HDDC founder and principal Peter Wilson has announced his imminent retirement after a long career spent in the field of digital imaging technology. It is hoped that the company will continue under new management to provide professional consultancy and training for the film and television industries.
The Event Cinema Association will be holding their Annual Conference & Awards (#ECACon2017) on Friday 3rd February 2017 at the QE11 Centre near Parliament Square in Westminster, London. Now in its fourth year, the conference is the only event of its kind in the world and aims to bring together the brightest and best of the Event Cinema industry to network and, for the first time, to experience actual Event Cinema presentations by ECA associates. The highly coveted ECA Awards are now held annually to recognise excellence in exhibition, distribution and outstanding contributions to the Event Cinema industry. There will be a packed day of workshops, including "An Event Cinema Masterclass" which will be aimed at students and graduates looking to learn more about this sector. Other workshops include "The Art of Negotiation", "Training the Supply Chain" and an intense hour-long session titled "Pushing The Boundaries", exploring novel and unique events and achievements in this sector in the last twelve months... Ticket numbers are strictly limited so don't miss out! Details here ...or read more on Melissa Cogavin's LinkedIn blog.
BVE is the UK's leading Entertainment and Media Tech Expo, an all-encompassing event that also covers the Connected Media, AV Systems Integration, Live Production, VR and creative sectors. This year's show will be held at ExCeL London from Tuesday 28th February to Thursday 2nd March. On Day 1 of the seminar programme, HDDC's Peter Wilson will be involved in a panel discussion on "High Dynamic Range (HDR) Delivery"... Details here.
The Event Cinema Association (ECA) in association with Folkets Hus och Parker will be hosting a conference at the stunning art-deco Rio Bio Cinema in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday 14th October. ECACon:Stockholm will be a full one-day event focusing on the expanding Scandinavian event cinema market, "with special focus on how to create 'a night out' from a Scandinavian perspective". A panel of experts from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, UK and the Netherlands will participate in a series of discussions, debates and seminars on the technological and practical issues of creating, distributing and marketing EC content. Tickets are on sale from the ECA website - Spaces are strictly limited, so it's first come, first served!. Further information can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org... or, for an even more detailed overview, read Melissa Cogavin's article "Curious About Scandinavia?" on the LinkedIn blog.
You can now get further information on our Creative Skillset training courses via our new Hiive profile. In particular, you will find details about our upcoming Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) workshop on this page.
Our next Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) seminar and workshop will be held at RED Europe's facility at Pinewood Studios on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November 2016. The Course Leaders will once again be Peter Wilson, Martin Parsons and Meirion Hughes. Further details here.
Hurry! Time is running out for you to book your place on our Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) seminar and workshop at Salford's Media City UK on Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th March 2016. This article from Definition Magazine should help further explain what the course aims to achieve, and why it might be for YOU!
We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing our popular Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) seminar and workshop to Salford's Media City UK on Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th March 2016. The course is aimed at existing professional camera crew and post-production personnel who need digital imaging and data management skills to increase their employment prospects. Theoretical training will be given, followed by practical hands-on experience with several commonly-used products from supporting organisations. Details of the actual venue location will follow shortly.
BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS... Firstly, for reasons too complicated to go into here, we have had to (once again) postpone the "Training for EVENT CINEMA" course that was to have been held this month at the BFI's Stephen Street venue. However, the second Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) seminar and workshop will still go ahead at the BFI Southbank on the 26th and 27th November. Places still available!
On Wednesday 28th October 2015, Peter Wilson of HDDC was one of fifteen industry leaders inducted as Fellows of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), during a luncheon held at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Peter received his Fellowship award from Wendy Aylsworth, former Vice President of Warner Brothers and a Past President of SMPTE. Read our press release here. Click here to see a picture gallery of the event via SMPTE's Flickr pages.
The Event Cinema Association's Conference 2015 is now underway at the Picturehouse Central. HDDC's Peter Wilson is participating in a morning panel discussion called "Content delivery – Making sense of delivery in a multi-format environment".
HDDC's Peter Wilson is among fifteen industry leaders to be honoured this year as Fellows of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Fellowship is "conferred on individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion-picture, television or related industries". New SMPTE Fellows will be inducted on Wednesday 28th October during the Fellows Luncheon, held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Read more here...
We are happy to announce that we now have rescheduled dates for both of our training courses at the BFI Southbank. "Training for Event Cinema" will now take place on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th November 2015. We are running the second Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) workshop on Thursday 26th & Friday 27th November 2015.
We have also postponed the second Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) seminar and workshop, due to take place at the BFI Southbank on 27th-28th July. Apologies for any inconvenience. We hope to reschedule this course for Autumn 2015.
Due to unforeseen difficulties, we regret that we have had to postpone the "Training for Event Cinema" course, which was due to take place at London's BFI Southbank on the 20th-21st July, until later in the year. Please watch our 'Training' pages or follow us on Twitter for the latest news.
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The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) will hold this year's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on October 26th-29th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Keep an eye on our TRAINING pages for news of more exciting new courses.
We will be once again be presenting the Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) seminar and workshop at the BFI Southbank on 27th-28th July 2015.
In addition, a brand new, two-day course, "Training For Event Cinema" is being organised by HDDC and supported by Creative Skillset and the Event Cinema Association. The first event will be on 20th-21st July 2015 at the BFI Southbank.
On Tuesday 20th January 2015, The Event Cinema Association (ECA) will be hosting a Launch for its long-awaited Technical Delivery Handbook, "a management level, impartial guide to this new market in plain English". The event takes place at the Ray Dolby Theatre, Soho Square, London (11.30am onwards, followed by refreshments). All are welcome!
A belated HAPPY NEW YEAR! We've introduced a new feature on the 'Training Courses, Seminars & Workshops' section of our website - a picture gallery packed with photographs taken at some of our various training courses over the years. There's quite a few there from our most recent "Digital Imaging Technician" workshop at the BFI Southbank in December. Meanwhile, Nick Radlo has written an article about the DIT course, featuring an interview with Peter Wilson. Read it here.