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September 26, 2012 9:09 PM Subscribe
Where can I find cinematography courses in New York City?
posted by dr handsome to media & arts (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Describing my dream of someday writing & directing a film often has a way of feeling as impractical and nonsensical as telling my friends I want to be a cowboy when I grow up... so in that spirit I'm eagerly searching for some creative outlet and if I'm not directing I can easily see myself behind the camera-- getting practical experience in shot composition, color, lighting, mise-en-scene, etc.
So I'm looking for good technical & formal cinematography courses...
New York Film Academy is the one that shows the most promise, or at least shows up the most. But it does seem legitimate and as intense of a course as I'm looking for. It's 19,000 per semester and two semesters long.
They offer filmmaking courses of a similar length (1 yr or 2 yr) but I'm skeptical about learning anything practical in that span of time.
Other than that my search has brought me to unfamiliar territory and dead ends so if anyone with more experience than I could help me find some great options it would really help!