Future of Cinema Conference

Now, Next, and Beyond the Yellow Brick Road.

The Future of Cinema Conference (FoCC) maps the path forward towards the technology horizon. The 2019 FoCC program includes the technical depth you expect and a broad, global perspective of diverse planes of thought. Join us for an exciting, thought provoking day and a half with the experts who are changing the very foundation of the Media and Entertainment industry.

Don't miss this year's keynote: The Making of "Apollo 11" by Todd Douglas Miller

Produced in partnership with:
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

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April 6 - 7, 2019
South Hall Meeting Rooms

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Open to Conference Flex and Conference Flex Session 3-Pack holders.

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Session Highlights

Welcome and Introductions

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 am - 9:10 am | S222/S223

Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Sat 6

Keynote Address: The Making of "Apollo 11" by Todd Douglas Miller

Saturday, April 6 | 9:10 am - 9:55 am | S222/S223

Filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller will deliver this year’s Future of Cinema Conference keynote address, offering his perspective on making of “Apollo 11”. This documentary is made up of pristine, unprocessed, never-before-seen 65mm footage that was recently discovered in the National Archives, as well...

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Sat 6

How Videogames are changing the way we make cinema

Saturday, April 6 | 10:15 am - 11:05 am | S222/S223

This session will discuss how studios and VFX houses are taking tech pioneered in the video game industry and using it to make live action films. From in-camera previs to in camera VFX, realtime (video game engines) is front and center frame in contemporary cinema. Some studios, are even using...

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Sat 6

Skynet or Bust: How Machine Learning Can Serve Film Making

Saturday, April 6 | 11:05 am - 11:55 am | S222/S223

The North American media industry spends $100 billion annually making and marketing content. The production of cinematic stories is still very much a high-risk, labor-intensive manufacturing process. But the concurrent explosion of audience data, cheap compute, and advanced machine learning methods...

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Sat 6

HDR Rollout and Impact

Saturday, April 6 | 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm | S222/S223

Still early in development, High Dynamic Range can mean a lot of things to different groups.  As the availability of higher and higher dynamic range screens becomes available to motion picture audiences the industry will need standards and visit the idea of an uber master, creatives will explore...

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Sat 6

Cinematography at scale: The Impact of Massive Multi-Player Games on Cinema and Entertainment

Saturday, April 6 | 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm | S222/S223

Gaming and eSports are starting to overtake traditional sports in viewership and revenue. Massive stadiums and millions of people viewing tournaments online and it's growing year after year.  How is gaming impacting entertainment and what lies ahead for this rapidly growing medium? What advances...

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Sat 6

VFX in the Cloud: 5G

Saturday, April 6 | 3:25 pm - 4:10 pm | S222/S223

The advent of 5G promises massive increases in connection speeds as well has improvements in latency. This opens the door to cloud processing for VFX live in realtime and as well as improvements for post production speeds in general. But do these improvements come at the cost of security?

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Sat 6

Audio Systems of the Future

Saturday, April 6 | 4:10 pm - 4:55 pm | S222/S223

The rise of XR in all it's modern forms demands new approaches to audio production and playback. More immersive and interactive experiences engage people in ways that passive non-interactive experiences cannot, giving rise to new generations of consumers who are "interactive first". Audio is on the...

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Sat 6

Future of Cinema Day 1 Wrap-up

Saturday, April 6 | 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm | S222/S223

Highlights of the day and Sunday announcements

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Sat 6

The Cloud and Content Creation Panel: Forecasting the Future of Cinema Production 

Sunday, April 7 | 9:10 am - 9:55 am | S222/S223

The Cloud is quickly becoming the new canvas for content creation and collaboration - driving the next-generation of movie production workflow. With the freedom to craft stories from anywhere in the world, The Cloud can be very powerful, but only if artists have the right tools that securely keep...

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Sun 7

Our Digital Selves in a Post-Reality Era

Sunday, April 7 | 9:55 am - 10:30 am | S222/S223

In 2016, a dead man acted in a Star Wars film. Peter Cushing, passed away in 1994 but a CG likeness of him was painstakingly recreated from individual frames to perform his scenes in Rogue One. Today, it is common place to scan important actors at various stages of the filmmaking process, this is...

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Sun 7

The State of Global Cinema

Sunday, April 7 | 10:50 am - 11:25 am | S222/S223

In the last twenty-five years, Global Cinema has advanced to be a dominant force.  Hollywood’s big tent-poles now rely on the international market to make their returns. India, has a massive internal film industry, and with recent advances in 5G and mobile, the Indian entertainment industry has...

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Sun 7

What Comes After Movies - Is That All There Is?

Sunday, April 7 | 11:25 am - 11:55 am | S222/S223

With streaming services, VOD, OTT, and mobile driven premium content disrupting the theatrical market; the cinema, television, and advertising industries are in transition. From multiplex to multiverse, the future of filmed entertainment is up for grabs. A moderated panel of industry leaders will...

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Sun 7

Future of Cinema Day 2 Closing

Sunday, April 7 | 11:55 am - 12:00 pm | S222/S223

Highlights of the day and SMPTE announcements

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Sun 7

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April 6 - 11, 2019
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April 9 - 10, 2019 | Westgate

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Sprinkled throughout the Show Floor, take in keynote presentations and panel discussions, interactive crowd-sourced Q&A and power sessions to gain business insights, learn top trends in technology, and study the latest creative innovations.

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