1. Sam stumbles through a series of mishaps as he pursues a cute girl from the park, and gains a new but strange friend in the process.

    Written & Directed by Marcus A. Johnson

    Jade Dailey
    Marcus A. Johnson
    Brandon Stewart
    Kylar Miranda
    Jenny Cipolla
    Jonas Olsen
    Niklas Berggren

    Director of Photography - Eric M. Payne
    Grip - Niklas Berggren
    Grip - Steve Adams

    Music by Daniel Johnston & Snoop Dog
    Picture & Sound Edited by Marcus A. Johnson
    Color Grade by Eric M. Payne

    Dedicated to Maximo Munzi


    'Hi, How Are You?' is the fourth film in the curriculum at the New York Film Academy, called the 'Non-Sync' film. In this assignment, students are not allowed to use dialogue, the films must be under 10 minutes of length, and the rest is free game.

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  2. A Young Man, in need of a friend, confronts the realities of life after divorce.

    Written & Directed by Marcus A. Johnson

    Malik Joseph Wilcot
    Dominique Jeswal
    Lily Gareth
    Lollo Nyberg

    Marcus A. Johnson - D. Photography
    Tom Jiang - Assistant Camera / Production Sound
    Lollo Nyberg - Production Sound
    Lily Gareth - Assistant Camera

    Ugly Casanova - Music "Hotcha Girls"
    Marcus A. Johnson - Picture & Sound Editing


    This project is considered the Checkovian Project at New York Film Academy. The goal in this project is to take a script with no descriptions, actions, or storyline (outside of several lines of dialogue) and make a story that focuses on the subtext of a scene.

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  3. EXTRA, EXTRA!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!! In a modern day satire about Social Media, Human interaction, and Narcissism, a boy tries to pick up a girl.

    Written & Directed by ... Marcus A. Johnson

    Boy .... Trysten Cain
    Girl .... Maggie Manyan
    Hipster .... Marcus A. Johnson

    Tom Jiang
    Victor Valerio
    Ksenia Klushina
    Abdullah Saleh Al-Awaji
    Giacomo Salvalaggio
    Kartiky Gupta
    & Matt Kohnen

    ----------------------------- NYFA PROJECT -----------------------------------

    The purpose of this assignment is to incorporate sound and picture. Scene must contain dialogue and no static shots (meaning each shot must have movement).

    We filmed this on the backlot of Universal Studios with the Red Scarlet Camera. Crew changed positions after every shot, so that everyone on the crew got to practice a different discipline (ie: Sound Recordist, Dolly Grip, Director of Photography, etc).

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  4. Jack takes one step closer to hitting bottom.

    Directed by Marcus A. Johnson
    Crew of Eric M. Payne
    Jack: Trysten Cain
    Tyler: Jose Luis Lopez

    ____________ NYFA PROJECT ________________

    The goal in this assignment is to find a scene from a movie or television show that has standard coverage of the scene (meaning: a scene that is broken up in the editing of several different shots and compositions to tell a story) and telling the arc or truth of that scene in one unbroken shot.

    -At least 2-3 Characters
    -No Longer than 5 minutes
    -No Changing of Dialogue
    -Scene must illustrate the arc or truth in the scene, using multiple types of composition, movement, and blocking in the scene to create motivated movements of the camera. You're also allowed to use static camera angles so long as you are able to illustrate the arc or truth in the scene.

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  5. Amanda is looking for her missing sister Bri, who she believes is trying to take up the reigns of the local boogeyman 'Margot the Monster'.

    Written & Directed by
    Marcus A. Johnson

    Noel Kachaturian
    Ella Mun-Gavin
    Brandon Stewart
    Casey Wohlgemuth

    Marcus A. Johnson ... Director of Photography
    Eric Fickenwirth ... Gaffer
    Tom Jiang ... 1st AC
    Victor Valerio ... Grip
    Brett Miller ... Grip
    Katie Clem ... Sound Recordist
    Lucy Chuang ... Make Up Effects
    Marcus A. Johnson ... Picture & Sound Editor

    ________________ **NYFA Digital Dialogue Project** ________________

    The Digital Dialogue Project is a 2nd Semester Project for the BFA Filmmaking course at the New York Film Academy. It is the first of the film projects where students use sync sound methods, dialogue, sound effects, music, and other audio components that filmmakers use to tell a story.

    The Limitations/Rules of this project are:
    No longer than 10 Minutes
    No Stunts or Prop Weapons

    # vimeo.com/134517106 Uploaded 185 Plays 0 Comments

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