MFA in Filmmaking
Before becoming president of Falcon Project Quality Management in New York, Christopher “Chris” McNally attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a bachelor of arts in history. Chris McNally also attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned his MFA.
Founded in 1965, the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU features a wide variety of courses in theatre and film production, allowing students to choose those that fit with their desired career goals. Graduate programs include areas like dance, acting, stage design, musical theatre writing, and film.
The graduate film studies program allows students to achieve a master of fine arts in film, providing a full range of skills to help prepare students for their desired career. During the three-year program, students will produce a minimum of four short films and take part in several shooting exercises to help develop their skills in filmmaking.
Riverside Park Conservancy
Possessing more than two decades of experience in the construction industry, Christopher McNally heads Falcon Project Quality Management, a firm that he founded. Alongside his work with Falcon, Chris McNally is dedicated to protecting New York’s natural environment. Chris McNally supports a number of organizations working in this capacity, including Riverside Park Conservancy, which maintains and restores the green space that runs alongside the Hudson River in Manhattan.
One of the organization’s key programs is the Riverside Teen Corps, which mobilizes local high school students to contribute to the beautification of their community while gaining valuable horticulture skills. Teen Corps, which runs during the summer months, pairs volunteers with zone gardeners to care for new spring plantings and prepare the park for fall landscaping.
There are a number of opportunities available to teens, from learning how to walk with perennials, shrubs, vines, trees, and bulbs to maintaining the various equipment used to keep the park clean, safe, and beautiful. Specialized skills that teens can learn include removing invasive species and aerating tree pits.
As president of Falcon Enterprises Associates, Inc., Christopher “Chris” McNally leads the New York-based organization, which provides quality management services for clients overseeing construction projects. Alongside his activities at Falcon, Chris McNally works to give back to his community through his support of several local groups, including Riverkeeper.
A nonprofit focused on protecting the Hudson River and the entire New York City watershed, Riverkeeper oversees several programs and campaigns that aim to stop polluters, safeguard drinking water, preserve river ecology, and restore local waterways. The organization also works closely with local partners to advance policy initiatives that address climate change, clean energy, gas drilling, and other issues.
Those who would like to support Riverkeeper’s efforts can do so in several ways. In addition to making a one-time financial donation, individuals can become Riverkeeper sustainers by donating to the organization each month. Riverkeeper also accepts gifts of appreciated stock and participates in Amazon’s AmazonSmile program, which enables donors to support their favorite charity every time they make a qualified purchase through the online retailer.
Beyond providing Riverkeeper with financial support, those looking to get involved in the organization’s work can volunteer for cleanup projects along the Hudson River or attend one of the group’s fundraising events.
For more information about Riverkeeper and the ways in which you can support the organization’s efforts, visit www.riverkeeper.org.
Riverside Park Conservancy
With over two decades of construction experience, Christopher “Chris” McNally leads Falcon Project Quality Management as company president. In addition to his professional activities at Falcon, Chris McNally dedicates time and resources to national and local groups such as Riverside Park Conservancy.
Throughout the year, Riverside Park Conservancy holds several fundraising events supporting its mission to maintain and improve Riverside Park for the residents of New York. As part of its 30th-anniversary celebrations, the conservancy held its 2016 Spring Gala on June 6 at the General Grant National Memorial.
Actress and longtime environmental activist Debra Winger hosted the event, which featured cocktails, dinner, and dancing as well as a presentation of the inaugural Riverside Park Conservancy Citizenship Award to Robert Morgenthau, a former New York County district attorney who continues to serve the local community through a variety of activities. In terms of fundraising, the 2016 Spring Gala was the Conservancy’s most successful. The funds raised through the event will go a long way toward supporting the organization’s efforts to protect the 350-acre park.
Falcon Project Quality Management
As president of Falcon Project Quality Management, Christopher (Chris) McNally acts as a liaison between home owners and construction professionals including architects and engineers. Chris McNally possesses over a quarter of a century of experience in the construction industry and has developed a reputation for a standard of exacting quality.
Falcon Project Quality Management provides a number of concierge services to give owners a full service management team during construction or home improvement projects. The company’s Concierge Construction Coordination division models its program after first-class hotels. This service allows Falcon to direct the project and check the work before the home owners sign off on the job.
The Concierge Construction Coordination division of Falcon Project Quality Management is responsible for coordinating small projects for the clients, ensuring that any last-minute projects are completed. The Concierge division checks over projects such as repairs, audio/video installation, black-out window shades, light fixtures, painting, and cleaning services to verify they’re finished and completely cleaned up before the property is turned back over to the owner.