Cinematographer Steve Yedlin, ASC will present his work on cinema image quality at this month’s Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ Hollywood Section meeting May 16 at the Linwood Dunn Theater. The two-part demonstration, titled On Acquisition and Pipeline for High-Resolution Exhibition, premiered at Camerimage in 2016 and now is widely available online. The SMPTE Hollywood Section event will give attendees the opportunity to view Yedlin’s demonstration in a high-quality theatrical exhibition venue.
Yedlin is a longtime friend and collaborator of writer/director Rian Johnson. The two filmmakers’ work together includes the feature films Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick, and Episode 8 of the Star Wars saga: The Last Jedi.
“Steve’s demonstration has stirred excitement among imaging professionals for its no-nonsense, evidence-based approach to understanding resolution and the perception of image clarity,” said SMPTE member Joachim Zell, vice president of technology at EFilm, who is producing the meeting. “It challenges some of our culturally conditioned dominant narratives about photographic integrity.”
The concepts underlying the demonstration are not camera-specific; the presentation will include footage acquired with Alexa 65, Alexa XT, Super 35mm film, Sony F55, Imax 65mm 15-perf film, and Red Weapon cameras.
Free parking is available behind the building. Free for SMPTE members and nonmembers.
SMPTE Hollywood Section www.smpte.org/hollywood.