USC and Sony Partner to Support Next-Gen Filmmakers

The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Sony Electronics Partner to Support the Next Generation of Filmmakers

Sony Electronics and the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts have forged a new partnership to help create the future of entertainment together by enhancing cinematic education.

Executive Leaders from Sony and USC

Executive leaders from Sony and USC gather to celebrate their new partnership.

Beginning immediately, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will be adding a variety of the latest Sony Imaging equipment to their course curriculum ranging from the Sony Cinema Line of cameras including VENICE 2, FX9, and FX6 models to the versatile lineup of Alpha mirrorless cameras. Further creative tools such as Pro Audio, high resolution displays, and access to cloud services will be made available as well. Sony will also utilize this partnership to help develop and improve its products and services based on customer feedback from students and faculty at the school.

Additionally, this summer the School of Cinematic Arts will be adding a Sony Virtual Production studio featuring Sony’s latest Crystal LED B series. Beginning in Fall 2022, a best-in-class education experience for students around the virtual production landscape will be offered at the school. In addition to the collaboration on products, facilities, and education, Sony has donated two million dollars to support the efforts of this new partnership.

“Sony’s products are the leading-edge technologies that drive ideas, inspire creativity, and inform the future of cinematic education. Our students are the future creative leaders of our industry, and this partnership will help give them the tools they need to fully realize their education goals and creative ideas,” said Elizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. “We are so excited for the partnership with Sony to invest together in our students’ talent and in supporting the innovative cinematic creations of the future.”

“We’re thrilled to establish this strong partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, one of the best film schools in the world with a long legacy of producing some of the top talent in the filmmaking industry,” said Theresa Alesso, president, Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “Our community is at the center of everything we do. Through this collaboration, we look forward to fueling creativity for the next generation of filmmakers and seeing the ways in which their art shapes the cinema industry for years to come.”

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