Strategic Technology Partnership between ¨Hire a Producer¨ and LA Film School

Los Angeles Film School and Make.TV forge strategic partnershipA strategic technology partnership between the LA Film School and Make.TV will help forge new opportunities for artists and film-makers

The Los Angeles Film School and make.tv, the leading cloud based live video production platform, have formed a strategic partnership to launch an online marketplace that connects the school’s students with brands and professional broadcasters looking to leverage the new technology. “Hire a Producer” will link certified student producers from the school to create a base for what will become a broader marketplace to connect content creators and buyers.

Make.tv is a leading cloud based live video production platform that allows the production of multi-camera live streams, mixing with pre-recorded media and mobile/audience cameras, and distribution live to Facebook, YouTube Live, CDNs and corporate websites. Inputs can come from anywhere in the world and are easily mixed into output streams as the production studio resides in the cloud. Interactive components include viewer polling and voting as well as inviting the audience to become part of a show with their own live video.

Make.tv has already trained and certified a number of students from The Los Angeles Film School to work with the platform. They will be eligible to be hired by make.tv clients from around the world within make.tv Studio, and are eligible to perform the job from wherever they are located, since make.tv is cloud based and runs entirely in the web browser. Therefore, a team of producers from various locations can be hired to edit a live broadcast collaboratively.

When make.tv showed a sneak preview of its new product, the make.tv Selector, to over 800 interested YouTube creators at YouTubeSpace LA in January, ten students from The Los Angeles Film School were hired to demonstrate the make.tv platform from different work stations showing attendees how professional, low budget broadcasts can be produced using make.tv.“This partnership not only gives our students hands-on experience with this game-changing state-of-the-art technology, but it also allows them to secure work with major brands and productions for compensation,” said Diana Derycz-Kessler, President and CEO of The Los Angeles Film School.

Make.tv will also launch an Avid MediaCentral Plugin, called make.tv Acquire, in April at NAB show in Las Vegas. This allows TV stations to use the make.tv cloud services out of their existing Avid environment. Existing make.tv clients include MTV/Viacom, Perform, Plazamedia, ProSiebenSat.1, ZDF, Mercedes Benz and tape.tv. make.tv is run and owned by SMT Streaming Media Technologies GmbH, based in Cologne, Germany.

“Our passion at make.tv is to support live content creators everywhere at all levels. By launching this innovative new program with The Los Angeles Film School, we are not only providing potential jobs for students and alumni, but fostering and encouraging entrepreneurship,” comments Damian Pelliccione, Head of Buisness Development North America at make.tv.