Tuesday, August 24, 2004

HDTV Forum 2004

Challenges in HD Content Creation will follow the content programming session to address the unique challenges inherent in filming and production in HD. Panelists will discuss the changes occurring in the overall workflow of film production, how the advances in digital camera technology have affected cinematography, how the Hollywood entertainment industry views the rapid move to HD, and what the unique benefits are to moving towards HD and digital film production.

"It is very important to hear from the content creation community to understand how hard they are pushing the HD transition and if there are any remaining roadblocks," stated conference co-organizer, Chris Chinnock, president of Insight Media.

This panel session will be moderated by cinematographer and production engineer Derek Grover, who is the founder of Digital Hollywood Imaging, a company considered to be a driving force behind the transition of all major studios from film to high definition production for network programming.

Mr. Grover will be joined by HD visionary Randall Dark, president of HD Vision Studios and a 16-year HDTV production pioneer and veteran. Mr. Dark has been involved in over 800 HD projects including films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, corporate presentations, product launches, and live events and is considered an undisputed pioneer in the HDTV industry.

Joe Kane, CEO and video director, Joe Kane Productions also will join the discussion. Mr. Kane specializes in the science of electronic imaging and accurately reproducing video signals on all types of displays. Through his work as chair of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Working Group on Professional and
Studio Monitors, he helps bring organization and consistency to displaying pictures in the professional and broadcast world. He is currently finishing several versions of Digital Video Essentials, aimed at helping consumers with the transition to HDTV.