Presenter Profile

Blake Babbitt

Guest Artist, New York Film Academy

Blake is a graduate of Denver School of the Arts and the University of Northern Colorado's Acting programs. Blake is currently the Associate Director of Recruitment for the New York Film Academy. Additionally, Blake is the founder of 383 Productions, an independent film production company headquartered in New York, NY. Recent projects include an award winning a feature length documentary I Heart Jenny and award winning short film Sunday 1287. Blake also directs plays. In his New York directorial debut Blake won a 'best play' award for his direction of emerging playwright Josh Billig’s Benefit of Friends at the American Globe Theatre. Blake's Off-Broadway acting credits include Baylis in Blackbird, Berowne from Love’s Labors Lost in the 45th Street Theatre’s annual Shakespeare Festival, and Joe/Syrup in the premiere Dan Savage’s of Seeking Savage Love at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.  Blake has also worked closely with Oscar and Tony Award Nominee Murray Schisgal (Tootsie) on a reading of his new play Wallstreet Fandango.  Other past theatre credits include roles in Flags, A Servant of Two Masters, SuburbiaLover’s and Other Strangers, and The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare.  TV and Film credits include Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX), Mr. Wiskers (web series), Bottom Feeders (web series), and Passed Over (web series).

Blake's Workshops

    Filmmaking: Tools to Create your own Content

    , Intermediate, / , , , Tech, , / Regular

    This is a well-rounded filmmaking workshop that emphasizes the tools necessary to create your own content: proper storytelling, equipment overview, set hierarchy, and cinematography. Recent changes in the filmmaking industry have made it an incredibly exciting time for budding filmmakers. This workshop will go over what it takes to be successful in the new age of filmmaking.

    Improv and Acting-From Stage to Screen

    , Intermediate, / Acting, , , , , /

    Improv and Acting-From Stage to Screen: is a workshop emphasizing acting in theatre, improv, film, television, and commercials. Participants will have the opportunity improv both for the theatre and on-camera. Additionally, participants with be guided through a variety of on-camera exercises and scenes- including given circumstances and close-up exercises. Through the use of a digital camera and television, attendees will have the opportunity to view on-camera performances live. The workshop will also go over the tools of the acting and filmmaking industry necessary to becoming a working actor. The intended audience is for High School and College students who are interested in developing on-camera techniques.