MFA SocDoc Wiki Pages

Internal student website. Visit https://sva.edu/mfasocdoc for more information on the program.

Year 1 scheduled classes

Year 2 scheduled classes



Fall 2021 Required Reading List
SocDoc COVID-safe Filming Policies


EQUIPMENT

Equipment Booking
Basic Overview of Gear Check-out Form

Equipment Rental Policies

Camera/Audio Resources


EDIT SUITES / EDITING RESOURCES
Which Edit Suites are booked right now?

Edit Suite Rules

Schedule Appointment for Avid Post-Production Help

Remote Tech Support - Zoom Meeting Room

🎥Post your film to the SocDoc website! (Films appear here )

SocDoc Logos

Captioning Your Online Video - How-to

Closed Caption Tip Sheet

Guide to Transcriptions


SVA / SocDoc General

Department Calendar

MyID SVA Dashboard

Your Email

Your Calendar

Your Google Drive


SocDoc LISTSERVS

Jobs

Festivals / Calls for Entries

Grants & Scholarships

NYC Screenings & Events


📽️ SVA Film Libraries

SocDoc Video Library Directory - see Timothy to borrow films or Christa to access digital files

Kanopy - free, streaming films

Library.sva.edu - thousands of films

Access to other streaming resources via SVA Library including, NEW! Oscilloscope, Sony Pictures Classics & First Run Features catalogs, EAI (experimental), Swank (hollywood fare), Grasshopper & the Prelinger Archive.


SVA Resources

SVA IT Student Guides - Help with Wifi, Microsoft Office & other SVA resources

SVA Writing Resource Center

SVA Health & Counseling - free counseling for SVA students.


SocDoc PRODUCING Resources
SocDoc release templates


ARCHIVAL RESOURCES

Mostly Video/Images:
SVA Library Databases: A wide range of all kinds of archival, research, image and topic databases, including Colourbox (stock images + video), New York Public Library Digital Gallery (images), Kanopy (films), ArtStor (art images), EAI (experimental films), and Swank (films)/

Prelinger Archive - over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, home and amateur) films and home movies

Library of Congress Digital Archives - millions of items including books, newspapers, manuscripts, prints and photos, maps, musical scores, films, sound recordings and more. Including a Free to Use & Reuse archive


Mostly Audio:
SVA Library Sound Effects guide: Freely available sound effects and music resources on the web, mostly with Creative Commons licenses

Adobe Audition SFX library - Freely available sound effects.

WeStar Music and SFX library - Search for School of Visual Arts & then log in with your SVA email address to access. Provided through the SVA library.

Dig CC MIXTER - Creative Commons Audio available including some tracks with free commercial licenses. Check licenses for individual tracks.

Audio Jungle - Audio library with affordable licensing options.

FreeSound - Great Creative Commons sound effects resource.

MobyGratis - Over 200 pieces of music from Moby, free to use in non-commercial media.

Free Music Archive - Large library of music with creative commons licensing. Make a free account to begin downloading.

Font Resources:

My Fonts - Large collection of fonts, includes various search criteria as well as a font identification system that enables you to upload or link to samples of a font in order to identify that particular font.

Art of the Title - a catalog and analysis of movie credits, for inspiration.

Fonts in Use - an archive of designs and the fonts used, searchable by category.

Identifont - large resource for identifying fonts; includes tool to identify font by uploaded picture. Free fonts available for download.

Da Font - large resource of free downloadable fonts.

Adobe Fonts - large resource of free fonts available for use in Adobe products (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects).


OTHER RESOURCES

Film Festivals Database - A comprehensive database of established American film festivals, including a sortable spreadsheet, calendar, and interactive map


THESIS PRODUCTION / REMOTE FILMMAKING RESOURCES

Be Inventive: Thesis Production Tips in a Global Pandemic! - panel video recording. May 5, 2020 conversation with SocDoc faculty Maro Chermayeff, Deborah Dickson, Tom Hurwitz, Richard Hankin, Mira Chang, Jerry Risius, Amy Schewel, and Rose Vincelli Gustine. A brainstorming workshop talking about ways that you can safely make a film in this time.

Be Inventive: Production Skills for a Global Pandemic! (Part 2) - panel video recording. May 21, 2020 conversation with SocDoc faculty Tom Hurwitz, JT Takagi, Mark Mandler, Jerry Risius, Axel Baumann, Erik Spink, and Rose Vincelli Gustine. Focusing on helping students overcome technical filmmaking limitations during the lockdown and beyond.

SocDoc suggests Films for Inspiration

SocDoc Remote Production Resource List

Mark Mandler's Remote Audio Recording Suggestions

Articles to Reference:

The Race to Make the First Coronavirus Doc Has Begun

A Phone, a Window and a Toaster Oven: How I Took Portraits From Miles Away

Coronavirus Drone Genres: Spectacles of Distance and Melancholia

Ethics of Doc Production In a Pandemic

Film production is shut down but documentaries are still being made. Here’s how

COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Documentary Filmmakers

DCTV's Black Lives Matter Actions + Filmmaker Resources, a "growing list of anti-racism resources including how to film protests and police."

NY Media Production Guidelines During COVID-19 (Checklist)

TIPS FOR SHOOTING DURING COVID-19 (Suggestions by Kat Patterson)

COVID-19 Guidelines by country (Updated weekly)



Student / Alumni Photo Directory

Group 14 - Class of 2024

Group 13 - Class of 2023

Group 12 - Class of 2022

Group 11- Class of 2021

Group 10 - Class of 2020

Group 9 - Class of 2019

Group 8 - Class of 2018

Group 7 - Class of 2017

Group 6 - Class of 2016

Group 5 - Class of 2015

Group 4 - Class of 2014

Group 3 - Class of 2013

Group 2 - Class of 2012

Group 1 - Class of 2011

All Alumni Photo Folder