Take Two Film Academy

Take Two Film Academy is an after-school, weekends and summer filmmaking and film-acting program for kids and teens.


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Documentaries Inspire Social Responsibility, and Literacy in Kids!

This past term we conducted a documentary class with a groupof 5th and 6th graders.  The students were required to come up with a film about atopic that was pertinent to them. One team choose NYC’s Cycle Wars, another team choose how to combat pollutionin NYC, and the final group decided to tackle how to keep drugs out of thehands of minors.


The school gave us 2- 3 hours a…


Posted by Megan Kiefer on January 13, 2011 at 2:13pm

Filmmaking and its Linkages with Entrepreneurship

People ask me what I find so interesting about teaching film to kids. To be honest I just like to see what stories they come up with, and how they execute those ideas through filming and editing. The sheer act of creating is what inspires me! What I love about our program is that every term we get a fresh crop of students all who have different interests whether it be acting, shooting, audio, or editing and they come together to create something new and different that no other group of kids… Continue

Posted by Megan Kiefer on April 19, 2010 at 10:00am

What video classes are people interested in?

Acting only?

Posted by Megan Kiefer on November 20, 2009 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

When are good times and days to hold classes?

Hi Parents and Kids,

We are sorting out best days to run our independent classes in the winter. Let us know your thoughts!


Posted by Footnote Media Group on October 8, 2009 at 10:38am — 2 Comments


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Take Two Film Academy

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795 Columbus Avenue (98- 99th street)
New York, NY 10025




AGE 8-15

Summer Workshops

July 7th - 11th 9am - 4pm 795.00

Downtown Location:  Advanced Workshop July 14th -18th 9am - 4pm 795.00

Downtown Location: July 21st - 25th 9am - 4pm 795.00  SOLD OUT

Downtown Location: July 28th - Aug 1st 9am - 4pm 795.00 CANCELLED 

Aug 4th - 8th 9am -4pm 795.00

Advanced Workshop Aug 11th - 15th 9am-4pm 795.00

Aug 18th - 22nd 9am -4pm 795.00

Take Two Film Academy offers after-school, weekend and summer classes in film-acting and making.

Film-Acting classes focus on how to behave and act in front of the camera. These courses allow student to watch and learn from their performances in real time. We focus on the difference between stage and film acting, subtlety and behavior. Students learn how to interact with one another on camera and come away with video experience, head-shot if they choose, and a DVD - online reel. We have classes for 1st-10th graders.


Filmmaking and Screenwriting Classes are team and project based classes that utilize both actors and filmmakers to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and create short films. The teams are made up of both filmmakers and some actors who work together on a project of their choice. Accomplished NYC filmmakers help guild and manage the teams to bring their vision to life. We hold classes from 4th - 10th graders.
Our new state of the art Mac Lab that has Final Cut Pro!


Documentary Classes are similar to the Filmmaking and Acting Class except there are no actors involved. Students create short documentaries in teams learning from well versed documentary filmmakers in the industry.

Editing and Greenscreen Class focus on the fundamentals of post production and effects. Learn from professionals within the industry in our state of the art Mac Lab complete with Final Cut Pro Studio.

To view times, classes offered, and to register click here

If you are interested in having Take Two come into your school or after-school program please contact us at info@taketwofilmacademy.com or call us at 917.546.6816

Full refunds will be given up until the first class, after that refunds will be given on a per diem basis.



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