Lights to Servers

Presenting on Data Management

We’ve just completed our second day of training at the Dunhuang Academy. Today’s topics covered lighting, data management, and server. Jim began the day with a presentation which carried basic lighting topics from yesterday into a more detailed discussion of lighting techniques particular to the cave photography.

After lunch I presented on data management techniques and suggested workflow for digitization projects. Again, while covering some basic file management techniques, this talk targeted the particular needs of cave digitization. Afterwards we had an open discussion about shared production storage and archive requirements as the Dunhuang Academy digitization teams begin full-scale photographic efforts.

Tomorrow we begin the day with a presentation by Stefani on post-production practices. While being in the classroom has been nice, tomorrow afternoon we are scheduled to begin the real work of teaching hands-on application of the various principles we have covered.