Italian region chosen for ‘Murphy U’

Art is not limited to drawing, painting and sculpture. While the visual means summon a host of feelings, let us not forget those films and accompanying sounds that keep us on the edge of our seat with anticipation and the tear-jerkers that display our grief and sadness. Consider the History Channel and the Discovery Channel and no more needs to be said.FIlm-Class Murphy


John Murphy is a noted cinematographer of New York City that is no stranger to documentaries, reality TV and feature films. For over 13 years, Murphy has lectured and taught students of Pratt University the fundamentals of subjects like Audio for Film, 16mm Film Production, Beginning and Advanced Video Production, Documentary Production, and Audio for Video and History of Italian Cinema. The idea of forming a professional program for young adults to have first-class training of future filmmakers and photographers seemed not only logical, but also necessary in delivering the most creative industrial professionals.

Lucca, Italy will be the destination for a 5-week study program that is intended to provide the ultimate setting for serious students that have their sights set on a career in film, photography and audio for cinema. Travel throughout the region will expose the group to the arts and culture of Italy while being exposed to lectures from the world’s finest artists.

The itinerary begins with Siena in the Tuscan hills, and continues through Florence, Bologna, a week at Giuliano Gori’s Fattoria di Celle, and ends with Rome. The faculty of Alt Studio Tuscany will be on hand to work one-on-one with students during the stay. These include Abe Frajndlich, a word-wide contributor of photography to such publications as Life, the New York Times Magazine, London Sunday Times, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine; Ramzy Telley, cinematographer and co-producer of the Academy Award nominated film: “The Wildest Show in the South: The Angola Prison Rodeo”; and Lina Pallotti, photographer, instructor in Rome and New York City and a member of numerous juries. This is but a few of the seasoned artists that will share their expertise in preparing youths for a talented career. Visiting mentors will also be sprinkled throughout this magnificent journey.

alt-studio4     The inspiration and challenges that have been set forth by Murphy and the host of industry specialists will leave participants in an exceptional position to take their creativity to new levels of expertise. This is a yearly program that is offered for select students based upon their application and resume. The deadline for applying is April 30, 2016. Interested parties can find the application at:


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