Your Source for DVD Technology Training
DVD is the most rapidly accepted technological advance in history. Its uses
are many and varied, but we focus here on helping you master this technology
for marketing and education purposes.
What makes DVD so special? Here are the basic points:
- Delivering your message with video allows you to make your case with the
emphasis you intend. Messages delivered through text (like this one) are rarely
read with the intended interpretation no matter how hard the author might
try. With video, not only is the message delivered by a human with feeling,
but the message can be enhanced with background music, 2D and 3D graphics
and animations for even greater impact. Alternate audio and subtitle tracks
in different languages can also be added to expand your audience.
- DVDs have menus that allow the viewer to see just those parts that interest
them. With video tape, the viewer has to sit through the entire tape to get
to the end (where they discover how to purchase, participate, etc.). Viewers
often get bored or interrupted and may never finish the tape. DVDs offer random
access, meaning that the viewer can move to any of the content that
interests them based on the menu selections you provide.
- By the end of 2002, over 60% of all households in the US will have some
sort of DVD viewing device. The percentage is even higher for businesses.
Not only dedicated DVD players and computers with DVD-ROM drives can play
this content, but many video game machines also play DVDs. There is no concern
about whether a specific machine can view the DVD format since it is universal
among all DVD players. (No difference between Macintosh and Windows, for example.)
- DVDs with interactive content are easier to create than CDs and earlier
forms of video media. Very affordable equipment and software are readily available
for purchase by the average consumer. (Or you can rent time on ours...)
All it takes to participate in this new information revolution is competent
and affordable training. Thats where we come in.
We are proud to offer computer-based creative services and training for all
aspects of digital content production required for the most sophisticated DVDs
that can be made. These services are based on the advanced technologies created
by Apple Computer, Inc. or running on their MacOSX operating system and include
technologies ranging from simple desktop publishing to high-end graphics, technical
animation and video editing. (Some of this software is also available for the
Windows operating system, but may require high end machines for
sufficient processing speed on that platform.)
Using the navigation menu on the left, you can:
- get detailed information on our current service and training offerings
- find out how much those services or
classes will cost you
- learn about the software we use to perform these services
- view samples of some finished projects
We also occasionally offer free seminars to introduce new people to the exciting
possibilities offered by such products as iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD that are included
free with your new Macintosh computer running OSX. These seminars are also listed
in our class schedule.