The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. New SMPTE Fellows will be elevated on October 28, during the Fellows Luncheon, held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.
The theme for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition is Persistence of Vision – Defining the Future. The show will be held in Sydney, July 14-17. The theme gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
GDC Technology will showcase its comprehensive range digital cinema tools at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona June 23-25 during CineEurope 2015.
As European motion picture professionals gather in Barcelona this week for the start of CineEurope 2015, Barco will once again be highlighting the Barco Escape format, arguably one of the hits of this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Prior to CineEurope I got a progress report from Barco executives and some Escape customers about the new format and how exhibitors and audiences have responded to it so far.
Dolby Laboratories returns to CineEurope 2015 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional Barcelona next week to showcase its range of integrated, end-to-end post-production and audio tools.
The Ringling College of Art and Design student senior thesis film Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou has won the Best Computer Animated Short Award in the SIGGRAPH 2015 42nd Annual Computer Animation Festival.
NEC Display Solutions Europe will showcase its range of dedicated cinema laser projectors and display systems at CineEurope 2015 in Barcelona, Spain on June 23-25.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers partnered with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft, in collaboration with the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, to hold the SMPTE Forum 2015, Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective, in Berlin.
The Event Cinema Association this year will host two events at CineEurope June 22-25 in Barcelona. The CineEurope Focus Sessions – a panel discussion on the trade show floor on Tuesday June 23 at 4:00 pm – will feature some high profile, first time speakers: Emma Keith of NT Live, John Bullen of Sony Europe, Duncan Connal of Vue Cinemas, John Lewis of Broadway Cinema Letchworth, and Grant Calton of Fathom Events. This will be followed the next day by a poolside reception.
Band Pro will present a free 70mm screening of Baraka on June 5th at 1:00 p.m. in the Sherry Lansing Theater at Cine Gear LA 2015. A Q&A with producer Mark Magidson, moderated by cinematographer Jon Fauer, will immediately follow the film.