HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Film School, a private media arts college located in the heart of Hollywood, and make.tv, the leading cloud based live video production platform, have forged a strategic partnership to launch an online marketplace that connects the school's students with brands and professional broadcasters looking to leverage the new technology. The launch of the "Hire a Producer" feature with certified student producers from The Los Angeles Film School will serve as the base for the growing marketplace to connect creators and buyers.
As part of the partnership, make.tv has trained a number of students from The Los Angeles Film School who are now certified to work with the platform, and will continue to hold regular training sessions throughout the term of the relationship. All make.tv certified students are now eligible to be hired by make.tv clients from around the world within the make.tv Studio, and are eligible to perform the job from wherever they are located. This is possible because make.tv is cloud based and runs entirely in the web browser. Therefore, a team of producers from various locations can be hired to edit a live broadcast collaboratively.
When make.tv showed a sneak preview of its new product, the make.tv Selector, to over 800 interested YouTube creators at YouTubeSpace LA in January, ten students from The Los Angeles Film School were hired to demonstrate the make.tv platform from different work stations showing attendees how professional, low budget broadcasts can be produced using make.tv.
"We're excited to be the launch partner for this cutting edge digital marketplace from make.tv," said Diana Derycz-Kessler, President and CEO of The Los Angeles Film School. "This partnership not only gives our students hands-on experience with this game-changing state-of-the-art technology, but it also allows them to secure work with major brands and productions for compensation."
"Our passion at make.tv is to support live content creators everywhere at all levels. By launching this innovative new program with The Los Angeles Film School, we are not only providing potential jobs for students and alumni, but fostering and encouraging entrepreneurship," comments Damian Pelliccione, Head of Business Development North America at make.tv.
About The Los Angeles Film School
The Los Angeles Film School, located in the heart of Hollywood, has been serving the community and its students since 1999. This accredited, VA-approved institution offers career-focused Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees in Entertainment Business, Animation & VFX, Game Production & Design, Music Production, Recording Arts and Film. Its facilities include the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and offers access to exceptional industry-standard equipment to its students. The Hollywood Reporter called The Los Angeles Film School "...one of the best-equipped private learning centers in the country."
Their faculty of industry professionals has earned credits on a number of major motion pictures, video games and music recordings. Numerous graduates have received awards at Film Festivals worldwide, engineered multi-platinum albums, and some credits include GRAMMY® and Oscar® nominations and awards. "We exude nothing but pride when speaking of our graduates. Their many awards and accomplishments are the result of our students' hard work and dedication," states Diana Derycz-Kessler, President and CEO of The Los Angeles Film School.
For more information about The Los Angeles Film School, please visit: www.lafilm.edu or call 323.860.0789.
make.tv is the leading cloud based live video production platform. The versatile solution allows production of multi-camera live streams, mixing with pre-recorded media and mobile/audience cameras, and distributing it live to Facebook, live destinations such as YouTube Live, many CDNs, or simply to corporate websites. Inputs can come from anywhere in the world and easily mixed into output streams as the production studio resides in the cloud. Interactive components include viewer polling and voting as well as inviting the audience to become part of a show with their own live video.
make.tv will launch an Avid MediaCentral Plugin, called make.tv Acquire, in April at NAB show in Las Vegas. This allows TV stations to use the make.tv cloud services out of their existing Avid environment.
Clients include MTV/Viacom, Perform, Plazamedia, ProSiebenSat.1, ZDF, Mercedes Benz and tape.tv. make.tv is run and owned by SMT Streaming Media Technologies GmbH, based in Cologne, Germany.
For more information about make.tv, please visit: www.make.tv
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SOURCE The Los Angeles Film School; make.tv