william adamy
artist, filmmaker & photographer


Honors, Awards, and Achievements


Upper Nyack Elementary School, Nyack NY 1995-2002

Nyack Middle School, Nyack, NY 2002-2005

Nyack High School, Nyack, NY 2005-2009

Semi-private art class with Melissa Chitwood, MFA 2001-2007

Internship for Jonathan Demme’s film production company, spring 2008

Traveled extensively throughout this country (nearly half of the states), and outside of U.S.: Bahamas, Canada (visit French-Canadian friends annually for last 7 years), France and Belgium

School Activities and Awards

Symphony orchestra 2005-2006

Art Honors Society 2005-present

National Honors Society 2007-present

Ski club 2005-present

Ecology club 2007-present

Drama Club: cast member in 9th grade for Musical “Cats”, One-Acts, “Scapino”;  crew/tech in 10th and 11th grade for Musical “Titanic”, Drama “Anne Frank”, Musical “Phantom of the Opera”, and only 11th grader to direct a One-Act play: “Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage”; crew/tech in 12th grade for Musical and director in 12th grade for One-Act play

High Honor Roll: 2006, 2007, 2008, (projected 2009)

Principal’s List: Top 5% of Class 2008

Departmental Awards of Distinction:

Physical Education, May 2006 Ethics/Integrity

Media Technology, May 2006 Academic Excellence

French Language, May 2007 Ethics/Integrity

Physical Education, May 2007 Academic Excellence

Media Technology, May 2007 Academic Excellence

Media Technology, May 2008 Academic Excellence

Rockland Inter-Parish Council of Episcopal Churches, Youth Recognition Award, October, 2008

Community Volunteer Activities

Grace Episcopal Church Senior Youth Group
(active member, various community service projects in 9
th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades)

Church Youth Service Ministry (CYSM)
2 weeks in Mississippi: Katrina relief volunteer service, summer 2006

Church Youth Service Ministry (CYSM)
2 weeks in Montana: Blackfeet Reservation volunteer service, summer 2007

Midnight Run: provide food and clothing to NYC homeless, 2002 - 2006

Day Laborer’s Program: provide food and clothing to Ecuadorian laborers in Rockland County 2005-2006

People to People: adopt families for Santa Project, conduct food drives 2005-2007

Amazing Grace Circus: performance member raised funds for local charities 6th, 7th, 8th  9th grades

Hosted exchange student from France, fall 2002

Hosted exchange student from Bosnia, summer 2003

Hosted exchange student from Greece, summer 2004

Hosted exchange student from Kyrgyzstan through Aspect Foundation 8/06 -7/07

Member of Young Ambassadors Program: host French student fall 2008, travel to France spring 2009

Presentation leader: selected to represent CYSM youth group in writing reflections of CYSM trip to Montana and act as spokesperson to Grace Church congregation, fall 2007

Work Experience

Rockland Parent Child Center:

provide weekly child care of infant – 7-year olds for Single Parent Support Group, fall 2004 - present

Harry’s Burritos: counter/waiter/assistant manager, fall 2007 – present

Child Care Provider for various families in community, fall 2004 – present

Amazing Grace Circus Camp: camp counselor, summer 2004 – summer 2006

Film Experience

Nyack High School offers TV Production and Media courses, both involve film

TV Production 9th grade

Media I 10th grade

Media II 11th grade

Media III 12th grade

Studio projects: use of a TV station set, animation, short movies, public service announcements (PSAs), montage, music videos, homage to director, memory film.

Editing programs: Avid and Final Cut Express

NHS Student Film Festival, selected animation 2006

NHS Student Film Festival, selected work 2007

NHS Student Film Festival , selected music video 2008

Rockland County Student Film Festival, selected music video 2008

Extra-curricular projects:

-documentary for the NHS Drama Club *one of four high schools in the country selected to do production of “Phantom of the Opera” – I filmed auditions, rehearsals, interviews, and performances

-documentary of CYSM volunteer service experience at Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation – I filmed service projects, interviewed elders, chaperones and youth

-filmed and edited music student’s senior performances

-filmed and edited “Moving Mantras” performances
(choreography blending modern dance and yoga)

-created slide show presentations for memorial services

              contact me           my movies            my photos