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Conference looks at Hyper Reality in film

27 July 2012
Conference looks at Hyper Reality in film

The practical aspects of both 4k and stereoscopic 3D content creation will be a big feature of the IBC Cinema stream, starting on the Sunday morning with a look at how high resolution digital cameras are transforming the art and craft of filmmaking.

Featuring the cinematographers Steven Poster ASC and Philippe Ros AFC, Hyper Reality will look at the impact of 4k and 5Kkcameras on feature, television and commercials production, in terms of shot design, lighting, storage and dailies.

The on-set experiences of the two DOPs in terms of best practice and image results will be complimented by a Monday afternoon session devoted to the findings of the Image Control Assessment Series of camera assessments.

Sponsored by Lori McCreary, CEO of Revelations Entertainment, and combining input from the American Society of Cinematographers, the Producer’s Guild of America, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ICAS was set up to establish the characteristics of digital motion picture cameras (from Sony, Red, Arri and Canon) and their workflows within the Academy colour Encoding System (ACES).

Visitors will see real results in the areas of sharpness, low light sensitivity, exposure latitude, highlight and shadow detail, colour quality, skin tone reproduction, and compression and shutter artefacts. Two film stocks, scanned at 6k and down converted to 4k were the reference elements.

McCreary – also head of the Producers Guild of America technology committee and a member of the ASC technology committee – and David Stump ASC will present this session.
Spencer Stevens, executive VP and CTO at Sony Pictures Technologies, and London-based stereographer Matthew Smith, hope to push budget jumpy producers towards the holy grail of scripted comedy and drama.

Set for the Monday morning, this session will show that stereoscopic 3DTV shows and Indie movies can be produced within the constraints of contemporary 2D production schedules while barely adding to the shooting and finishing budgets. It all starts with the right kit and a trained crew, and accurate planning. – George Jarrett

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