New York Film Academy’s Student Spotlight: Brandon Fuller
Filmmaking student Brandon Fuller is one of the many veterans using the GI Bill benefits to finance his tuition at New York Film Academy. Originally from Midland, Texas, Brandon was stationed at Twentynine Palms in California before going to Iraq for nine months. It was while he was stationed there that Brandon and his fellow soldiers started making their own videos. “I found out about my love for film in Fallujah,” says Brandon. “Ninety-percent of the military is boredom, so we shot little films. We were able to tell our own story.”
In addition to his duties as a soldier, Brandon soon found himself in a new role as a film editor for fellow soldiers. “They would bring me their rough cuts, which we would edit and send home to family.” He later trained Marines before returning to civilian life. He began the 1-Year Filmmaking program at the Universal Studios campus in September 2011.
Brandon spoke highly of the Veterans Affairs team, saying, “Kevin and John Powers have taken care of me any time I had problems. I know that if I need them, they’ll call back within 5 minutes with an answer.”
He credits his military training with giving him the tools to succeed in school, saying, “I’m used to a high pace; I can see what you ask and have no problem doing it. Success is doing what I’ve been asked to do.” After finishing his program, Fuller plans to continue with his studies in a 1-Year Producing program.
New York Film Academy thanks Brandon and the hundreds of other veterans at our campuses, for their service and dedication!
New York Film Academy’s VeteransAffairsDepartment can help veterans make the transition to civilian and campus life. Let them help simplify educational benefits and assist with post-deployment transition issues. New York Film Academy is proud to support the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the Yellow Ribbon Program.
For questions about programs and workshops at the New York campus, contact Brian Koplow by email or call (212) 674-4300. For questions about the Universal Studios campus, contact John Powers by email or call (818) 733-2600.
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