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HD EXPO – Createasphere Presents Renowned Cinematographer Lance Acord, ASC in A Keynote Conversation with American Cinematographer

Acclaimed Cinematographer Shares Insights on Work, Creativity and Collaboration

August 28, 2009 (Burbank, CA) On September 17th, 2009, at

HD EXPO – Createasphere

in New York, noted cinematographer Lance Acord will join

American Cinematographer

magazine’s East Coast contributing writer Patricia Thomson in a far-ranging discussion about creativity, cinematography, collaboration and directing.

Lance has worked on some of cinema’s best visual storytelling of the past decade. “Where the Wild Things Are,” his latest feature project looks to be one of the most visually engaging and beautifully imagined films of the year. The film opens nation-wide October 16th.

A native of Northern California, Lance studied photography and filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. His first feature DP credit, “Buffalo 66,” earned him a Spirit Award nomination that brought international attention to the young cinematographer for its powerful visual style. He worked with Spike Jonze on the critically acclaimed “Being John Malkovich” and continued his relationship with the director for the Academy Award winning “Adaptation.” That collaboration continues on “

Where the Wild Things Are

,” an emotive telling of the beloved Maurice Sendak children’s story. Lance lensed Sofia Coppola’s Oscar winning “

Lost In Translation

” and “Marie Antoinette,” a sumptuous, modern telling of the ill-fated queen’s story. As one of Hollywood’s most sought after cinematographers, Lance is also a well known and award winning television commercial director. Through his company, Park Pictures, he has directed spots for Nike, Mercedes, Gucci, Coca Cola, Adidas and numerous globally recognized brands. Lance has directed and or shot music videos for artists including Sheryl Crow, Bjork and Elastica. Kudos include three Gold Lions at Cannes for his spot work, alongside nominations from the DGA, BAFTA and the Chicago Film Critics Association for his feature film cinematography. He will be joined in the Keynote Conversation with American Cinematographer East Coast Writer, Patricia Thomson.

HD EXPO – Createasphere returns to New York for its second year on September 17th, 2009 after eight successful years in LA and five in Chicago. The well-known industry trade show and conference is in the midst of a year of transformation as it enters the “Createasphere,” expanding a brand that supported the adoption of a single technology to a multi-faceted organization that champions the broader needs and interests of the content creation community.

In addition to Lance Acord and the Keynote Conversation, a variety of panels and educational offerings fill the day, including; “How the Editor Tells the Story: Creativity, Teamwork, Technology,” featuring Oscar winning and nominated editors, sponsored by

POST Magazine


Manhattan Edit Workshop


American Cinema Editors

; and “Incentives, Production, Collaboration: An Up to the New York Minute Production Update,” sponsored by the New York Production Alliance. A full compliment of paid and free educational intensives are being presented as well.

HD EXPO – Createasphere will take place at The New Yorker Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, and offers free registration until 8:00am on September 17, 2009. For further information about panels, education or exhibition at HD EXPO, visit, or call 818.842.6611.

About HD EXPO – Createasphere

Since 2001, HD EXPO has created venues where the entertainment and technology communities meet and exchange invaluable information, community and education. In 2009, HD EXPO transitions to Createasphere, a world where entertainment technology and creative vision converge. Createasphere, building on the success of HD EXPO, is an integrated organization presenting multi-tiered offerings that include expos and events, a membership organization, ongoing professional educations, and a dynamic online content resource. HD EXPO – Createasphere is headquartered in Burbank, California.

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