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Sim Video Data Management Technician
Summer Seminars

Toronto, ON Canada – June 24, 2009

As the landscape of digital cinematography continues to evolve into a more computer-based form of image capture, the industry is now faced with the challenge of finding qualified professionals to handle the daily processes of digital footage. 

In the near future, the demand for skilled Data Management Technicians (DMTs) will not only grow exponentially but DMTs will be considered an integral position on almost every set.  Recognizing this growing need, Sim Video Toronto’s Post Department lead by Dave French, Manager of Post Production and Cameron Preyde, Post Production Technician developed a training seminar to help educate more industry professionals on the unique processes of properly handling, securing and preparing digital footage for its next stage in post production.

Introductory seminar topics include:

It was obvious the industry was quite thirsty for information as all six scheduled DMT Training dates were booked to capacity within one week of announcement. 

Preyde is currently leading the seminars which incorporate a balance of theory and hands-on training.  The two sessions scheduled in June ran seamlessly and attendees were eager to know if an Intermediate Level seminar would follow. Preyde reports that Sim Video is working on putting together a subsequent course and has been collaborating closely with local Camera Assistant and DIT, Ben Gervais to further develop this training initiative. “Ben Gervais has a wealth of on-set data management experience and is well known and respected throughout the local production community for his work as a DIT. I think that those who are serious about pursuing a career in Data Management will find a lot of value in the real world experience Ben can share and bring to the intermediate level course.”

Dates for the Intermediate Level DMT Training Seminars have not yet been announced but those interested in being notified of the dates can join Sim Video’s mailing list.