Archive for November, 2009

The Art Institute of New York City on the Playing Field with Industry Professionals

Posted on November 10th, 2009 in General, Technology | No Comments »

AINYC students Tesia DeCouto and Dan Altuz participate in the production of a Q&A session

AINYC students Tesia DeCouto and Dan Altuz participate in the production of a Q&A session

In order to show all interested parties films that are nominated or considered for Academy Awards, each year Variety.com hosts the Variety Screening Series on both coasts. After the films are shown, the A-List filmmakers conduct a Q & A session, for the mostly industry audiences.

Video Production instructor Jason Moore, an active industry professional, was asked by his contacts at Variety if he would produce a series for their website showing segments of the Q & A sessions. A comparable series is produced in Los Angeles by working professionals; their work is now side by side on the website with ours, created by students and graduates.

To take advantage of this exciting opportunity, the entire Video Production faculty compiled a list of outstanding students and recent graduates who had demonstrated their skills and ability as well as their work ethic. The rotating crew has twelve members.

Students function as camera operators, editors and production managers. The positions are paid, and provide many students with their first professional job in the industry. Their resumes will now show names of films and directors that are highly recognizable, since their work is under consideration for an Oscar.

According to instructor Jason Moore who acts as supervisor, “This is as good as a first time job as there could be in this industry. I wish I had had this opportunity when I was just starting out!”

There will be approximately 10 – 15 assignments. Two have been completed: The White Ribbon, an Austrian-German film that takes place just before World War I, and We live in Public, a documentary about the loss of privacy in the Internet age.

Screenings are held at Sunshine Cinemas in SoHo, and the DGA (Director’s Guild) theater in midtown.

The crew began working on the project in mid-September, and will continue through January. Jason hopes the team will be asked back next year, and that this assignment will become an annual opportunity for students to gain real-world experience, mirroring the school’s involvement with the Tribeca Film Festival.

LIM College Holds Ribbon-Cutting for Expanded Midtown Manhattan Location

Posted on November 2nd, 2009 in Event, General | No Comments »

From left: LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President Emeritus Adrian G. Marcuse and New York State Assemblyman Jonathan Bing cut the ribbon at Maxwell Hall, LIM College’s newly-expanded location at 216 East 45th St. in Manhattan.

From left: LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President Emeritus Adrian G. Marcuse and New York State Assemblyman Jonathan Bing cut the ribbon at Maxwell Hall, LIM College’s newly-expanded location at 216 East 45th St. in Manhattan.

LIM College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 21 to celebrate the expansion of its location at 216 East 45th Street in Manhattan. New York State Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from LIM College at the school’s May 2009 Commencement ceremony, attended and cut the ribbon alongside LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse and President Emeritus Adrian G. Marcuse.

The expansion and renovations to the College’s existing space at 216 East 45th Street were completed in time for the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester, for which enrollment increased to an historic high of nearly 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students combined. The expansion of this location — known within LIM College as Maxwell Hall in honor of the College’s founder Maxwell F. Marcuse — is another major milestone in an incredible period of planned strategic growth. Under the leadership of President Marcuse, LIM College, which in September marked 70 years of educating future fashion industry professionals, has seen its enrollment quadruple since 2001.

Said President Marcuse, “At LIM College we educate students in the business of fashion. To stay ahead of the curve in an industry that is constantly evolving, we ourselves have to continuously grow and innovate. With this new space we sought to create an environment on the cutting edge. In addition to a modern, open lounge area for students that includes Jittery Joe’s Coffee Bar and a new LIM College Bookstore we have also expanded our Math Center and added new classrooms and visual computer labs.”

All these improvements come on the heels of the opening of LIM College’s Center for Graduate Studies & Continuing Education on the eighth floor of the same building this past spring. The Center for Graduate Studies & Continuing Education houses the nation’s only MBA program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship.

Larry Marner Architecture executed President Marcuse’s vision to create a state-of-the-art environment that not only facilitates learning and working, but also builds on LIM College’s strong tradition of community by creating a place where students, faculty and staff can come together to share information and exchange ideas.

Says President Marcuse, “Our new space is important because it supports our mission, which is to educate the nearly 1,400 women and men enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate programs and prepare them for successful careers in the fashion industry. Completing this expansion means that we are now even better equipped to serve our students’ educational needs and to continue to provide the fashion industry with its future leaders.”

The 17,000 square-foot addition increases LIM College’s total campus to more than 100,000 square feet in midtown Manhattan.

Said Assemblyman Bing, “I am proud to help LIM College inaugurate this new space. This latest expansion demonstrates the College’s continuing commitment to providing quality education in New York and to helping the state’s economy thrive by preparing a new generation of fashion business executives.”

LIM Fashion Education Foundation Fearless Event Covered in the Media

Posted on November 2nd, 2009 in Event, General | No Comments »

Vanessa Williams and LIM College President Elizabeth Marcuse

Vanessa Williams and LIM College President Elizabeth Marcuse

Women’s Wear Daily covered LIM Fashion Education Foundation‘s 2nd annual “Fearless” event honoring Vanessa Williams in its “Fashion Scoops” column for Tuesday, October 20th. The “scoop” mentioned several bold-type names that were in attendance, including designer Stephen Burrows, Ugly Betty star Judith Light, and NYC style icon Pat Field. The event was held to raise funds for the Fashion Education Foundation, which last year awarded $40,000 in scholarships.

YouTube fashion channel Chic TV also covered the event. With the New York City skyline in the background, the YouTube broadcaster interviewed Williams, Light and Ports 1961 President Jacqui Wenzel. The channel also did an interview with guest Wendy Williams, best known for her often controversial radio and TV talk shows. View the clip Chic TV “LIM FEF Fearless Event Honors Vanessa Williams” in the right hand video gallery on this page, or at their YouTube page.

Wendy Williams tweeted about the event and posted a cell phone picture of her and Vanessa in front of the LIM FEF backdrop.

View photos of the celebrities, students and LIM College staff in attendance at limcollege.edu’s photo gallery.