LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Enterprise announced today a partnership with Lightcraft Technology, providing students access to industry leading virtual production equipment.
As a vertically integrated content company using education and training as a platform to impact the media and entertainment industry, Studio Enterprise's partnership with Lightcraft Technology will entail equipment provision, collaborative training programs and masterclasses on how to shoot TV and movie productions using their real-time VFX platform Halide FX.
Studio Enterprise operates the Studio School of Los Angeles, a leading film, digital media and performing arts college known for its career-centric approach, allowing graduates to seamlessly transition from the classroom to the movie set.
Its partnership with Lightcraft Technology will provide students with in-depth exposure to the Lightcraft system, used on series television productions such as American Gods, Once Upon A Time and Pan Am. Similar technology was featured on Jungle Book and the upcoming Lion King.
The Emmy-award winning Lightcraft system is a real-time camera tracking, keying and compositing platform, integrated with the Unreal engine, that allows filmmakers to work on green screen with 3D digital environments. It produces a High Definition "daily" that can be viewed live on-set and recorded for immediate delivery to editorial. For set replacement and set extension, it is an interactive, efficient and cost-effective production technique across all content genres.
This unique partnership represents the future for film training programs and will ensure that Studio School students are ahead of the industry curve, both during the academic year and upon graduation. Lightcraft systems will be used in hands-on workshops and integrated across the school's curriculum wherever possible. Studio Enterprise will be developing a training program focused on the operation and support of the system, making it the first and only program to do so.
"Studio School is a center of excellence for the creative community, well-known for cultivating a student body trained ready to jumpstart a career in the business," said Bryan Newman, CEO of Studio Enterprise. "The partnership with Lightcraft shows that the Studio School continues to thrive as an example of a practical, industry-aligned approach to arts education. We're excited to offer yet another unique partnership that sets our training apart." Lightcraft CEO Eliot Mack said he was "thrilled to work with Studio Enterprise as it trains the filmmakers of the future."
Studio Enterprise looks forward to training the next generation of filmmakers with this cutting-edge virtual technology.
About Studio Enterprise
Studio Enterprise is a vertically integrated content company that uses education and training as its platform to impact the media and entertainment industries. Located in the heart of Los Angeles on a commercial studio lot, Enterprise's mission is to find, educate, and connect talent; and to develop, produce, and distribute original content. Enterprise accomplishes its mission through a construct of subsidiary companies that include Studio School, Studio Institute Global, Studio Sidecar Productions.
About Lightcraft Technology
Founded by Eliot Mack in 2004, Lightcraft Technology bridges the technology and on-set production worlds. A graduate of MIT, Eliot worked at Walt Disney Imagineering and iRobot. He combined his interest in visual effects and motion tracking to found Lightcraft Technology where he applied robotic techniques to motion picture production to create the Previzion virtual production system. Working with co-founder and software architect Phil Mass, Eliot has now introduced Halide FX, the successor to Previzion. Halide FX does the same free-form, handheld-capable, wide-area tracking as Previzion, but with a simpler interface, fewer components and integration with the Unreal render engine. It's a quantum leap forward in terms of ease-of-use, accuracy, and overall performance. Please visit www.halidefx.com or www.lightcrafttech.com for further information.
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