LOS ANGELES — Studio Enterprise has formed a partnership with Lightcraft Technology (www.lightcrafttech.com) to provide students with access to industry leading virtual production equipment. Studio Enterprise is a vertically integrated content company that uses education and training as its platform to impact the media and entertainment industries. The company operates the Studio School of Los Angeles, a film, digital media and performing arts college known for its career-centric approach.
The new partnership with Lightcraft Technology will entail equipment provision, collaborative training programs and master classes on how to shoot TV and movie productions using their realtime VFX platform, Halide FX. Students will gain 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 Disney’s The Jungle Book and the upcoming Lion King.
The Lightcraft system is a realtime camera tracking, keying and compositing platform that’s integrated with the Unreal engine, allowing filmmakers to work on a 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.
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 among the first 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,” says 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 adds that he is “thrilled to work with Studio Enterprise as it trains the filmmakers of the future.”