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Ang Lee to discuss Billy Lynn

For two decades, Ang Lee has mesmerised cinema audiences thanks to ground-breaking, beautiful examples of cinematic art. From his extraordinary fantasy of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to the drama of Brokeback Mountain, and history-telling visual beauty of Life of Pi, Ang Lee has shown the world what a talent he is.

Later this year will see the release of Lee’s next work, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which has used a revolutionary new cinematographic technique that not only unlocks a new level of emotional connection with the on-screen characters but offers greater control when it comes to preserving artistic integrity over the increasing range of delivery formats both within cinema and to the wider electronic entertainment market.

Lee will explain why he has used 120 frames/second, the highest-ever used for a ‘conventional’ movie for Billy Lynn. The film is due for release this coming November. Already it is generating a massive degree of interest – and there’s plenty of positive Oscar talk associated with the movie, not least because the shoot was in 3D and it uses ground-breaking ultra-high frame rates.

IBC’s delegates – and entry to the session is free – will no doubt hear about the challenges, both in terms of production headaches as well as the complexities during post production on what is already
a significant talking point among movie-fans.

Following on from Ang Lee’s Keynote he will join moderator Julian Pinn in a panel discussion (11:00-12:00) with Ben Gervais (technical supervisor on the Billy Lynn movie) and Tim Squyres, the film’s editor.