In keeping with the Film and Television department’s policy of using the very latest equipment and as part of their shift to a digital acquisition workflow, Bond University recently chose Sony’s flagship F65 CineAlta Premium 4K camera as the key digital acquisition component for its Bachelor of Film and Television degree course.
Two students recently completed the initial formal training required to have open access to using these cameras for their project work. Patrick Altema from New Jersey, USA, and Kent Hosokawa from Shenton Park College in Perth went through 10 hours of training learning professional handling of the equipment.
Bond University’s dedication to educating students with the latest technology has translated into outstanding graduate outcomes. The acquisition of this technology allows Bond to build upon its established pedigree of outstanding graduates by preparing future film makers for immediate employment into an industry utilizing cutting edge technology. Many students have continued their film careers by showing films at Tropfest, Cannes and Sundance. Norwegian alumnus Tommy Wirkola who wrote the Hollywood feature film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which was released internationally in February 2013.
Bond University’s Bachelor of Film and Television degree is intensely practical, hands-on and project-based, which allows students to immerse themselves in a total filmmaking experience. Each year students make over 400 film and television productions and each student has the opportunity to direct three short films.