Guest blog by Director of Photography ... PAUL HOWARD
Day 3 - Began with our trip to meet the staff and students at our sister college BMCC Borough of Manhattan Community College. Security was so tight the security guards almost didn't let us in! After a gracious welcome and a brief intro of the college's history, I quickly realized just how big BMCC really is. Located in the Tribecca district, built in the 80's and originally designed for 12000 students. Being two blocks from the twin towers they narrowly escaped a major catastrophe, if a tower had fallen their way. It was the first facility to reopen after the disaster.
They currently cater for 24,000 students, and have nearly 1000 film & TV students in their media section alone. At Randwick, TAFE, we have about 80 students in Screen & Media!