Richard Welsh, SMPTE Education VP and CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit
"The rapid pace of change in the industry makes SMPTE 2017 a critically important event for anyone wishing to experience and understand the latest advances"
Sara Kudrle, SMPTE Fellow, Education Director, and Co-Chair
"The technologies that enable creative storytelling have already made significant advancements. The papers presented at the conference will delve into key questions shaping the future of the motion imaging industry."
Paul Chapman, Co-Chair
A SMPTE Fellow, Paul has worked in the video and postproduction industry in LA for more than 25 years, having come from the UK after a career in software engineering. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Technology at Fotokem,
Thomas Edwards, Co-Chair
A SMPTE Fellow, Thomas is Vice President, Engineering & Development at FOX Network Engineering & Operations He has contributed to the Report of the SMPTE Task Force on 3D to the Home and the NAB Engineering Handbook.
The SMPTE 2017 technical conference program committee is chaired by SMPTE Fellows Paul Chapman, senior vice president of technology at Fotokem; Thomas Edwards, vice president of technology and engineering at FOX; and Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager at Imagine Communications.
Andrew Shulkind will present the keynote at the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), which will take place Oct. 23-26 at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.
A co-founder of HeadcaseVR and sought-after expert on virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality (VR, AR, and MR) content capture and creation, Shulkind will share his experiences in developing and using the latest immersive media technologies and techniques in his keynote, “The Immersive Future: Broaden Your Horizons.”
Shulkind’s keynote will provide attendees with perspective on the impending media disruption, which promises exponential growth in everything from field-of-view to storage requirements, compression demands to distribution networks. The takeaway for attendees will be a clearer sense of what immersive content is, and what we can gain from shaping its successful implementation.
Technical conference sessions will address topics including advances in display technologies; cinema processing and projection technology; larger color and dynamic range; compression; content management and storage, restoration, and preservation; content security; virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR, AR, and MR); media infrastructure (SMPTE ST 2110) and distribution; image acquisition and processing; new techniques in audio; quality assurance and monitoring; workflow systems management; cloud technologies; and encouraging diversity technology.
The customary conference and exhibition schedule has been optimized to include the usual wealth of technical sessions and networking opportunities, as well as an array of special events.
Monday, 23 October
Tuesday, 24 October
Wednesday, 25 October
Thursday, 26 October
SMPTE 2017 is the world’s premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. Find out more about SMPTE at www.smpte.org
SMPTE 2017 includes three days of technical sessions, two high-tech exhibition halls, special events including the Annual Awards Gala, and the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival, plus a pre-conference Symposium, bringing you unparalleled opportunities for professional development, relationship building, and “mind sharing.” Presenters and attendees include world-renowned technology thought-leaders.