Notice of Meeting - ACES Logo Program Task Force - July 26, 2022

ACES Logo Program Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
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Here are some questions and comments about the proposed Service Provider Program that were raised in last week’s meeting (7/19/22) that we may want to ‘revisit’ in this week’s meeting.

  • Some service facilities have previously expressed interest in the program. Some have said they are interested in promoting their knowledge of ACES to studios and others.
  • Key topic: Are we talking about facilities or individuals getting the logo acknowledgement? If a facility has only one person that ‘knows ACES’ what happens if they leave? How do you track that?
  • What ACES really needs is more training. Concentrate your efforts here.
    • Training Materials, both detailed and high level
    • Webinars, education materials, tools
    • “Train the Trainer” program to leverage the amount of people that can be trained
    • Is SMPTE a good choice to help with training?
  • ACES needs more activities and work to support interoperability. Can we do more plug fests and other demos. Would this Service Provider program facilitate this?
  • Is this program trying to take away the buyer’s responsibility to “ask” a vendor if they know how to do an ACES workflow?
  • Does the Academy have the resources to do the vetting for facilities (or even more importantly individuals which could be hundreds or thousands of people). Won’t they get ‘swamped’.
  • Devil’s advocate: If ACES was more artist-friendly and fool proof (which I think should be the goal), then you wouldn’t need an individual cert program.