University of Regina’s Department of Film receives donation toward 4K Production Studio

News Release Release Date: September 19, 2014 9:15 a.m.

The Department of Film at the University of Regina has received a generous donation from NBCUniversal, which allows the department to develop its 4K Production Studio.

The NBCUniversal donation has been put toward equipment and facilities, including a Red Mysterium X 4K-camera package with Zeiss lenses and a 4K post-production suite, which will provide students with the opportunity to work with high-end equipment and facilities. 4K creates four times the resolution of HD.

“This is a real affirmation of the quality of our programs, and we're thrilled that our students have the opportunity to work with these new tools,” said Mark Wihak, Department of Film Head. “We are very grateful to NBCUniversal for the support they have provided to a new generation of filmmakers.”

The University of Regina’s Department of Film is Canada’s only university film production program between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean. The program began in the late 1970s and its alumni include Gemini Award-winning directors, producers, and editors; independent filmmakers whose films have screened around the world; screenwriters, cinematographers, film festival programmers, including the Toronto International Film Festival; and arts administrators and educators at secondary and post-secondary institutions across North America.

The Department of Film offers undergraduate degrees in Film Production and Film Studies, and graduate degrees in Production and Studies.


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