Sylvia was educated at Cooper Union, N.Y.U. and Stanford in Fine Art, English and Film. She edited numerous films including Academy Award winning "Interviews with My Lai Veterans," receiving special praise from John Simon in his book, "Movies into Film" for her editing of "Tropic of Cancer."
Active as an editor, educator and photographer in New York for two decades, her work has appeared in fine art, educational and commercial publications. She has been an instructor and lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught at "Community Film workshop," network sponsored and granted by the Department of Health Education and Welfare. Her methods included a precise understanding of individual students natural capacities. Included as well was her ability to define the level performance and motivate students to desire excellence. Her perception became a catalyst for outstanding improvement on an individual basis.
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