Fashion Creative Director
Badjar Ogilvy, MYER
M. Seth Jones’ training programs are custom written, tailored precisely to your organisation’s needs. He does this by working with companies directly, based on a belief that every photograph is unique, everybody’s imaging needs are different, and people learn more effectively with personalised guidance.
Classes are available to anyone, anywhere in the world, delivered in real-time via screen-sharing. Engage directly with M. Seth Jones as he demonstrates his unequalled post-production workflows step by step on your images. Ask as many questions as you want. Get the answers you need right away.
Photographic post-production isn’t an international standard.
Studios may implement production guidelines, but retouchers today assemble their personal workflow habits from hundreds of detached, often conflicting sources. Instant access to a seemingly infinite supply of simplified, single-serving online tutorials means that individual workflows are now less likely to be designed cohesively. Instead they’re assembled by layering discrete, disjointed techniques progressively until an image appears complete.
Additive workflows actively inhibit post-production transparency.
To achieve a seamless finish, your workflow needs to balance three outcomes: image quality, turnaround speed, and revision flexibility. Flawlessly finished photographs are no use to studio managers if they cannot be completed to a deadline. Beautiful images submitted on time are much less valuable if staggered revisions take hours to implement. To balance these outcomes, you need to incorporate cohesive, subtractive techniques and approaches into your post-production workflow.
Teach your production artists an integrated, subtractive workflow.
The most effective way to accomplish this is to develop and deliver a real-time training program that seamlessly addresses your specific needs. Consider how your images are delivered to your team, what your deadline requirements are, how you need to incorporate revisions, and the finished standard of work you need to achieve.
M. Seth Jones uses your studio’s images to deliver his real-time classes. Demonstrating on familiar images helps your team gain a more direct understanding of the technical and aesthetic processes and considerations in their daily work. Learning techniques that account for relevant, practical post-production obstacles they regularly encounter ensures they gain the highest understanding of software based image editing and advanced image control, correction and manipulation techniques.
Staggered assessments and tailored, offline tutorials will improve the quality of your production teams output by ensuring they successfully employ creativity, innovation, analysis and reflective critique in relation to digital post-production processes.
M. Seth Jones requires all students to demonstrate and employ methodical approaches to the production and application of digital processes and workflows needed to produce high quality files. This gives you the control to speed up the turnaround time of your team’s work, as well as confidently incorporate revisions at any stage of the workflow without adding hours to the deadline.
Training is delivered in real-time via online seminars, through private, secure screen-sharing. Aesthetics and methodology are explored and developed throughout the classes with applied digital post-production skills and technique demonstrations.
Investigating specialist and advanced digital image editing techniques and approaches within the context of your unique post-production needs, students will develop a more refined understanding of advanced, specialist digital workflows and the tools and techniques that enhance them.
Train future staff or allow classes to be re-watched as often as your team needs. HD screen recordings provide crystal clear video and audio documentation of every real-time session, alongside displaying detailed brush stroke and keyboard shortcut information.
Focusing on both the aesthetic and technical decision-making process, emphasis is placed on incorporating analytical approaches to problem solving within the digital photographic workflow.
To ensure that students develop a regular engagement with digital applications and practical skills outside of class time, advanced, in-depth offline tutorials are provided for non-contact hours.
Direct email support, feedback and guidance is available for all students outside of class time. Tiered assignments are scheduled throughout the class progress, alongside detailed assessment evaluation.