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Free workshops to be held at The Production Show

The Production Show have announced that over 100 free workshops will run throughout the three day show from May 20-22 2003, at the National Hall, Olympia.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet, learn and hear from experts in their chosen field by attending the numerous workshops available. After the huge success of last year’s workshops, attended by a record number of 2997 people, the show have introduced two new elements to their workshop offering.
This year will launch the Video Editing workshops and Animation & VFX workshops - all free of charge. Over three days a series of professional training workshops will be run in partnership with Soho Editors. Manufacturers such as Apple, Media 100, Discreet, Softimage and Quantel will focus on how individuals can enhance both basic and advanced editing skills with specific sessions focussed for producers and directors.
The Learning Zone and Work Zone is being run by Skillset working in partnership with BECTU, offering careers advice and information to those wanting to get in or get on in the industry. At the skillsformedia drop-in centre, visitors will be able find out about career progression, training opportunities, skills shortages and all the courses currently subsidised for freelancers. BECTU representatives will also be on hand to offer employment advice.
The Sony Workshops will provide a unique opportunity for industry professionals to learn about the latest production practices and technologies from the manufacturers’ own experts who will be reviewing the latest Sony product releases from NAB. Sessions will focus High Definition, the 'progressive' future of television production, getting the best form the Sony DSR-PDX10P camcorder and optical disc brings a revolutionary approach to programme production.
The Engineering Technology Centre (ETC), sponsored by Snell and Willcox, is following on from its successful launch last year and returns with more exhibitors, products and workshops. Aimed at engineers working for either broadcasters or facilities, the centre's focus is a series of free first come first serve workshops by Cheff, addressing issues such as file transfers -asset management and delivery, high definition acquisition and QC in and IT age.
The Audio Zone, sponsored by Digidesign is aimed at anyone involved with audio for the moving picture industry. With a host of exhibitors and free workshops focusing on Universal Interoprability, and Project Management and Networking the zone promises to have something for everyone in the world of audio; from a producer setting sound budgets to a sound recording engineer. The Zone will again be endorsed by the, APPS and AMPS.
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