The theme of this SMPTE conference is to examine and understand the impact of technology on the art of storytelling with the web as a key focus. The expansion of connectivity, bandwidth, and service options are redefining entertainment distribution to the living room, mobile, and beyond. Broadband, Wi-Fi, and Mobile networks are now beginning to leapfrog traditional distribution mechanisms, because of the rapid pace of innovation and performance improvements, flexibility of consumer options, and the ability to upgrade with a software download. Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence could well revolutionize how, and by whom, stories get told. Join technical and creative experts for this 2-day event at the brand new Google Event Center in Sunnyvale, CA. Learn from the experts who are developing, driving, and deploying the next generation of storytelling to gain actionable understanding via parallel technology and strategy tracks. A must-attend for engineers, creatives, researchers, and management engaged in the future of the technology of storytelling.
Don't miss the evening event on Day 1
Cocktails and Snacks with colleagues from the Hollywood Professional Association’s “Young Entertainment Professionals” followed by a Movie screening on Sony’s state of the art, 1000 Nit, 29 foot diagonal, direct view CLED display. This will be a rare opportunity to watch a full length movie graded for a movie screen peak brightness that is 20x conventional theatrical display. You don’t want to miss this as a preview of things to come!
The Movie will be:
“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot”
John Callahan has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all- night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment —with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) —Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.
Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKcYirDge1g
Courtesy Amazon Studios and Sony Electronics
See program details in the pdf files below.