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25/09/2019

Sony Joins Forces With The London Screen Academy

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Sony has joined forces with a new sixth form academy, the London Screen Academy (LSA), to arm the next generation of aspiring filmmakers with the hands-on experience and skills needed to thrive in the media industry.

The LSA has been founded by some of the British film industry's most active and successful leaders, including the producers of the Bond and Harry Potter films. Its mission is to pioneer a creative education for aspiring film and television makers in the Capital and to make the screen industry more accessible to everyone.

Commenting on the partnership, Sam Summerson, Vice Principal of LSA, said: "It is a problem that the screen industries don't reflect the modern world, whilst they are among the fastest growing sectors of our economy, accounting for one in six jobs in London alone. The number of sets we have been on that lack social, ethnic and economic diversity is shocking. We are delighted we have found a partner who not only provides the superb technology needed for the academy, but also shares the same values and supports the industry diversity."

To inspire and harness the skills of aspiring content creators, Sony will offer its wide range of training services. Students will get the opportunity to visit Sony Digital Motion Picture Centre (DMPCE) at Pinewood Studios and learn from trainers and at facilities used by some of the biggest industry heavyweights. From filmmaking and lighting courses, to technical sessions focused on HDR, colour science or exposure, Sony will support LSA in their goal to provide students with practical knowledge.

Within its newly refurbished building, the LSA boasts outstanding facilities including fully functioning studios, a live broadcast facility, specialist VFX studios and picture and sound editing suites. In addition to Sony training services, its products and solutions will be rolled out across its facilities to underpin the Academy’s hands-on teaching of all behind-the-camera roles.

From the leading Sony PXW-FS7 4K Super 35mm camera ideal for documentaries to the HXR-NX200 4K compact camcorder and the UWP-D11 wireless mic and receivers, students at the LSA will be able to learn their craft using some of the most powerful creative tools on the market.

These products will be supported by open technology and services from Sony that facilitate the capture, management and delivery of content. Sony Virtual Production and Ci Media Cloud Platform, both parts of Sony Intelligent Media Services platform, will introduce students to cloud-based solutions and workflows that have become an essential part of content creation today, offering hands-on experience in both live streaming and content management.

"We could not be prouder to support such unique project with a meaningful idea behind it. At Sony, we firmly believe that diversity is important in any industry, and we're delighted we can support LSA on their journey to make the screen industry more accessible," commented Hiroshi Kajita, Head of Media Solutions at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. "There's a growing realisation that new digital cameras, solutions and workflows are opening up more opportunities for content creators, and students at the LSA will realise this first-hand. Together, we are making it easier for aspiring filmmakers to gain access to technology, specialist knowledge and experience that has been gained over many years."

Every aspect of the London Screen Academy has been meticulously designed for future industry professionals, by acting industry professionals. From the production companies and educational experts that were the architects of the curriculum to the products and technology solutions selected for the teaching facility - all collectively contribute to the education environment.

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