FOCUS is Magic Box Productions’ annual exhibition, featuring more than 50 photographs and videos by our students. The program showcases the power of young artists’ eyes as they fall on the spaces, places, and people of New York City.
We are delighted to announce the expansion of Magic Box’s first public art installation, Hudson Square is Now! Through a collaboration with The Hudson Square Connection and the NYC Parks Department, Magic Box seniors at Chelsea CTE High School are creating original photo banners about their vibrant neighborhood for the construction fence around Spring Street Park on 6th Avenue.
Say hello to our newest Board Member! We are thrilled to welcome Pashmeena Hilal to Magic Box’s Board of Directors. With her experience as a marketing consultant and her passion for technology and arts, we are sure she will be a great asset to our team. Welcome aboard, Pashmeena!
Starting on June 26, Magic Box Productions and the Harrison Public Library System offered environmental media arts mini-camps, where young participants had the opportunity to learn interesting documentary and photography techniques. Students age 8 to 16 learned the importance of being environmentally conscious in a world of dwindling resources, and they used media arts to demonstrate the importance of community action.
On Wednesday, May 3rd, a full house gathered at the Salmagundi Club to celebrate Media Arts with Magic Box at FOCUS 2017, honoring Shree K. Nayar - T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, and Martin Crook- Award-Winning Photographer.
We want to express our gratitude to Neuberger Berman’s corporate volunteers, who joined us in the classroom on Friday May 5th for a day of service at the Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School in Harlem.
See how students from The Scholars Academy in the Rockaways are exploring the intersection of science, art and education, during their Bigshot Photography program with Magic Box Productions, in collaboration with Dr. Shree Nayar of Columbia University.
Welcome back to a wonderful new school year!
This exciting summer media arts program created for the NYC DOE’s Division of English Language Learners and Student Support used cameras to connect students with their curriculum.
From July 18th to the 21st, Magic Box Productions and Harrison Public Library offered a documentary mini-camp for young filmmakers, where they had the chance to explore the town of Harrison and learn hands-on documentary techniques to create original videos.
During the third Blueprint: Moving Image PD Workshop on May 25, 2016 at The Museum of the Moving Image, Variety Chief Film Critic Owen Gleiberman shared insights about the importance of good critique in society and education.