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New York Media & Film Studies School Trips & Tours

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Take a fascinating hour-long tour of the country’s leading hall for popular concerts, stage shows, special attractions and media events, including the Grammys, Tonys, and MTV Video Music Awards! More than 700 movies opened here, including the original King Kong.

On this 2 hour bus tour, your guide will entertain and inform as you visit over 40 sites from over 60 TV show and movie locations, as well as actual celebrity homes! Other movie tour options are available such as ‘Central Park Movie Site Tours’ and ‘New York TV and Movie Sites on the Water’.

 

Enter the world of American television on this historic tour through the halls and working studios of NBC’s New York operations! Visit some famous studios, including Saturday Night Live, plus take a detailed look at a control room, then see the make-up room and prosthetics department.

 

The nation’s only museum devoted to the art, history and technology of movies, television, and digital entertainment, where groups can learn about the creative process of making moving images. Take an educator-led tour of the galleries and enjoy numerous interactive experiences. You can combine your tour with a group film screening, and even add on a workshop too.

Held at this fascinating media centre, the Re-creating Radio workshop gives students the unique opportunity to produce an old-time radio drama using scripts, sound effects, and music. Participants are taken through the many stages of radio production, including casting, microphone and sound effects training, and a cue rehearsal, before they put on a ‘live’ broadcast. The series brings to life stories in the tradition of Superman, The Shadow, and The Lone Ranger. Each participant receives a copy of the performance following the workshop.

Other Workshops
In addition to this excellent workshop, Paley Center Educators also lead a number of sessions on a wide range of subjects which can be linked into the curriculum. Using programmes from the collection of over 150,000 TV and radio programmes housed here as a means of illustration and investigation, sessions cover subjects such as advertising, the documentary form, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Sessions include:

  • The Fine Art of Persuasion: Television and Advertising
  • The Art of the Television Documentary
  • Tooned In to Animation

The NYFA offers our groups a fantastic opportunity to learn from exciting sessions designed around an area of film to suit your group’s studies. Sessions are from 2 to 4 hours in length. Session content may vary dependent upon the length of your workshop and examples include:

Digital Editing
Students get involved in shot selection and manipulation in this overview of film editing

Digital Cinematography
Your group will create camera and lighting set-ups, then record and screen the footage for analysis and critique

Director’s Craft
Your group will use equipment to try out film direction, and be taken through the process of creating shots and scenes

Filmmaking Workshop
Learn how to use an HD digital camera, and receive an introduction to film writing and shoot a scene

Screenwriting Workshop
Explore good storytelling, screenplay structure, plus character development and dialogue

Acting for Film Workshop
Uncover the basics of film acting, performance choices and how the camera affects the actor's performance

As digital photography becomes more popular as a study topic, an increasing number of our groups are taking this visit to create an itinerary which touches upon all forms of media. Take a tailored guided or self-guided tour around this museum which explores the possibilities of the photographic medium through acclaimed exhibitions and education programmes.

 

Take some time out to watch a popular recent release or 3D film on one of several huge cinema screens.

Learn about the technology behind Nintendo and explore each of the interactive gaming areas at the Nintendo World store where hands-on gaming demonstrations are provided as well as the latest Nintendo items. 

 

Get an insider’s look at the world’s most famous arena with the ‘All Access Tour!’ Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. 

Exclusive, behind-the-scenes access: 

  • Visit the spectacular new Chase Bridges, suspended high above the arena floor 
  • Step inside the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms 
  • Relive historic moments with the new ‘Garden 366’ retrospective and ‘Defining Moments’ exhibit 
  • Get VIP treatment with access to luxury suites, including the Delta Sky360 Club 
  • Plus much more for THE ultimate insider’s look!

This classic tour of the famous Yankee Stadium includes visits to New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America, Monument Park, MasterCard, Batters Eye Café and Press Box. Why not extend your visit by staying for lunch or, during the season, catching a game too!

Venture over a quarter of a mile skyward and observe as your group takes in the scale of the immense urban landscape which opens up before them. This is a great way for your students to gain artistic inspiration away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. A particularly popular evening visit.

Experienced in dealing with groups, our local guides will bring the history and culture of New York to life. Students will be amazed as they walk down world-famous streets such as Fifth Avenue, 42nd Street and Broadway and through Central Park and Times Square.

See a spectacular Broadway performance - entertainment at its greatest! Choose from shows such as Wicked, Chicago and The Lion King.

Take in a spectacular view of Manhattan from the water, and pick out the many famous landmarks which dominate its skyline.

Experience the best and most complete daytime view of New York City! Bring your sketchbook with you and you’ll be spoilt for choice over what to sketch. The unparalleled views of New York’s landmarks include Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – simply the most spectacular view in the city!

As well as the visits listed, we are able to provide fantastic group prices on many other New York attractions. Or why not schedule in some free time for your group to shop ’til they drop at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, or Century 21!

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