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Cine Gear Panel to Explore ACES


The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600), the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Technology Committee and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will present a panel on ACES, the new Academy Color Encoding System at Cine Gear, June 6 from 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Sherry Lansing Theater at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

ACES 1.0, the first production-ready release of the system, enables DPs and directors to better preserve their creative intent in terms of the look of their footage, from on-set monitoring through dailies, editorial, VFX, DI and even archiving.

The panel, titled “ACES for Hands-on Filmmakers,” will address long-standing color management issues facing today’s productions.

Filmmakers and technologists will discuss how ACES was developed, why it is important and how it impacts the creative and practical production process. ACES can help streamline workflows and solve color reproduction issues on a wide range of displays. It will also help facilitate more effective and efficient integration of footage from multiple camera models and lenses along with CGI by providing a single color management standard.

Panelists include Curtis Clark, chairman of the ASC Technology Committee; John Daro, digital intermediate colorist for Fotokem; Ray Feeney, ACES project committee co-chair, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Bobby Maruvada, digital imaging technician and colorist, and Theo van de Sande, director of photography and 2014 ASC Award nominee (Deliverance Creek).

Mark Weingartner, VFX director of photography, chair of the ICG National Training Committee and member of the ASC Technology Committee, will serve as moderator.

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