March 8, 2013
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Italy Comes to Pleasantville

Yesterday our current Kathryn W. Davis International Fellow, Italian composer Lucio Gregoretti, visited with Pleasantville middle and high school students to converse in Italian, answer questions, and even share some cello music! Engaging...

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March 6, 2013
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Get to Know Daniel Sitts

Get to know our sixth Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow, Daniel Sitts, a 22 year old Croton-on-Hudson native. I sat down with him to discuss the project he is working on, as well...

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March 1, 2013
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Get to Know Brad Becker-Parton

One of the programs we have at the Media Arts Lab is the Emily & Harold Valentine and Evelyn Gable Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship, which supports aspiring filmmakers. The program gives those beginning their careers...

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February 13, 2013
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Focusing on Nature in Your Own Backyard

This month, 19 second graders at Brookside School in Ossining will become “Seasonal Scientists” as part of the JBFC’s education initiative, “Focus on Nature.” The students will use written and digital documentation, scientific...

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December 15, 2012
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Animation Celebration

On December 1 we partnered with The Family Literacy Center in Sleepy Hollow to include four families in our day-long A Taste of Animation class at the Media Arts Lab. The class was another example...

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December 9, 2012
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Register Now for Spring Courses @ the Lab

New media, documentary and fiction film production, screenwriting, and animation are just a few of the many course subjects available at our Media Arts Lab this spring for students from pre-K through adulthood.The semester...

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November 8, 2012
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Riding the Wave of Education

At the Burns we pride ourselves in being both an independent theater and an arts education center. One of the cornerstones of our education programming is See Hear Feel Film (SHFF), which teaches third grade students...

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October 25, 2012
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Rook-ies of the Year

Think back to your middle school and high school years. Who were the “popular” kids in your class? Were they on the football team? The baseball team? Were they cheerleaders? Whoever they were,...

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October 19, 2012
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Fast and Furious Filmmaking

Twelve teams. Twelve cameras. Twenty four hours to make the best short film. Sounds like a reality show doesn’t it? Well, we’re hosting the Burns Challenge next weekend at the Media Arts Lab!...

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October 17, 2012
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Blue Skies Ahead!

Blue Sky Studios is at the JBFC! Our joint program with the Katonah Museum of Art has been under way for just over a month, and it’s going strong! For those who don’t...

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October 6, 2012
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Pleasantville Unscripted

The Unscripted series is something we have students do every summer. These films highlight something extraordinary in our community, and gives students a chance to produce a piece. In the past, the Unscripted series...

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August 31, 2012
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Not Just Going Through The Motions

Our Minds in Motion summer program is wrapping up! Students from all over Westchester are working with educators from our Media Arts Lab as they create their own original stop-motion animation videos. Minds in...

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August 24, 2012
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Do Your Part: Volunteer With Us!

Interested in working with youth in the Westchester County area? Great volunteer opportunities are available with our third and fourth grade education programs. Training begins in September so register today! There are openings...

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August 8, 2012
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Film and Fun in the Sun

Our Summer @ the Lab camp is wrapping up this week. Check out some of our favorite photos from this summer! Related posts: Lab Camp – Week 7 Lab Camp – Week 1...

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