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ASSIMILATE announced today that it has launched a worldwide professional training and certification program for SCRATCH Lab(r) via selected ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Partners. The new certification program offers DITs, video engineers, assistant editors and other dailies professionals intensive hands-on training courses, covering the production dailies workflow at one of the following ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Partner facilities:
• Moviola, Hollywood, CA (www.moviola.com)
• Manhattan Edit Workshop, New York, NY (www.mewshop.com/)
• Digital Film School, Mumbai, India (www.digitalfilmschool.in/)
• Lapins Bleus, Paris, France (www.lapins-bleus.com)
The certification is awarded once the course is completed and a proctored examination is successfully passed. The program is designed to provide artists with a certified dailies skill-set that's backed by extensive practical expertise in the best practices of SCRATCH Lab production dailies workflows - a significant advantage in today's hyper-competitive marketplace.
"ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH Lab has quickly become the go-to tool for creating color corrected dailies for both large and small-scale productions", said Ben Cain, a DIT based in New York City. "I applaud ASSIMILATE for taking this step to offer advanced training and certification for their tools and workflows. Effective training is important for DIT's to keep on top of an ever changing industry, and programs such as this one help us to become even more valuable in today's extremely competitive environment".
SCRATCH Lab Certification program
The Lab courses are designed to give dailies professionals a broad set of information and skills over time - take one or two courses now and add more over time. The initial courses include SCRATCH basics of building a fast and efficient dailies pipeline, and the use of audio syncing, Quick Times, applying LUTs, and more. And for advance dailies, future courses will include conforming, matrix use, green screens, compositing, and more.
"SCRATCH Lab has taken the production dailies market by storm with its power, versatility and affordability", said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. "Whether you work in television, commercials, or feature films; and shoot with RED's Epic, ARRI's Alexa, the Sony F65, or work in other formats, this new training and certification program offers state-of-the-art techniques for meeting the challenges of the dailies workflow for any production."
SCRATCH Lab is the most comprehensive, powerful, and intuitive real-time tool for the production dailies pipeline. Lab has been used for films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Company 3); TV shows such as Harry's Law (Warner Brothers); and commercials for the likes of BMW, Audi (Brownian Motion).
ASSIMILATE is the premier provider of digital workflow and post-production tools, that have proven essential to the successful creation of thousands of studio and independent features, television shows, music videos and corporate video productions. The company's SCRATCH products, running on Windows and Mac OS(r) X, are the heartbeat of today's most demanding digital post-production and dailies workflows for 2D and stereo 3D productions. They equip Directors, DPs and Artists with the state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions they need to meet the continual challenges of increased creativity and productivity amid ever-shrinking budgets. ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH(r) data-centric DI system, is the most comprehensive, end-to-end cinema and broadcast imaging tool for playback, conform, editing, color grading, compositing and finishing of RED and other digital workflows. SCRATCH Lab(tm) delivers a comprehensive toolset for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and output of on-set or VFX dailies. ASSIMILATE a privately held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA, offices in London, UK, Groningen, NL and Beijing City, CN and markets its products worldwide via a global reseller network. To learn more please visit www.assimilateinc.com.