Gallatin Film Alliance
Through GFA, Gallatin students who are interested in filmmaking meet and collaborate, regardless of their level of experience or area of interest. We offer beginner-level workshops in various aspects of the filmmaking process--from writing, directing, and editing, to art, lighting, and sound. In addition, GFA applies each semester to secure funds from the Gallatin Student Resource Fund to allow Gallatin’s aspiring filmmakers to turn their ideas into reality. We offer four $500 grants, every semester to fund short visual projects that have been pitched to and voted on by GFA members.
The GFA is very eager to provide access to professional editing software and physical equipment, and to create and offer filmmaking workshops to all Gallatin students, making resources more accessible to our community. Examples of tutorials include:
How to be a Production Assistant: GFA members can learn what equipment is present on a film set and who is in charge of each department, plus how to be safe when handling it
Lighting: GFA members practice how to set up, handle, and break down lights, as well as learning which lights to use and how it all looks through the camera lens
Camera: GFA members get a hands-on chance to use a camera and shoot some basic footage, guided by a pro who can show them tips and tricks
The equipment will encourage more members to pursue passion projects on the weekends, and it is GFA's aim for students to collaborate on a short casual project every semester which is entirely crewed by GFA members who have learned the crafts over the course of the semester.
"Should you make a donation, you will receive a receipt from NYU that confirms this. Note the receipt may indicate your gift is directed to the 'Dean's Discretionary Fund' or the general 'Gallatin: All In Crowdfunding Campaign,' but rest assured, your contribution will be used to support the specific program you've selected."