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Ontario government funding positions Pinewood Toronto studio-based SIRT Centre as regional training organization for film and tv

Toronto, ON — Building on its successful international conference on the practice and future of previsualization and virtual production, Toronto’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) is ramping up its commitment to high-level training for Ontario’s professional content production community with an initiative that will give the province a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Key financial investment from the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), announced in February, will spearhead this effort. Initial partners include I.A.T.S.E. 667 (International Cinematographers Guild), the Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), ACTRA – Toronto, and FilmOntario. Funding will help establish a permanent regional training hub for collaborative professional development that involves all guilds, unions and associations within the film, television and gaming sectors.

This announcement and start-up activities come amidst rave reviews from the recent previsualization conference’s 200+ attendees and Ontario, U.S. and U.K. industry heavyweights who participated in panels, demos and case studies on the making of films such as Resident Evil: Afterlife and Alice in Wonderland.

Since early 2010, SIRT – an initiative of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning supported by provincial and federal funding – has been working with a growing roster of public and private sector partners on an array of applied research projects. Last summer’s visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to SIRT’s Pinewood studio brought worldwide attention to the centre. On the training side, SIRT and I.A.T.S.E. 667, representing cinematographers and camera crews in Ontario, have formed a professional development partnership which became a catalyst for this broader provincial initiative.

“We’re developing new partnerships inspired by OMDC’s funding with both industry groups and academic institutions wanting to collaborate on training for the current workforce,” says SIRT director John Helliker. Training will include all elements of digital workflow including stereoscopic 3D production as well as virtual production technologies used on films like Avatar, A Christmas Carol, and the television series V. The funding also includes support for marketing activities to brand Ontario’s content production community as second to none.

SIRT’s training initiative is made possible through support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.

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Ontario government funding positions Pinewood Toronto studio-based SIRT Centre as regional training organization for film and tv

Toronto, ON — Building on its successful international conference on the practice and future of previsualization and virtual production, Toronto’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) is ramping up its commitment to high-level training for Ontario’s professional content production community with an initiative that will give the province a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Key financial investment from the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), announced in February, will spearhead this effort. Initial partners include I.A.T.S.E. 667 (International Cinematographers Guild), the Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), ACTRA – Toronto, and FilmOntario. Funding will help establish a permanent regional training hub for collaborative professional development that involves all guilds, unions and associations within the film, television and gaming sectors.

This announcement and start-up activities come amidst rave reviews from the recent previsualization conference’s 200+ attendees and Ontario, U.S. and U.K. industry heavyweights who participated in panels, demos and case studies on the making of films such as Resident Evil: Afterlife and Alice in Wonderland.

Since early 2010, SIRT – an initiative of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning supported by provincial and federal funding – has been working with a growing roster of public and private sector partners on an array of applied research projects. Last summer’s visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to SIRT’s Pinewood studio brought worldwide attention to the centre. On the training side, SIRT and I.A.T.S.E. 667, representing cinematographers and camera crews in Ontario, have formed a professional development partnership which became a catalyst for this broader provincial initiative.

“We’re developing new partnerships inspired by OMDC’s funding with both industry groups and academic institutions wanting to collaborate on training for the current workforce,” says SIRT director John Helliker. Training will include all elements of digital workflow including stereoscopic 3D production as well as virtual production technologies used on films like Avatar, A Christmas Carol, and the television series V. The funding also includes support for marketing activities to brand Ontario’s content production community as second to none.

SIRT’s training initiative is made possible through support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.

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Headline, Industry News

Ontario government funding positions Pinewood Toronto studio-based SIRT Centre as regional training organization for film and tv

Toronto, ON — Building on its successful international conference on the practice and future of previsualization and virtual production, Toronto’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) is ramping up its commitment to high-level training for Ontario’s professional content production community with an initiative that will give the province a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Key financial investment from the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), announced in February, will spearhead this effort. Initial partners include I.A.T.S.E. 667 (International Cinematographers Guild), the Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), ACTRA – Toronto, and FilmOntario. Funding will help establish a permanent regional training hub for collaborative professional development that involves all guilds, unions and associations within the film, television and gaming sectors.

This announcement and start-up activities come amidst rave reviews from the recent previsualization conference’s 200+ attendees and Ontario, U.S. and U.K. industry heavyweights who participated in panels, demos and case studies on the making of films such as Resident Evil: Afterlife and Alice in Wonderland.

Since early 2010, SIRT – an initiative of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning supported by provincial and federal funding – has been working with a growing roster of public and private sector partners on an array of applied research projects. Last summer’s visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to SIRT’s Pinewood studio brought worldwide attention to the centre. On the training side, SIRT and I.A.T.S.E. 667, representing cinematographers and camera crews in Ontario, have formed a professional development partnership which became a catalyst for this broader provincial initiative.

“We’re developing new partnerships inspired by OMDC’s funding with both industry groups and academic institutions wanting to collaborate on training for the current workforce,” says SIRT director John Helliker. Training will include all elements of digital workflow including stereoscopic 3D production as well as virtual production technologies used on films like Avatar, A Christmas Carol, and the television series V. The funding also includes support for marketing activities to brand Ontario’s content production community as second to none.

SIRT’s training initiative is made possible through support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.

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