Disruptive Weather Conditions: Clouds in the Forecast

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What does the term “cloud”  really mean for the media industry? Is it just a buzzword or a genuinely useful and game changing technology?  Where does it work and where does it not? What are the advantages versus challenges now and in the future? This SMPTE Educational Webcast  explores the architectures, implementations and applications of cloud computing in practical terms.

Richard Welsh is co-founder and CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit Ltd. He serves on the board of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as International Governor for EMEA, Central and South America. Richard's career in the cinema industry began in 1999. He has been involved in various technology development work, primarily in digital cinema and is named on patents in the area of visual perception of 3D. Richard began his career at Dolby Laboratories where he held various positions including Film Sound Consultant, Mastering Engineer and Director of Digital Cinema. Subsequently, Richard became Head of Digital Cinema Operations at Technicolor, where he was the operational lead for Digital Cinema, Localisation and Sound Services. In this role, Richard was responsible for all mastering, distribution and client services for theatrical releases across Technicolor's UK facilities. In 2013, he established cloud software company Sundog Media Toolkit. Richard also lectures in Media Technology at Southampton Solent University, and holds a BSc (Hons) in Media Technology and an honorary Doctor of Technology degree.

SMPTE Educational Webcast: The Cloud