If you haven't already seen this incredible, moving, and beautifully made animated short here's your chance to check it out. The Present is a project out of the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in | more »
Unmappable is a documentary short, created by Jasmine Luoma and JBFC Faculty member Diane Hodson, that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psycho-geographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait unveils the inner workings of a man whose | more »
Naturally, the idea of Media Arts Education often brings to mind the image of children in front of screens, their small hands working magic on a plethora of cameras, microphones, iPads, and computers. While it's true that a healthy population of our student body are, in fact, | more »
In light of Media Literacy Week, we're celebrating all the curious and inquisitive media-making minds! Check out this awesome videocreated by educator, Tara O'Gorman and her fifth grade students at the Casimir Pulaski School in Yonkers, NY. It's proof that media literacy is alive | more »
JBFC faculty are always on the lookout for excellent short films to incorporate into lesson plans. One of the most recent additions to our list of favorites is So You've Grown Attached, a 15 minute long fantasy about an imaginary friend who is forced to consider retirement when | more »
The JBFC offers innovative programs in new media, documentary and fiction film production, screenwriting, animation, and so much more for students from Pre-K through adulthood.
To explore the full schedule of courses and workshops, see sample projects, and register CLICK HERE.
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What a week! Today marks the final day of our Summer Teachers Institute, and it's been a fantastic time from start-to-finish. To tell the whole story of our professional development experience, it's worth beginning at the end. This afternoon we wrapped the Summer Teachers | more »
All week long educators have been discussing, viewing, making, and rethinking media. Each of the strands in our Summer Teachers Institutehave beendesigned to be immersive but to also leave room for interpretation. So what does that interpretation look like in a classroom setting? | more »
Day three of the Summer Teachers Institutewas a whirlwind of innovative approaches to storytelling. The morning began with Keynote Speaker, Lance Weiler who is the Director of Experiential Learning and Applied Creativity at Columbia University and also the founder and current | more »
Day two of our Summer Teachers Institutewas busy, busy, busy!The day was spent in deep conversation as well as engaged in hands-on-activities. Each strand presenter spent the morning giving educators the opportunity to talk with one another about the big ideas that would go on to | more »