July 19, 2013
3D Printer

Printing the Future

Our 14-15 year old Lab Campers, with guidance from their instructor Adam Lamas, were the first Media Arts Lab students to design and 3D print their own character designs using Sculptris, a free 3D modeling...

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July 19, 2013

Lab Camp – Week 4

A lot happened during Lab Camp this week. Here’s another update from Lukas! Session: 12-13 years old – Instructor: David Miller  We began the week by coming up with original stories and characters for...

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July 12, 2013

Lab Camp – Week 3

Week three of Lab Camp has ended. Here’s an update on all that happened this week: Session: 14-15 years old – Instructor: Adam Lamas We started the week shooting footage for an experimental...

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July 10, 2013

JBFC Awarded A MacArthur Grant

We are excited to announce that JBFC was awarded a HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Project: Connect – Summer Youth Programming Competition grant for Reel Change: Community Visions! We were one of only 16 museums, libraries,...

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July 5, 2013
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Lab Camp – Week 2

Our second week of Lab Camp has come to an end and Lukas and Ori are back with another update. Check it out! Session: 14-15 years old – Instructor: Adam Lamas The first...

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June 28, 2013
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Lab Camp – Week 1

Today ends our first week of Lab Camp and brings us the first camp update of the summer! Ori Apkon and Lukas Arbogast, our official Lab Camp – blog liaisons, will be giving us...

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June 27, 2013
An American Experience

A Filming Frenzy

On May 17-18 we held our annual 24 Hour Burns Challenge, a competition in which teams complete an original film in 24 hours straight! This was our third challenge, and every time we...

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June 22, 2013
Seasonal Scientists

Seasonal Scientists

This past school year we teamed up with Teatown Lake Reservation and Brookside School in Ossining to create a Focus on Nature education program called Seasonal Scientists. Students at Brookside School spent a...

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June 15, 2013
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Grandma Writes a Book

People tend to think that our Media Arts Lab teaches students how to make film and only film, but Marie Amoruso proves that’s just not the case. We teach all aspects of new...

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May 28, 2013

Everything is Illuminated

This past spring semester, our 3rd-4th grade and 5th-6th grade Experiments in Media classes took up light painting, a photo-experiment in exposure that uses hand held light sources to make unique and eye-catching...

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May 2, 2013
Annual Report

One Community. Many Voices.

Part of our philosophy here at the JBFC is to be an informative and transparent organization, which is why we put a lot of time and energy into publishing our Annual Report. The...

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April 12, 2013

A New Definition of Literacy

For years, you only needed to be able to read words to be literate.  Books were printed, news came on paper, and things were simple. But all that is changing.  As our world...

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April 3, 2013

Summer @ the Lab: From Sunscreen to the Silver Screen

Most people are aware that we provide classes for children, teens, and adults at our Media Arts Lab, but did you know we have a summer camp as well? Summer @ the Lab,...

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March 30, 2013
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Teaching our Teachers

Every summer at the Lab we provide a course called the Summer Teachers Institute (STI) for pre-K–grade 12 educators. STI teaches educators to incorporate the language of image and sound into the Common Core...

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