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Zoradi and Lussier to Keynote NAB Digital Cinema Summit –
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The 2009 Digital Cinema Summit, produced by SMPTE and the Entertainment Technology Center at USC, will focus on the theme "3D: Lens to Living Room". Leading producers, cinematographers and technologists will review the entire 3D path from acquisition, through post production, distribution and display. Leading engineers will explain and demonstrate the various techniques used for packaging and distributing compressed 3D images for satellite, over-the-air, IP download and package media, such as Blu-ray Discs.
Saturday, April 18 Keynote: Patrick Lussier, Director, Editor
The 3-D version of My Bloody Valentine, the widest theatrical 3-D film release to date, was responsible for 71% of the total box office for the movie. Setting a new record for 3-D, the 3-D screens outperformed 2-D screens 6:1 in the opening week. The film's director, Patrick Lussier, will join us to pull back the curtain on the making of the 3-D version of the film, including several sequences that broke traditional "rules" of 3-D and set a new standard for live action 3-D. Lussier also recently edited Lionsgate's horror film The Eye and also acted as a visual consultant on the film. He directed and edited White Noise: The Light (aka White Noise 2). Lussier also directed and co-wrote the vampire trilogy Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000, Dracula II: Ascension and Dracula III: Legacy.
Sunday, April 19 Keynote: Mark Zoradi, President, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Mark Zoradi's 29-year career at Disney has spanned the television, home entertainment and film businesses. As president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, Zoradi oversees the worldwide distribution and marketing of all Walt Disney Studios films including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, and Touchstone Pictures. The Studio's 2009 release schedule includes ambitious and entertaining new animated titles from Pixar (Up in Disney Digital 3-D, and the 3-D debut of the original Toy Story) and Disney (The Princess and the Frog), along with such family-oriented live-action films as Race to Witch Mountain, G-Force, Old Dogs, and the groundbreaking Disney Digital 3-D holiday release of Disney's A Christmas Carol.
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