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NBCUniversal gives the gift of 3D to Sheridan film students

November 13, 2013

Unveiling ceremony and 3D demo on November 20

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2013
Oakville, Ontario

NBCUniversal has made a generous gift that will allow Sheridan to incorporate 3D stereoscopic content production into the curriculum of its film and television programs, including a new Bachelor of Film and Television that launches in 2014.

“This gift enables the purchase of equipment that will allow our students to shoot, edit and deliver 3D content.  It will also equip us to develop modular workshops for industry, and support our ongoing research activities at Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT),” says Sandy McKean, Associate Dean of Film, Television and Journalism at Sheridan.

Sheridan’s new 3D capacity will be on display on November 20, when students and faculty will carry out a demonstration of 3D filming, editing and playback.  Senior representatives of NBCUniversal will be on hand to watch the demonstration and take part in a plaque unveiling.  Details of the event are provided below.

“3D stereoscopic production is the latest evolution of film production and is quickly becoming an integral part of the film and television industry,” says Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO of Sheridan. “It’s critical to embed this technology into our curriculum and ensure that our students are fluent in 3D processes, workflow and production as they enter the media workforce. Through this contribution, NBCUniversal is demonstrating its firm belief in Sheridan’s strong reputation for turning out well-rounded and capable graduates. We are grateful for their support.”

“We are honored to contribute to the education of the Sheridan College television and film students.” says Ron Suter, Executive Vice President of Sales at NBCUniversal Television Canada.  “Having the most up-to-date equipment on hand to enhance their skills in the media industry is a great asset and we look forward to watching their future work on the small and big screen.”


Event: NBCUniversal Plaque Unveiling and 3D Demonstration

Date: Wednesday, November 20

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Location: Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies (SCAET)

1430 Trafalgar Road (via Ceremonial Road entrance)

Who: Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President & CEO, Sheridan College

Sandy McKean, Associate Dean, Film, Television and Journalism

Ron Suter, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Canada

Wanda Bradley, Vice President, Sales, NBCUniversal Canada


About Sheridan:

Sheridan is approaching its 35th anniversary of film and television training. The Media Arts program, which has been a respected source of media talent since its inception, has evolved into the new Bachelor of Film and Television that launches in 2014.  The new degree will build on the foundational craft of filmmaking with more advanced learning in emerging technologies, creative content production and production planning. In 2000, the college introduced a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Television and Film (ATVF), which has since produced award-winning graduates like Richie Mehta, director of Amal and Siddharth. 3D will be incorporated in to the ATVF curriculum as well as the Bachelor of Film and Television program.

About NBCUniversal:

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

 


Media Contact:

Susan Atkinson
905-815-4073
susan.atkinson@sheridanc.on.ca