Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT)

Sheridan College

SIRT, established at Pinewood Toronto Studios, supports technology and content production innovation within Ontario’s screen industries including film, television, gaming, interactive media and virtual reality. With partnerships and support from Ontario’s screen industries, SIRT is Canada’s leading innovation and technology support centre for the screen industries.

Digital media and graphic communications

Areas of Innovation Expertise

  • Digital Cinema – Stereoscopic 3D, High Frame Rate (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4k/8k
  • Virtual Production – Virtual Reality, Motion Capture, Camera Tracking
  • Industry Training – fully equipped training centre and program for the industry
  • Remote and Real-time Collaboration and shared services
  • Software Integration within emphasis on industry solutions
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Innovation Lab


Point of Contact:

David Dexter

Operations and Business Development Lead

Phone: (905) 815-4170 x. 8407


Mailing address:

Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT)
Sheridan College
Pinewood Toronto Studios, 225 Commissioners St. Suite
200b, Toronto, Ontario
M4M 0A1


Technical and Business Services

Business development & market research services

Commercialization referrals

Competitive assessments

Competitive market analysis

Concept ideation & design review

Consumer focus groups

Design Services

Technology & workflow consultation

Technology development

Technology evaluation / validation

Web-based and mobile application mapping

Digital Media & Web Solutions

Field trials/Simulation

Literature reviews

Market analysis

Problem solving

Product testing

Project management

Proof of concept

Sample analysis & testing

Testing Services


Applied Research and Development

Concept validation

Product Re-design & Improvement

Process optimization

Provincial and federal grant proposal development

Content Creation – Proof of Concept/Prototypes

Product Design & Development

Technology validation and transfer



Corporate on-site & in-house training

Design, development, and delivery of customized training

Interactive Workshop Sessions

Needs assessment and gap analysis

Skills assessment/Competency evaluation

Train the trainer

Building envelope modelling training

Connections to co-op placement opportunities

Curriculum development

Qualitative & quantitative research

Training planning


Technology Diffusion

Customized technology demonstrations

Evening speaker series

Networking events

Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

Rental of space & equipment

Industry-specific events & symposia

Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

Presentation of results at conferences

Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

Seminars and Workshops


Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • World-Class Facility (10,000 sq. ft. sound stage at Pinewood Toronto Studios) with Global Accessibility.
  • 2D and 3D digital cinema cameras; ARRI Alexa, Sony F65
  • 4K projection/3D/HFR projection capabilities
  • DVS Clipster
  • A full suite of motion capture, virtual camera and camera tracking technology; Vicon, OptiTrak, SolidTrack, General Lift Encodacam, Ultimatte, Sony/ARRI professional cameras
  • Dedicated Virtual Reality footprint with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and related software applications
  • Dedicated and secure high-speed fibre optic connectivity to offsite storage and render
  • On-site workstation-based teaching facility with a range of available software