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School of Media Studies Student, Alex Schein Accepted into 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival

School of Media Studies student, Alex Schein has been accepted into the 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival in November for his documentary that he directed, filmed, and edited called “Making Sense.”
It will make its world premiere as part of the Shorts Program: Art + Design on Sunday, November 16th @ 1:45pm at the Bow Tie Chelsea Theater in Manhattan.
“Making Sense” is a film portrait of the rising “maker culture” and micro-manufacturing movement in Philadelphia that he produced in Deanna Kamiel’s Directing Documentary class last Spring. He was fortunate to profile two outstanding designer/makers – Jeff Davis of Vinylux, and Andrew Dahlgren of Knit Lab who teaches here at Parsons as well as at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His friend Dr. Benjamin Olshin (co-producer), a professor at University of the Arts, made the connection and he was fortunate to film during one intensive weekend in North Philly last April.
“Making Sense” is very much a product of his two years at The New School – both in terms of style and content. The initial inspiration came from his work with Dean Anne Balsamo on her Ways of the Hand project – an introduction for him to the notion of “embodied learning” and its importance in the digital age.

The official website for the film is live at:

(Very short) Film clips:
Official DOC NYC website:
Tickets for the screening at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas @ 1:45pm on Sunday, November 16th are available HERE.