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VIVE Lifestyle Network – in association with UHD innovators Samsung, SES Satellite, Harmonic, Inc., and major UHD camera manufacturers – is embarking on a pursuit to empower film & television students and professionals worldwide with the knowledge, resources and work experience necessary to successfully bridge into careers in the realm of UHD – the future of TV.

Samsung
SES Satellite
Harmonic Inc.

UHD Initiative's mission is to enable both emerging & established content creators to:

Learn and master skills specific to ultra high definition television production through work experience
Launch real made-for-television UHD productions and subsequently careers of longevity
Leverage the resources and prolific distribution provided by UHD Initiative so as to propel the movement
   

UHD Initiative is designed for film & television professionals, students, and mentors. It's the first-of-its-kind global creator coalition whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Why UHD?

THE OPPORTUNITY IS NOW

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It's about time... that someone answers the call to fill the UHD lifestyle content void. Devices are abundant and continue to proliferate due to consumer enthusiasm for the future of television. Technology is ready. The delivery systems are ready. So, there is no time like the present. Let's do this! Together. NOW!

Participate

Rapid technological advances combined with evolving viewer consumption behaviours has resulted in a gap in the UHD lifestyle linear TV space...

Let's mould the UHD lifestyle entertainment landscape.

VLN Academy

Individuals keen to improve upon their respective crafts can attend periodic workshops with an emphasis on UHD production and the future of television. »

Mentor Programme

Work on authentic UHD made-for-television content at thematic master classes guided by mentors with various types of expertise from directing to colour grading to workflow.

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VLN Community

TV & film professionals and students may join a unique content creator community offering unrivalled production, distribution & monetisation opportunities. »

Crew Up

Breaking out in showbiz isn't easy, but teaming up with a CREW will enable you to leverage the infrastructure to hone your craft and sustain your career.

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Pilot Programme

Content creators with long-form lifestyle concepts and production matters secured may test a pilot on VLN's platform so as to attract an audience and subsequently sponsors. »

See It Take Off

Launching a pilot on VLN's prolific platform is a ticket for a seamless transition from inspired idea to celebrated series and ultimately a paycheck.

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Mentors

VLN has recruited some of the industry's brightest talents to demonstrate and impart their expertise during regularly scheduled workshops held at Pinewood Studios in London and film school campuses in Los Angeles & New York.

Matt Richards

Scriptwriter & Director

Award-winning film director, television producer and screenwriter who has written and directed numerous documentaries and series in the UK & US.

Nick Shaw

Editor/Workflow Specialist

A post-production wizard specialising in digital cinema camera workflows, image processing and LUTs. Digital cinema plugin developer.

Giles Harvey

DOP

DOP who's shot exclusively in the 4K/4K+ arena for several years working on commercials, UHD broadcast, & sporting events like World Cup & Wimbledon.

Mentors are an integral element of the UHD Initiative, and VLN is always keen to introduce new experts to its mentor roster. Let us know if you would like to help shape the future of television – applications are being accepted for positions worldwide.

VLN Academy

As the saying goes, 'Knowledge is power'...
Strengthen and open your career to the realm of Ultra High Definition at a thematic workshop overseen by accomplished mentors. Enrolling in VLN Acadmeny master classes will afford you access to state-of-the-art UHD equipment & facilities, experience working on real world, widely broadcast commercial productions, and exposure to exclusive career opportunities.

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Advanced technical UHD-specific production & post-production tips (e.g. scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, workflow, and more)

Hands-on, real made-for-TV show practical exercises

Regularly-scheduled courses at Pinewood Studios and in Greater London

International locations coming soon

Dates & locations are being finalised. Watch this space!

Cooperative

COMING SOON:
UHD Initiative's forthcoming endeavour shall be to forge a cohesive global community of UHD long-form lifestyle TV content creators with the ethos of empowering members to produce, distribute, and monetise original, premium, made-for-television UHD programming in an unprecedented fashion, affording them the luxury of launching and sustaining lucrative careers.
Sneak a peek at some of the features and benefits of joining the forthcoming UHD Cooperative.

KNOWLEDGE

Sharpen and expand your skill set with free workshop admission and complementary mentor consultations as needed.

RESOURCES

Get incomparable access to state-of-the-art production equipment like RED Digital Cinema camera kits and editing facilities.

STUDIOS

Take advantage of VLN's own studio facilities, as well as world-famous studio back lots and sound stages.

COMMUNITY

Engage with UHD creators and talent within an exclusive niche social network designed to facilitate productive collaborations.

DISTRIBUTION

See your contribution to VLN original UHD lifestyle programming streamed worldwide across a plethora of devices.

MONETISATION

Work on premium UHD programmes and not only get paid for your contribution, but also get a piece of the action.

Entertainment Everywhere

VIVE Lifestyle Network APPLICATIONS WILL LIVE ON EVERY CONNECTED DEVICE PICTURED BELOW – INCLUDING CABLE SET TOP BOXES IN THE EU, UK & US – WITH A POTENTIAL REACH OF OVER 300 MILLION SCREENS WORLDWIDE. LAUNCHING SOON*.
  • Samsung UHD
    SAMSUNG UHD TV
  • LG UHD
    LG UHD TV
  • Sony Playstation 3/4
    PLAYSTATION 3 & 4
  • XBOX ONE/360
    XBOX ONE & 360
  • Apple TV
    APPLE TV
  • ANDROID TV
    ANDROID TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
    AMAZON FIRE TV
  • Roku
    ROKU
  • iOS
    iOS
  • Android
    ANDROID
  • Kindle Fire
    KINDLE FIRE
  • Chromecast
    CHROMECAST

* Plaforms subject to change without notice at VLN's discretion.

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