New York Film Academy Summer School (Beijing)

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• East China:Miss. Li 18611976323

• North and Northeast China:Miss. Zhuang 18610343436

• South and Southwest China:Mr. Tan 18600344503

• Northwest and Central China:Miss. Xiang 18511205521

• Educational Institution Cooperation:Miss. Ma 18500303171

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"There is no better way to become a filmmaker than to simply start making films"

New York Film Academy Summer School (Beijing)

Time: 6th - 13th August 2017 (8 days)

Location: Beijing Film Academy

Sponsor: New York Film Academy

Co-Sponsor: ASDAN China

Admission Quota: 60 High School Students

About us

New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and in China, the Chinese Education Department. The NYFA was founded in 1992 by Jerry Sherlock, a former film, television and theatre producer. Their philosophy is based on a "learning by doing" approach, which every curriculum stems from. They offer an intensive, hands-on, and total immersion approach to learning. Students come from all over the world to learn and work together, which creates a rich exchange of culture and ideas, and builds an international network for their graduates. The Film Academy is also honored to be the film school of choice for many Hollywood filmmakers, actors, and figures from the entertainment and media world. Every year, hundreds of Chinese students join the NYFA summer camps.

From 2016, the New York Film Academy will work with ASDAN China to offer high school summer film programs at the Beijing Film Academy. Chinese students will be able to enjoy some of the best American film education in China.

Summary

  • First film course for high school students in China
  • Learn filmmaking from a distinguished American film academy right here in Beijing
  • A dream platform for passionate art students who wish to shoot their first professional film
  • Artistic Support for students wishing to apply to top universities
  • All teaching facilities and filming equipment provided by Beijing Film Academy

Film Making

Teaching Methodology

Courses given in English

Offer an intensive, hands-on, total immersion approach to learning

Teaching philosophy

Filmmaking needs lots of knowledge. The combination of that knowledge is what makes the New York Film Academy different. In this course, students not only learn how to use cameras, lights, film editing software, they also gain relevant film knowledge.

In line with the mission and philosophy of the New York Film Academy, this program is intensive and focused on hands-on learning. In the NYFA film camps, each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own films. Our film camps are designed for people with little or no experience in making films. This program focuses on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the participants to direct their own projects.

Timetable

Teachers

Ben Maraniss

Ben Maraniss is a writer, director, teacher and journalist. He earned an MFA in Film and Television Writing from the University of Southern California and holds a BA in American Studies from Amherst College. Ben has worked extensively with Spaceman Media and Scrollmotion, creating dozens of short films, commercials, and interstitials, which have appeared on AMC, Comedy Central and Super Deluxe. His articles on cinema and pop culture have been featured in the N+1 Film Review Supplement.

Ben’s pilot scipt Weimar won the 2015 Pilot Grand Prize in the International Screenwriters Association’s TRMS-Austin competition. He is currently working with producer Fredrica Drotos on television series about a UK tabloid reporter covering a murder in which her editor is implicated, and on Secret & Confidential, a detective series set 1970s-era Washington D.C.

Brendan Davis

Brendan Davis is a well-traveled independent producer of film and television. Strong conceptual vision combined with 20+ years of practical/creative credits. Since 1992 Davis has earned technical or creative credits on 50+ movies and TV series. In 2013, Davis co-founded Kilin International, a production company and consultancy focused on developing co-productions in the U.S., China, and New Zealand. Davis is also a partner in Spooky Tree Pictures, Ltd. based in Auckland, New Zealand, currently in development on DEAR MARY ANNE. He was previously COO of digital marketing firm Luthier Society, Inc. and founder of production company Tangible Entertainment. Davis has a BA in Film from Georgia State University, is currently a guest lecturer at Beijing Film Academy, and has been a Producing Faculty member of the New York Film Academy / Los Angeles since 2010.

In July 2013, Davis and Kilin were hired to produce 13 Los Angeles-based episodes of popular Chinese celebrity interview show "Jia Pian You Yue", aka “The Best”, for CCTV-6 in Beijing. The episodes were completed in November 2013 and aired in China during the 2014 Chinese New Year, featuring comic-book legend Stan Lee, directors Justin Lin and M. Night Shyamalan, and actor Sean Astin. Davis produced the project and served as executive producer for Kilin.

Most recently, Davis was a producer on the New Zealand feature film BORN TO DANCE, which had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and its European premiere at the 2016 Berlinale. Other credits include the upcoming feature documentaries CRAZYHOT (2016) and THE ROYAL ART (2017). Previous credits include AUTEUR (2014) and DEADGIRL (2008; world premiere, 2008 TIFF).

Outcomes

Certificate of Completion by NYFA

Expressive Art Certificate by ASDAN

Students Short Film

Six students as a group will complete a 5 minute film.

2016 Students Short Film(Section A )

STAKING

Writer & Director

Filmed

Editor

Actor

Chelsea Cai

Aries Chen

Doris Xia

Doris Xia

Dropping

Director

Editor

Cinematographer

Producer

Actor

Patrick Zhou

Kim Wang

Ahhyun Kim

Nick Zheng

Danny Chen

Father’s Pigeon

Writer & Director

Cameraman

Art Department

Script Supervisor

Editor

Actor

Michael Zhang

Weiwei Zhang / Michael Zhang / Chelsea Cai

Chelsea Cai / Stiles Liu

Stiles Liu

Weiwei Zhang

Michael Zhang / Edward Chiang / Jixi Niu / Chelsea Cai / Stiles Liu

The Exhibition

Director

Editor

Cameraman

Producer

Art Department

Gaffer

Actor

Vivian Yin

Weiwei Zhang

Esther Liu / Weiwei Zhang

Katherine Wang

Vivian Yin / Weiwei Zhang

Dorothy

Crystal Pang / Vivian Yin

Show off

Director

Editor

Cameraman

Gaffer

Vincent

Actor

Peter Zeng

Jasmine Sun

James Wang

Jessica Tu

Andie Yuan

Bruce Luo / Jincent Huang

Once Upon a time

Actor

Ziyan Zhou / Yunlei Li

2016 Students Short Film(Section B )

Imaginary Escape

Writer & Director

Editor

Cameraman

Production Design

AC

Actor

Candy Yang

Joshua Cao

Zoe QI

Candy Yang

Joshua Cao

Olivia Hu / Beck Zhang

Who Are You

Director

Editor

Cameraman

Gaffer

Producer

Actor

Yi ran Chen

Jing xin Mao / Yingxi Huang

Peiyang Feng

Siyuan Chen

Meiwen Shao

Xuesi Duan / Rika Kojima

Exchange

Director & Scriptwriter

Editor

Producer

Cameraman

Art Gaffer

Sound Effects

Actor

Alex Dai

Adam Zhang

Conan Zhang

Sander Lai

Lily Chen

Alex Dai / Sander Lai

Edward Lu / Conan Zhang

Taking Dream

Director

Editor

Producer

Director of Photography

Script Write

Art Department

Actor

Jessie Kim

Molly Mo / JiHyun Lee / Jessie Kim

Kathy Zhou

JiHyun Lee

Jessie Kim

JiHyun Lee / Jessie Kim

Maggie Chen / Molly Mo

Found My Savior

Director

Editor

Writer

Producer

Actor

Gaffer & Art

Photography

AC

Sophia Han / Even Qiu

Pluto Lei / Even Qiu

Sophia Han / Daryl Wang

Daryl Wang

Adam Zhang / Daryl Wang / Sophia Han

Pluto Lei

Sarah Gao

Even Qiu

2015 Students Short Film

The Keeper

$5 For Love

一分米的距离

DOOR 向默片致敬的经典新作

Application Information

Registration

  • Apply Online: go to the official registration website www.seedasdan.org/NewYorkFilm_en.jsp to register online and select your payment method.
  • Apply Offline: Call ASDAN China to ask for an application form with payment instructions.

Admission Quota

60 High School Students

Who can apply?

  • High school students who are passionate about filmmaking and creative art.
  • Students who wish to apply for an art major or to study abroad.
  • Students who have good English from being taught in English.

Date Due

20th June, 2017