Wednesday, September 11, 1:15 - 3:00 pm
IMAX Victoria in the Royal BC Museum
It's not just for technical geeks! This accessible session will include fascinating demos and discussions that are invaluable for all giant screen industry stakeholders, including theaters.
12.0 Live Mixing
Presenter: Tim Archer, Masters Digital
The best place to perform the final mix of a giant screen project is in the
best-sounding rooms. IMAX Victoria is one of those rooms. Having completed the
final mix of Great Bear Rainforest in the IMAX Victoria Theatre, Tim Archer of Masters Digital will
explain and demonstrate the process.
Beavers: How the Biggest Dam Movie
Got Bigger and the Stories It Holds for Filmmakers, Producers and Theaters
Moderator: Daniel Ferguson,
Presenter: Stephen Low, Director/Producer of Beavers, The Stephen Low Company
The biggest dam movie, Beavers,
just got bigger. Beavers has played for 30 years in Japan, and it just got a
digital facelift and three more minutes of footage in the director’s cut. So
just how did a film about Canadian beavers get sponsored by a power plant in
Japan in the first place? Why did Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones see it at
a private midnight screening? Why only eight minutes of narration? Learn about the
approach and design of the film and the technical aspects of how it has been
updated, including 12-channel sound. Come join a family of beavers in their
adventures and learn about the making of this classic. And if a film about
Canada’s national emblem isn’t Canadian enough for you, this will be a Canadian
premiere with an all-Canadian panel.
Giant Screen 3D: To
Capture Live or Convert Later?
Presenters: Michael Daut, Michael Daut Productions; Sean Phillips, MacLeod Enterprises
3D native vs. 2D conversion. This session will show scenes shot
natively in 3D from existing giant screen films and will convert these same
scenes from 2D to 3D to propose ideas about when it is best to shoot in 3D on
location and when it may be better to shoot in 2D and convert to 3D in post-production.
Dome Day Session
Friday, September 13, 2:00 - 2:15 pm
Science World British Columbia Omnimax Theatre
Turning the Dome Into a Time Machine
Presenter: Ryan Jackson, Full Circle
Imagine walking into a dome and virtually
traveling through time with just the spin of a wheel. Spin the wheel to the
right and time moves forwards. Spin to the left and time moves backwards. This
talk will discuss overcoming the technical and weather-related challenges in
capturing long-term, 360-degree time lapse footage, building a custom 12K
camera rig, programming and automatically stitching terabytes of data, and
making the projection space interactive with the Unity game engine.