Michael Borthwick offers clients in the arts, education, and GLAM sector the benefit of his 16 years of experience in information technology, multimedia production, event technical management and analog and digital video system engineering. Michael is a specialist in integrating information technology with video systems as is often required when cultural institutions wish to display video to the public or archive the medium for posterity, when web designers and event producers wish to deliver video over the Internet or multimedia producers seek to compress video at high quality for delivery via kiosk, iPhone, iPad, DVD, Blu-ray or streaming.
Clients include cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums seeking to fully understand and then successfully capitalise upon the opportunities associated with Internet, multimedia and video technologies. Services provided include high-level conceptual design, design development; technology, vendor and tender evaluation services, stakeholder workshops and the development of detailed system specifications and workflows for media production, distribution, display and streaming systems.
Additional sectors who benefit from Michael's research include the education and e-learning sector; video, web and multimedia producers; location-based entertainment developers; producers of technically complex cultural festivals and events and artists seeking to effectively use technology within cutting-edge performances, environments and installations.
Michael specialises in the application of international standards including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 for archive, preservation, display and exhibition of content in museums, libraries, archives, galleries, broadcast and in e-learning.