Thursday, March 30th, 2017

December 2015 – Fathom Events in continuation of bringing out live performance and classic entertainment brought the Lincoln Center performance events to big screen. In time for the holidays, they presented the New York City Ballet performing George Balanchine’s adaptation of The Nutcracker. Performed on the massive stage at Lincoln Center, the event featured a [...]

March 17, 2015, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Don Levy from Smith Brook Farm Consulting looked at the intersection of art and science. The ease in creating new types of images is enabling the emergence of a new type of mind. There is actually little difference between art and science. Both start with the observation [...]

July 2014 – At Comic-Con San Diego the focus was on new movies and TV shows in addition to the comics. The big noise on the street was for Sharknado 2 – the Second One. This unexpected trend setter for second screen interaction amongst TV shows was making a big presence with people on the [...]

June 17, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—A panel addressed the changes in movie making, sports, and games due to new underlying technologies. Chris Bregler from NY University and Industrial Light and Magic moderated the panel, with members Marv White from ESPN, Kim Libreri from Lucas Film, and Erik Johnson [...]

February 5, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Lenny Lipton from Leonardo IP moderated a panel on 3-D in entertainment. Panelists included David Cohen from Variety Media, Barry Sandrew from Legend Films, and Chris Ward from Lightspeed Design. Stereo cinema is at an inflection point and is doing well for the distributors and studios, but is [...]

February 3, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Harry Matthias from San Jose State University talked about mythologies and their effect on digital cinema. This summer, there will be no more film deliveries to theaters, and all projected films will be digital. Standards from SMPTE and ISO exist to define all facets of these movies from [...]

For the people in industry, Stan Winston was an icon and legend of visual effects. For over 30 years, Stan Winston and his team of artists and technicians had been creating characters, creatures and monsters for the silver screen, from The Terminator and the extraterrestrial monsters of Alien, to the amazing dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. [...]

 July 20, 2011 – San Diego, CA – At the ICV2 Comics, Media and Digital Conference, two back-to-back sessions were held to discuss the business and issues associated with the transition of comics and graphics novels to other forms of media. The two sessions were covering the topic of Selling Comics in Hollywood, and Digital [...]