Sony to impart technical knowledge at Whistling Woods International

MUMBAI: Electronics major Sony has tied up with film educational institution Whistling Woods International (WWi) in Film City.

Sony is the technology partner and will share its technological know how with WWI. As part of the MOU, WWI will use Sony products including video, broadcast and film equipment to teach film making to its students.

Sony will be an integral part of the teaching procedure at WWI. One of the major aspects of the MOU will include hosting technology related workshops and seminars for students. SONY along with WWI will jointly award completion certificates to cinematography students who successfully complete their course. It will also keep students and faculty abreast of all video, film and broadcast related technology issues that will give them the tool to transform their creative vision to reality.

WWI director business development Meghna Ghai Puri said, "We realised that professionals in the business demanded technical knowledge for their production activities in film, broadcast, and new media applications. Hence we decided to collaborate with Sony to introduce technology related workshops and special courses in cinematography which will enrich students with the latest technological advancements."

WWI institute for film, television and media arts is a professional training conservatory dedicated to excellence in motion picture and television craft and to the practical business of making films in India, is scheduled to commence from next year.

Meeting the needs of a vast pool of untrained talent eager to acquire the technical skills and creative acumen needed to enter India's burgeoning entertainment industry, WWI offers international standards of education and expertise through a uniquely Indian perspective.

Nestled in the heart of Mumbai's renowned film city at Goregaon, and promoted by Mukta Arts WWI equips students with aesthetic, theoretical and practical knowledge through a cutting-edge program taught by experts.

The institute offers a 2-yr full-time specialisations comprising screenwriting, cinematography, sound recording and design, direction, acting, editing and production in addition to other short courses, which have been designed with the expertise and guidance of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

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