Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 9th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
Dubai Studio City (DSC), the MENA region’s leading community for broadcasting and production, will host a series of post-production workshops in partnership with CABSAT from 10-12 March, where, for the first time in the region, certified instructors straight from the NABSHOW training wing will provide advanced post-production training to media professionals. This will mark the 11th consecutive year of participation and partnership with CABSAT for DSC, whose stand this year will be designed to replicate one of its Sound Stages, which are the largest of their kind in the region.
The two-day training sessions will bring together editors, producers, directors and new media specialists in production and post-production, as well as independent films, to learn a variety of skills including green-screen production and post-production, how to be a better director, web video production strategies and creative editing tips.
To encourage creativity and promote talent, DSC has also partnered with AUD (American University in Dubai) to offer three aspiring media students the opportunity to take part in the 2-day workshops. AUD have shortlisted candidates to take part, and the students will learn first-hand from world-renowned experts about the crucial production and post-production skills, and will be presented with an internationally-recognised certificate at the end of the training.
CABSAT has grown to become the MENA region’s largest broadcast, digital media and satellite expo, bringing together industry professionals to discuss, debate and showcase the latest technologies within the production, animation, photography and broadcasting sectors. With more than 900 exhibitors and 20,000 expected visitors, CABSAT has and continues to play a major role in supporting Dubai’s aim to become the destination of choice for productions from around the world.
Commenting, Jamal Al Sharif, Managing Director of Dubai Studio City said;
“CABSAT is an ideal platform for connecting the world’s leading content producers with businesses involved in exchanging, managing and distributing content, and provides the perfect platform to share industry knowledge and expertise. Dubai is fast becoming the region’s hub for production and post-production, and DSC has played a major role in this growth, providing cutting-edge infrastructure and facilities to companies from across the broadcasting and production value chain.
“We are delighted to be presenting post-production workshops during CABSAT, which will harness skills, foster talent, and give media professionals and students the opportunity to access industry leaders as well as ignite new ideas and discussions. Dubai is an innovative hub that opens doors for talent, and we are committed to supporting the future generation of filmmakers as well as young talent, with whom we will continue to build upon the film and production industry in the Emirate.”
Sophie Boutros, Director of Student Affairs at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication (MBRSC) said;
“DSC’s generous offer to connect 3 of MBRSC’s students with media professionals and give them access to the latest post-production technologies during renowned CABSAT represents great collaboration between DSC and MBRSC, and is a great opportunity for our students.”
About Dubai Studio City
Dubai Studio City (DSC), part of TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding, is home to world class production companies, talent, facilities and infrastructure for the production, broadcast and content creation industries, and offers investors in movie and TV production have the opportunity to build bespoke facilities on a significant and prime land bank. Home to global and regional production companies, DSC aims to establish Dubai as the region’s epicentre for the production, broadcast and content creation industries. DSC has been operating since 2005, and has a wealth of experience, playing host to major industry players at a local, regional and global level as well as industry experts who are well positioned to act as thought leaders for the industry. DSC offers a variety of commercial space offerings to its business partners including warehouses and workshops, as well as its world-class Sound Stages, the largest of their kind in the region, which are specifically designed to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of the high growth entertainment industry.
For more information please visit: www.dubaistudiocity.ae
Alexa Hooft Graafland