Filmmaking and The M.E.T. Effect℠
Storytelling in a digital age.
Filmmaking has championed some of the most breakthrough technologies in visual arts, from virtual reality, hi-def 3D, and CGI to the use of digital cameras, drones and mobile phones. The future of filmmaking is full of opportunity with the explosion of online platforms, software advancements and evolving the art of storytelling.
Join the Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Designers, Technicians and Editors pushing the limits of what's possible, and transcending once fictional innovations that are now real-world tools in media and entertainment.
From the Floor to the Session Rooms, explore this year's offerings below.
In this session you will learn strategies to successfully plan, design, and execute your own independent film or production crowdfunding campaign. Filmmaker Kelley Slagle leads you through best practices, shares practical advice and personal insights, and highlights success stories that will help you to meet your crowdfunding goals, whether you use Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or another platform. Topics include reaching your audience before the campaign even starts, making a campaign budget, designing a campaign video and visuals, choosing and creating rewards, and following through after your campaign ends.Learn More
Lighting and Texturing go hand in hand when creating the look of our 3D objects. In this session, we will see various tips and techniques, that will allow you to Texture and Light your objects better and faster. From traditional "3 point lighting", light and ray inclusions and exclusions, shadows and samples, Ambient Occlusion and "how to never use Sub Surface Scattering again", and how to light without lights… all will be covered in this intense session.Learn More
Stereo audio in cinema was demonstrated in the mid-1930's and a variety of stereo and multi-channel formats were utilized beginning in the 1950's, although most movies were released with a mono soundtrack. Dolby Stereo debuted in 1975, followed 17 years later by Dolby Digital 5.1. When Digital Cinema launched in the early 2000's it utilized a discrete 5.1 mix. Several years later 7.1 was added as a format, and in 2012 Dolby Atmos immersive audio began to be deployed in cinemas around the world. Barco AuroMax and DTS:X have entered the market as alternative immersive audio solutions. How do audio mixers create content that serves this diverse exhibition environment and what does the future hold?Learn More
IMF, or Interoperable Master Format, has come a long way since its inception in a studio conference room nearly a decade ago. A spec, something resembling a standard, but is it really? This presentation and fireside chat between industry colleagues involved from the beginning will revolve around where the industry finds itself in relation to the format, how far we've come, and recent testing designed to make IMF the standard it promises to be.Learn More
Lasers in cinema, quantum dots in the home: with this evolving technology, how can we possibly maintain consistent imagery? With hundreds of display and projection capabilities in the market today, and more coming soon, what is being done to compensate for these differences? In this session we will dive into the future of display and projection technology to see what excitement and challenges await us.Learn More
Not only did Industrial Light & Magic create the visual effects for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," its chief creative officer, John Knoll, developed the film's concept and original story. Rogue One features more than 1700 visual effects shots, including a fleet of new starships, a digitally recreated central character (Grand Moff Tarkin), and a quintessential, third act space battle. In addition to the new spaceships, there are fresh weapons and Droids for which Skywalker Sound designed distinctive, original sounds. Learn how ILM and Skywalker Sound balanced the new with the classic through such technical innovations as virtual production, their proprietary "Flux" software, an innovative production pipeline and more. See some great behind the scenes footage and glimpse how sound and visual effects worked together to produce another box-office hit for Lucasfilm.
Produced in partnership with Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)Learn More
Cisco is forecasting that 78% of all mobile data in 2021 will be video, as a perfect storm of high-quality mobile-first video apps, proliferating smartphone usage, faster wireless networks and expansive mobile data plans are fueling massive adoption of mobile video. What does all of this mean for the video ecosystem and how will video providers succeed in the when everyone has a personal TV in their pocket?Learn More
A drastic evolution of public mobile network enables even a smartphone to plays a crucial role for the mobile news gathering. In addition, an appearance of a drone further accelerates the mobility at shooting. In such a situation, a use of ancillary information items such as those obtained from the GPS unit and/or a gyro sensor attached to a camera during acquisition has become a common practice and various proprietary solutions have been spreading. Now, the time has come when to seriously consider its interoperability to maximize synergy effects among products from multiple vendors. There are activities ongoing in SMPTE for it. A SMPTE UMID (Unique Material IDentifier) attached to each frame in a live media stream is evolving to describe not only "When/Where/Who has created each frame" but also its camera shooting direction (including 360 degrees view) for the frame even over the IP network. In addition, A SMPTE MXF (Material eXchange Format) file is also evolving to embrace the latest media compression technology or, H.265/HEVC, for the best use of the mobile network resources, together with the ancillary info per frame contained in the file. In this paper, the latest SMPTE activities to maximize the interoperability in mobile news gathering are introduced with an emphasis on their future-proof applications.Learn More
Programs of Interest
Go behind the scenes with the creatives and crew responsible for today’s most innovative and tweeted motion pictures and TV series. Learn how the filmmakers designed game changing looks on set and in post and developed signature sounds for an entire franchise. Hear about the latest VFX innovations and about workflows that enabled subtle and intricate color management. Understand how filmmakers are exploring new ways to tell stories for Twenty-First Century audiences. Learn More
Academy Award-winner Stephen Mirrione, ACE, sat down with the crew to discuss the art of editing film as part of the 2016 NAB Show Backstage Conversation Series.
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