To achieve our stated aims all courses are designed to teach the theoretical aspects in conjunction with a wide range of practical exercises using professional training equipment and work practices. Experience has shown that this is the most reliable and rewarding method of training students in the essential film, television, animation and digital media production skills.
Using the Film & TV production course as an example, we organise facilities and equipment as follows:
- Class sizes are restricted and enough equipment provided so that there is always one set of camera, audio recording and lighting equipment for each practical studies group of eight students.
- Each group also has access to a post production editing suite complete with all ancillary equipment.
This ensures that all students receive ample hands-on experience with the equipment they will be using to create programmes for the many practical exercises. For practical training it’s also important to reproduce the overall working environment of film and television productions. Accordingly the school has built up a comprehensive range of equipment and facilities including a post production department with 8x Non-linear Computerised Editing suites and one fully optioned broadcast Digital Video Effects On-Line edit suite as well as 8x fully equipped Electronic Field Production Kits and a modern sound-proof 4x camera studio with fully equipped control room and a complete Audio Post Production suite. These and other related facilities are amongst the largest and most comprehensively equipped specialised film/video/audio/digital multi-media industry related training facilities in New Zealand. Please refer to the Equipment and Facilities section for full details.
All essential course subjects are taught by qualified tutors who have had and will continue to have a practical working experience within the film, video, television and digital media industries.
Qualified part-time tutors are employed to provide training in specialised subjects as and when required. This ensures that intensive technical skills are taught by tutors utilising the latest industry techniques, work practices and equipment.
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