Panels highlight post workflows
March 22, 2011

Panels highlight post workflows

LAS VEGAS – A number of sessions taking place at the NAB Show will address post production workflows. The following is a partial list of sessions. All are taking place in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Drive Angry: High Octane 3D from Script to Screen” will feature director Patrick Lussier and the team behind this 3D project. The session will look at how 3D was used to unspool the narrative, heighten the tension, play up humor and sex appeal, and immerse the audience. Panelists will discuss how they solved the challenge of shooting 3D in extreme low-light conditions, as well as capturing fast-paced 3D car chases, fight scenes and explosions. The session will take place on Monday, April 11, between 3:15 - 4:15pm in room N109.

Carmen 3D: Drama, Music and Dance Brought to Life through Stereography” looks at a 3D shoot that took place at an opera house, showcasing pre-curtain call tension and backstage preparations, as well as the spectacle of Bizet's drama. The project called on two directors, and the session will look at how the filmmakers created the best 3D possible through camera placement and movement, lens choice, etc., while minimizing distractions for the live audience. 

Participants will include director/editor Julian Napier, RealD’s Bob Mayson, and producer Phil Streather. The session will be held on Monday, April 11, between 4:30-5:30pm in room N109. 

"Community: Intelligent Comedy Meets Innovative Production” will take place on Tuesday from 2pm-3pm in room N109 and will look at the series’ file-based workflow. Also on the agenda is a look at how the show built a loyal and passionate audience using Twitter and social networking. The show is shot in HD on XDCAM, ingested and edited natively on Avid Mojo DX, and mixed in an editing room. Creator/EP Dan Harmon will be joined by producer Jake Aust, director/EP Joe Russo, and supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Mark Binder. 

"Justified — The Debut of the Academy's Groundbreaking Image Interchange Framework” will look at the rise of digital cinema cameras and proprietary workflows that have led to incompatibilities, extra costs and a loss of image quality compared to 35mm film. Six years ago, the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brought together a group of scientists and practitioners to devise a production and post workflow architecture for all filmmakers to use that remedies the situation — the Image Interchange Framework (IIF). The TV series Justified became the first to implement IIF. The panel will include ASC DP Curtis Clark, ASC; Encore colorist Pankaj Bajpal; ASC DP Francis Kenny; and Ray Feeney, the co-chair of the AMPAS Science and Technology Council. The session will take place on Monday, April 11 from 2pm to 3pm in room N115. 

The “From GoPro to 3D: Quality Filmmaking on a Budget” session is set to take place on Monday, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in room N115. The session is geared toward producers, directors, and emerging directors of photography and their crew, and will cover new gear, why operators and ACs are imperative on a HDSLR show, integrating the stereographer with a 2D crew, and setting up the post chain in pre-production. Panelist will include Darko Entertainment producer/partner Sean McKittrick, International Cinematographer's Guild president Steven Poster, ASC director of photography Don Burgess, ASC director of photograph M. David Mullen, and Encore Hollywood colorist Pankaj Bajpai. 

“The Virtual Filmmaking Revolution: Merging Live Action, CG, Previs and Real-Time Technology” session will take place on Tuesday, from 3:45pm to 4:45pm in room N115. Produced in partnership with the Visual Effects Society, the session will look at how virtual production impacts filmmaking, from previs, through on-set capture, to post production. Panelists will include Mike Romey, pipeline supervisor for Zoic Studios; Erik Nash, visual effects supervisor for Digital Domain; John Knoll, visual effects supervisor at ILM; Jon Landau, producer for Avatar and Titanic; and Chris Edwards, CEO creative director at The Third Floor, Inc.