Broadcast Tech + Engineering NewsWilliam F. White launches WFW TechLab

William F. White launches WFW TechLab

William F. White (WFW) has launched the WFW TechLab, a space open to both aspiring and seasoned filmmakers, offering hands-on, real-time learning in all things virtual production

The WFW TechLab, located at the WFW Toronto office, boasts 4,000 sq. ft. of studio space, a 33’ x 13’ LED wall and 12’ x 12’ LED ceiling. The space will also be outfitted with ARRI cinema lights, integrated Technodolly 15’ tracking in Unreal Engine and a testing space for new lighting and film equipment. 

As part of the lab’s launch, the company has partnered with Humber College, opening the space up to students in the Humber Film and Television Production (FMTV) program, who’ll spend part of their semester gaining experience shooting on an LED volume. This semester, students from the Film & Television Production and 3D Animation programs will produce three student-led projects at the WFW TechLab. 

“Developing training modules that allow us to incorporate new methodologies in media production; using an LED volume, incorporating real time compositing and achieving in-camera visual effects, are incredibly important in a market where these are rapidly becoming required skill sets for emerging talent to succeed in a global, knowledge-based and technology-driven entertainment industry,” said Donna O’Brien-Sokić, Coordinator and Professor, FMTV program, in a partnership announcement.

“Our training partnership with WFW represents the kind of forward-thinking collaborations that are needed to help build the workforce of tomorrow, ensuring that we – education and industry – build and sustain our robust and vibrant industry.” 

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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