Digital Video Expo West 2005 Offers DV Certification Courses

-Apple, Avid and Adobe Courses December 4-9 at LA Convention Center-

Nov 17, 2005

CMP Media's Digital Video Expo West, taking place December 6-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is offering video professionals certification courses in Apple's Final Cut Pro, Motion and DVD Studio Pro, Avid's Xpress Pro Editing and Xpress Pro Effects, and Adobe's Photoshop. The certification courses provide filmmakers and producers a competitive advantage in the digital production job market.

Apple and Avid Certification Training will take place December 4-9 and Adobe Photoshop CS2 - DV Certification Training on December 5. Those registered for the certification courses can attend all conferences at Digital Video Expo West.

  Courses at Digital Video Expo West 2005 include:
   --Lighting for the Digital Image for an intermediate level audience.
      Presented by Bill Holshevnikoff, Principal, Power of Lighting.
   --The Art of Lighting Panel Discussion
   --Configuring an HD Studio for a beginner or intermediate level
      audience.  Presented by Terrence Curren, Founder, Alpha Dogs.
   --Successfully Producing DVD Projects for an intermediate level
   --Studio Techniques:  Photoshop and After Effects Integration with
      Results for an intermediate level audience.  Presented by Rich
      Harrington, faculty member, Art Institute of Washington and head of
      RHED Pixel.
   --Getting the Film Look, presented by John Jackman.
   --There's a Better Way to Do That in After Effects for a beginner
      or intermediate level audience.  Presented by Chris and Trish Meyer,
      Principle Partners, CyberMotion.
   --High-End Results with Digital Video Camera, presented by Adam
      Wilt, Writer, Omneon Video Networks
   --Postproduction Strategies for Film and Video, presented by
      Kimberly Reed, Editor-In-Chief, DV Magazine.
   --Protecting Your Investment:  Identifying Critical Legal Issues in
      Independent Video Production, presented by Thomas A. Crowell,
      entertainment and intellectual property law attorney.

For a complete listing of all the courses and for additional information on Digital Video Expo West, visit or contact Adriana Sol at 305.576.1171 x 16.

About CMP Media's Digital Video Group

CMP Media's Digital Video Group ( has been at the head of the digital video explosion, providing information to professional users since its launch. The mission of the Digital Video Group is to inspire and empower creative professionals by being the industry's most comprehensive source of tools and technologies through event, online and print channels. Digital Video Expo West leverages other Digital Video Group resources, including DV Magazine, Xtreme Video Magazine, and, for its experience and leadership position in the professional video industry.

About CMP Media (

Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the high-tech, healthcare and entertainment industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment.

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