DA Training Follow-up #1


Harlan and I have returned to Dunhuang to follow-up with the Dunhuang Academy team on the implementation of techniques presented at our digitization training here last June.  Arriving without much in the way of progress updates from the DA team, we were very pleasantly surprised to see that they have been hard at work during the last three months, shooting caves, stitching a large volume of files, and managing data.  The work they are doing is markedly improved when compared to what we viewed on the planning trip 14 months ago.  They are truly becoming a world-class production studio, and we are very pleased to have had the opportunity to teach and work with them on this project.  There is one additional follow-up trip planned for this grant in the spring.  Harlan and I look forward to seeing even greater progress in both production work and international communications over the next six months.