SMPTE Student Professional Development Conference
Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will hold the inaugural Student Professional Development Conference on the campus of Woodbury University on Saturday October 22 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event will take place in the Malburg Atrium of the Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium in Woodbury's School of Business building. The event is free and open to the general public. Plenty of free parking is available and refreshments will be served. You may download a copy of the Program Guide HERE.
|9:30 - 10:00 a.m.||RECEPTION - Coffee and Pastries will be served|
|9:45 - 10:00 a.m.||WELCOME and introduction of guests/format|
|10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||OPEN TABLE DISCUSSIONS|
|Chris Stover - Head of Layout for "Turbo", Dreamworks Animation||Animation Production and Technology|
George Aluzzi - Director of Technology and Engineering, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging
Jan Yarbrough - Technical Director/Colorist, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging
|Leon Silverman - General Manager, Digital Studio, The Walt Disney Studios||Post Production and Finishing|
|Annie Chang - Advanced Technology, The Walt Disney Studios||Live-Action Production and Technology|
Curtis Clark, ASC - Chair, ASC Technology Committee
|New Camera Technology/Cinematography|
|Steven Williams - Vice President, Administration,Sound Services - Universal Studios Sound Department||Sound and Audio Engineering|
|Ray Scalice - VP and GM Pixel Magic||Visual Effects|
Manny Francisco -Technology Manager, Dreamworks Animation
Frank Gallego - Motion Capture Manager, DreamWorks Animation
|Motion Capture and Pre-Visualization|
|Tony Rastatter - Supervising Editor, Warner Bros.||Editorial|
Steven Anastasi - VP Media Archives, Warner Bros.
|Digital Intermediate and Film Archival|
Clay Speicher - Senior Systems Manager, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging
|Wendy Aylsworth - SVP Technology, Warner Bros./EVP-SMPTE||Digital Cinema and Distribution|
|Chris Henderson - Lead Digital Media Specialist, Global Digital Media Exchange||DVD/Blu-Ray Authoring|
|Jeffrey Stansfield - President Advanced Video Systems||Asset Management|
|Mark Arana - Director, Advanced Technology, The Walt Disney Studios||Content Protection Technology|
|1:00 - 1:30 p.m.||Wrap-up|
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Clean-Up|
When & Where
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - Hollywood Section
SMPTE was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, SMPTE publishes ANSI-approved Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the highly regarded SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE holds conferences and local Section meetings to bring people and ideas together, allowing for useful interaction and information exchange.
SMPTE works toward its goal by:
1) Developing industry standards,
2) Enhancing education through seminars, exhibitions, and conferences,
3) Communicating the latest developments in technology; and,
4) Promoting networking and interaction.
The H-SMPTE Student Professional Development Conference is an outreach networking event designed to introduce the local student community to SMPTE and the opportunities that exist in imaging technology research, standards and practices.