Oct
26
Fri
2012
Another New SCRG EVENT! @ Really cool Place!
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

To Register Click Here!

 

In Part 1, we asked – WTF? – “What’s the Flow?” – and in our best attended luncheon event ever, Producers definitely spoke their minds and raised a few eyebrows along the way. Based on the overwhelming response to our last event, we need to continue to ask the question – WTF? But this time, we’re asking “What’s the Future?” for post production services on the set? Join us for Part 2 as we talk about the roles that Facilities, Cameras and Editorial play in on-set services and what very well may be the battle for the future of post production facilities, services and jobs. Get the full picture of how and why our post production landscape is changing and what you need to know to get with the future flow.

Moderator

Leon Silverman
General Manager, Digital Studio, Walt Disney Studios
President, Hollywood Post Alliance

Panelists

Larry Chernoff, CEO, MTI
Michael Cioni, CEO Light Iron
Steven Poster, ASC, Cinematographer, President International Cinematographers Guild Local 600
Tom Vice, Vice President, General Manager, nextLAB, FotoKem
David Waters, Vice President of On Location Services, Technicolor
Joachim Zell, Vice President Image Science/Remote Services and Technical Director, Deluxe
(*Speakers are subject to change due to scheduling.)

Event Details

SCRG Luncheon and Panel
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (Ballroom)
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602

 

Program

11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Registration and Networking
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm – Panel Discussion
2:00 pm – End of Program

Online Registration Fees:

HPA Members: $60
Non Members: $80

Onsite Rates:

HPA Members: $80
Non Members: $100

On-Site Self Parking – $5 cash
No valet parking is available

To Register Click Here!

Dec
11
Tue
2012
WTF? (Whats The Forecast?): Partly Cloudy with Half a Chance – Cloud-Based Post Production – What Matters Most @ The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (Ballroom)
Dec 11 @ 11:15 am – 2:15 pm

 

  • What are the implications for the growth of the Cloud for the post production and entertainment industry?
  • Whether in Audio/Video Production or Post-Production, understand how cloud-based technologies impact each stage of the content distribution chain.
  • What services exist and what are the benefits and opportunities offered by ‘Social, Cloud and Mobile’?
  • What is the cloud? What does the Cloud mean to you? What are cloud solutions for Post?
  • What are the costs associated to handling media over remote network?
  • Make sense of technology trends and choose the right service/tool. Rent services from cloud providers?  Pay a company to build a private cloud?  Build your own cloud-in-house?
  • Threat or opportunity? Editing, compositing, rendering, high-res archiving and consumer distribution can be managed in the cloud.  The promise is time savings and cost cutting.  But what about security, reliability and bandwidth.

 

Moderator

Debra Kaufman, Associate Editor, Creative Cow

Panelists

Dave Scammel, Owner, Sohonet
Steve Anastasi, VP Tech Ops, Warner
Miles Ward, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Eric Dachs, CEO, PIX System
(*Speakers are subject to change due to scheduling.)

Event Details

SCRG Luncheon and Panel
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (Ballroom)
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602

 

Program

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Registration and Networking
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Panel Discussion
2:00 pm – End of Program

Online Registration Fees:

HPA Members: $60
Non Members: $80

Onsite Rates:

HPA Members: $80
Non Members: $100

On-Site Self Parking – $5 cash
No valet parking is available

Registration Closed!

Mar
19
Tue
2013
Deal Maker or Breaker: Collaboration @ The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (Ballroom)
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  

As the playing field from a technology stand point has become nearly level, we are now more than ever before an industry whose strengths are founded on relationships. The willingness to work together and keep parts of the pie, rather than working against each other and lose out on the meal altogether is critical.  How can we learn to be proactive and embrace this style of cooperative business practices and ideologies?

Lets hear from your clients and industry experts as they discuss collaborative approaches to business development and workflow.

Moderator

Ben Benedetti, Executive Director Sound Editorial and Digital Services, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Panelists

Steve Beres, Technology Architect, HBO
Lisa Black, SVP Business Development and Enterprises, FishBowl
Michael Fink, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Bruce Sandzimier, VP Post, ABC Studios
(additional speakers TBA)
(*Speakers are subject to change due to scheduling.)

Event Details

SCRG Luncheon and Panel
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (Ballroom)
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602

 

Program

11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Registration and Networking
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm – Panel Discussion
2:00 pm – End of Program

Online Registration Fees:

HPA Members: $60
Non Members: $80

Onsite Rates:

HPA Members: $80
Non Members: $100

On-Site Self Parking – $5 cash
No valet parking is available

Registration Closed!

Jun
26
Wed
2013
4K/Ultra HD: It’s Here! @ The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (Ballroom)
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Another SOLD OUT Event! Thanks to the moderator, the SCRG committee, all the panelists and attendees for making this another successful SCRG Luncheon.

 

4K/Ultra HD: It’s Here!

Broadcasters are using it
Delivery systems are being developed
It was the buzz at CES and NAB
Prices are already coming down on UHD flat screens
New TV shows are being shot on it
4K acquisition in post? 4K archiving?

How will it affect your production or finishing business?

Come to hear what a panel of experts have to say!!

Moderator

Phil Squyres, Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Television

Panelists

Curtis Clark, ASC
Terence Curren, President, Alpha Dogs, Inc.
Timothy Huber, Managing Partner, Theory Consulting LLC
Steven Kang, Sr. Engineer, Content Partner Ops, Netflix
Clyde Smith, SVP New Technology, Fox Network Engineering and Operations
(click underlined names for bios)

Event Details

SCRG Luncheon and Panel
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (Ballroom)
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Discover:
How it may affect your job – Potential solutions for your customers’ needs around 4K – What your facility may need to invest in to accommodate 4K

Program

11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Registration and Networking
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm – Panel Discussion
2:00 pm – End of Program

Online Registration Fees:

HPA Members: $60
Non Members: $80

Onsite Rates:

HPA Members: $80
Non Members: $100

On-Site Self Parking – $5 cash
No valet parking is available

Online Registration is Closed!

The last several luncheons have sold out, so don’t wait to register – do it today!

Assure your place and register by June 21

Online pre-registration through end of day, June 21, 2013. Higher pricing goes into effect June 25.
Due to new hotel requirements, we will not be able to make exceptions, so PLEASE register early.

No cancellations or refunds after June 21, 2013 but registrations may be transferred.

There will be a 10% credit card fee charge for cancellations.

Jun
25
Wed
2014
SCRG Roundtable Lunch @ The Beverly Garland Hotel
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Things are changing fast and everything feels new. Are you keeping up?

 

 

Thanks to those who attended! Here are some pictures from the event:

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It has been a while since our last SCRG lunch and now it’s time to reconnect.

So what’s going on?

We are bringing you the opportunity to immerse yourself in more topics and in depth conversations than ever before, without taking up any more of your day than a standard/regular SCRG lunch.

There will be roundtables hosted by your friends from the HPA SCRG committee, including special guests from across the industry.

Topics:

  • Studio Perspective – Insource, Outsource, Vendors and Partners
    How do studios view the decision to move work in house versus working with service providers? What important roles can the post production vendor community continue to fill to keep them relevant? What changes in content lifecycle are important to understand over the next several years and how do we prepare for the next generation of content creation, finishing, delivery and archive?
    Table Host : Leon Silverman, GM, Disney Digital Studio
  • Some BIG Clouds are Coming Together…But It’s Far From a Storm!
    Join us and learn how Amazon Web Services are changing the way things are getting done in the M&E space, and how it may benefit your company and your job. (Additional cloud provider participants TBA)
    Table Host: Bhavik Vyas, AWS M&E Partner Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • What Time is It? It’s Dailies Time
    The business of dailies capture and servicing workflows is changing at a pace that requires constant innovation and forethought. MTI Film prides itself on building solutions that respond to client input and industry needs. Come hear about and discuss the CORTEX CarryOn innovation, designed to address the increasing move to on location and distributed post-production.
    Table Host: J. D. Vandenberghe, Product Manager, MTI Film
  • “Post” Without the “House”
    The pursuit of creative control is no longer limited to a brick and mortar home base.  Content creators want to start the post process alongside the cameras regardless of a production’s geographic location.  What can post companies do to deploy the flexibility required to sell services when home base is off base?
    Table Host: Michael Cioni, CEO, Light Iron
  • Formats and Packages of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    Lively discussion around new and upcoming distribution formats, including DPP, IMF, and CFF.  Additionally, we will be talking about how 4K, High Dynamic Range, and High Frame rate impact file based distribution
    Table Hosts: Geoff Bloder, Senior Solution Architect, T3Media & Raymond Yeung, Senior Staff Engineer, Dolby Laboratories
  • Digital Media Consumption: How is Consumer Behavior Changing?
    How are consumption habits changing?  Where do we access our content today?  How are kids accessing their content and how will that shape our industry 5 years from now?  Why is this important?  How are these ever-evolving habits affecting content monetization?  What will consumption look like 10 years from now and why do we care?  How does all this affect the way content is created and how we approach production solutions?
    Table Host: Seth Hallen, SVP Creative Services, Sony DADC New Media Solutions
    Guest: Steve Cantos, Vice President, Operations, Fox
  • Everyone Wants Some These Days… Metadata as a Deliverable at Scale and Why
    Is Metadata a new deliverable? Has it always been there? What about beyond technical and title metadata? What does it mean for your company and customers? What does it cost? How much money does it make? Is it easy? Can you REALLY automate everything? Why do we need it? Who needs it? Does Metadata change traditional authoring and post workflows? What cool new apps and customer experiences need it?
    Table Hosts: Jason Lambert, Director, Sony Pictures & Keith Prokop, President, Radius60
  • Human and Automated File Checking and QC
    Automated file QC tools are just the beginning of a new era in our file based world. They can work hand in hand to meet the demanding schedule and volume of files needed to survive in today’s market.  Whether you are building your own workflow or using one of the new workflow integration engines you should join us for this rapidly evolving topic.
    Table Host: Anthony  Magliocco, VP, Entertainment & Media Technology Marketing Inc.
    Guest: Ken Fuller, SVP/GM, Encompass Digital Media, Inc.
  • Transcoding in the Cloud – Should You? Could You? Can You?
    The cloud is here, but let’s have a frank conversation about major considerations for deciding what portions of the media processing workflow can be offloaded.  Moreover, once the work is done, what are the options for leveraging the cloud for B2B and B2C distribution?
    Table Host: Albert Lai, CTO & John Riske, Director of Product Marketing, Brightcove
  • Live Event Post – The What, When, Who and How of This Complicated and Often Remote Location Effort
    Live post…the challenges of editing multicamera sports on location for archive and live playout to main and second screen applications.
    Table Host: Marc Genin, Managing Director, Gearhouse Broadcast
  • Media Relations; Publicity, Advertising & Marketing
    Does it matter, does it work?  When and How?  How does social media impact your marketing efforts?
    Table Host: Linda Rosner, Managing Director, Artisans PR
  • Localization and Supply Chain Efficiency in the Cloud
    As distribution continues to expand across platforms and geographical territories, the demand and challenges of localizing content have increased in scope and complexity. The lack of standards and systems around localization have further burdened media supply chains.Come talk with the founder of Sfera Studios about how their cloud platform has brought efficiency and is transforming the localization supply chain. By connecting a worldwide network of dynamically-ranked certified translators to web-based tools, localization services are provided securely, on demand, and in large scale.  Leading media companies have adopted the SaaS platform to manage and streamline their localization operations.
    Table Host: Morgan Fiumi, Founder & CEO, Sfera Studios

Event Details:
SCRG Roundtable Lunch
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Beverly Garland Hotel (Ballroom)
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Program:
11:30 am – 12:10 pm Registration and Networking
12:10 – 12:25 pm Grab your lunch and pick a table
12:25 – 1:10 pm Table discussion #1
1:20 – 2:00 pm Table discussion #2

Online Registration Fees:
HPA Members: $50
Non Members: $70

Onsite Rates:
HPA Members: $70
Non Members: $90

On-Site Self Parking – $5 cash
No valet parking is available

Online Registration is Closed!

 

Onsite registration on a food and space availability basis only.
Please call or email to check for space at hpa@hpaonline.com or 213-614-0860.

Online pre-registration through end of day, June 23, 2014. Higher pricing goes into effect June 24.
Due to hotel requirements, we will not be able to make exceptions, so PLEASE register early.

No cancellations or refunds after June 20, 2014 but registrations may be transferred.
There will be a 10% credit card fee charge for cancellations.

Jun
9
Tue
2015
SCRG Roundtable Lunch @ The Beverly Garland Hotel
Jun 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Come Join The Experts For Lunch And Learning.

Thanks to those who attended! Here are some pictures from the event:

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Bigger, Smaller, Brighter, Louder, Quicker, More Colorful, More Clouds ….

We have everything from more “Nits” more “Speakers” more “Color” more “Reality” to more “Cloud”.

Topics and table hosts are growing and evolving daily. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!

Sessions will include:

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality and its Impact on Post
What are the tools needed to help game developers, storytellers, educators, and explorers put together compelling projects for AR and VR? The gaming industry has a good jump-start on this new genre, the military has been using VR for many years; what will your creative clients need from you?
Tom Polson, 3DPaint and Mathew Blute, Open Road Pictures

The Ever-Changing Consumer
As the digital media consumer’s behavior changes, so must the interfaces and apps that enable access and interaction.  What are some of the companies who are on the forefront of developing engaging, immersive experiences consumer thinking and creating when it comes to the ever-changing consumer?
Robert Gekchyan, Deluxe and Prateek Tandon, Sony DADC New Media Solutions

And the winner is…a workflow that works.
Join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to better understand how the Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES) can help drive better end-to-end workflows including ways to enable HDR.
Andy Maltz, AMPAS and Ray Feeney, RFX

Advanced and New Audio Formats
New sound encoding and rendering formats are being proposed, are you up to date? Object oriented surround sound is here for theaters; TV and DVD / Blu-ray are next.
Jim DeFilippis, TMS Consulting

Advanced and New Video Formats & Workflows
High Frame Rate, High Dynamic Range, and Higher Pixel Counts – is everyone High? What does HDR, HFR, UHD, and IMF mean – and how will it impact the way we distribute content?
Geoff Bloder, Premiere Digital and Raymond Yeung, Dolby

Remote Workforce and How the Cloud Helps
As we move to a cloud based virtual workspace, how do we incorporate PC over IP protocol that is secure and collaborative? And how does it help you? Can you edit in the cloud?
David Benson, DSB Consulting/Project Leap and Randy Groves, Teradici

Truly Worldwide Content!
Impact of localization – more content, more countries, more platforms, more rules for each region; how is it all going to get done? From dubbing to captioning to audio descriptions, there is a lot of work out there. Come talk with some of the companies who are pushing the envelope and trying to look at new technologies and workflows to meet the growing needs of the market.
Morgan Fiumi, Sfera and Steve Salotto Point.360

“Deals, Rights Management, Avails and Inventory…How to Keep it Straight”
How to manage deal flow as it increases, and what’s the impact downstream?
Rob Delf, Rightsline

The New HPA
The Hollywood Post Alliance is changing its name. What do you expect from the “new” HPA?
Leon Silverman, President HPA

From Camera to Cloud
The advancement of distributed cloud-based workflows and solutions for post production processes like dailies, online, color, and VFX.
Ramy Katrib and Guillaume Aubuchon, DigitalFilm Tree

More information on table hosts and topics coming soon.

Event Details:
SCRG Roundtable Lunch
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The Beverly Garland Hotel (Ballroom)
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Program:
11:30 am – 12:10 pm Registration and Networking
12:10 – 12:25 pm Grab your lunch and pick a table
12:25 – 12:50 pm Table discussion #1
1:00 – 1:25 pm Table discussion #2
1:35 – 2:00 pm Table discussion #3

Online Registration Fees:
HPA/SMPTE Members: $65
Non Members: $80

Onsite Rates:
HPA/SMPTE Members: $75
Non Members: $95

Sold Out!

Self Parking is included in registration price

Sold Out!

 

Onsite registration on a food and space availability basis only. Please call or email to check for space at hpa@hpaonline.com or 213-614-0860. Online pre-registration through end of day, June 5, 2015. Higher pricing goes into effect June 6. Due to hotel requirements, we will not be able to make exceptions, so PLEASE register early. No cancellations or refunds after June 4, 2015 but registrations may be transferred. There will be a 10% credit card fee charge for cancellations.

Aug
3
Wed
2016
SCRG @ The London West Hollywood
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
SCRG @ The London West Hollywood | West Hollywood | California | United States
Register Now!

 

HPA SCRG Moves to New Date and Time! Mark your calendars for August 3rd at 11:30 am

Due to the July 4th holiday week, we received a lot of feedback from people who would like to attend our new revitalized SCRG event, but will be out of town on July 7th. So, we are moving the event to August 3rd, still at the fantastic London West Hollywood.

To capitalize on the change, we are going to move back to a lunchtime format. So, mark your calendars for an 11:30 am – 2:30 pm event.

For any of you who have already registered for the July 7th date, we’ll gladly transfer your registration to the new date and time. If you can’t make it, we’ll happily either refund your registration or transfer it to a colleague.

We are looking forward to an excellent session that includes industry experts from Netflix, Sony Pictures, DigitalFilm Tree, Microsoft, AMIA, Media Silo, 5th Kind, Fox, Sfera Studios, Technicolor, Deluxe and Sohonet in an interactive roundtable discussion format. Meet these experts to discuss important topics of the day in an intimate environment. Enjoy lunch and networking as a bonus!

Table Topics

We are busy working on all the details but here are some topics that have been generating a lot of buzz in the industry:

  • IMF – For Production, Post and Archive
    Mitch Jacobs, Fox
    Brian Kenworthy, Netflix
  • IMF – For Servicing & Delivery. How is it Working for the Buyers of All This Great Content?
    Greg Geier, Sony Pictures
    Ryan Kido, Consultant
  • HDR “Considerations, Confusion, Collaboration, “Early” Conclusions”
    Devin Sterling, Deluxe
    Christian Zak, Technicolor
  • Compute and Storage in the Cloud – How Far Have We Come
    Guillaume Aubuchon, DigitalFilm Tree
    Eliot Sakhartov, Microsoft
  • VR – Virtual Reality in Production & Post
    Stephen Fromkin, Tailspin Media
    Daniel Oberlerchner, Deluxe VR
  • Archiving – “What needs archiving,” “How much bigger are these files getting,” “Serviceability?,” ” Oh and don’t forget we need to archive the VR files now.”
    Andrea Kalas, AMIA
  • Audio – Interoperability for Immersive Audio
    Scott Gershin, Technicolor
    Bob DeMaa, DTS
  • Moore ’s Law & Transport of Digital Files
    Chuck Parker, Sohonet
  • Operational Excellence: Getting Video to The Cloud Faster
    Tim Napoleon, All Digital
  • Localization – Supply and Demand & Special Cases such as Day and Date needs.
    Tohru Iokibe, Sony
    Morgan Fiumi, Sfera Studios
  • “Scoring the Hat Trick of Software” – Balancing cost, ease of use and security for each step in the supply chain.
    Matt Thomas, MediaSilo
    Steve Cronan – 5th Kind

Topics may change between now and the actual event. Stay tuned for names of who will be leading these conversations.

Valet parking is $15 per car, no self parking available at the hotel.

As always, if you are interested in being part of this event or the next one, please feel free to email us and we can discuss.

Register Now!

 

Refunds will carry a 10% deduction of the total fee paid to cover processing fees which are assessed both at the time a charge is made and a refund is issued. NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER 27 July 2016. However, you may transfer a registration to another individual.