SMPTE symposium highlights 3-D

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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will open its annual Technical Conference & Exhibition with a pre-conference symposium on stereoscopic 3-D production, which is scheduled for Oct. 23, and sponsored by Sony and Texas Instruments.

The event was developed to explore the core technologies, applications, and challenges of 3-D and provide a roadmap for 3-D deployment. Speakers on the 3-D session include: Jason Goodman, president, 21st Century 3D; Rob Engle, stereographer/digital effects supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks; Buzz Hays, senior VFX producer, Imageworks; Phil McNally, stereoscopic supervisor, DreamWorks Animation; Jim Mainard, head of production development, DreamWorks Animation; and Chuck Comisky, 3-D visual effects specialist, Lightstorm Prods. Representatives from Real D, 3ality Digital Systems, Dolby Laboratories, In-Three, Insight Media, Lightspeed Design Group, MKPE Consulting, Pace, and Quantel, are also scheduled participants.

The SMPTE conference will be held Oct. 24-27 in Brooklyn.
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