A One Day Workshop led by Michael Castelle
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
April 29th, 2012
This is an applied, one-day mini-course focusing on bringing practicing projectionists up to speed with the computing technologies underlying the Digital Cinema System Specification, which has quickly become an unavoidable, de facto standard for digital projection systems worldwide. The course will include topics in operating systems (UNIX, filesystems), coding theory (hexadecimal notation, compression), cryptography (encryption, hash-based authentication), and relevant standards (MXF format, RAID storage, XML markup, UUIDs). We will conclude by constructing a digital cinema package (DCP) from scratch with open-source tools.
Please register here:
Instructor: Michael Castelle
(Graduate Student, University of Chicago; Contributor, Cine-File Chicago)
Requirements: BYO Laptop*
Python: we will be using the Enthought distribution. Please download and install the appropriate version for your operating system and let us know if you have any problems.
Cygwin: for those running Windows, please install this POSIX-like command-line environment.
Text editors: you should find a script editor you enjoy using. Our top two picks are TextWrangler (for OS X) and Notepad++ (for Windows).
Email mcc at uchicago dot edu.
*Attendees will be required to install Python distributions on their own computers.
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