LONDON — Nov. 6, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that DV Talent will offer a training course for edit producers featuring Forscene. DV Talent is the U.K.’s leading independent training school for TV, film, and media professionals. The course, “Edit Producing for Professionals with Forscene,” will take place at DV Talent in London in late November and then several times during 2015.
The economics and relentless pace of media production today have created the new role of edit producer. An edit producer is someone who hasn’t been on the shoot but directs and produces the edit. This scenario may occur for various reasons, most commonly because the edit has to start while filming is ongoing.
“Forscene is the perfect solution for edit producers because its intuitive interface makes it easy to learn and quick to master,” said Stephen Streater, CEO at Forbidden Technologies plc. “Forscene allows edit producers to prepare for the edit before they get into the edit suite — to familiarise themselves with the material and start doing sync pulls and rough cuts. It continues to be helpful during the edit; the producer can work in tandem with the editor to search for and identify clips in Forscene while the editor works on crafting the final product.”
Taught by two award-winning TV professionals, executive producer Chloe Solomon and senior edit producer Jo Woolf, the practical two-day course is designed for producers, directors, APs, and others looking to build their skills as edit producers. It also aims to benefit those involved in managing and working with edit producers. In addition to learning how to step confidently into the role of the edit producer, attendees will learn how to use Forscene for cloud-based video production and how to get the most from the platform. By the end of the course, attendees will be confident in using Forscene to log and manage material.
“When we were designing our new ‘Edit Producing for Professionals’ course, it quickly became apparent that it was essential to incorporate modules on Forscene,” said Matt Born, managing director of DV Talent. “Speaking to the industry, it is clear that Forscene is the stand-out software for managing rushes efficiently and effectively.”
“In our experience Forscene is the most common viewing and logging device used in factual entertainment edits, thanks to a combination of factors: It has a good user interface; it can be used anywhere there’s a Web connection; and it doesn’t involve expensive and time-consuming ingesting of data,” Woolf said. “Without Forscene it takes a great deal of time to view and log the rushes needed for a show, which has an impact on the whole edit. In cases in which there’s an editor working with an edit producer who hasn’t been on the shoot, Forscene is essential.”
More information about DV Talent and the course “Edit Producing for Professionals with Forscene,” along with online registration, is available at http://goo.gl/xF1Ygm.
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About DV Talent
DV Talent is the U.K.’s leading independent training provider and career agency for creative media professionals. It offers an extensive range of courses across film, TV, and the digital media, taught by many of the creative industries’ best-known and most influential filmmakers, developers, journalists, and producers. Its clients include all the major indies and broadcasters, it is a key supplier to the BBC and ITV, and it is known as the professionals’ film and television school. DV Talent is a founding member of the Moving Image Training Alliance (MITA). It is also behind the broadcast industry’s biggest recruitment database, www.thetalentmanager.co.uk. More information is available at http://www.wedeveloptalent.co.uk.
About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden delivers high-performance cloud video services for media makers and broadcasters. Its flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform, powering entirely new workflows from creation to delivery. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology companies to complement its cloud infrastructure and provide greater value and efficiency to its clients.
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