The National Film and Television School has secured £1.5million to build one of the UK's most advanced dedicated training facilities in digital content production
Expected to open in early 2017, the Digital Content Production Training Studio will provide students with the technology to shoot, record and stream footage in high-definition 4K resolution. The studio will feature the latest software and state-of-the-art equipment to service the needs of producers, editors, and engineers alike. Integrated with a wide range of post-production systems and graphics workstations, the digital hub will be able to produce high-end content for entertainment shows, sports broadcasts, and games programming.
The new build is in line with the NFTS' efforts to tackle a shortage of broadcast engineers in the television industry.
To the same end, the RTS today announced the names of its student bursaries recipients, including seven students who are embarking on computing- or engineering-related courses.
Funding for the NFTS's new facility was provided by the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, who also have links with nearby Pinewood Studios.
"Buckinghamshire is already at the forefront of the creative industries and has the highest proportion of employment in this sector in the UK with over 16,000 jobs across 3,800 businesses," said BTVLEP Chairman Andrew M. Smith. "We want to enhance the creative industries sector and put Bucks on the global map."