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NBC Universal Helps Canadian College Purchase 3D Suite

NBC Universal has made a generous gift that will allow Canadian Sheridan College 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.

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Comments from Sheridan CEO

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.

Visit the New 3D Suite

The new 3D suite will be on display on November 20, 2013 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies at 1430 Trafalgar Road in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Enter through the Ceremonial Road entrance.

Sstudents and faculty will carry out a demonstration of stereoscopic 3D filming, editing and playback.

Senior representatives of NBC Universal will be on hand to watch the demonstration and take part in a plaque unveiling.

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.

Source: Sheridan College.