Maverick Artist & Innovator Forums - 3D Celebration Part 1: Overview of 3D

3D Part One

Maverick Artist & Innovator Forums - 3D Celebration Part 1: Overview of 3D

Running Time: 90 mins

Saturday, March 5th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the San Jose Repertory Theatre

3D Celebration Part 1: Overview of 3D

A dynamic group of 3D experts will discuss and visually demonstrate an array of hot topics and questions in the emerging world of 3D including:

  • Will 3D provide a viable opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers or will this remain a studio driven format?
  • Has 3D created a better content experience for viewers?
  • For films created in 2D & 3D how do the box office numbers compare?
  • What films most effectively utilized 3D to enhance the film experience? How did they do this?
  • Similar to the colorization of the black & white films; how are film goers accepting the processing of 2D classics into 3D (example: Titanic)
  • What is the projected overall economic impact of 3D? Box Office, Home Entertainment? Will it continue?
  • How soon will there be a viable non-glasses solution?
  • What advancements in camera, display, software and recording technology have enabled Independent moviemakers to get their 3D vision on the screen?

Moderated By: Scott Budman - Scott is an emmy-award winning reporter and anchor, who has covered the technology beat for NBC news for the last 15 years. Scott created, and hosts, a syndicated show called "TechNow," and has actually been a part of the Cinequest family for several years, both covering the Festival, and even premiering a movie here three years ago.

Panelists Include:

Stuart Bowling - Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. Prior to Dolby Laboratories Stuart worked with Warner Bros. from 1989 to 1998 building state of the art Warner Bros. branded theatres across Europe and Asia. In addition, he assisted Warner Bros. in developing its Movie World theme park division and was active in bringing a film 3D system to its theme park in Germany. From 1998 to 2003 he worked with Lucasfilm and the THX division starting off as a field engineer traveling to assisting post production facilities and theatres worldwide. He then took on the role of managing the THX technical operations and staff engineers. While at THX he worked with Disney on the first generation of D Cinema 1.3 K systems. He began working with Dolby in the summer of 2005 as a contractor assisting with beta testing and supporting Dolby’s first generation digital cinema servers that lead to the use of Dolby Digital Cinema with Disney’s Chicken Little 3D. His work with Dolby quickly transitioned into a full time position in June of 2006 as a Customer Service Engineer, interfacing with exhibitors and providing support for film and digital cinema products and was instrumental in the launch of Dolby 3D in 2007. In March 2008 Stuart was promoted to Film Applications Engineer where he developed relationships with key exhibitors and production companies such as Lucasfilm, Pixar, Image Movers Digital. In his current role Stuart is in charge of cinema innovation and new product development focuses on both the Dolby audio and Dolby 3D businesses. He is currently leading Dolby’s newest cinema audio initiative working on the adoption of Dolby’s latest cinema audio format, Dolby Surround 7.1.

Steve Cooperman - Product Line Business Manager, P2 HD, POVCAM, Production Displays at Panasonic. Steve is responsible for implementing product marketing and development strategies for Panasonic's professional P2 family of HD camcorders, memory cards, recorders and workflow tools. Steve also manages Panasonic's POV camera, as well as Production Displays, which includes Panasonic's new professional 3D Production Monitor. Steve is now working very closely with leading customers on development of new 3D production products. More so, Steve has launched some of Panasonic's most innovative products and technologies, including the P2 HD VariCam® cinema camcorders and P2 Mobile. He also drove marketing strategy on the AVC-Intra 100 compression codec (H.264 High 10 / High 4:2:2 Intra Profile), which provides master video quality, along with the efficiency of a file-based P2 workflow. He has worked closely with leading film, broadcast, post production and multimedia organizations in finding the perfect blend of cost / workflow efficiency and high quality.

Phil Eisler - General Manager, 3D Vision, NVIDIA Corporation. Phil joined NVIDIA to develop the ecosystem and products for 3D Vision, which is the leading stereoscopic 3D solution for the PC. NVIDIA is the world’s leading manufacturer of Graphics Processor Units (GPUs), which provide the best 3D gaming and video experience on a computer. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Phil worked in leadership positions at Advanced Micro Devices and ATI Technologies for 14 years in graphics processor, digital TV and chipset divisions. Phil holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Ted Kenney - Director of Production, 3ality Digital. Ted is responsible for managing 3ality Digital’s groundbreaking production activities. He was supervising producer for one of the most innovative and critically-lauded concert movies ever made – U2 3D – and has guided many of the world’s most prominent live S3D sports and entertainment broadcasts, including the first live sports S3D sports broadcast to homes (Rangers vs. Islanders, from Madison Square Garden with Cablevision and the NHL); directing the first live S3D concert broadcast in the U.S. (Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. from Staples Center with AEG Live) which just won a Lumiere Award for 2010 Best Live Event in 3D; the first live S3D broadcasts in India (IPL Cricket Finals), and the first live televised S3D sports series in Australia (State of Origin Rugby, with Nine Australia). He also served as producer for the first S3D country music concert film ever shot, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D. Recently Ted directed “Guitar Center Sessions" series which also won a Lumiere award for the Best 3D Music Series . Ted has been a primary creative force behind work done for other clients in 3ality Digital’s blue-chip roster, including DirecTV, Fox Sports, Turner Sports, BSkyB, the NFL, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic. Ted has a varied background in film, television, live production and episodic programming. Credits include five seasons as producer on MTV’s The Real World; executive producer in charge of production for Blue Collar Comedy; line producer for Rush in Rio; and associate producer for Comedy Central Presents: The New York Friar’s Club Roast. Live broadcast credits include ESPN’s 50th Anniversary Special; Radio City’s Halftime Show for Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, and the Centennial Olympics Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. He is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

Philip Lelyveld - Philip Lelyveld is an Entertainment Technology and Product Development Consultant, and the founding Program Manager of the Consumer 3D Experience Lab at the USC School of Cinematic Art’s Entertainment Technology Center. His current work focuses on the art, technology, business and health aspects of stereoscopic 3D in the home, on personal devices, in public spaces, in advertising, and in theatres. Prior to this he evaluated business opportunities for the post production industry, and developed a business plan for ‘The Future of Museums in the Digital Age.’ Philip spent 10 years as the corporate VP, Digital Industry Relations at The Walt Disney Company, where he led major company-wide and multi-studio initiatives related to the technical, legal, and business issues associated with the production, distribution, and monetization of digital content and services. Phil has degrees from UCLA (MBA), Stanford (MS Geophysics), and Tufts (BS Engineering). He is a frequent interview subject, panelist, and speaker at media-related events, including the 2011 Seoul International 3D Fair (closing Keynote), Sundance Film Festival, Variety 3D Entertainment Summit, 2010 Dutch Media Hub (closing Keynote), Digital Policy Summit, NAB, Digital Hollywood, E3, and the TeleManagement Forum.

Bernie Mitchell - President, Silver Platter Productions, Inc. ( Bernie is an Emmy nominated Producer/Director/Writer/Editor, Multimedia Person of the year, and DVD Association Hall of Fame member. His experience includes; overall responsibility for the launch of a global hi-def TV, Radio and Web network, broadcast and cable productions, running his own marketing consulting and multimedia production company, writing a book and surviving the madness. Besides running Silver Platter Productions, Bernie is the Immediate Past President of the DVD Association, a world-wide non-profit trade association. He is also a consultant to Panasonic for High Definition P2 and the AVCHD and Pro 3D Evangelist. He created the award-wining launch DVD for the Panasonic HG-HMC150 camera and Web Videos for the HMC40 camera and has shot a number of 3D productions. Bernie has shot many hours of high definition images, published articles, presented lectures and demos on hi-def world-wide. He covered the Idiatrod Race, being on the trail from Anchorage to Nome, shooting HD in minus 67 degrees. Previously, Bernie was Senior Producer/Director for iPIX Movies, an immersive internet and DVD experience. Bernie produced and directed “Atlantis: Once Upon A Time”, the first iPIX Movie to be streamed over the internet. In addition, he has directed movies for various departments of tourism, all over the world, of the Dixie Chicks in concert, and he created and posted daily immersive images from the Olympics in Sydney and the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. Bernie also worked for Philips Electronics where his responsibilities included introducing digital media hardware platforms and as Vice President of Educational Publishing launching a new business unit for Philips. Bernie graduated from UCLA Film School, and created his own multimedia company, way back in 1979.

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