SMPTE 2014 Symposium – “Making Do With More”

In addition to the main conference, the SMPTE 2014 Symposium, produced in collaboration with the Hollywood Post Alliance, offers a day-long, deep-dive into Making Do With More, the next generation of workflow explored.

Register today for The SMPTE 2014 Symposium, hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®) and join us as we 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.

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Monday, 20 October 2014 at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California

El Capitan Theater
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Preliminary Program*
“Making Do with More”

9:00 AM Welcome with Leon Silverman and Jerry Pierce

9:15 AM Mini-Keynote - “How Come you Always Want More” 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?

9:30 AM “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.

10:45 AM BREAK - See some of the lobby displays…Mingle, talk and get back in your seats within 30 minutes…we’ve got some really cool filmmakers who have important things to say waiting for you in the theater

11:15 AM Creative Session – Number 1 “What We Want to Do with More” – Moderated by journalist Carolyn Giardina.  A panel of filmmakers including Steve Poster, ASC, Steve Scott, Chris DeFaria and Laura Jans will explore their views and ideas about the enhanced palette that the new cameras, displays and masters enable. They will talk about tools, techniques and what’s missing to realize their creative vision.

12:30 PM LUNCH

2:00 PM Creative Session – Number 2  “Exclusive Preview – Emma”
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.

2:50 PM “Listen Up – Immersive Sound” – Moderated by Sara Duran-Singer, scheduled speakers include Dennis Baxter, Hanne Stenzel, Ben Wilkins and David Fluhr.  With the need for elements in 2.0, 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, Auro, and Imax for theater, and the 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 talk about creative options and the challenge of new audio deliverables.

3:50 PM BREAK - See some of the lobby displays…Mingle, talk and get back in your seats within 30 minutes…we’ve got some really cool filmmakers who have important things to say waiting for you in the theater

4:20 PM Theatre demos

4:40 PM Bringing it on HOME–  ”the Future of MORE Delivery”, moderated by Jerry Pierce - A look at how the next generation consumer experience gets to the consumer right where he lives.

5:15 PM Wrap-Up with Leon Silverman and Jerry Pierce

* Subject to change without notice.

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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.

SMPTE 2014 is the premier annual event for motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, and the allied arts and sciences. Each year the event draws elite and world-renowned technology thought-leaders from motion picture studios, broadcast and distribution networks, production and postproduction communities, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies, distribution providers, over-the-top providers, and others leading the evolving motion-imaging industry.

Registrations are currently available for both the one day SMPTE Symposium on 20 October and the full SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, October 21-23. For complete registration information, please visit