FOR DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA STUDIES AND FILM
Wayne, NJ (January 24, 2007) — JVC Professional Products Company today announced that The New School, a university made up of 8 schools, located in New York City, has purchased eight ProHD GY-HD110Us for use in the school’s new graduate certificate in Documentary Media Studies.
“The GY-HD110 allows our students to produce professional documentaries and integrates perfectly with our existing film equipment and our new digital editing lab,” said Dawnja Burris, Associate Chair, Department of Media Studies and Film, The New School. “We looked at many different cameras and chose the GY-HD110 because we wanted to shoot in HD at 24fps progressive scan. JVC’s camera was the only model with all these features plus the Fujinon lens and Anton Bauer battery pack was a huge bonus.”
The New School’s Documentary Media Studies program provides intensive, graduate-level training to aspiring documentary filmmakers. Using New York City as its laboratory, students learn about documentary history, theory, and video and film production and then produce, direct and edit an original 30-minute documentary. With just 20 students enrolled each year, the program allows for extensive one-on-one instruction from a core faculty of working professionals as well as renowned visiting artists such as D.A. Pennebaker and Peter Davis.
“JVC is very excited with the implementation of our ProHD professional video equipment at The New School,” said Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager, Creation Products, JVC Professional Products Company. “The Documentary Media Studies curriculum is ideal for taking advantage of the synergy that has brought together the latest in camera, lens and editing technology designed for HD independent production. The experience gained from using these tools can be immediately applied to their future careers as this equipment is being used by production professionals today.”
Burris also commented on the camera’s manual lens. “Being fully manual and including back focus is a very important feature to us; it enables our students to experience real world lens work.”
To learn more about The New School Documentary Media Studies program, visit www.newschool.edu/docstudies.
ABOUT THE NEW SCHOOL Located in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City, The New School is a legendary, progressive university comprising eight schools bound by a common, unusual intent: to prepare and inspire its 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students to bring actual, positive change to the world. The New School educates economists and actors, fashion designers and urban planners, dancers and anthropologists, orchestra conductors, filmmakers, political scientists, organizational experts, jazz musicians, scholars, psychologists, historians, journalists, and above all, world citizens-individuals whose ideas and innovations forge new paths of progress in the arts, design, humanities, public policy, and the social sciences. In addition to its 70 graduate and undergraduate degree-granting programs, the university offers certificate programs and more than 1,000 continuing education courses to 25,000 adult learners every year.
The New School offered its first film course in 1926. Today The New School Media Studies and Film program offers a master’s degree in media studies, which is one of the few in the country that integrates coursework in media theory, media production, and media management. In addition, the university offers certificate programs in film production, screenwriting, media management and documentary media studies. Throughout its 36-year history, the Media Studies and Film program has been committed to the essential relationship between media theory and practice. In a world defined by rapidly changing information and communication technologies, the program is focused on innovation yet respectful of the integrity and potential contributions of all media formats, providing state-of-the-art instruction in audio, video, film, and multimedia. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/mediastudies.
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of broadcast and professional equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC Professional Products Company product, visit JVC’s Web site at http://www.jvc.com/pro.