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DGA to Host Digital Day 2013 July 27

The Directors Guild of America hosts Digital Day 2013 on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a one-day event comprised of panels, presentations, hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is hosting Digital Day 2013 on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.The one-day event is comprised of panels and presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits, followed by a Wrap Party and demo at CJ 4DPlex.

Presentations include:


VFX from Jersey Shore Shark Attack: Presented by: BenniQue Blasini, VFX Supervisor/Co-Owner, BFX Imageworks, Super Shark, Chupacabra Terror • Steven M. Blasini, VFX Supervisor/Co-Owner, BFX Imageworks, Ice Spiders, Fantastic Four • John Shepphird, Director, Chupacabra Terror, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

VFX from Machine Gun Preacher: Presented by: Marc Forster, Director, World War Z, Finding Neverland • Kevin Tod Haug, VFX Designer, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Quantum of Solace.

VFX from Iron Man 3: Presented by: Shane Black, Director, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Writer, Lethal Weapon • Erik Nash, VFX Supervisor, Digital Domain, Real Steel, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End • Chris Townsend, VFX Supervisor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Ninja Assassin.

New Advances in Creating CGI Actors:

Presented by: Dr. Paul Debevec, Associate Director, Graphics Research, USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

CG Characters from Man of Steel:

Presented by: John “DJ” DesJardin, VFX Supervisor, Sucker Punch, The Matrix Revolutions.


  • EXPERIENCEthe latest virtual staging techniques with live performers in CGenvironments. (Demo by The Third Floor and Knight Vision)
  • ENABLEvirtual production through real-time camera tracking and provide liveprevis of environments, set extensions, and CGI elements directlyin-camera while shooting. (Demo byNCAM)
  • CHANGEplacement, color, lighting, speed, and direction of 3D/2D objects withoutreshooting. (Demo by Pixel Magic)
  • SEE tips& tricks for using the DIT’s on-set image and color management toolsand the latest mobile DIT workstations to increase creativity, streamlineproduction and enhance communication. (Demo by ICG Local 600)
  • EXPLORE howto take Digital Intermediate technology beyond color, into real-time VFXincluding relighting, sky-replacement, advanced digital makeup and more.(Demo by Local Hero Post)
  • EDIT yourmovie on the road or on set with your iPad. (Demo by TouchEdit App)
  • NAVIGATEcamera shots with a new 3-axis, gyro-stabilized, handheld camera rig.(Demo byMōVI)
  • CONNECT withthe entertainment industry on a curated, media-based network. (Demoby  Busby)
  • TRY OUT thelatest cameras & technologies from ARRI, Blackmagic, Canon, Novo,RED and Sony.

Saturday, July 27 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Panels and Presentations 

Followed by Wrap Party and Demo at CJ 4DPlex Registration & Lobby Exhibits Open at 9:00 a.m.  DGA · 7920 Sunset Blvd. · Los Angeles, CA 90046

Registration Fee: $35 Includes continental breakfast and lunch at the DGA Following the Digital Day program at the DGA, CJ 4DPlex will host a Wrap Party and demonstrate their 4DX Immersive Cinema Experience at their screening facility on Hollywood Blvd.

Click here to download a registration form

Please note that programming is subject to change. For more information, visit

Source: Directors Guild of America

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