Canon Singapore and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have signed an MOU to help develop budding cinematographers in the island nation.
Under the agreement, both organisations will nurture students through the ITE's Visual Communication and Filmmaking-related courses, and enhancing knowledge and skills on the latest digital imaging and video technology. Canon will provide the necessary equipment and course materials for the courses.
"Singapore has become the broadcast hub of Asia with a number of Asian and international channels choosing to broadcast from here. In order to continue to attract these companies, we need to offer them a talent pool that fits their needs," said Bruce Poh, Director & CEO, ITE.
Lim Kok Hin, Vice President & Head of Domestic Business Operations, Canon Singapore, said: "We see Singapore as a global media city where superior content is produced, developed and shared across the globe. With this vision in mind, we are constantly looking for opportunities to train the next generation of people in the technical business of producing world class content."
Canon Singapore is also working with ITE in the setup of a Centre of Excellence for Digital Imaging. The Centre serves as a learning environment that illustrates workflow in graphic arts and photography industries, and quality of print as a communication tool comprising acquisition, quality print output, colour management, paper media and archival collaboration. The Centre is also a knowledge hub for students looking to learn more about the graphic arts, digital prints, and photography industries.
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