SMPTE & HPA to present first joint event 10/20
October 14, 2014

SMPTE & HPA to present first joint event 10/20

LOS ANGELES — For the first time, The Hollywood Post Alliance will host the SMPTE Symposium, "Making Do With More," in advance of the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. The day-long event is set to take place Monday, October 20th, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The event will bring together top technology experts and leading filmmakers to explore the impact of enriched image and sound technologies for today's content creators. 

The SMPTE 2014 Symposium will include creative sessions with filmmakers, cinematographers, visual effects artists, sound specialists, and colorists. This year’s Symposium is among the first joint efforts by SMPTE and HPA as they move forward with plans for full organizational consolidation by May 2015. 

"The Symposium is HPA's 'coming out party' for our partnership with SMPTE and in typical HPA fashion, we hope to provide a forum for these important industry discussions,” says Leon Silverman, president of the HPA. “

The SMPTE 2014 Symposium lineup includes:

"How Come You Always Want More" - Leon Silverman, HPA President 
An inquisitive look at the burning questions facing the entertainment community: What is happening? What is driving it? What role does consumer electronics play? What part do content creators play, and where do filmmakers fit in?

"So Tell Me More About More" - Mark Schubin, The Schubin Café 
An insightful overview of the technical considerations required to get a clear understanding of topics including resolution, contrast, color, frame rate, screen brightness and immersive sound.

"What We Want to Do With More" - Creative Session 
Participants to include: Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter; Chris deFaria, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros.; Laura Jans-Fazio, Senior Colorist; Joe Kosinski, Director (Oblivion and Tron: Legacy); Steven Poster, ASC, President ICG; Steven J. Scott, Senior Colorist.

A real world discussion about what is missing from today's workflow and what content creators need from the HPA/SMPTE community. Filmmakers, along with leading industry executives and artists, share their views on new tools, techniques, and what still might be missing.

"Filmmakers Preview: Emma" - Creative Session 
Participants to include: Howard Lukk, Director; Daryn Okada, ASC

An exclusive preview of one of the first films made with enhanced dynamic range, color, and resolution in mind. The film's director, Howard Lukk, and cinematographer, Daryn Okada, bring a unique perspective to discussion of this groundbreaking project.

"Listen Up - Immersive Sound" - Creative Session 
Participants to include: Moderator, Sara Duran-Singer, Post Executive/ Supervisor Dennis Baxter, Sound Designer; David E. Fluhr, Re-Recording Mixer, Disney Digital Studio Services; Hanne Stenzel, Sound Engineer and Tonmeister, Fraunhofer IIS; Ben Wilkins, Supervising Sound Editor, Technicolor.

Active sound professionals discuss the creative options available to them today and the challenges associated with the proliferation of audio deliverables. With the need for elements in 2.0, 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, Auro and IMAX for both the theater and the home, sound design and mixing need to take a creative approach to accommodate modern realities. 

"Bringing It Home - the Future of More Delivery" - Creative Session
Participants to include: Jerry Pierce Technologist, Mitch Singer President, DECE Ultraviolet and Pete Putman, President, ROAM Consulting
What does the future of home entertainment look like?  The panel will discuss Blu-ray, Cable, OTT, OTA, and more in an insightful look at how the next generation consumer experience will be delivered. 

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