This article is apart of a continuing year long series that highlights the people and experience of those that have worked closely with the Imaging Science Foundation for years. If you missed the last opening article from last month start here.
We have accomplished much over the years, and I have personally been recognized, awarded and written about for years - that is certainly not the whole story. The untold story is the years of hard work of many other ISF instructors who have made this possible. I have not done this alone, and it is time many of them have been given a voice. This is the first of a year long series where you will here from some of the top calibrators working alongside ISF, we hope you enjoy. -ISF Founder, Joel Silver
This month we will hear from Julien Berry...
When asked to write up my experiences and memories with ISF, two things came up, one humorous and then something I consider very important, let’s explore both.
During the very first ISF class I gave in Paris back in 2006, one of my journalist friends noticed that I often wear black clothes. Now this has nothing to do with the fact that Joel always wears black clothes as well. I have always been this way since I was a teenager. I replied that day and still do ever since that it is a very convenient way to ensure a good contrast ratio and black level for the systems I am dealing with. No interferences. It is also a way to advocate dark environment to improve the viewing experience.
In 2008, I managed to secure an actual movie theater like screening room for the class since I happened to calibrate it in a regular basis. While it might have seemed overkill given the number of attendees, it gave quite an impression with an added bonus of a guided tour of the facility. Nowadays, my class are hosted at the French Sony facilities witch gives me access to professional products in addition to the consumer ones. It has been a great satisfaction and privilege to be able to give a glimpse of the movie making process to people typically associated with the other end of the spectrum, namely the residential AV installers. As the years came by, I also had the opportunity to train tech guys from post production facilities and even movie theater projectionists. The next class shall bring those different kind of people together for the benefit of everyone through exchange of views and experiences.
You are able to sign up for my next class today, here are the details, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have:
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