CinemaCon Updates: Some Important Developments in Digital Cinema.
CinemaCon is the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. With delegates from over 80 countries – celebrating the movie going experience
much of this year’s SMPTE UK emphasis on HDR has been on HDR in Television –But what are the challenges of delivering HDR and WCG in the cinema – and what technology could enhance the viewing experience.
Cedric LeJeune VP of Technology & Innovation Eclair will be explaining The ÉclairColor High Dynamic Range Cinema System
Christopher Mullins Digital Cinema Strategic Product Manager and Mark Clowes Product Manager
for digital cinema projection systems at Sony Professional Solutions Europe
will show and explain Sony Laser Projection Developments
and describe the new Sony Crystal LED Direct View Display.
Peter Wilson SMPTE Fellow will give the overall view of the directions of the Digital cinema industry.
Cedric Lejeune started in 2000 as a visual effects assistant on Discreet Smoke, working on TribalX
a complex full CG/MoCap production for children and setting the network infrastructure.
In 2000 he becomes application engineer for Post-Logic and supports a wide range of products
: animation, infrastructure, effects, colour grading. He was in charge of the implementation
of the first industrial digital intermediate pipeline at Éclair Laboratoires in 2002
and different DI setups in Paris (Mikrosimage, Duboi, Sylicone) and Madrid (Technicolor).
In 2006 he starts his own company, Workflowers, to develop consulting and training services,
accompanying film labs in the transition to digital and helping post-production to step
into the cinema world.
He specializes in digital cinema and video workflows, infrastructures and colour science.
His work on online collaborative environment and content management tools have made him
an expert of cloud technologies for media.
His image processing tools (www.cpgp.nu) are used by major studios in the world.
In 2015 he joins Ymagis www.ymagis.com to supervise the postproduction and mastering labs
for digital cinema in the group (NYC, London, Liège, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris).
The integration of Eclair Laboratoires extend the delivery to broadcasters and OTT
and gives an opportunity to develop a century old brand
known internationally as innovative; he manages the technology and innovation team
to create more efficient and global workflows across the group while working day to day
with operations to deliver the best quality in time.
He leads the development of EclairColor, the Eclair HDR solution for cinema.
Cédric Lejeune is a member of the CST, SMPTE and has a lecturertship
at Université de Valenciennes about technologies and network infrastructures for content creation.
He also participates in various professional commissions in France and Europe.
Christopher Mullins joined Sony Professional Solutions Europe in 2008 as a Broadcast Systems Engineer
deploying networked News Production solutions to TV studios across Europe.
During 2009 as a project engineer he assisted with the early Sony Digital Cinema VPF deployments
in the UK subsequently joining the Sony Digital Cinema team in 2010
as the Product Marketing Software Specialist.
As the software specialist he managed the Theatre Management System software
and hardware platforms deployments
across Europe, and projection system firmware releases.
In 2014 he became the European Digital Cinema Strategic Product Manager
managing Digital Cinema projection system
firmware and TMS software releases, 3rd party integration projects
to optimise exhibitor operational workflows and 4K Live Event Cinema trials.
He is a part of the EDCF/UNIC ‘Migration to SMPTE DCP’ and ‘Electronic Delivery’ working groups.
Mark Clowes is a Strategic Product Manager for digital cinema projection systems
at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. He began his career in Sony’s broadcast division
where he held a number of engineering roles. For several years he was a Product Marketing Manager
and successfully established new tape formats in the factual programming and news production communities.
He later went on to head a team to launch high-definition production equipment into the UK film
and television sectors. Following a period with BBC Technology, Clowes rejoined Sony
in the newly established digital cinema business where he has been at the forefront
of introducing their 4K projection systems.
He holds an honours degree in Communication Engineering and an MBA from Aston Business School.
Sony Broadcast is located next to the M3 - exit at Junction 6
At the first roundabout turn Left onto the A30,
and the next Roundabout Left into Hackwood Road "Alton A339" and then at the next Roundabout turn Right Signpost "Cranbourne /Viables / Brighton Hill" into Grove Rd
Then Left at the next roundabout into Jays Close Signpost "Viables Business Park"
Go to the far end of Jays Close and you will see the Gray outline of the Sony Building. Park in front of reception.