Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Centre

Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Centre

Institution
Sheridan College
Address

225 Commissioners Street,
Pinewood Toronto Studios, Suite 200B

Toronto, ON M4M 0A1
General contact
Cindy Gillett
Acting Dean

Sheridan Applied Research and Innovation

T: (905) 845-9430 x5227
E: cindy.gillett@sheridancollege.ca
Research contact
John Helliker
Director

Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Centre

T: (905) 815-4170 x2131
E: john.helliker@sheridancollege.ca
Lab/facility website: http://www.sirtcentre.com
Published date: Nov 26, 2013
Last updated: Feb 10, 2016
What the lab/facility does

Digital media applied research, specialized training, consulting.

Sectors of Application
Arts and cultural industries; Education; Information and communication technologies and media
Area(s) of expertise

The SIRT Centre is an industry/academic collaboration hub dedicated to the development and adoption of new technologies, processes and skills within the Ontario film, television and gaming sectors. Located in the heart of Toronto’s film and television studio district at Pinewood Toronto Studios, SIRT partners with leading local and international companies, industry associations and guilds, academic institutions and government to help Ontario’s digital media community build and sustain a competitive edge. SIRT conducts applied research, coordinates specialized training programs and offers advanced technology consulting and access to specialized equipment to companies at the innovation stage.

Research Services

Applied research, Specialized training and technology consulting, Testing, Prototype development in virtual production/ performance capture/ stereoscopic 3-D and high frame rate cinema

Specialized labs and equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

SIRT Centre

VICON optical motion-capture system

Virtual production research for film, television and game sectors

 

Virtual camera solutions

 

 

2-D/3-D stereoscopic equipment

 

 

Christie 4K projector

2-D, 3-D, 4K and high frame rate projection

 

22-foot white and silver screens for 2-D and 3-D projection

 

 

Sony F65 RS 8K CineAlta digital cinema camera (available Fall 2013)

2-D digital cinema production technology for research purposes

 

3-D camera mirror rig (available Fall 2013)

Stereoscopic 3-D digital cinema production technology for research purposes

 

Private and public sector research partners
  • Sinking Ship Entertainment
  • Ubisoft Toronto
  • Laffoux Solutions
  • SK Films
  • Christie
  • Side Effects Software
  • Pipeline Studios
  • Autodesk Media and Entertainment
  • William F. White International
  • York University Centre for Vision Research
  • University of Waterloo Institute for Computer Research
  • 3D Camera Company
  • Motives in Movement

A team of Ontario crew members and SIRT researchers test a variety of shutter-speed angles and frame rates during a high frame rate test shoot at Pinewood Toronto Studios in July 2012

Credit: Sheridan College 2013


Wushu martial artists perform a fight sequence during a high frame rate test shoot at Pinewood Toronto Studios in July 2012

Credit: Sheridan College 2013


ACTRA Toronto performers Richard Young and Michael Longstaff bring performance capture to life at SIRT’s workshop in Pinewood Toronto Studios in March 2013

Credit: Sheridan College 2013


Sheridan College Media Arts students tour the SIRT Centre in January 2013. Sheridan students visit SIRT’s workshop regularly for hands-on tutorials that complement their classroom learning.

Credit: Sheridan College 2013


SIRT technology supervisor Bert Dunk, ASC, CSC, views a performance capture scene in real time on a virtual camera at SIRT’s workshop in Pinewood Toronto Studios in June 2011

Credit: Sheridan College 2013

Additional Information

Title

URL

3-D boom

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/The+National/ID/2183959491/

Chronique mégallô : en studio de capture du mouvement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOqMFl8Qbzg

SIRT talks stereographic 3-D production and Toronto film community listens

http://thetfs.ca/2012/02/21/sirt-talks-stereographic-3d-production-and-toronto-film-community-listens/

Government of Canada investments support economic growth through college/industry collaborations

http://bit.ly/1aW4D58

Sheridan SIRT a key player in Toronto's bid to be named world's most intelligent community

http://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/media-releases/media-release-archive-2013/sheridan-sirt-a-key-site-in-toronto-bid-to-be-named-most-intelligent-community.aspx

Sheridan Screen Industries Research and Training Centre receives $800,000 in federal funding

http://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/media-releases/media-release-archive-2013/800k-in-infrastructure-funding-announced-for-sheridan-screen-industries-research-and-training-centre.aspx

Sheridan’s SIRT Centre to become Ontario’s first digital media technology access centre

http://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/media-releases/media-release-archive-2013/sirt-centre-to-become-first-digital-media-technology-access-centre-in-ontario.aspx

Minister of Research and Innovation announces new Collaboration Voucher Program

http://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/media-releases/media-release-archive-2013/minister-of-research-and-innovation-announces-new-collaboration-voucher-program.aspx

How academic-industry collaboration helped our company

http://www.mri.gov.on.ca/blog/index.php/2013/06/how-academic-industry-collaboration-helped-our-company/