Van Helsing Case Study Highlights NAB Digital Cinema Summit
Brian McKernan, editor/associate publisher; Digital Cinema Magazine; New York City
Anton Linecker, technical operations supervisor; Technicolor Creative Services; Hollywood
CASE STUDY 2 - Digital Restoration of Classic Films (2:15 pm - 3:00 pm)
Rob Hummel: sr vp, Production Technologies, Warner Bros. Studios
Jan Yarbrough: technical director, Warner Bros. Video Operations
DIGITAL MASTERING FOR FILM & DIGITAL CINEMA RELEASE (3:00 pm - 3:45 pm)
Once filmmakers discover digital mastering's creative possibilities, they rarely return to photochemical color timing. At the same time, commercials and music video filmmakers who move into features are demanding the capabilities to which they are accustomed. Will digital mastering become the norm? What issues need to be solved (cost, speed, technology) to make this possible?
Moderator: Debra Kaufman: West Coast editor, FILM & VIDEO MAGAZINE
Stephen Nakamura, sr digital film colorist; Technicolor Digital
Steve Scott, digital intermediate colorist
Dave Bancroft, manager, Advanced Technology; Thomson Broadcast and Media
Solutions; Reading, U.K.
Rob Hummel, svp, Production Technologies, Warner Bros.
Lou Levinson, colorist, Post Logic Studios, Los Angeles
DIGITAL ARCHIVING (3:45 pm - 4:30 pm)
As digital filmmaking increases, the issue of how and what to archive can no longer be ignored. How can the data from a digital camera - the equivalent of original camera negative - be archived with absolute assurance that it can be retrieved and read decades from now? The same concern exists for all elements used to create the final digital master.
Moderator: Milt Shefter, president; AMIA (Assn. of Moving Image Archivists)
Laurin Herr, president, Pacific Interface; Oakland, California
Ms. Patty Gray, vp-Product Development; eTreppid, Reno, NV
Grover Crisp:, vp., Asset Management and Film Preservation; Sony Pictures Ent., Culver City, Calif.
WRAP-UP: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (4:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Moderator: Charles S. Swartz, exec director/ceo, Entertainment Technology Center at USC
Information about the Digital Cinema Summit is at www.nab.org/conventions/nab2004/dcs.asp.