The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore Cinematography in the Digital Age on Tuesday, May 24, at 8 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Hosted by Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor Bill Kroyer, the program will include onstage conversations with cinematographers and other filmmaking professionals on the challenges and opportunities brought by evolving technologies. A variety of motion picture formats and technologies will be discussed, including animation, motion capture and visual effects.
Presented by the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, the program’s participants will include Cinematography Branch governor John Bailey (Country Strong, 2010); Oscar®-winning cinematographers Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006) and Dean Semler (Dances With Wolves, 1990); Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, directors of the CG-animated feature How to Train Your Dragon (2010), who will discuss how cinematographer Roger Deakins helped create the look of the Oscar-nominated film; Science and Technology Council member Rob Hummel, who will explain the film and digital image capture processes; and digital intermediate colorist Adrian Seery. The program will also include recorded remarks from 2010’s Oscar winner for Cinematography, Wally Pfister (Inception).
For information go online at www.oscars.org.