Los Angeles, CA (December 5, 2008)–The Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education created a Mobile Film Classroom (MFC) as a new way of teaching in real-world settings. Inside the vehicle, along with a long list of high-end audio and video gear, is Auralex Acoustics treatment.
Since its inception in early 2006, the MFC has served over 5,000 Los Angeles area elementary, middle and high school students and developmentally disabled adults. All schools and students, no matter their socio-economic status or available resources, now have access to digital media equipment and professional media instruction. Due to the success of their first mobile film classroom, a second vehicle has been added.
“Auralex’s StudioFoam made an incredible difference in the sound quality of our recording booth,” says Keith Lawrence, president of The Mary Pickford Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to educational initiatives involving film, video and digital media. “Not only is the sound of professional quality, but the students absolutely love working in the space. Our Mobile Film Classrooms gives schools the opportunity to provide instruction in all aspects of film production while allowing its students to gain valuable experience using the professional gear prevalent in the industry; an initiative that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive.”
For a moderate fee, students take part in every aspect of production, both on and off camera, from writing to storyboarding, performing, filming, narrating and editing. The vehicle is a complete mobile digital production studio, equipped with 12 iMac workstations, professional film editing software ranging from iMovie for introductory classes to Final Cut Pro for more advanced users; Pro Tools audio editing software; SONY digital video cameras; Lowel light kits; Shure and Sennheiser microphones, a collection of stock footage and music libraries and a recording booth custom fitted with Auralex StudioFoam. Auralex’s Studio Foam helps to ensure that the students’ recordings made in the sound booth are professional-grade.
Auralex Acoustics, Inc.