avidgroup3rd till 7th March 2003, Avid Technology, Pinewood Studios, London

Circom technical trainers of the future attend course at Avid Technology Europe

Avid Technology's European headquarters was the location for Circom's technical training course organised to help improve the support given to the annual journalism training seminar. The training concentrated on the operation of the Avid Xpress DV editing software and was organised by Karol Cioma, the Circom Regional Training Project Manager and delivered by Trevor Bowden, Avid's Senior Training Manager.

The training was held at Avid's European HQ located at Pinewood Studios just outside London. Attending the course were Nina Thomas and Hans Zimmermann from Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Darko Flajpan and Darko Horvatic from HRT, Croatia, Zemir Bajraktarevic from Javni RTV Service, Bosnia, Steve Hewitt from BBC Wales, and Gerard Le Coeudic from France 3.

Karol Cioma reports, "The course was a great success. Not only did we get to know one another in a short space of time, but we had the opportunity to learn new things about low-cost DV filming and editing. All this is good news for our journalism training in the future as these people will now be better equipped to pass on their knowledge to our trainees. Also Circom Regional has a much geater pool of technicians to call upon to help deliver their training"

The course was financed by Avid Technology and Circom Regional.