Although this is No Film School, we are always supporting filmmakers no matter what path they take to make their visions come to life on screen. And we just learned Sony is partnering with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts to support the young aspiring filmmakers enrolled at USC.

USC has one of the most recognized and prestigious cinematic arts programs anywhere in the world. Former alumni from the program include George Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, John Singleton, Jason Reitman, John Carpenter, and Jeff Cornenweth, and we can expect to see that list of great filmmakers grow as the years go on. 

USC’s and Sony’s partnership will immediately be adding a variety of the latest Sony Imaging equipment to USC’s course curriculum, ranging from the Sony Cinema Line of cameras including VENICE 2, FX9 and FX6 models, and a lineup of Alpha mirrorless cameras. Creative tools such as Pro Audio, high-resolution displays, and access to cloud services will be available for students in the program to use. 

This summer, the School of Cinematic Arts will be adding a virtual production studio featuring Sony’s latest Crystal LED B Series wall. This type of volumetric filmmaking has already become integral to major projects, including The Batmanand Our Flag Means Death, so for students to get experience with virtual production is a big deal.

Sony will utilize this partnership to help develop and improve its products and services based on the feedback from the students and faculty at the school.

"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 educational 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."

If you are already enrolled in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, we are excited to see what amazing projects come from the collaboration!