The University of Texas at Austin granted $2.17 million for 3-D education program
March 11, 2013
The University of Texas at Austin recently received a $2.17 million grant from the Moody Foundation for its Department of Radio-Television-Film. The Moody Foundation has been lending support to a range of initiatives throughout Texas since its inception in 1942, with a focus on efforts in North Texas. However, the foundation has been increasing its efforts in Austin and Dallas over the past 20 years.
Ross Moody, a trustee of the Moody Foundation, said the organization is happy to back the first comprehensive 3-D production program in the United States. Called UT3D, the program will draw on the expertise of industry professionals to help students explore the potential of this technology, expanding the genre to include narrative works, sports and documentaries. They're also expected to work toward "glasses-free" 3-D.
"3-D content and technology are headed for a revolution across all platforms," Miller said. "It's imperative to share this new tool kit with future filmmakers so they have the training and experience for the jobs of the future. By providing students an understanding of 3-D technology and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment, The University of Texas at Austin is bound to become the leader in 3-D education."
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.