The MediaTech Institute, housed at the renowned Dallas Sound Lab, is expanding its Las Colinas, Texas facilities to make room for its new Digital Film and Video Arts studios. The program is designed to teach the production of commercials, music videos, documentaries, television shows and feature films.
Hands-on instruction is provided in every aspect of the production process, including developing, writing, producing, directing and editing for single- and multi-camera productions. Students will learn from industry professionals and will be able to develop the skills to work in a wide range of jobs in the entertainment industry. Included in the program will be the opportunity for students to learn how to pitch or produce their own television show or independent movie.
MediaTech Institute added 7,500 square feet of production and fully equipped instructional facilities at a cost of more than a half-million dollars. "The facilities and equipment have been carefully designed and selected to provide students hands-on experience with gear widely used in the industry," says Russell Whitaker, president of MediaTech and the Dallas Sound Lab. "We've even purchased recently released equipment being used by those in the industry pioneering the digital film production process."
The Digital Film and Video production facility includes an insert stage with three studio cameras and a control room capable of producing broadcast quality, multi-camera television shows. The new facility also houses edit rooms with two of the latest Avid DS/Symphony Nitris high-definition editing and compositing systems. The post-production lab includes eight Macintosh workstations with Apple Computer's Final Cut Pro and Shake, Avid's Xpress Pro, Adobe's After Effects and other programs.
Most of the studio equipment was purchased from Houston NBC affiliate KPRC. Brand new high-definition cameras have been purchased for teaching the latest techniques in digital film production. "With the equipment we've purchased our students will be able learn how to create just about any type of production," Whitaker adds. "The students can do a multi-camera shoot of a live concert using our high-definition video and digital audio mobile truck."
For more information, visit www.mediatechinstitute.com.