Sargent-Disc offers a range of training options in the UK and abroad, on industry standard production software including Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Vista Accounting. We provide our international training in partnership with industry organisations in their own countries.
A good example is the programme we delivered for Pinewood Indomina Studio in the Dominican Republic.
The training programme we delivered for Pinewood Indomina Studio in the Dominican Republic demonstrates our understanding of distinct production environments and the diverse needs of those working within them. It also illustrates our versatility and creativity in tailoring bespoke training for beginners and experienced professionals alike - drawn from both production and non-production backgrounds.
In July 2012 Sargent-Disc delivered a tailored package of training for Pinewood Indomina Studios. The company is building a new, state of the art film and television studio which includes the biggest and most sophisticated exterior water tank of its type in the region.
Located in the beach town of Juan Dolio on the Dominican Republic's southern coast, Indomina will be the only high end studio facility in the Caribbean and it aims to tap into the regions growing film and TV markets.
It is committed to developing local production skills to nurture a high quality, experienced, home grown work force to service international studio and independent productions. The Studio approached Sargent-Disc, on the recommendation of Pinewood Studios in the UK, to design a programme of training in Entertainment Partner's (EP) Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting and Vista Accounting, for Dominican accountants and production executives.
Indomina chose the EP suite of software so the local workforce becomes experienced in the international industry's standard software. As the European distributor of the software our knowledge of its capabilities and functionalities is second to none.
The challenge for Sargent-Disc was to structure an effective course which engaged participants with no previous knowledge of the software and limited international production experience - enabling them to understand production needs and become highly proficient in Movie Magic and Vista Accounting. This way, they can hit the ground running when working on future international productions.
All the participants had to combine the course with on-going work commitments. They came from a range of professional backgrounds. John Sargent, Founder of Sargent Disc and James Baldwin, its Senior Vista Accounting Tutor, developed and delivered a bespoke six day training programme over one week. Six hour intensive sessions were held each day, over the afternoon and evening periods. The participants were very bright, enthusiastic and quick learners and passed the training course with flying colours. All were awarded Sargent-Disc's certificate of competence in Movie Magic and Vista Accounting.
'Through their extensive experience in the production accounting industry and unique knowledge of Movie Magic and Vista Accounting softwares, the training course designed and executed by Sargent Disc was instrumental in aiding our pool of accounting professionals - which had virtual no prior production accounting experience - get up to speed with the best practices and latest trends of the global film industry' - Ramses A. Seliman, Director of Film Finance, Indomina Studios
Indomina and Sargent- Disc are discussing follow on training support to ensure the students maintain and build upon the skills they have acquired
Sargent-Disc is skilled and experienced in developing and delivering bespoke training in production software for companies, organisations and individual across the globe. We come to you - to provide effective tailored training which addresses the needs and characteristics of your industry and productionenvironment, and captures the imagination of users. We can also offer you competitive deals to purchase the software, Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting and Vista Accounting - at trial, academic and full package rates.
Email Sargent-Disc for information about our international and UK bespoke and standard training programmes at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting, and Vista Accounting software email email@example.com