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Film institute grooms professionals for multimedia – the American Film Institute’s AFI-Apple Computer Center offers seminars and workshops on the ‘moving image computer media’ market – Newsfront

Film institute grooms professionals for multimedia – the American Film Institute’s AFI-Apple Computer Center offers seminars and workshops on the ‘moving image computer media’ market – Newsfront – Brief Article

Anticipating a multimedia explosion, the AFI-Apple Computer Center, a unit of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, offers about 70 seminars and workshops on the “moving image computer media” market. Nick DeMartino, AFI-Apple Computer Center director, said more than 1,500 people have utilized the offerings so far.

Observers cite the film industry as an early user of the technology, which some charge is not ready for data processing organizations. For example, Forrester Research, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., recently contended that MIS is not looking to multimedia due to concerns about high costs and vague benefits.

“I think it’s early, but a lot of future DP will be wrapped up in multimedia,” said Michael Prince, director of Information Services at Burlington Industries, Lebanon, N.H. “One area I’m interested in is electronic conferencing through workstations — communicating both on the desktop and on workstations.”

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