SMPTE Hollywood thanks all the people that participated in this years Career Day and helped make it a success




Date And Time
Tue, May 28, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT



Experiencing a movie in a theater with a state-of-the-art sound system can be incredibly immersive. However, how does the theatrical sound translate when watching the same movie at home? When you view a critically acclaimed, high-budget release from a major studio on your home theater, what considerations are made to ensure the best possible sonic experience for the wide range of home systems?

Our presenters will tell you the complex workflows that ensure high-quality sound deliveries for home viewing of movies.

Meeting Agenda

Lon Neumann – Principal, Immersive Audio Alliance: 

“Overview:  How cinema sound is different than the home version of the movie sound”


Floyd Toole – VP, Acoustical Engineering (retired), JBL: 

“X-Curve: What is it, why do we have it, and do we need still need it?”

Brian Vessa – Brian Vessa, Executive Director of Audio, Sony Pictures

 “How we get from the theatrical experience to the home”.

Scott Kramer – Manager of Sound Technology, Netflix: 

“New delivery specifications for online streaming of direct-to-consumer content.”



6:30 PM    Networking Reception

7:30 PM    Program Begins

As always, SMPTE meetings are FREE and open to everyone. Non-members welcome.

Each guest must register separately. Please arrive before the meeting start time - late arrivals may not be accommodated.






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