Film students the first in the UK to be taught with Red Epic Dragon

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Red Epic Dragon

Oxford Brookes’ School of Arts will be the first in the UK to teach with the newly released Red Epic Dragon camera.

Shooting at a resolution of 6K, the cameras film at nine times the resolution of high definition (HD) – greater even than the new 4K ‘Ultra-HD’ offering.

Students on the BA and MA Film Studies courses will have access to the industry-standard camera, which complements the strong theoretical background offered by the School’s academic staff.

We’ll be in a position where our students are highly trained and specialised in a particular bit of kit, and also have the skills to cross over in the industry.

Govind Chandran, Technical Specialist in Film Studies

The course was recently ranked in the top ten for Media and Film Studies in the Guardian’s 2015 University Guide and the introduction of the Red Epic Dragon helps to confirm this position.

Govind Chandran, the School of Art’s Technical Specialist in Film Studies, said: “Our plan is to build on the success that we’ve already had.

“We’ll be in a position where our students are highly trained and specialised in a particular bit of kit, and also have the skills to cross over in the industry.”

Below, you can see students on the Film Studies course using the camera and hear Govind and a student explaining what the camera will mean for those studying here.

The Red Epic range of cameras has been used by world-renowned directors including Peter Jackson and Ridley Scott to shoot a number of recent feature film releases, including The Hobbit and Prometheus.

You can find out more about the Film Studies courses on offer at Oxford Brookes by visiting the courses'  webpages.