State-of-the-art virtual production center built for NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Named for Martin Scorsese, the center opens in February in Industry City.
The World-class facility will give next generation of filmmakers top tier tech
INDUSTRY CITY — NYU Tisch School of the Arts has teamed up with Industry
City to announce the substantial completion of construction of the Martin
Scorsese Virtual Production Center. Opening to NYU Tisch students in the fall of
2024, the new center will provide students and faculty with best-in-class
production facilities in a unique setting for collaboration and internships at some
of New York’s leading film and media companies. With construction now
complete, NYU Tisch will move in and begin outfitting the space with equipment
The 45,586-square-foot facility is located on the top floor of Building 8 at
Industry City, the 35-acre innovation campus on the Brooklyn waterfront. It will
feature two 3,500-square-foot double-height, column-free stages, two 1,800-
square-foot television studios, state-of-the-art broadcast and control rooms,
dressing rooms and makeup areas, a lounge and bistro, scene workshops, offices,
and training spaces. Located within Industry City’s thriving media and
production ecosystem, the center will feature equipment from several
neighboring tenants, including Abelcine and Lux Lighting.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this tremendous milestone, delivering a world-class
facility to NYU Tisch, complete with high caliber soundstages and studios to train
the next generation of filmmakers,” said Glen Siegel, Managing Partner at
Industry City (Belvedere Capital). “The Martin Scorsese Virtual Production
Center will integrate seamlessly into the burgeoning media and production
ecosystem at Industry City, allowing students to learn from experts in their field
while offering IC businesses proximity to emerging talent.”
The Martin Scorsese Virtual Production Center will offer hands-on training in the
latest production techniques. One of the first facilities of its kind on the East
Coast, it will further establish NYU Tisch as a global leader in cinematic arts
training by pioneering new technology and expanding training and collaborative
opportunities in the performing arts and design. In addition to serving as a
hands-on training hub for virtual production, the facility will be available for
commercial rental, providing a valuable resource to both the thriving media
community at Industry City and the broader region.
Virtual production encompasses a range of technologies that are transforming the
art and craft of filmmaking. Using game engine software, graphics cards, camera
tracking, and AR and VR, it allows actors and directors to work in a virtual
environment to create visual effects in real time, rather than in post-production.
Actors can respond naturally to their surroundings and directors can plan out
scenes and shots with precision, visualizing the final product in-camera. Virtual
production reduces post-production costs and the need to film on location,
making projects more sustainable.
Home to more than 70 film and media-related businesses, Industry City supports
every facet of the production lifecycle. The tenant roster features multiple
equipment suppliers, content creators, production companies, lighting experts,
set design houses, livestreaming service providers, and content distributors. The
16-building campus offers students opportunities for networking, employment,
and collaboration at companies including AbelCine, Buck Media, Lux Lighting,
The Garage, and Conde Nast. Industry City is highly amenitized with abundant
outdoor space, on-site fitness facilities, a robust food and beverage program, live
events and programming, and convenient proximity to Brooklyn’s rich talent pool.
Read the article from Brooklyn Daily Eagle here.
Learn more about leasing office space at IC here.
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