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Header image for article AbelCine & Smashcut Partner to Provide Online Learning Services and Tools to Film Schools

AbelCine & Smashcut Partner to Provide Online Learning Services and Tools to Film Schools

AbelCine and Smashcut Form Partnership to Provide Online Learning Services and Tools to Film and Media Educational Institutions

AbelCine Announced as Exclusive Sales Partner of Smashcut Next-Gen Learning Platform
NEW YORK – June 25, 2020 – AbelCine, leaders in professional education and services for the motion picture industry, has entered into a strategic partnership with Smashcut, an education technology and content company, to offer innovative online educational tools and services to film schools and media entities transitioning to remote and hybrid learning.

Under the partnership, AbelCine becomes the exclusive sales channel for Smashcut’s next-gen, media-optimized learning platform, which provides an immersive, best-in-class virtual learning environment for instructors and students.

The Smashcut platform has been specifically designed to meet the exacting requirements of online film and media instruction. Key platform features include:

  • Broadcast-quality video for streaming lessons
  • Online project collaboration for remote production
  • Contextual feedback for student projects
  • Live one-on-one and group video mentoring sessions
  • Ability for students and instructors to connect globally
  • Easy to use, full-featured online platform for all class management activities

Instructors and students can upload their instructional materials and media assets to a partner-branded platform. They can also collaborate with Smashcut on custom content production and supplement their courses with AbelCine and Smashcut’s growing library of high quality lesson modules.

AbelCine brings their deep knowledge of cinema technology to the partnership. They are experienced in developing lessons in relevant and emerging tech in collaboration with educational institutions, and designing classroom, studio and home environments for effective remote interaction.

Smashcut, in addition to their bespoke platform, brings an experienced team of content creators, educators and developers with a unique understanding of media education, platform development, and dynamic virtual engagement.

“In order to be effective, film and media instruction must take place in a specialized space, whether that’s in the physical or virtual world,” stated AbelCine CEO Pete Abel. “The team at Smashcut has built an environment that is unsurpassed in the market. We’re excited to bring our talents together to offer the educational community intelligent blended learning solutions at this critical time.”

“AbelCine’s educational objectives align perfectly with ours. Enabling a next generation learning experience for collaboration and creativity is what both companies believe is paramount to success,” noted Smashcut CEO and Founder Daniel Blackman. “We’re thrilled to be working alongside AbelCine to help institutions reimagine what online and hybrid education can be and expand the impact and breadth of their programs.”

For more information on our Edu Partnerships or to schedule a product demo, contact Dawn Terranova, Director of Sales for AbelCine, [email protected].


About AbelCine

AbelCine, established in 1989, is an equipment and service provider to cinematic content creators across the broadcast, production, and media industries. The company’s services, designed to support customers through every stage of production, include: equipment sales and rental, training and consultation, tech services and integration, financing and assurance programs. AbelCine has flagship locations in Burbank, CA and Brooklyn, NY; a Learning Point in Chicago, IL serves the Midwestern region.


About Smashcut

Smashcut is an education technology and content company dedicated to innovative online film education, and supporting a broad population of emerging creators. The Smashcut platform features robust collaborative instruction, real-time project review, live video meetings, and remote project development and production. Smashcut partners with universities and organizations to develop and deliver customized online film programs in a next generation learning platform designed specifically for media and visual arts education. Smashcut is backed by Learn Capital, a leading venture capital firm concentrating exclusively on education technology.


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