Sony To Provide F55 4K Camera Technology To The Brave New World Project, Sponsored By King David Films Focused On Advancing

   Sony To Provide F55 4K Camera Technology To The Brave New World Project,
  Sponsored By King David Films Focused On Advancing Students In The Film &
                            Entertainment Industry

Fourteen Minority Students Will be Selected to Participate in the Program This
Summer

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

                         Bringing the latest technology to aspiring young
                         filmmakers, Sony Electronics' Professional Solutions
                         of America group is teaming with King David Films to
                         present the Brave New World Project, hosted by
                         Director/Producer, David Merritt II.

                         

                         The project will give 14 Los Angeles-area students
                         interested in motion picture production careers the
                         opportunity to work and learn in a professional
                         Hollywood production environment. The selected teens
                         will participate in a 5-week hands-on program at
                         Sony's Digital Motion Picture Center, using Sony F55
                         4K cameras and Sony Vegas editing software. The
                         sessions will be led by CEO of King David Films,
                         David Merritt and Sony DMPC system specialist,
                         Dhanendra Patel.

WHAT:                    

                         The students will be divided into two teams of seven.
                         Each team will write, direct, act and edit the films.
                         Each team will have access to one camera-person (DP),
                         one boom operator, and one editor, plus extras for
                         filming. The teams will also have access to two
                         professional (SAG) actors. Both teams will produce a
                         five- minute digital film and will receive IMDB
                         credits. Students will learn to write and build story
                         structure, pre-production fundamentals, production
                         key elements and editing skills. Sony Electronics
                         plans to screen the finished projects for the
                         students and their families at Sony Pictures Studios.

                         

                         More details about the program can be found on The
                         Brave New World Program's Facebook page and Twitter.

                         
                         Program Begins:
WHEN:          August 10, 2013

                         
                         Sony Electronics
                         Digital Motion Picture Center
WHERE:                   Located at Sony Pictures Studios

                         
                           oStudents participating in the Brave New World
                             Program at the Digital Motion Picture Center on
                             Sony lot
VISUALS:                   oInstruction with the F55 camera and students
                             editing on Sony Vegas Editing Software

                         
                           oDhanendra Patel, Digital Motion Picture System
                             Specialist
                           oDavid Merritt II, CEO of King David Films,
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:     Founder of Brave New World Project
                           oAlec Shapiro, President of Sony Professional
                             Solutions of America

                         
                           oThe Brave New World project's mission is to
                             empower minority youth by giving them access to
                             current film technology and teaching them the art
                             of filmmaking. By providing these youth with an
                             introduction to the latest in digital/film
                             technology, the program looks to increase
                             interest in film production and post –production
WHY:                         careers and open the door to a new world that
                             many of these young people may never have
                             imagined.
                           oThe program's goal is to foster diversity and
                             increase opportunities for minority talent and
                             employment in the film industry.

                         



SOURCE Sony Electronics

Website: http://www.sony.com/news
Contact: Tom Di Nome, Sony Electronics, 201-930-6357, Tom.dinome@am.sony.com