2. AES - Audio Engineering Society
The first meeting was held at RCA Victor Studios in New York City in 1948.
The first guest speaker was Harry F. Olson was an engineer for RCA and the author of Acoustical
Engineering, he spoke about the Problems of High Fidelity Reproduction.
Members include scientists, teachers, engineers, students and many other industry professionals.
Produces and reviews engineering standards for audio and related industries.
Holds bi-annual conventions in both the U.S. and Europe.
Regional sections of the AES may hold conferences on audio related topics such as Audio
Restoration and Archiving etc.
3. Member Benefits
● Access to the Job Board
● Copy of the AES Journal
● AES Member Discounts
● Exclusive Tutorials
● Exclusive Reading Resources
● Standards Documents/ Technical Documents
● Special Interest Groups/Committees/Forums
4. SMPTE - Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers
Founded in 1916.
Has helped develop standards and engineering guidelines for filmmaking, audio recording,
broadcasting and even medical imaging.
Engineering Guideline EG 1-1990
Recognize these colors?
its development was awarded an Engineering Emmy in 2001-2002
6. Member Benefits
● Publications (Survey Results, Motion Imaging Journal, Newsletters, Digital Library
● Standards Community
● Virtual Courses, Webcasts and Podcasts
7. GDC- Game Developer Conference
Is the world's largest professional game industry event.
Brings together 28,000 attendees that come to share their
ideas and improve the future of the industry.
It started with 25 developers in an informal gathering about
the focus on PC gaming.
Programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio
professionals and others involved in the industry attend.
They have more than 700 lectures, panels, tutorials and
roundtable discussions by leading industry experts.
8. At the Expo more than 550 companies to visit,
relax and network in interactive spaces, can
also celebrate the best games and developers
in award ceremonies.
They also have a film festival for documentaries
and other filmed material based around the
video game. Some of which are debued for the
first time there.
They also have a VRDC for virtual reality talks
Can meet people that are visual arts, game designers,
programers, studio managers, etc...
10. ESRB- Entertainment Software Rating Board
Is the non-profit, self-regulatory body that assigns
ratings for video games and apps so parents can make
Rating system encompasses guidance about
age-appropriateness, content, and interactive
ESRB Parent Ambassadors provides parents with the
information they need to make informed decisions.
There is also a research center to help parents chose
games for their children.
They are the rating system retail partners for United
States and canada.
11. There are 6 different rating titles for video
games. More than 30 content descriptions for
the rating system.
They also handle the interactive elements in
games for consumers. Including different
rating processes for physical and digital
delivery games including downloadable
For game publishers or developers have to go
through the esrb for information. There is at
least a 7 step process for publishers to get
there game rated.
Also a member of the international age rating
12. The team
Dir. of Sales
North America Lead
Dir. of Engineering
Front End Lead
Back End Lead
15. DGA/WGA - What are they?
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is an
entertainment guild representing directors in
Films and Television in different levels of a
directorial team (Assistant Directors, Unit
Production Managers, Stage Managers, Etc).
Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is one
half of a joint labor union between the West and
East parts of America representing Film and TV
16. DGA/ WGA - Initiation
To get into the DGA you can join through 2
ways, either you join their training program
called “The Assistant Directors Training
Program” that selects only a few number of
people to attend mandatory seminars on a
variety of aspects in the Industry or work your
way through by working on several productions
where you must be recommended by three
member within the guild along with other basic
information and a resume on a DGA application
sheet that will be looked over by the council of
the category you selected.
The WGA works on a unit system based on how
many times you been employed for writing
and/or sales within the guilds jurisdiction and
with a “signatory” company (a company that has
signed the guilds collective bargaining
agreement) depending on the number of units
earned in the category of Full membership and
Associate membership. Full membership
requires 24 units in three years preceding the
application and Associate membership requires
less than 24 units in three years preceding the
17. DGA/WGA - Benefits
Other than wages and basic conditions, the
DGA has a particular role in protecting the
creative rights of Film and TV directors, such
protections that the guild provides including:
-Defining the director’s role
-Help offset producers power on the final cut
(the principle of “one director to a picture”)
-The right to prepare a director’s cut or edit
Labor Union composed of the thousands of
writers who write the television shows, movies,
news programs, documentaries, animation,
video games, and new media content that keep
-Pensions and Health plans
19. DGA/WGA - Conclusion
● Both companies are expensive (Writers Guild being on the cheaper side) but
with “Assistant Directors Training Program” The Directors Guild has a
somewhat better lead way in the industry. Through that program you can
make your way through the industry ladder while also getting an education on
the art of directing a feature film.
The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) is a national labor organization that
represents film editors who do freelance work and post-production in the United
States. The Motion Pictures Editors Guild negotiates union contracts as well as
existing agreements with producers, employers, and major motion picture movie
22. What MPEG does
The MPEG provides assistance for securing better working conditions, salary,
medical benefits, safety, turn around time, assignment of credit.
23. Becoming a member of MPEG
Initiation Fee $1,600
Processing Fee $100
Requirements - Must demonstrate 175 days of non-union work within three years.
MPEG has a state of the art training and educational facility wear you can hone your skills, improve, or
keep up to date with editing programs and skills.
If you become a member, you’ll have exclusive listings to job opportunities on their job board that might
not appear on Craigslist, Monster.com, and other employment opportunity websites.
26. International Documentary Association (IDA)
International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit corporation that
promotes and raises awareness of the documentary genre. The IDA has
approximately 2,000 members in 53 countries and provides a forum for people
who love documentary filmmaking.
27. What does the IDA do?
The IDA helps to advocate for, protect and advance the legal rights of
documentary filmmakers. The IDA tries to make sure people who make
documentaries receive the funding they need.
28. Confronting issues in the industry.
The IDA confronts major issues in the film industry. This includes promoting net
neutrality, lobbying for increased public funding in the arts, promotes fair use
practice, and protecting free speech.
29. Filmmaker Services
IDA provides many different services for documentary filmmakers.
- IDA Membership
- Fiscal Sponsorship
- the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
- Documentary magazine, and their website, Documentary.org.
30. IDA Membership
The Membership provides its members with plenty of benefits and opportunities.
- Promoting the documentary genre.
- Engaging and networking with other IDA members.
- IDA Members have opportunities to network and work for nonfiction filmmakers
- Access to the online Membership Directory.
- IDA Members can receive special invites to exclusive events, film screenings,
workshops, networking opportunities, and more.
31. Fiscal Sponsorship
IDA's Fiscal Sponsorship Program allows documentary films in production to
receive donations and grants through fundraising, grants, and donations.
32. Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund provides annual production grants to be
used in the creation of independent documentary films that showcase pressing
issues in the United States.
33. Documentary Magazine
Documentary magazine is a publication that gives information on the industry. The
magazine has an international readership that includes over 20,000 readers,
2,000 IDA members, and readers in major cities throughout the US and Canada. It
also covers major international film and video festivals with a focus on