Facilities will include film and TV studios, outside broadcast, big projection opportunities and telepresence.
One of the final provocateurs of design thought for the New Academic Street came with the inception of what will be a new Media Precinct. Housed across levels 2 and 3 of buildings 10, 12 and 14, the spaces will house TV and film studios and showcase the use of state-of-the-art technology, such as the post-production special effects field of Chroma Key ‘green screen’, which allows live action to be superimposed over a digital background, an experience consistent with high-end commercial studios.
Facilities will allow for outside broadcast, big projection opportunities and use by external projects. The technology infrastructure will allow artists to project building scale images onto the Swanston Street façade, in particular the blank concrete block lift cores. A media portal in the Studio Corner occupies the corner of Swanston and Franklin Streets.
The Global Passport Lounge is a high-end digital space that provides immersive telepresence technology that will allow students and staff to interact with students and people across the globe. Students will also be able to exhibit their work in the new precinct.