White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

The Society of Movie and Tv Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and innovation industries, today revealed that the 2014 NAB Reveals Technology Top on Cinema: The Future of Activity Imaging and Sound (TSC), produced in partnership with SMPTE, will provide an in-depth global view of the present state and future of filmmaking development.

. As the innovation that drives the motion-imaging industry develops, SMPTEs function as a standards developer puts it squarely in the midst of the most current developments, stated Pat Griffis, education vice head of state at SMPTE. Area on the Societys special function in the market, the TSC offers NAB Program attendees a remarkable chance to learn through the leading-edge creatives, engineers, and technologists who are forming the road ahead.

. Over the weekend of April 5-6, the 2014 TSC at NAB Program will bring together an unique cross-section of the most experienced, visionary, and ingenious engineering and innovative minds to talk about leading-edge innovations and concerns that will specify the next generation of the movie-going experience.

. The very first day will include presentations and a question-and-answer session on the human vision system and the potential impact of improved movement images, followed by the discussion of case studies documenting cutting edge workflows for TELEVISION and motion-picture postproduction.

. Chris Cookson, who has actually served in senior innovation executive functions at Sony Pictures and Detector Bros. and is commonly thought about a technical visionary in the market, will take a look ahead with his TSC keynote, Cinema: Act 2, The Future. This discussion will continue through a succeeding roundtable discussion moderated by Michael Karagosian and will consist of Matt Cowan, primary engineer, Entertainment Innovation Consultants; Rob Hummel, president, Group 47; and Howard Lukk, vice head of state of manufacturing innovation at The Walt Disney Studios.

. From Electronic camera to Consumer the New Post Production will take a look at both a film and a TV workflow to understand the effect of the new world of postproduction. Panelists will consist of Michael Cioni, CEO at Light Iron; Phil Squyres, senior vice head of state of technical operations at Sony Pictures Tv; and Leon Silverman, general manager, Digital Studio, at The Walt Disney Studios.

. Presentations on the production and implementation of brand-new SMPTE standards, consisting of the Interoperable Mastering Format (IMF) requirement, will be followed by a summary and live demo of the laser-illuminated projector innovation now being deployed in movie theater installations.

. On day 2 of the TSC, sessions will concentrate on distributive imagination in the post environment; on exactly how new technologies are being used to improve storytelling; and on capturing and producing a high dynamic variety (HDR) cinema experience. In the latter session, speakers, consisting of the creative team from the brief Telescope, will talk about the visual improvements possible with extended dynamic range, as well as their effect on the innovative process.

. The TSC will showcase a session on Gravity, which earned seven Oscar awards, consisting of finest visual effects, sound editing, and cinematography. Taking part in the session will be Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Chivo Lubezki; Harry Bardak, CG sequence manager for Gravity; and Steven J. Scott, senior supervising digital colorist. They will be signed up with by moderator David Cohen of Variety magazine.

. A second-screen panel hosted by Disneys Annie Chang will feature an interactive appearance at the Disney Second Display Live: The Problem Prior to Christmas iPad app created to enhance the viewing experience on the major screen. (The iPad v5.1+ app is available on iTunes.) A two-part Searching in the Crystal Ball session will cap off the conference. Session leaders will initially examine the introduction of an incorporated experience of sound and image, and then supply an enticing peek into how films could be photographed and shown utilizing brand-new methods that appear wonderful by todays standards.

. Added details and registration for the TSC are readily available online at More details about SMPTE is offered online at


# # # . About the Society of Activity Photo and Tv Engineers (SMPTE) . The Oscar and Emmy Award-winning Society of Movement Picture and Tv Engineers (SMPTE), a professional membership association, is the renowned leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem worldwide. A worldwide acknowledged and recognized company, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering throughout the communications, technology, media, and entertainment markets. Given that its founding in 1916, SMPTE has actually published the SMPTE Activity Imaging Journal and established even more than 650 requirements, recommended practices, and engineering standards. The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members motion-imaging executives, engineers, innovative and innovation specialists, analysts, scientists, teachers, and students who fulfill in Sections throughout the world. Info on joining SMPTE is offered at . All hallmarks appearing herein are the home of their respective owners. . . . .

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Local Media Association and BIA/Kelseys Digital Agency Summit to Showcase Best Practices of Digital Agencies Owned by Local Media Companies

Chantilly, VA and Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) October 16, 2013

Neighborhood Media Association and BIA/Kelsey are gathering leading digital media and marketing leaders at The Digital Firm Top, Nov. 6-7, in Chicago, to analyze the most current business models, technological developments and adoption trends in digital firm solutions for little and medium-sized local media companies. The program will focus on the very best practices that are changing how regional media business utilize digital companies.

. Featured speakers consist of: .
. Rick Ducey, Managing Director, BIA/Kelsey . Jed Williams, VP, Consulting and Elder Analyst, BIA/Kelsey . Mark Poss, Red Wing Publishing/Big Fish Digital . Emily Walsh, Observer Digital Media . Will Scott, CEO, Search Influence . Gregg Walls, Vice President, Reseller Channel, LocalEdge . Peter Newton, President, GateHouse Ventures/Propel Advertising . Amie Stein, Director of Training & & Development, Local Media Association . Garrett McClure, National VP of Affiliate Partnerships, Centro . Shannon Kinney, Creator, Client Success Policeman, Dream Neighborhood Digital . Brendan King, CEO, VendAsta . Chris Marentis, CEO, Surefire Social . Steve Weaver, CEO, Growth Weaver . Trevor Sumner, President, LocalVox . Ruth Presslaff, Founder, Presslaff Interactive Revenue

The next twelve to eighteen months will determine the digital agency chance, and the duty local media and commerce gamers will have in it, stated Rick Ducey, handling director for BIA/Kelsey. Advertisers want to handle less sales representatives while likewise having access to effective cross-platform and incorporated options for their campaigns. This conference is incredibly timely, and we are excited to be producing it with LMA.

. Digital firms are producing brand-new and profitable revenue streams for neighborhood media business of all sizes, said Nancy Lane, head of state, Neighborhood Media Organization. This two-day summit will offer important programming on the best opportunity locations and consist of analysis of emerging opportunities like native marketing and blog post advertising. Anyone who runs a digital agency or is considering it will want to attend this one-of-a-kind event. We are also delighted to have BIA/Kelsey as our partner this year.

. Digital Firm Top session highlights include:

. Digital Company Outlook for 2014 . Video Advertising – Financially rewarding Item Providing . Targeting Franchise business . Native Advertising – A Hot New Trend . Case Studies: Staffing, Structure, Training & & Measuring Results . BIA/Kelsey Projections for Digital Firm Categories for 2014 and Beyond . Using an Inside Sales Group to Offer Lower Price Point Plans . Roundtables: Monetizing Social, Tripling Your Search Profits and Even more . Why Employment Ought to Be Part of Your Digital Firm Offerings . Leverage LinkedIn, Twitter and Even more . Centro Affiliate Program for Digital Agencies

Event sponsors consist of PaperG and Affinity Express.

. For more details about the Digital Agency Top, consisting of the complete agenda and list of speakers, go to

. About BIA/Kelsey . BIA/Kelsey advises business in the regional media space with consulting and assessment services, research and forecasts, Custom Advisory Services and conferences. Because 1983 BIA/Kelsey has actually been a resource to the media, mobile marketing, telecoms, Telephone directory and electronic directory markets, along with to government firms, law companies and investment business looking to understand trends and income drivers. BIA/Kelseys yearly conferences draw executives from throughout markets seeking specialist guidance on how business are discovering cutting-edge ways to grow. Additional info is offered at, on the companys Neighborhood Media Watch blog, Twitter ( and Facebook (

. About Neighborhood Media Association . Regional Media Association is a successful and ingenious association that serves more than 2,200 papers and their relevant digital items in the UNITED STATE and Canada. LMA assists neighborhood media companies with the digital transition by means of sophisticated programs, conferences, webinars, study and even more. LMA also provides 2 programs to the entire local media market: the Sales Certification Program and Google Ad-Words Accreditation Training. In addition, the LMAs Local Media Advancement Partnership provides regular monthly case studies on arising trends, brand-new business models and digital income development. Additional information is offered at . . .

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