The LATC Technical Update Program for Audiovisual Professionals, a series of 10 free online master classes focused on the principal phases of the audiovisual content production chain and conducted by renowned Brazilian industry professionals, will run February 1-12.  Organized by the Latin American Training Center-LATC, the Program is a partnership with the Interstate Union of Film and Audiovisual Industry Workers-STIC, and the Brazilian Association of Cinematographers Film Courses (ABC Cursos de Cinema), with institutional support by RioFilme and BRAVI. The Program content is coordinated by Keila Borges.

The Program is aimed at Brazilian Below-the-Line, technical audiovisual industry professionals who wish to improve their skills and receive valuable updates to operate in this increasingly competitive and demanding sector.  Space is limited and selection of qualified participants will be based on evaluation of professional profiles provided in the application form. The selection committee will also apply diversity and inclusion criteria to expand opportunities and incorporate professionals of broad backgrounds. Individuals who attend at least 8 master classes will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Registration is open until January 22nd and approved participants will be notified by January 27th. For more information, please visit the Program website here or contact Tiago Elídio, LATC Project Manager, tiago.latc@gmail.com. Below is the complete program, with its respective topics and speakers.

2/1: Opening and Introduction – The importance of technical training and safety in times of COVID-19 – Steve Solot (LATC), Luiz Antonio Gerace – Chacra (STIC), Leo Edde (SICAV), Affonso Beato (ABCCC)

2/2: The Role of the Assistant Director: building the success of a film step-by-step – Rubens Shinkai

2/3: The Art of Art Direction – Emily Pirmez

2/4: The importance of continuity and digital challenges on set – Mara Cecília Maciel

2/5: The Role of the Digital Imaging Technician/AV Manager: the challenges of digital imaging, from set to post-production – Matheus Cury

2/8: The look and the camera: how to thrill and engage with framing in films – Carlos Ebert, ABC

2/9: Production with virtual scenarios – Is it really necessary to reinvent yourself? – Hugo Gurgel

2/10: Trends in new media editing – Luiz Velho, Phd

2/11: HDR: what changes, from pre-production to post-production – José Francisco da Silva Neto, ABC (Chiquinho)

2/12: Visual effects in Brazil: how to achieve VFX excellence? – Lucia Modesto

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