Disguise has recognised the need to take learning online. Users can now access the company’s full complement of training courses directly from a new online learning management system (LMS), free to anyone looking to upskill in any of the disguise workflows and disciplines. The launch of the online platform coincides with disguise’s decision to extend the free licence for their market-leading Designer software until June 2021 in an initiative to extend learning opportunities to all.
The disguise training team has redesigned the entire training programme, in order to facilitate remote and flexible learning. The new programme will split each major course up into two parts; one taught online on the new system, and the second, more practical part, carried out in-person. The programme will allow students to test their knowledge on specialist disguise equipment, and students will also have the option to undertake entire courses in a classroom setting should they request.
The new approach allows disguise users to learn concepts anytime, anywhere at their own pace and recap material easily after they have taken the classroom courses, as disguise Global Head of Training, Chris West, explains: “The purpose of having a learning management system is to have a central location where our customers can manage their learning journey through disguise. It provides a pathway for people to find the right courses to suit their needs and gives us the opportunity to deliver training directly to anyone across the globe.”
The system will include all major training pathways offered by disguise: Fundamental Training, Pre-production Workflows, Systems Integration, Creative Sequencing, DMX Workflows and OmniCal. An expert-level xR training pathway will also be available, aimed at demonstrating the setup of an xR project inside disguise; from initial stages through to the final steps of the xR calibration process and integration with generative content engines. The journey to becoming xR trained will be through a series of fundamental and advanced courses, which will eventually enable access to the expert-level xR Workflows course.
Launched in beta earlier in the year before its full release in September, disguise’s new LMS has already registered over 1,000 users who have actively undertaken and managed their training pathways. Continuing their commitment to support the user community after the suspension of live events, disguise is extending the free Designer software licence until June 2021. Originally set to expire in October this year, the extended free access gives users the opportunity to further their development while encouraging new starters to experience the software.
“As we expand our message into new markets, there are many people who are now just hearing about disguise,” US Training Manager, Vickie Claiborne, explains. “With many of our customers currently experiencing reduced work opportunities, offering free licences helps people continue learning, while also building a stronger bond with our community.”