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SMPTE Hollywood Chapter Meeting on February 27th, 2017

Laser Projection - Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers


Adoption of high dynamic range production and exhibition solutions such as large format HDR and IMAX displays demand new projection solutions for grading and screening.


Will laser projection by the answer?

What are the advantages?

What are the disadvantages?

Projector manufacturers have long sought to develop products that provide the best possible picture on a screen or surface. Lamps have drawbacks. Theoretically, lasers are superior illumination sources to lamps and bulbs, touting:

Brighter pictures

Lower power consumption

Longer life and less-frequent change 

Fewer heavy metals

Expanded color gamut

More flexible systems



Tuesday, January 31, 2017 The AES LA/SMPTE Hollywood Section Meeting Showcases The  5.1 Sound For The Netflix Hit Series “Stranger Things”

Dialog, music and sound effects artfully blend in this spooky sci-fi drama that's been renewed for a second season.

The experts from the TV series Stranger Things will share how they created the unique 5.1-channel soundtrack, including the music that is key to the show’s look and feel and discuss their inspiration gained from films like Alien, The Thing, and Predator. 

The team is headed up by supervising sound editor Brad North, who works closely with sound designer Craig Henighan, sound-effects editor Jordan Wilby and music editor David Klotz, the re-recording crew, comprising Joe Barnett handing dialog and music, and Adam North handling sound effects.

Part sci-fi, part horror and part drama, this Netflix series pays homage to the eighties and young people coming of age.

DATE:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 
PLACE: Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604  (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon). Free parking
TIME: Meeting at 8:00 PM. Pre-meeting no-host dinner (optional) at 7:00 PM. 

Optional Dinner cost is $30 for AES student members with reservations, $35 for student AES members without reservations, $35 for AES members with reservations, $40 for AES members without reservations, $40 for non AES members with reservations and $45 for non AES members without reservations.

Dinner reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance with the Treasurer  Richard Wollrich at   Please put “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the email subject line.

MENU: .Classic Caesar - Shrimp scampi with capers, lemon, garlic parsley, sundried tomatoes, white wine butter sauce | Rice |Rolls and butter | Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea | Chocolate ice cream Sundae

An optional vegetarian dinner is available upon request.

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