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To create a sustainable pathway for aspiring filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, preparing them for rewarding creative and technical careers in Film and Television.
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School Name: MOTION PICTURE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
Location: Northern Queens, DISTRICT 30
Acting Principal Assigned / Project Director: Kevin A. Lopez
Contact: [email protected]
School Website: motionpicturehs.org
Instagram Handle: @motionpicturenyc
Grades: 9th (Year 1)
Capacity: 200 (Year 1)
Admissions: Unscreened, Ed. Opt., Queens Priority
Great article by the NY Times on the comeback of film productions in NYC. Some highlighted quotes below! The stars continue to align for our incoming Motion Picture Tech students. Full speed ahead!
"Still, motion picture production in New York generates an estimated 185,000 jobs, $18 billion in wages and $81 billion in revenue, according to the city. And officials say the industry’s recuperation after a monthslong work stoppage is an important part of New York City’s overall economic health."
"Production peaked in 2019, according to the city’s media office: There were over 80 episodic television series and 300 feature movies filmed that year. A collaborative push is now underway to ensure that New York can compete with Hollywood in luring TV and movie projects. A 266,000-square-foot development containing high-tech soundstages, called Sunset Pier 94 Studios, is in the works along the Hudson River in Manhattan, and the even bigger, 340,000-square-foot East End Studios is coming to Sunnyside."
2 weeks ago
Astoria Film Festival is bringing one of their amazing filmmaking workshops to the talented IS429 students in Sunnyside Queens. @30q429
Thanks to Astoria Film Festival, to Principal Castello of IS429 & Acting Principal Lopez of @motionpicturenyc for creating a strong partnership that enhances students’ experience. @d30cec @astoriafilmfestival @motionpicturenyc @nycschools @cunyua
2 weeks ago
Thrilled to unveil our new Motion Picture Tech logo animation bumpers, masterfully brought to life by the incredible team at CAA Brand Studio @caa_brandstudio and the exceptionally talented motion graphic designer, Katie Lau! A massive thank you for infusing our logo with such vibrant energy and professional style. The five circles in our main bumper represent NYCPS and other city agencies, CAA and other film industry partners, CBO’s, CUNY and other post secondary institutions, and lastly IATSE, all coming together in partnership to support and inspire the next generation of diverse Film and TV professionals. @creativeartistsagency @nycschools @cunyedu @suny @iatse @astoriafilmfestival @reelworks @ghettofilmschool @magicboxproductions @madein_ny @museumofcityny @roybalfilmandtv
These bumpers will soon proudly brand the amazing films produced by our young filmmakers as they embark on their journey through film and CTE education at Motion Picture Technical High School. Here’s to the beginning of many stories to be told! #MotionPictureTech #FilmEducation #CTE #YoungFilmmakers #LogoAnimation
2 weeks ago
🎥✨ Big congratulations to Hanan Harchol, 2023 Big Apple Award Recipient and esteemed Film Teacher from The High School of Art & Design, on the inspiring screening of his feature film "About a Teacher" at The Museum of the Moving Image. This event, in partnership with NYCPS and the UFT, offered an enlightening panel discussion exploring effective support for new teachers in their crucial first years, aiming to reduce burnout and attrition. @artanddesignnyc @nycschools @uftny @movingimagenyc
Hanan’s work stands as a testament to the idea that educators can continue to create impactful art and share compelling stories, demonstrating the transformative power of cinema in effecting positive change. 🍎🎬 #AboutATeacher #FilmEducation #TeacherSupport #CinemaImpact #MotionPictureTechHS
2 weeks ago
On Thursday, February 15th, NYC Public Schools is hosting jointly with the NAACP a screening of the “Right to Read” Documentary at LaGuardia High School. Capacity at LaGuardia is over a thousand so there will be plenty of space!
The NAACP and NYC Public Schools are proud to host a film screening and panel conversation of THE RIGHT TO READ.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
6:30pm - 8:30pm | Doors open at 5:45pm
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
100 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023
3 weeks ago
At Motion Picture Tech, we will learn by doing. 🎥🎬📽️🎞️ #ProjectBasedLearning
Posted @withregram • @stanleykubrick "The best education in film is to make one." - Stanley Kubrick
3 weeks ago
Motion Picture Tech mentioned on Chalkbeat! @chalkbeatorg
Chancellor Banks @realdavidcbanks recently highlighted the launch of new @nycschools accelerated high schools, including programs in film, health care, and Bard early college, at a budget hearing in Albany. These innovative pathway schools are not just about offering career pathways; they're about forging strong partnerships and preparing students for the 21st-century workforce with rigorous, credentialed programs. "This is not your father’s vocational ed," Banks emphasized. These students are stepping into the future ready for success.
Check out the full story (link in bio) on Chalkbeat titled "Film, health care, and Bard early college: New high schools coming to Brooklyn and Queens." Let's get ready for a brighter future!
#EducationInnovation #FutureReady #CareerPathways #NewYorkSchools
4 weeks ago
Motion Picture Tech had the opportunity to visit Great Point Studios and Lionsgate at the new Hollywood on the Hudson lot in Yonkers, NY! The creative energy and innovation in the world of Film, Television, and Theater is truly something to behold. A massive shoutout to Christina O'Shea-Daly, Vice President of Great Point Studios, for her warm welcome and enlightening us about the groundbreaking work happening here. @lionsgate @greatpointstudios
A big thank you to Daniel Blackman and Billy Disney of Smash Cut for the insightful discussions and showing us the cutting-edge technology and creativity that drives their projects. Your passion for film, innovation, and public education is impressive! @smashcut
And of course, a heartfelt appreciation to Karen Williams from the Roybal Film & Television Production Fund. Your dedication to opening doors for diverse filmmakers and providing real pathways to careers in Film & Television is inspiring. The partnership and possibilities discussed today have left us excited for the future of this industry. We appreciate your efforts in connecting Motion Picture Technical High School with other like-minded educators and institutions. @roybalfilmandtv @yonkerspublicschools
#HollywoodOnTheHudson #FilmMaking #DiversityInFilm #FutureOfCinema #InclusiveCreativity #GreatPointStudios #MotionPictureTech
4 weeks ago
Posted @withregram • @madein_ny Hello @NYCSchools students, teachers, faculty & parents!
The 6th annual NYC Public School Film Festival kicks off today! 📽️🎬🧑🎓
Students: Get your film submitted to #NYCPSFilmFestival by March 25th!
Apply here: https://filmfreeway.com/NYCPublicSchoolFilmFestival 👈 (link in story and bio)
4 weeks ago