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Free acquisition training extended at IBC

IBC is adding 3D and Workflow training to its free offering in the Production Village at this year's exhibition in Amsterdam.

IBC is adding 3D and Workflow training to its free offering in the Production Village at this year’s exhibition in Amsterdam.

It will run more than 50 sessions, catering for everyone from beginners to advanced, and hopes to build on the success of its first year, when more than 1200 visitors took part.

“We got fantastic response last year and excellent feedback,” said producer, David Dawson-Pick, director, DDP Enterprises. “Scores for sessions tended to be between four or five out of five.”

For IBC2010, the Production Village has moved from Hall 10 to Hall 11, the main hall for acquisition-related products, and its seminar area will now have seating for up to 80 people (up from last year). There will also be small group sessions (for six to eight people) offering hands-on training, as well as bookable 20-minute one-to-one sessions with the trainers.

The 3D training is being delivered by the DoP/stereographer, Kommer Kleijn, and consultant, Peter Wilson (formerly of Sony and Snell + Wilcox).

Harry Grinling, CEO of Support Partners, will be conducting sessions on Workflow, for pre-production and on set. “It’s the capture end that is crucial as far as these sessions are concerned,” explained Dawson-Pick. Topics will include storage, redundant backup, and preparing for post.

Lighting cameraman, Jonathan Harrison, is expanding his lighting sessions with one on how to do location pack shots (lighting small objects on location and impromptu rostrum work), while training specialist, Christina Fox,, will focus on beginners and self-shooters, including shooting on a budget, interview techniques, and HD DSLRs.

Alan Roberts, consultant, will be expanding his sessions on colour science to look at how to apply fundamental lessons to digital production and 3D.

A training-related web site should be up by the end of June, at, where visitors can book training, get follow up notes and watch videos.