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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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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 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. 

CGI, X'Y'Z' to P3, there are so many things going on. Here's the news.

All 3DAvatar™, AllThe3DTime™ [Updated]

James Cameron and the Avatar EyeYou must know this stuff if you are going to be an adequate part of the 3D/Digital Cinema machine...

HP – 'Avatar' sequels could shoot back-to-back (Cameron working on finishing 'Avatar' novel first)

Cameron hinted that the final two parts of the planned trilogy could be lumped together into a single production. "We're actually talking about that. That's not a decision yet," he said. "That is something that makes a lot of sense, given the nature of these productions, because we can bank all the [motion] capture and then go back and do cameras over a period of time." 

[Update] James Cameron 3D Backlash - Avatar Questions for James Cameron - Popular Mechanics]

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Hollywood Camera Works Blocking Knowledge

Head over to the Hollywood Camera Work site for great instructions and tools not found anywhere else for free. Great for practice are the Tracking, Matchmoving and Motion Capture plates and the HD Green Screen and VFX Plates.

For Maya users there is Virtual Dolly and Crane instructions and downloads. For everyone there are Scripts and Blocking Diagrams as well as Illustrator tools for your Blocking templates.

They are promising more free training items in the future—obviously an inducement to use their courses for directors. Notwithstanding, they are superbly done and a great help for people who use cameras as well as those in the post house.

Future Media Concepts Nails Guru Houghton

Future Media Concepts (FMC), announces that the accomplished graphic design expert, Katherine Houghton, has joined their elite staff of instructors at Future Media Concepts; She is expected to enhance their Adobe training repertoire.

A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Houghton has degrees in both graphic and industrial design and is certified by Adobe® and Apple® to teach;

  • Acrobat®
    After Effects®
    Director®
    Fireworks®
    Illustrator®
    InCopy®
    InDesign®
    Photoshop®
    Premiere®Aperture®
    Final Cut Pro®

Possessing professional experience in both multimedia and graphic design, she joined the FMC team in October to support instruction for the Adobe curriculum. Houghton is based in Philadelphia, but delivers training courses at all six FMC locations and on the newly launched FMC|Online platform. "In order to uphold our reputable position within the creative industry, we need to provide students with first-rate instruction from distinguished instructors," said Jeff Rothberg, president and co-founder of FMC. "We are extremely excited that Katherine Houghton has joined our elite group of trainers. Her design education and professional background is a great fit for our company. We look forward to seeing the positive impact her expertise has on new and returning students."

In addition to her multimedia and design backgrounds, Houghton has experience as a multimedia consultant for KPMG LLP, a "big-five" accounting firm. For several years in the late 1990's, she also held the position of vice president at Confidant, Inc., managing the visual materials, marketing and Internet presence. "I've been an active part of the creative industry for many years. It made sense to make the move to Future Media Concepts," says Houghton. "I feel my comprehensive background will be an asset to the FMC curriculum, which regularly boasts new enhancements. I look forward to witnessing the continuous growth of this amazing training company."

To learn more about Katherine Houghton and other FMC trainers, please visit: http://www.fmctraining.com/fmc.asp?s=New+Trainers.

About Future Media Concepts
In 1994, Jeff Rothberg and Ben Kozuch launched Future Media Concepts as the world's first Avid Authorized Training Center. Over the years, FMC expanded its curriculum to become the nation's premier digital media training organization, representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Boris FX, Digidesign®, NewTek® and Softimage®. In addition, FMC is a leading producer of educational-rich conferences and expositions for the production and postproduction industries including the NAB Post|Production World Conference in Vegas.

FMC has established state-of-the-art training centers in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Orlando, Chicago and Dubai, with onsite training worldwide and online courses available to users anywhere. For more information regarding classes and upcoming events please visit www.FMCtraining.com.

Press Contact
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New York City, NY – December 17, 2009