October 16, 2008 (Burbank, CA) HD EXPO returns to its Burbank roots for the second year in a row with two full days of world-class panels, exhibitions and education on October 29-30, 2008. Over the course of the two day event, HD EXPO will present panels featuring the world’s leading 3D experts, view 3D screenings, and listen and interact with panels featuring top, award winning editors and cinematographers. HD EXPO’s exhibition, which includes a sold out trade show floor, will present a number of new products, key manufacturers and technology companies.
Wednesday, October 29th kicks off a start-to-finish RED workflow demonstration featuring RED’s Leader of the Rebellion, Ted Schilowitz, and a full line up of RED’s technology collaborators. American Cinema Editors presents “See What’s Coming – Meet the Editors of The Hottest New and Upcoming Releases” featuring a lineup of editors credited with the hottest recent and upcoming features, including “Twilight,” “The Secret History of Bees,” “Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist,” “Changeling” and “Righteous Kill.” Editors Joel Cox, ACE, Nancy Richardson, ACE, Myron Kerstein, ACE, Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE and Paul Hirsch, ACE talk about the impact of technological tools on the Art of Editing with Carolyn Giardina from The Hollywood Reporter. Wednesday ends with a cocktail party and networking event open to attendees, panelists, and exhibitors.
In 2007, HD EXPO launched a successful 3D Day, where presentations of groundbreaking technology and content unfolded to standing room only audiences. HD EXPO’s Second Annual 3D Day returns for a state of the art and beyond lineup of panels including “Myth Busting 3D: Stop the Myths. Hear the Truth,” which will be moderated by Vince Pace and feature key players in the rollout of this compelling “new” format. “Myth Busting 3D” will analyze a number of key projects that have or will be released shortly, including; “Avatar,” “Final Destination IV” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth” with the filmmakers and experts who made them. Attendees will be taken to the edge of their seats for “3D Sports: A Win for Fans. A Win for Entertainment. A Win for Revenue,” in a game-changing discussion with key sporting organizations including the NFL, NBA, WWF, and moderator Pace, who shot the groundbreaking presentation of the NBA playoffs in 2006. Doug Bankston, contributing editor of American Cinematographer, will be conversing with Peter Anderson, ASC, during “American Cinematographer One-On-One Conversation: The Cinematographer and 3D.” 3D day will feature 3D screenings during and after the panels.
HD EXPO will present an entire spectrum of educational offerings during the two day event including free intensives from Panasonic, BandPro, Sony, and Adobe. Prior to the expo, three highly regarded professional workshops will be presented; The P2 Camp, VariCamp, and making its west coast debut after a highly successful New York premier is the Lighting Filter and Gels for HD workshop; presenting in-depth, expert training for cinematographers and other production staff.
“Kristin Petrovich, CEO of HD EXPO stated, “These two days present really valuable information and a great opportunity for our attendees to dig deep into the resources, network, and experts to prepare for what’s next. 3D Day, on its own, offers some of the most insightful and important information about this game-changing technological and creative development that you can find anywhere. The Pace 3D Production vehicle, which will be on site during both days of HD EXPO, is the first of it’s kind in the world, and our attendees can see it in action, probably one of the only times that’s an option. This is our 8th year in Los Angeles, and our panelists, presenters, exhibitors are presenting some of the most compelling information and technology we’ve ever seen.”
For further information about panels, education or exhibition at HD EXPO, visit hdexpo.net, or call 818.842.6611.
About HD EXPO
HD EXPO creates venues where entertainment technology and creative vision converge. In its eighth season, HD EXPO is dedicated to promoting the adoption and growth of entertainment technology for content creators by building a community of experts and users through shared knowledge, information and education. In addition to annual March and November expositions in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, HD EXPO produces workshops and training internationally and an online resource of education and streaming content.