SMPTE announced that the Oscar, Emmy, and BAFTA award winner Rob Legato will speak at DCS 2011 at NAB. A highly regarded visual effects supervisor, director, and director of photography – as well as an expert in virtual and 3D production – Legato will discuss his work on the highly anticipated 3D project from the director Martin Scorsese, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which is scheduled for release Thanksgiving 2011. He will speak on Saturday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall Rooms S222/223.
Other featured speakers at this year’s DCS event include Hollywood director Eric Brevig, known for his recent 3D work on Yogi Bear, Sony Pictures Technologies president Chris Cookson, and Hollywood director and cinematographer and chairman of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) technology committee Curtis Clark.
Spanning cinema, broadcast, and broadband, DCS 2011 – which is co-produced by SMPTE and NAB – is a premier industry technology event, drawing leading motion-imaging technologists, researchers, scientists, practitioners, manufacturers and strategic thinkers. This year’s gathering is themed “Advances in Images and Sound: 3D, 4K, and Beyond.”
SMPTE has also announced the dates and location for its second annual International Stereoscopic 3D Conference for Media and Entertainment. To be held June 21-22, 2011 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City, this year’s event follows last year’s successful inaugural conference and is the only scientific gathering to focus solely on the critical technologies needed for widespread and sustained 3D adoption.