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HPA Tech Retreat lineup announced

February 1, 2012
HPA Tech Retreat lineup announced
LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the lineup for its HPA Tech Retreat, set to take place February 13-17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA.  The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, and in the field of academic research.

The event consists of three days of sessions, and two days of additional conference programming. There are also product demos and networking opportunities.

Leon Silverman, President of HPA, says, "Our industry's incredibly accelerated pace of change makes it extremely difficult to know to whom or where one can turn to make sure you're plugged into the knowledge and people you need to know to survive and navigate in this environment. The Tech Retreat is a yearly way to literally get into the heads and private conversations of the people who are driving and leading our industry through this transformative change. There really is nothing like it anywhere. A ticket to the Tech Retreat is a front-row, up close & personal seat on the cutting edge." 

Registration for the HPA Tech Retreat is limited.  Information and registration is available at: www.hpaonline.com.

Confirmed expert speakers include:

Andrea Kalas
Andy Maltz 
Annie Chang
Arjun Ramamurthy
Bob Liodice
Brian Zents
Bruce Devlin
Chris Lennon
Clyde Smith
Craig Merkin
Craig Todd
Curtis Clark
Dan Germain
Debra Kaufman
Edgar Shane
Geoffrey Tulley
Henry Gu
Jenny Read
Jerry Pierce
Jim Berger
Jim DeFillipis
Jim Taylor
John Hurst
Larry Thorpe
Leon Silverman
Mark Aitken 
Mark Lemmons
Mark Schubin
Masayuki Sugawara
Michael Koetter
Mike Krause
Paul Chapman
Peter Putman
Peter Symes
Phil Squyres
Rob Hummel
Sean Cooney
Skip Pizzi
Steve Kochak
Steven Poster
Tim Claman 
Tom Burn
Wendy Aylsworth

Also joining the line-up are the filmmakers from the feature, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Panelists representing studios, companies, and organizations include:

ABC
Adobe
ATSC
ARRI
Barco
Belden
Canon
CBS
CNN
DECE
Deluxe
Digital Domain
Digital Projection
Disney
Dolby
DVS
Fox
Harris
ICG
JVC
Laser-Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) 
Light Iron
NAB
NBC
Newcastle University
NHK
Oracle
Panasonic
PBS
RE: Vision Effects
RED
Rods & Cones
Sinclair
SMPTE
Sony
Sony Electronics
Technicolor
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA)
Vision Research
Warner Brothers
Walt Disney Company

Areas of discussion will include:

Forecast for SuperSession 2012: Snowflakes with an Increasing Chance of Clouds
4K Cameras and their Workflows
The Image Interchange Framework Demystified: What It Is and Why It Matters
High-Dynamic-Range Acquisition
Optical Temporal Filtering
Broadcasters Panel
The Current State of Connected TV
The Home Ecosystem: What Will Make It Work?
CES Review
HPA Monitor Symposium Recap
Next Generation Projection Systems
Getting Creative Intent to the Viewer
Digital Commercial Slates: a New Era in Commercial Workflow - a bicoastal live presentation
Washington Update
CALM Down?  Stereo vs. Surround Loudness
VFX Panel
IMF Moving Forward
What Happened to Dailies?
Digital Preservation: An Ecosystem
Perceiving 3D
Increasing Resolution by Covering the Image Sensor, and much more.