Santa Clara, Calif. - Assimilate, a provider of postproduction tools for digital workflows, has teamed up with The Bridge Media Training Ltd. in London to provide in-depth digital cinema and broadcast training courses for its Scratch DI finishing and Scratch Lab VFX and on-location dailies workflow products.
Leveraging its recent sales successes in Europe, Assimilate has appointed The Bridge as its accredited training partner in the UK as part of a broad, global training, and education strategy.
The first set of courses, which include one-day overviews, three- and five-day intensive training schedules, and two-day bolt-on courses, will cover all aspects of the toolsets and capabilities of Scratch and Scratch Lab within 2D and 3D stereo workflows. These courses will run from the end of September to December 2011, and dates for 2012 will be announced shortly.
Trainees will work with a range of digital materials originated from cameras, including: RED ONE, RED EPIC, ARRI Alexa, and DSLRs, and will also gain direct experience integrating Scratch and Scratch Lab into digital cinema and broadcast pipelines.
Scratch DI training courses are aimed at color graders, postproduction artists, film and documentary makers, and camera technicians, and will cover Scratch's playback and review, conform, editing, paint, color grading, compositing, and finishing tools, along with its 3D stereo features.
Scratch Lab courses are targeted to digital imaging technicians (DITs), camera technicians, and cinematographers, and at postproduction technicians involved with the production and management of VFX dailies. Trainees will learn how to integrate Scratch Lab into 2D and 3D digital cinema and broadcast camera workflows, the organization and management of projects and data, and how to use Scratch Lab for the review, versioning, color correction, conform, and delivery of dailies created during production or the VFX process.
To accompany these courses, The Bridge will also provide a full training and reference manual that includes step-by-step lessons, exam overview sections, plus a DVD with training footage.