By Scott Lehane
HD EXPO will turn its focus to intensive sessions for DPs, a full day of 3-D content and a a new pavilion called “Q: Defining What’s Next,” where creators and technologists will gather for a series of talks with thought-provoking personalities. The show, set for Nov. 7-8 at the Burbank Marriott, also will feature the usual new-product demonstrations.
The show will feature a series of “Intensive” sessions targeted at DPs, DITs and other creative and production professionals. These include a Panasonic session on the HPX3000, given by Charles R. Caillouet, owner of Vision Unlimited/LA; Band Pro Film & Digital’s HDVS market development manager Jeff Cree discussING the Sony CineAlta F23 camera; Red’s “leader of the rebellion” Ted Shilowitz, along with Assimilate’s Lucas Wilson, giving a presentation on the RED ONE Camera and offering an overview of its 4K workflow; and Sony offering sessions on the XDCAM HD workflow and its new solid-state XDCAM EX camcorder. Other sessions will be offered by Adobe and Autodesk Media and Entertainment.
HD EXPO organizers have also added a full day of 3D panels and screenings. Stereographer and digital effects supervisor Rob Engle will moderate a Sony Pictures Imageworks panel of artists, technologists and supervisors who will take the audience through the process of creating 3D assets and transforming them into a stereoscopic film. Engle has worked on a number of 3D releases, including Open Season, Monster House and Polar Express.
The 3D presentations will also include “A Multidimensional Conversation About 3D,” with experts discussing the creation and distribution of 3D content and addressing questions about the emerging 3D marketplace. The sessions will be followed by 3D screenings. Panelists will include Joshua Greer, president and co-founder of RealD, Steve Schklair, founder and CEO of 3ality Digital, Buzz Hayes, senior producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Aaron Parry, president and founder of Main Street Pictures.
3D Screenings will include material from upcoming releases such as U2 3D and Beowulf.
An ACE panel titled “Cut to the Chase” will feature editors who worked on The Bourne Ultimatum, Transformers, Ratatouille and Hairspray.
Written by Scott Lehane