Tuesday, April 14, 2020

INDUSTRY NEWS: The MultiChoice Talent Factory portal hosts DOLBY Webinars!


14 April 2020 – The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) in partnership with the Dolby Institute is excited to launch yet another online learning channel, Dolby Audio Webinars. The series of webinars covers a range of topics such Sound for video editors, Setting-Up a 5.1 Session & Mix environment, Dolby Atmos Content Creation and other sound engineering topics.

The first of 8 webinars will go live every Thursday, starting on the 16th April 2020 from 13:00 – 14:00 CAT. The first session focuses on Script Analysis & Planning for 5.1 Productions and is one of four webinars geared towards all content creators whilst the other four webinars are more technical and tailormade for mix engineers, video editors and system integrators.  

In filmmaking, sound is often overlooked yet it’s an important component of filmmaking. The Dolby Institute develops educational programming to help creatives advance in the art of storytelling, whether they’re making a film, mixing the sound for a sporting event, or designing the next-generation music experiences.

As the leading video entertainment provider on the continent, MultiChoice recognizes the importance of understanding sound in order to tell authentic African stories. This partnership with Dolby will benefit storytellers across the continent and support the growth of the homegrown entertainment industry. 

Below are details of upcoming webinars:

Script Analysis and Planning for 5.1 Production

All Creatives
16 April 2020 at 13:00 CAT

Location Recording

All Creatives
23 April 2020 
at 13:00 CAT
Sound for Video Editors
Video Editor & Mix Engineers

30 April 2020 
at 13:00 CAT
Setting up a 5.1 Session & Mix Environment

Mix Engineer
7 May 2020 
at 13:00 CAT
Mixing for Creatives (Foley, fx, music)

All Creatives
14 May 2020 
at 13:00 CAT
Mix and Deliverables

Mix engineer
21 May 2020
at 13:00 CAT
Dolby Atmos Overview (All creatives)

All Creatives
28 May 2020 
at 13:00 CAT
Dolby Atmos Content Creation (Content Creation Team)

Mix engineer, System integrators 
4 June 2020 
at 13:00 CAT

NOTE: The recorded webinar series will be made available on the portal the day after, so log on to www.multichoicetalentfactory.com to keep learning. 


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If you have any questions about the MultiChoice Talent Factory, please contact us on info@multichoicetalentfactory.com 

About the MultiChoice Talent Factory:

The African continent is steeped in a rich and diverse history of living passionately through language, art, music, and colourful storytelling. As the continent continues to change rapidly, the entertainment industry has become ever more relevant. MultiChoice Africa has identified an opportunity in this fast-changing environment—one that will have a lasting impact on the industry as a whole. The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is a multi-tiered training programme (Academies, Masterclasses & Portal) designed by MultiChoice Africa to focus on positively impacting the technical and professional value chain in the film and television industry across the continent. As a business born and bred in Africa, we have a long-term commitment to making a socioeconomic difference in the countries in which we operate. As such, this initiative helps to play a positive role in growing Africa’s creative industries. MTF is a shared-value initiative that provides a platform for the creative industries to develop their talent and engage with one another through their shared passions. Through the MTF Academies (every year, the academies select 60 talented individuals from across 13 countries to participate in a 12-month academic and practical immersion programme including both theory and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling) we are building a pipeline of good local content for our channels whilst the Masterclasses focus on developing technical skills of established creatives in cinematography, audio and storytelling to improve the quality of local productions and are conducted by leading African and international industry experts. The MTF Portal is the golden thread that brings talent and opportunities together on one platform. It is a Pan-African, film and television digital marketplace that offers open, cost-free access to film creatives across the continent to showcase their talent, access opportunities, stay up to date with industry news and expand their industry network. Through this initiative, MultiChoice Africa’s demonstrates its commitment to enriching lives by developing the art of inspired local storytelling and story making, while simultaneously growing a legacy of local content on our DStv, GOtv and Showmax platforms and ultimately continue showcasing Africa’s rich cultural heritage and diversity. More information available on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com

About the Dolby Institute

Launched at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the Dolby Institute has the mission to educate and inspire emerging filmmakers and content creators to think creatively about sound and image to enhance their stories. Since its inception, the Institute has brought together emerging artists and award-winning veterans and masters of the craft to offer concrete tools and advice on ways to make stories more vibrant with sound and images. Dolby Institute Director Glenn Kiser, the former head of Skywalker Sound, has been working at film festivals, universities, and film schools – wherever filmmakers gather.

For more information visit www.dolby.com

Source: https://www.multichoice.com/media/news/the-multichoice-talent-factory-portal-hosts-dolby-webinars/