Middlesex University Dubai has launched new filmmaking, editing and postproduction suites at its campus in Knowledge Village, Dubai.
The suite, which consists of four editing studios, the latest cameras, a screening room and additional work space, will be used by students of the university’s film degree course.
Afroz Nawaf, lecturer in film, advertising, PR and media at Middlesex Dubai, spearheaded the project. Dubai-based distributor MediaCast supplied and installed the equipment.
The studios consist of the latest professional technology including dual monitor set-ups from Apple and Dell, Avid Mbox Pros, Apple Mac Pro units and Rhode microphones.
Nawad said the university had selected technology based on what is being used by professionals in the field. “We have completely decked it out in terms of specifications. We want to make sure that once the students graduate they are ready to join a studio environment and go into production. They have the space to evolve as the industry evolves as well,” he said.
Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, director of Middlesex University Dubai, said he was happy to support the development of the film suites. He added that he was hugely impressed by the work produced by the students. “I saw students’ work from last year and I was bowled over. I was really impressed by the content they produced and I hope this will add to the work they do.”