Following is a sampling of the sessions taking place at Digital Video Expo of interest to cinematographers and videographers. Digital Video Expo takes place Sept. 22-24. in Pasadena, Calif.
- The Digital Cinema Society Presents Digital Still Cameras At Digital Video Expo
Digital Video Expo attendees are invited to attend the Digital Cinema Society event “Digital Still Cameras for Motion Picture Production,” to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center on Sept. 23 at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Room D.
- ASC Cinematographers Highlight Digital Video Expo
- Scott Billups To Keynote Digital Video Expo Sept. 23
On Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 12:30 p.m., trailblazing, award-winning digital content creator Scott Billups will take to the DVE Center Stage at Digital Video Expo for a keynote address entitled “The New Hollywood.”
- Panasonic Announces Presentations for Digital Video Expo
Panasonic, the Platinum Sponsor of Digital Video Expo, has announced two presentations that the company will make during the event, to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center Sept. 22-24. Both will be made at the Presentation Theater on the DVE exhibit show floor and will be free to all attendees.
“Today’s Panasonic P2 Workflow: New Tools, New Features, More Efficiency”
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1 – 1:45 p.m., Presentation Theater
“What’s New in AVCCAM: Dual-Use AG-HMC40 Handheld Camcorder, AG-HMR10 Recorder and AG-HCK10 Camera Head (POVCAM System),”
Thursday, Sept. 24, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Presentation Theater
- Rob Hummel to Explain 3D Fundamentals at DV Expo
Rob Hummel, CEO of Prime Focus Post Production in North America, will host the session “3D Fundamentals: The Basics of Producing Stereoscopic 3D Content” at Digital Video Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The session takes place in the Presentation Theater. “3D Fundamentals” is a primer of sorts on some basic stereoscopic concepts that those thinking of producing 3D content should be aware of. 3D isn’t “just like 2D, but with two cameras.” It requires understanding of basic mechanics, including interocular distance, convergence, impact on the viewer, and before-screen vs. behind-screen 3D convergence.
- Rejouer Director Liam Finn to Speak at DV Expo
Filmmaker Liam Finn will give the Digital Video Expo keynote session on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 12 p.m. in the Presentation Theater. During the session, “Big Movie, Little Camera: How HDSLR Moviemaking Will Make You An Independent Studio,” Finn will present never-before-seen footage from Rejouer, the first HDSLR movie shot entirely on the Panasonic GH1 using cinema lenses. Writer, producer and director Finn will share how you can make your own big movie with a little camera. Come join the new wave of moviemaking and learn how you can become your own studio.
One of the greatest successes of last year’s Digital Video Expo was the series of Master Classes in Lighting sessions organized by Director of Photography George Spiro Dibie, ASC. This year, Dibie has plotted out an entirely new program of ASC speakers to discuss the art of lighting, including
- Daniel Pearl, ASC
- Johnny E. Jensen, ASC
- Isidore Mankofsky, ASC
- Don M. Morgan, ASC
- David Darbey, ASC
- Denis Lenoir, ASC
- Roberto Schaefer, ASC
- Anthony R. Palmieri, ASC
- Michael Goi, ASC, the current president of the ASC