SVA in LA: The Film & Animation Behind-the-Scenes Series

March 7 - 11
No credit
Course number: CFD-2061-A

Faculty: Randall Emmett, Michael Giacchino, Alex Kupershmidt and Mark Ulano

This unique program offers students the opportunity to visit film and animation studios in the Hollywood area and interact with some of today’s leading filmmakers and production artists who create and shape the work we see on both the big screen and television.

Students will be introduced to studio environments (Disney Animation and Bad Robot) and learn directly from the industry professionals who help to visually translate the director’s vision. Leading visual artists in the film and animation fields will meet with us to discuss their roles in the filmmaking process and share their professional experiences.

Past guest speakers include: Academy Award-winning makeup artist Joel Harlow (Pirates of The Caribbean, Inception, The Lone Ranger); Academy Award-winning music composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek, Lost); producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity); producer Randall Emmett (Rambo, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans, The Amityville Horror).

Tuition includes: Double-occupancy hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, transportation to and from the airport and all studio visits, welcome and farewell dinners. Airfare not included.

Note: Guest speakers are subject to change.

Activity level: moderate ( 11 – 13 on the RPE Scale )

For further information, please contact Sal Petrosino, in-residence coordinator via email at or phone: 212.592.2194.