YouTube Sensation’s Film School features Vitec Videocom’s NAB 2016 product offerings for student filmmakers
Email alerts come thick and fast during NAB and most are flags, telling us about this upgrade, that new product and just how fantastic the event is.
As much as we know that NAB is a belter and lots of great tools are announced during it, we tend to keep our eyes peeled for some of the stories that involve people, the progression of filmmaking and the encouragement of creativity in general. So, when our in-box updated with a message from Tanya Lyon, chief marketeer at Vitec Videocom, telling us about a collaboration on exactly these terms, we jumped to spread the news.
For those of you who don’t know already, RocketJump Film School is an online filmmaking community, which was started by YouTube-er Freddie Wong. The news that the school has partnered with Vitec Videocom, the Broadcast Division of The Vitec Group, is significant, due to the audiences and opportunities that this will offer to them.
The partnership has been formed to educate a new generation of filmmakers and content creators with high end production equipment, including the group’s NAB 2016 product offerings. As a sponsor of the school, Videocom has supplied RocketJump with professional production gear from industry-leading brands including Sachtler, OConnor, Litepanels, Anton/Bauer, Paralinx, SmallHD, and Autocue.
Headed by Dean Lauren Haroutunian with creative producer Cherish Chen and director/editor Joey Scoma, RocketJump Film School provides unique, engaging, high quality online video tutorials on all facets of filmmaking including directing, editing, sound, cinematography, screenwriting, and more. Launched in May 2015, the film school delivers readily accessible and free content to help ambitious students improve their familiarity with every element of filmmaking, including the equipment. The online format has been overwhelmingly popular and boasts over 200,000 subscribers and close to ten million views since it began.
“A core tenet of the film school is offering easy-to-follow demonstrations that ultimately encourage and promote hands-on experience. Having Vitec Videocom as a sponsor makes this a reality for us and has opened up more possibilities in shaping the school, both on and offline,” said Haroutunian. “Their support makes our mission of creating an empowering community for contemporary filmmakers all the more attainable.”
Best-in-class brands from Videocom are contributing first-rate equipment for this sponsorship including bestselling industry staples, like the OConnor 1030 system, as well as new product offerings that will be featured at NAB 2016 including the new Astra Soft Bi-Color LED and the new Anton/Bauer CINE series batteries, which will make their North American debut. Sachtler and OConnor are delivering various tripods and fluid heads, including the 1030 system which delivers seamless transitions from heavier to lighter payload camera set-ups. For lighting, RocketJump will also be using Litepanels Astra 1×1 LED panels in addition to the Astra Soft Bi-Color LED and they will be powered by Anton/Bauer’s new CINE series batteries. Paralinx is providing a Triton and Arrow-X, which offer uncompressed wireless video transmission up to 300ft and 700ft respectively. And for ultimate convenience, Autocue is contributing portable iPad prompters, while SmallHD is contributing 501 on-camera monitor production kits.
“We are thrilled to be a part of RocketJump Film School,” said Tobias Keuthen, Director, Global Products, Vitec Videocom. “We’ve been big fans of RocketJump for a long time so when we were given a chance to support their education endeavors we jumped at the opportunity. This allows us to be at the forefront of partnering and educating a whole new generation of filmmakers and aspiring cinematographers. I cannot think of a better place to learn new techniques using some of the industry’s best equipment.”
To learn more about RocketJump Film School, please visit school.rocketjump.com and to learn more about Vitec Videocomvisit vitecvideocom.com.
RocketJump Film School Partners With Vitec Videocom