Hi all, I am a graphic designer with intermediate skills on AE.
Management are considering purchasing a Flint system with a view to me learning enough to become proficient within a year. We are looking at Flint because we will be working in a broadcast environment, working on HD, and will need to be able to turn around high impact on-screen/motion graphics under pressure for sporting events.
I have been asked to evaluate whether this is feasible, and whilst I am obviously excited by the opportunity, it is important that I dont bite off more than I can chew, for my sanity and my credibility in the company.
So my questions are as follows:
- I see training as essential - could the 5 week Flame course at escape be suitable?
- We are located in South-Eastern France/Switzerland and so I would basically be operating as a one man-show, no experienced collegues at my side, and just the web for support...and I the FFI artist community here is small/non existant... Can I survive alone? I am concerned that to run a machine requires on hand technical/software support
- Is it realistic to expect to become a proficient in a year?
- We are kitted up with an Avid Suite, FCP on OSX, and have a Windows XP network. But no Linux boxes - Will we not require some on-hand day-to-day Linux expertise? - I can find my way round a computer, but am basically a designer and aint too comfortable around the command lines/terminals etc
...Plus any other advice or things I might have missed.
This is invaluable help to me so 1000 thanks in advance and blessings on your household!
P.S. If anyone is available to give us in situ advice on a consultancy basis IN THE NEXT WEEK ending 18th May please contact me.