Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam opens a unique 3D Studio
ROTTERDAM - The Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam has opened an advanced 3D-studio facility to train students in 3D-video. Students following the MBO-study Camera/Editing will get their first taste of filming and editing 3D-material. The focus of the study is 3D-film and production for television. The Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam is the first school in the Netherlands to provide students with such a facility.
By the end of October 2012 all 3rd-year students studying Camera/Editing at the GLR will receive instruction in 3D camera and editing. During a sixteen week basic training students will be introduced to 3D-video technique. Students who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in 3D can choose 3D-video as specialisation in their fourth and final year of study. In order to be eligible for this study, students need to take a special 3D visual test at the end of their third year of study. A maximum of sixteen students will be able to participate in the specialisation in 3D.
Sixteen edit tables
The new 3D studio facility makes all the necessary equipment available to film and edit 3D material. The GLR has acquired ten (10) 3D-camera’s all equipped with two lenses in order to ‘film’ in 3D. There are sixteen (16) edit tables, each with high-end computers and monitors. 3D-editing software is installed on all the computers making it possible to import and work with 3D material.
Three teachers at the GLR have followed special training programs at SONY in England and at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas. The teachers have implemented their new knowledge and experience to develop lesson material for the basic training and specialisation modules. More and more television programming like the international Olympics and WK-world championship football are being produced and broadcast in 3D. For this reason the GLR program will be focused primarily on 3D production for television.
What is special about the new 3D-studio at the GLR is that all the viewing content on the student’s monitors can be switched and viewed on the teacher’s edit table. This switching and viewing capability enables teachers to view student’s progress from their own work station. Two large 3D-production monitors have been mounted at the front of the edit suite. Student’s work can be switched through the network and viewed on these screens. High-end, Thunderbolt ports ensure quick and efficient transmission of data. Since 3D production requires more memory than traditional digital video the GLR provides students in this program with external hard disks to save their work.
Visit the Open School Day
The 3D-studio is open to the public during the GLR Open School Day. The public is welcome to visit the facilities on Saturday, the 26th of January 2013. Doors will be opened from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The 3D-studio is at the GLR’s special AV-location at the William Boothlaan 16-18 in Rotterdam.
The Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam together with its professional training center, Media College is the largest educational institution for media, design and technology in the Netherlands. 40 different specialized programs and a wide range of courses and workshops for professionals focus on graphic design, web design, game art, animation, audio/video, technique for staging & events, media management, media technology, DTP, print media and sign production.
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