ROE Academy training for IATSE 695 members
Over a year after the last live training course, the 2‐day ROE Academy for the IATSE 695 members could be concluded. Although hosting online courses during the pandemic, ROE Visual US is excited to be able to host in-person sessions in a Covid safe environment, providing much-needed technical support for LED technicians.
There are nearly 400 IATSE locals spread out across the US and Canada, with over 150,000 members working in all areas of the entertainment industry. The Local 695 covers a wide range of jobs in the film and tv industry, such as video engineering and studio projections.
Hosting a dedicated ROE Academy session for IATSE 695 involved training 25 members in three separates groups to follow the social distancing policies. Each 2‐day session included lectures on LED theory and the ROE Visual product lines and hands‐on training. Mike Smith, ROE Visual’s experienced service manager, shared his profound knowledge of LED technology.
“During the hands‐on sessions, all trainees had a go at actually building a LED wall, learning best practices on handling ROE Visual LED products on the way. LED processing and software set‐up for the iSet and the Brompton systems were part of the extensive training.
“Picking up these on‐site classes after more than a year feels very good. It works so much better to be vis‐a‐vis when explaining a product. Seeing the success of ROE Academy and receiving positive feedback from trainees is invaluable“, comments Smith.