Mo-Sys’ Academy was established in 2021 with the clear aim of filling the growing skills gap around Virtual Production. As the Academy reaches its second anniversary, hundreds of industry professionals have upskilled to meet growing demand and stay ahead, and Mo-Sys’ VP knowledge has been shared with universities and teaching staff, who have left empowered to produce the VP Technicians of tomorrow.
Led by Juliette Thymi and Dominic Smith, Senior VP Technicians and experienced Virtual Production Producers who continue to work on projects for Netflix, ITV and BBC. Mo-Sys’ Academy aims to build students confidence and provide valuable hands-on practical experience, priding itself on a friendly, collaborative learning environment for all skill levels.
The team got off to an award-winning start in 2021. Students of the inaugural Virtual Production Practical Summer School, an intensive six-week course, quickly went on to win multiple awards at the University of Greenwich’ BAFTA styled film and television GRAFTAs for their short film, Balance.
The Academy was also the first of its kind to partner with universities, helping them to develop in-house Virtual Production curriculums and opening the doors to lecturers who attended the successful ‘Teach the Teacher’ program.
Speaking of his time at the Academy, Nicholas Glean, Senior Lecturer in Video and New Media at the University of Sunderland added “This two-week course was brilliant! From the first day to the last it was packed with information and fantastic knowledge delivered by welcoming and friendly tutors in Juliette and Dominic. This was supported by experts who came into our sessions and helped us reach another level of understanding. I cannot recommend this course enough.”
As demand grew, Mo-Sys expanded the Academy and now runs courses from its Los Angeles Refinery, which itself was established to provide a unique VP testing facility for cinematographers and where content producers can de-risk and refine their virtual production concepts, allowing them to experiment with new techniques and workflows.
To celebrate the Academy reaching its 2nd birthday, Mo-Sys is today announcing several new course dates in addition to a limited special offer. For each StarTracker ordered from 8th March and shipped before 28th April 2023, Mo-Sys will provide 1x FREE place on a 5-day Technician course (UK or USA), to be taken during 2023.
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