Making Do With More at SMPTE Symposium 2014
September 30, 2014

Making Do With More at SMPTE Symposium 2014

Registration for the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) is open. Attendees will explore the impact of enriched pictures and sound for filmmakers and content creators

This daylong event will take an in-depth look at advanced technologies that bring new tools to storytelling. The SMPTE Symposium will include creative sessions from renowned cinematographers, visual effects specialists, colorists, and other filmmakers discussing what they hope to do with enhanced pictures and higher frame rates.

The event will be held Monday, October 20, 2014 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Highlights include:

Mini-Keynote – "How Come You Always Want More" HPA President, Leon Silverman explores the impact of technology that promises to deliver enhanced theatrical and home experience and how it affects the creative, finishing, distribution and archive process. What should filmmaking professionals keep in mind as we contemplate creating content for existing and new platforms?

"So Tell Me More About More" Lesson time with Mark Schubin. We get schooled in the technical considerations necessary to wrap our heads around resolution, contrast, color, frame rate, screen brightness, and immersive sound. A nuts and bolts, step-by-step explanation that will serve as the foundation to better understand the topics of the day.

Creative Session – Number 2  "Doing It With More"  Exclusive preview of "Emma," one of the first film's made with the notion of enhanced dynamic range, color and resolution in mind. The film's director Howard Lukk and cinematographer Daryn Okada at their normal brilliant, a bit outrageous and creative selves.

"Listen Up - Immersive Sound" With the need for elements in 2.0, 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, Auro, and IMAX for theater and home, sound design and mixing need a creative approach to accommodate the needs of the content, filmmakers, studios and deliveries. Today's immersive formats offer up an amazing creative soundscape, but making sure it plays across the diverse landscape of devices and venues becomes equally important. Sound professionals active in television and features including, Dennis Baxter, Hanne Stenzel, Ben Wilkins and David Fluhr, talk about creative options and the challenge of new audio deliverables. 

The SMPTE 2014 Symposium is among the first joint efforts of SMPTE and HPA as they move forward with plans for full consolidation by May 2015, and it highlights the strengths of both organizations. HPA is known for facilitating dialog among all disciplines in the entertainment industry and for its contributions to SMPTE educational events such as SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, that enrich and expand the larger conversation about key topics shaping the industry.