Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the non-Technical Manager – Post Installation Quality Assurance Has Begun

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Managers Online Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

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3D Lab in the Middle East - Real Vision

An invite to be part of the Middle East’s first “3D LAB”

Clyde DeSouza of Real Vision is pleased to announce that twofour54, a Government of UAE initiative, has appointed Real Vision to consult and help create the region’s first Stereoscopic 3D Lab at their media zone campus in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

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Manhattan Edit Workshop

Less starving. More artist.                      PR Alert - But attractive tagline

Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Intensive Course in the art and technique of editing is a comprehensive jump-start for anyone serious about a career in post-production.

In addition to certified training in Avid, Final Cut Pro and After Effects, we devote time each day to film theory; covering the history & evolution of editing technique, as well as the aesthetics of narrative, short-form, comedy and documentary.  You’ll not only learn the tools – you’ll understand why we use them.

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Stereographic 3D Cinematography Course

Stereographic 3D Cinematography Course
August 28 - 30, 2010
(Three Days - Saturday/Sunday/Monday)
Registration and Additional Information here.
Theory, workflow and hands-on with the latest 3D rigs and HD camera systems. This is the first stage in the Santa Fe 3D Workshop Program, which is designed to provide increasingly advanced and intensive levels of S3D Cinematography training and testing.

The Los Angeles 3D Workshop is presented in association with VER 3D. And with Fujinon,IRIDASAngenieuxS.two1BeyondElement TechnicaMore2CamDSC Labs3reedom DigitalConvergent Design and Fletcher Cameras & Lenses.

Instructors include Geoff Boyle, Aaron James, Maninder Saini, Mike Spodnik SOC, Bob Kertesz and Dan Kneece SOC. Guest speakers - Miles Shozuya, Fujinon; Steve Crouch, IRIDAS; Ted White, S.two Corp.; and George Palmer, Thales Angenieux.

Learning Computers

The path from mechanical to digital needs a foundation in computers.

Computers are somewhat mechanical to a point. Hard disks must plug into motherboards, and motherboards need clean power. Filters need cleaning, cable contacts need wiping.

Then, there is software, and firmware and the operating system, busses and registers. Here are a few courses that will get anyone on the way to knowing. Any courses mentioned in the comments will be added to the list.

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Certifying Help | MacUser

Universities are churning out students with computing degrees, but these mean little until a universal certification standard is introduced.

The past couple of decades have seen an explosion in qualifications. Whereas degrees used to be the prerogative of the few, everyone now seems to have gone to university; even your postman may sport a degree in psychology or economics from an institution that until a few years ago was a down-at-heel college coaching school drop-outs. Electricians and gas installers have to periodically repeat their trade certificates lest they be deemed unfit to practise, as will doctors who want to maintain their licence. Inevitably, bankers, still living in a charmed alternative universe, are now less likely to obtain professional qualifications than they used to, and politicians seem a lost cause for fear they might forge or purchase such credentials.

So what qualifications should you seek in a computer consultant, network wizard, software developer or even the salesperson whose advice you want to trust?

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What they said - These are some of the interesting postings seen on the web recently. (There may be more than one a week.)

The technology of advice explained; from the societies we cherish, to consulting we rely upon, from the courses we need or give and the blogs we get our doses of data or read it here.
Full Disclosure: We recommend many courses, including our own.

Resources would be another name. People with their feet getting dirty on the street...then talking about it.

Societies really imply a lot of special efforts by individual. Here's some news from some of the many in this field.