- Physics of image capturing focus
- ’Virtual classroom’ courses expanded
- Pitched at early and mid-career professionals
The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers has extended its course offering to help support the professional careers of motion-imaging technologists and creatives.
The newest course Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses has been developed to educate those interested in the physics of image capturing in an eight-week course technical course.
The course will cover the concepts and scientific principles for understanding how imaging systems work as well as the fundamental concepts and principals of imaging and video systems.
The course will be led by David Long and Ricardo Figueroa, instructors from the Rochester Institute of Technology with the program available to online participants around the world.
The new Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) virtual classroom course has been developed to support in-depth understanding of critical media and to education participants on entertainment technologies.
“Motion-imaging technologists and creatives are afforded an opportunity to increase their professional knowledge and value in a subject area that is of immense importance” – Sara Kudrle
Imaging systems are the foundational element of both the cinema and broadcast sectors of the industry and the course will combine independent study with live online weekly meet-ups.
The course instructors will reference the SMPTE standards and address the physics of image capture, focusing on the nature of light, the properties of light-matter interaction and the intentional collection of light through optics.
The instructors and course material will provide numerous examples to assist participants in understanding lighting, colour science, lenses, and imaging technology.
Prior experience with college-level math and physics will be helpful, it is not required as the course will introduce these concepts with an emphasis on applied science and practical implementation in modern image-capture technology.
SMPTE education vice president Sara Kudrle said: “With the Society firmly committed to serving as the educational resource for industry members throughout their careers, we feel this course will be tremendously valuable and address a fundamental need, especially for those early in their careers, mid-career professionals and those who have learned mostly through self-study.
“Motion-imaging technologists and creatives are afforded an opportunity to increase their professional knowledge and value in a subject area that is of immense importance to major players — and potential employers — across the industry.”
Additional SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses include:
• High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) Technology and Workflows for Media and Entertainment
• Introduction to Networking, Routing, & Switching Essentials
• Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks
• IMF Essentials: What You Need to Know
• Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
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