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Video Symphony Launches DVD Production Courses

Hollywood-based Video Symphony has launched two new classes in DVD production: the DVD Certificate and DVD Bootcamp programs. The classes cover DVD authoring and design, from basic skills to advanced techniques. The curriculum emphasizes "hands-on" learning with Sonic Scenarist, Sonic DVD Creator and Apple DVD Studio Pro systems. The DVD Certificate program will focus more on the Sonic software, while the DVD Bootcamp will focus on Apple DVD Studio Pro. The specific courses will include: Intro to Sonic DVD Creator, Intro to DVD Studio Pro, Intro to Sonic Scenarist, Designing DVD Menu Graphics with After Effects, Encoding Audio & Video for DVD and Advanced DVD Authoring.

Classes will be taught by Barry Braverman, a Certified DVD author for the Sonic DVD Creator system. Along with more than 20 years of experience as a DP and cameraman, Braverman has also authored more than 50 DVD titles and is a regular contributing writer to Video Systems Magazine.

Mike Flanagan, president of Video Symphony, said, "The DVD authoring and encoding industry has now expanded to become a spiraling galaxy of its own within the universe of digital media production. There's an enormous amount of DVD authoring to be done, and the students of DVD today are the people who will further the growth and adoption of this exciting technology tomorrow. Employment opportunities in the DVD universe are plentiful, as there is a large and growing demand for editors and encoders who possess the specific creative and technical skills required for high-quality DVD production. Video Symphony can provide the necessary knowledge and skills to those who wish to pursue a DVD career path."

Video Symphony is an authorized training center for Apple, Avid, Digidesign, Sonic Solutions, Adobe and NewTek. The center focuses on four core career programs: Video Editing, Audio Editing, 3D Animation/Visual Effects and DVD Production. Video Symphony is located at 731 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, 91505. For more check out or contact Video Symphony at (818) 557-7200.