The Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) has formed a partnership with Panasonic. Georgia State University is the first university to partner with the technology company.
The CMII received four of the newly released EVA-1 Panasonic cameras and held an event showcasing them. Panasonic representatives were there to answer any questions while allowing guests to look through, and even hold the camera. Lighting equipment and virtual reality demonstrations were also displayed.
The CMII Advanced Cinematography class was given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the cameras by taking them out and gathering footage. Their footage will be displayed at the Panasonic booth at the National Association of Broadcasters show this April.
Panasonic will also sponsor a new CMII seminar series, starting in May, called Bursts of Excellence. This seminar series will be similar to a master class, and will consist of different “A-list” people in the film industry giving lectures at Georgia State. The lectures will be recorded and posted online.
Herbert Kossover, professor of practice, helped CMII connect to Panasonic through his personal connections within the company.
Panasonic was founded in 1918. The company offers a wide range of products including televisions, cameras, refrigerator, and air conditioners.