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9 September 2016
Ang Lee

IBC has long recognised that nothing offers the ‘wow factor’ like the movies. Each year, IBC’s technical team turns the RAI Auditorium into an absolute state-of-the-art cinema, ready to showcase the latest in stunning pictures and sound.

This year is a first for 4K high dynamic range and 4K high frame rate. A sincere IBC thank you to Dolby Laboratories for providing Dolby Vision 4K HDR laser projection and to Christie for providing Mirage 4K HFR laser projection; both of these systems are installed in parallel in the

IBC Big Screen this year in addition to the full QSC-powered Dolby Atmos immersive audio system.

The IBC Big Screen Experience is home to a number of conference sessions which need the full resources of installation, so you can see and experience what the experts are discussing. These sessions are unique and free to all IBC attendees.

In this afternoon’s opening session, starting at 16:30, Disney Research and Industrial Light and Magic talk about the art and science of motion capture and how it is leading towards ever-more lifelike photorealistic animation.

Over the coming days there are presentations on light field cameras, high dynamic range, extended colour gamut and more. Monday morning sees an unmissable keynote address from multi-award-winning director, Ang Lee, discussing his creative artistry and transformational vision of cinema.

The closing session on Monday afternoon poses the question ‘Digital Cinema 2.0: Where’s the return on investment?’.

The construction of the IBC Big Screen also allows IBC to offer two free movie screenings, on Saturday and Monday nights. These are always hugely popular, so look out for details and arrive early to be sure of your seat.

Finally, on Sunday night the Auditorium is the venue for the IBC Awards Ceremony. This lively evening congratulates some of the thought-leaders and innovators in our industry and matches it with some stunning entertainment.

This year it looks like the full resources of the IBC Big Screen will be called into use to make the Awards Ceremony particularly memorable.

Find out more at IBC.org/bigscreen

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