The Academy of Lower Thirds, Inc.

The Academy of Lower Thirds, Inc. Broadcast graphics training & consultation, specializing in ChyronHego & Ross Video graphics systems. The Academy of Lower Thirds, Inc. is focused on helping clients achieve the best results and receive the highest return on investment from their Chyron graphics systems.
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With 20 years of broadcast experience, ranging from local stations to the largest sporting events in the world, J. Marty Dormany doesn't just know the product, he understands production! Customized packages range from day-long consultations and "refreshers," tailored to your company's individual requirements, to week-long courses designed to enhance your creative capabilities and maximize your workflow efficiency. Sports, News, Entertainment, Post-Production, Animation, 2D & 3D Graphics Design... no matter what your production environment may be, the Academy can help you! Call or email for more information; let us work with you to design a package that fits your needs, as well as your budget.

Operating as usual

Beautiful day, sky view of AcademyL3 (the black building) at the Harlem Collective on Amsterdam. #Coworking is the futur...
06/09/2021

Beautiful day, sky view of AcademyL3 (the black building) at the Harlem Collective on Amsterdam. #Coworking is the future of #SmallBiz.

Beautiful day, sky view of AcademyL3 (the black building) at the Harlem Collective on Amsterdam. #Coworking is the future of #SmallBiz.

J Marty & AcademyL3 send our congrats on the new gig, my friend; you deserve it!!! (and you know who you are)
06/08/2021

J Marty & AcademyL3 send our congrats on the new gig, my friend; you deserve it!!! (and you know who you are)

J Marty & AcademyL3 send our congrats on the new gig, my friend; you deserve it!!! (and you know who you are)

#Freelance Gig: Hey, #TVGraphics Ops! Are you #Chyron Prime trained and looking for a freelance gig (recall, not design)...
06/03/2021

#Freelance Gig: Hey, #TVGraphics Ops! Are you #Chyron Prime trained and looking for a freelance gig (recall, not design) for a week in Dallas/Fort Worth? Get in touch with AcademyL3 ASAFP!

#Freelance Gig: Hey, #TVGraphics Ops! Are you #Chyron Prime trained and looking for a freelance gig (recall, not design) for a week in Dallas/Fort Worth? Get in touch with AcademyL3 ASAFP!

Wrapped up a great #Chyron #TVGraphics advanced design class, printed course certificates, on-boarded new talent, and bo...
05/31/2021

Wrapped up a great #Chyron #TVGraphics advanced design class, printed course certificates, on-boarded new talent, and booked Team AL3 for most of June, July, and August!

The world is feeling a little more normal! #Winning #SmallBiz

Wrapped up a great #Chyron #TVGraphics advanced design class, printed course certificates, on-boarded new talent, and booked Team AL3 for most of June, July, and August!

The world is feeling a little more normal! #Winning #SmallBiz

05/25/2021

Hey #TVgraphics team... if you're a #RossVideo #XPression designer familiar with v10 and understand the MOS environment, get in touch with me... ya know, if you're interested in some on-going freelance work!

#TVGraphics #jobopportunity for #Vizrt designer at #BlackNewsChannel in Tallahassee, FL.https://blacknewschannel-2.bette...
05/21/2021
Jr. VizRT Artist

#TVGraphics #jobopportunity for #Vizrt designer at #BlackNewsChannel in Tallahassee, FL.
https://blacknewschannel-2.betterteam.com/jr.-vizrt-artist

Jr. VizRT Artist at BNC (remote) JOB DESCRIPTION The Junior VizRT Artist creates and modifies templates for projects that he/she is assigned to. They are involved in the Delivery and Support phases of the creative process. ...

Because it's only Monday, and every email is like "there's no minute like the last minute!"#TVgraphics #TVparty #Microbr...
05/17/2021

Because it's only Monday, and every email is like "there's no minute like the last minute!"
#TVgraphics #TVparty #Microbrew

Because it's only Monday, and every email is like "there's no minute like the last minute!"
#TVgraphics #TVparty #Microbrew

Eyeballs deep in CS & demos these last 2 weeks. A random ceramic kitty was guarding my office on Amsterdam this AM. Ther...
05/14/2021

Eyeballs deep in CS & demos these last 2 weeks. A random ceramic kitty was guarding my office on Amsterdam this AM. There are no ceramic mice anywhere, so, for all I know, this plan worked. By afternoon, (s)he'd gotten bored and wandered away; nice while it lasted.

Eyeballs deep in CS & demos these last 2 weeks. A random ceramic kitty was guarding my office on Amsterdam this AM. There are no ceramic mice anywhere, so, for all I know, this plan worked. By afternoon, (s)he'd gotten bored and wandered away; nice while it lasted.

04/14/2021

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former WFLA colleague, Rugene Moore. I will always remember those enormous, Flintstone-y racks of ribs he made for the station... man could cook! And still, his heart & smile were even bigger. #RestInPeace

My ol' #Chyron iNFiNiT! frame buffer...
04/09/2021

My ol' #Chyron iNFiNiT! frame buffer...

My ol' #Chyron iNFiNiT! frame buffer...

04/05/2021

Does anyone else keep getting an abysmally written email/message about a 6-month developer position? #TVGraphics

Happy #OpeningDay2021 to all the #TVGraphics people working #baseball today!#SportsGFX #Stadium #Scoreboard #MLB #NewYor...
04/01/2021

Happy #OpeningDay2021 to all the #TVGraphics people working #baseball today!

#SportsGFX #Stadium #Scoreboard #MLB #NewYorkYankees #TorontoBlueJays

Happy #OpeningDay2021 to all the #TVGraphics people working #baseball today!

#SportsGFX #Stadium #Scoreboard #MLB #NewYorkYankees #TorontoBlueJays

ATTENTION #TVGraphics Pros! A position has come to my attention and, if you are looking for a great opportunity, should ...
03/31/2021
Sr. Creative Developer

ATTENTION #TVGraphics Pros! A position has come to my attention and, if you are looking for a great opportunity, should come to yours, too! This is a station group, and while the job listing is in Cincinnati (corporate HQ), the job itself is remote/Tampa Bay Area!!!
#Chyron #NewsTicker #XPression #Vizrt are all pluses :)

The E.W. Scripps Company is seeking a Sr. Creative Developer with expertise in Chyron, Lyric, Prime and NewsTicker who will oversee the graphics integration and development of all our template-based graphics across news, sports and original programming for all of our local business owners/partners.....

Well, this is interesting... #LIVEPD https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/live-pd-production-company-sues-sheriffs-offic...
03/29/2021
'Live PD' Production Company Sues Sheriff's Office and Police Department for 'Illegal Seizure' of Javier Ambler Footage

Well, this is interesting... #LIVEPD
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/live-pd-production-company-sues-sheriffs-office-and-police-department-for-illegal-seizure-of-javier-ambler-footage/?fbclid=IwAR2ujMSMxuu_DHuME2nuQKB0ZCX-JsiESfr75eX-_bjIpyhDAwSLlKJ0uYo

The production company behind canceled A&E show Live PD has sued the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the Austin Police Department, and law enforcement officers over footage surrounding the death of Javier Ambler. In a lawsuit filed Friday, plaintiffs said they were unfairly thrown under the bus.

This pleases us...
03/23/2021

This pleases us...

This pleases us...

Today is #AcademyL3's 5th anniversary at The Harlem Collective. Now that I am all vax'd up, I'm comfortable cleaning the...
03/22/2021

Today is #AcademyL3's 5th anniversary at The Harlem Collective. Now that I am all vax'd up, I'm comfortable cleaning the office and getting outta the house for a bit. I love affordable #coworkingspace with a conscience โค๏ธ
^Marty #TVGraphics #SmallBiz #ShopSmall #ShopLocal

Hey #TVGraphics & #TVComms types! Need a shield for your headset in today's modern control room full of virus-y rage mon...
03/20/2021
Home, JoGeo Labs LLC

Hey #TVGraphics & #TVComms types! Need a shield for your headset in today's modern control room full of virus-y rage monkeys? Check out this neat boom shield from jogeolabs and support a #smallbiz!

https://jogeolabs.com/

Product Spotlight- Our patent pending BoomShield.

A bit dark & dusty (so is Marty), but it was nice to set foot in the office for the first time in a year! Plus I found m...
03/19/2021

A bit dark & dusty (so is Marty), but it was nice to set foot in the office for the first time in a year! Plus I found my hammer and can stop blaming its theft on various innocents.

A bit dark & dusty (so is Marty), but it was nice to set foot in the office for the first time in a year! Plus I found my hammer and can stop blaming its theft on various innocents.

Hey WFLA News Channel 8 colleagues... for trivia's sake, on this day in 2000, we had our last 6pm at 905 Jackson (may sh...
03/17/2021

Hey WFLA News Channel 8 colleagues... for trivia's sake, on this day in 2000, we had our last 6pm at 905 Jackson (may she rest in peace), followed by our first 11pm at "The News Center."
- J Marty Dormany-Keenan

03/16/2021

Excellent #Chyron #LyricPro to #LyricX "transition" class for freelance operators with 11 trainees today. Just in time for... I dunno: golf, basketball... who can keep track. #TVGraphics

Today is my #Coronaversary. On this date in 2020, one of my colleagues was sick & sent for testing; the rest of us were ...
03/12/2021

Today is my #Coronaversary. On this date in 2020, one of my colleagues was sick & sent for testing; the rest of us were sent home and told to sit tight. Who knew?!
(Yes, I need a haircut)

Today is my #Coronaversary. On this date in 2020, one of my colleagues was sick & sent for testing; the rest of us were sent home and told to sit tight. Who knew?!
(Yes, I need a haircut)

Still this adorable today... thanks for the memory, Chyron.
03/11/2021

Still this adorable today... thanks for the memory, Chyron.

This week's Flash Back Friday is of a Chyron employee. See if you can name this famous Chyronite. (Chyron employees please don't guess!)

Scene #2020ne, Take 2! ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ—ฝโšพ(Also, which one of you magnificent hu-mahns anonymously sent me an #AcademyL3 mask? โ™ฅ๏ธ)
03/09/2021

Scene #2020ne, Take 2! ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ—ฝโšพ

(Also, which one of you magnificent hu-mahns anonymously sent me an #AcademyL3 mask? โ™ฅ๏ธ)

Scene #2020ne, Take 2! ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ—ฝโšพ

(Also, which one of you magnificent hu-mahns anonymously sent me an #AcademyL3 mask? โ™ฅ๏ธ)

Brilliant
03/08/2021

Brilliant

Brilliant

02/28/2021

#RIP...our sincerest condolences to our many friends, colleagues, and former coworkers at WFLA News Channel 8 on the passing of Rick McEwen ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ•Š
- J Marty Dormany-Keenan

02/12/2021

GA Runoffโœ…
PGAโœ…
Superb Owlโœ…
NBAโœ…
...what's next? Bring it on, 2020ne!!!

Wishing my friends & colleagues a smooth & safe broadcast today at what must be known simply as "the Big Game." And sinc...
02/07/2021
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Wishing my friends & colleagues a smooth & safe broadcast today at what must be known simply as "the Big Game." And since I am from #Tampa originally, go #Buccaneers.
(and FFS, people, celebrate at home)

This is just silly ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Whereas J Marty seeks to make the most of his pandemic downtime* and expand his vocabulary beyond ๐Ÿ–– & ๐Ÿ–•, he is happy to ...
02/06/2021

Whereas J Marty seeks to make the most of his pandemic downtime* and expand his vocabulary beyond ๐Ÿ–– & ๐Ÿ–•, he is happy to announce that Phase I is complete.

*yes, yes... I am 11 months in, but #procrastination.
"Due tomorrow? No, 'Do tomorrow'."

Whereas J Marty seeks to make the most of his pandemic downtime* and expand his vocabulary beyond ๐Ÿ–– & ๐Ÿ–•, he is happy to announce that Phase I is complete.

*yes, yes... I am 11 months in, but #procrastination.
"Due tomorrow? No, 'Do tomorrow'."

#TVGraphics/CG Ops... are you playing games when you should be paying attention to Zoom? I know I am! Get an AcademyL3 c...
02/02/2021

#TVGraphics/CG Ops... are you playing games when you should be paying attention to Zoom? I know I am! Get an AcademyL3 camera privacy cover for laptops & mobile devices for 2021; just DM me! Mmmmm... swag๐Ÿ˜Ž
(yes, this is the less offensive version)

#TVGraphics/CG Ops... are you playing games when you should be paying attention to Zoom? I know I am! Get an AcademyL3 camera privacy cover for laptops & mobile devices for 2021; just DM me! Mmmmm... swag๐Ÿ˜Ž
(yes, this is the less offensive version)

02/01/2021

EDITED & UPDATED: G'morning Team Graphics! Are you interested in being involved in a large-scale production in the Mideast, driven by Ventuz & Astucemedia? The client in Egypt requires an operator (maybe a few) comfortable with running Ventuz for 50-60 monitors for events in Qatar in March, April, & August.

Please get in touch so that I can make introductions!
#Ventuz #Astucemedia #TVGraphics

Hey, #TVGraphics Gang! A whole bunch of people have liked & inquired about the #TechnicalDifficulties #PleaseStandBy mas...
01/30/2021

Hey, #TVGraphics Gang! A whole bunch of people have liked & inquired about the #TechnicalDifficulties #PleaseStandBy mask I posted; the mask is made by Helen Miller (see comments below) who, by the way, is a #CGop colleague of ours. If you're interested in buying one, please contact Helen directly. Support #SmallBiz & #ShopLocal

#ColorBars #BarsAndTone #WearADamnMask #EndCovid19

Hey, #TVGraphics Gang! A whole bunch of people have liked & inquired about the #TechnicalDifficulties #PleaseStandBy mask I posted; the mask is made by Helen Miller (see comments below) who, by the way, is a #CGop colleague of ours. If you're interested in buying one, please contact Helen directly. Support #SmallBiz & #ShopLocal

#ColorBars #BarsAndTone #WearADamnMask #EndCovid19

Imagine my excitement! I woke up (as you can see from the extreme bed-head) and found this glorious mask in my mailbox! ...
01/26/2021

Imagine my excitement! I woke up (as you can see from the extreme bed-head) and found this glorious mask in my mailbox!
J Marty Dormany-Keenan
#WearAMask #PleaseStandBy #BarsAndTone

Imagine my excitement! I woke up (as you can see from the extreme bed-head) and found this glorious mask in my mailbox!
J Marty Dormany-Keenan
#WearAMask #PleaseStandBy #BarsAndTone

Damned fine promo for CBS All Access's #ParamountPlus #StarTrek ๐Ÿ––
01/25/2021
Paramount+ Expedition | Roll Call

Damned fine promo for CBS All Access's #ParamountPlus
#StarTrek ๐Ÿ––

Roll call! Jeff Probst, Gayle King, James Corden, and... Snooki?! The journey to the peak of Paramount Mountain begins! Live Sports. Breaking News.A Mountain...

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A quick shout out to Marty of The Academy of Lower Thirds for his help today with our Chyron MosaicXL2 graphics machines. Marty is a true professional with a deep knowledge of the products he supports. Thanks Marty, and look forward to working with you again sometime!
J Marty Dormany and The Academy of Lower Thirds is always there to help in any way possible, even when the company of the product I'm trying to use can't. And today, yet again, solves another #chyron mysterious issue. Thanks Marty!!!
Good afternoon. Someone asked me about #XPression training for freelancers yesterday. Do you guys offer this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi All! I have a #Vizrt coding question I'm hoping someone can help me with. I've got a script that calculates points as an individual advances through competition, followed by a comparison that will flip rows if they jump someone in the standings. Because the software we normally pull this info from uses commas in any number over 999, I also need this script to add the comma after calculating the new points total or the comparison doesn't work. I've exhausted all of the scripting I know to attempt to add the comma, but keep failing. Does anyone know how I can do this? Thank you! #TVGraphics #Vizrt
Hey everyone. I was just wondering what people are using for map creation. What have you used that you preferred and why?
Dear Chyron gurus: I have a question, on a piece of equipment I've never seen before. On a Channel Box, the scene is set up to receive temperature and conditions from a weather site. The site side is forcing httpS- is there a workaround?
When an English speaker is in Spain on a Duet in German with a PC Keyboard and you need assistance, there is just one call to make. Thanks J Marty Dormany #ChyronHego
Pub near Picadilly Circus, London
A pub I walked past in Brighton, UK
Sometimes one wrong choice is all it takes
Happy Birthday!