant project your second year if you so desire.
Anyone else? :D
 

Chris W

"The night was..."
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So while we wait for the first round of interview requests to be sent out, anyone care to list the reasons NYU is one of your top choices (if not THE top choice) of MFA programs? (It's obviously a very subjective question.)

For me:
  • The City - the bustling energy of the city and the vibrant and diverse arts and foods and cultures all slammed together into this relatively small area, all accessible by just hopping on the subway.
  • The Talent - this may be a controversial statement to some, but I also feel the talent pool of serious actors and performers in NYC is superior to that of LA. The level of talent (stage and musical actors, dancers, musicians) even among those who are still trying to make it, and their willingness to act for student films, is a serious blessing.
  • The Resources - The facilities are wonderful and up to date, and just walking around the building you can tell plenty of funds are flowing through that place. It seems like you'll feel well-supported in terms of equipment, sound, editing, ADR, foley, etc.
  • The Alumni - the proof is in the pudding. A stellar track record of producing great writer/directors who are making meaningful contributions to cinema and television, whether it be commercial or independent.
  • The Learnin' - It seems that while you do learn a bit about everything, you get to focus on a certain aspect of filmmaking in your second year, and you will be able to direct a significant project your second year if you so desire.
Anyone else? :D
That would be great to turn into a review. Hint hint. Hehe :)

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Chris W

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