Friday, April 16, 2021

GSCA Film Expo and Filmmaker Symposium to Bring Together Best of Giant Screen in One Location

Los Angeles, CA, USA — The GSCA Film Expo on March 7-8 will feature 9 new films, 25 films in production, 16 projects in development, trailers, and a demo of the IMAX immersive 12.0 sound system. The Filmmaker Symposium on March 9-10 will take attendees through the process of producing a giant Sscreen film—from development all the way through to distribution—with sessions, demos, and hands-on opportunities to learn more about the technology, techniques, and business practices that are unique to the format.

The AMC Universal CityWalk will be the host theater, and the Hilton Universal City is the official event hotel.

To register or for more information, visit: http://www.giantscreencinema.com/Events/2016-Film-Expo-Filmmaker-Symposium/Registration

Following is the schedule of events for the Film Expo and Filmmaker Symposium.  As with most conferences, the schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, March 5: Pre-Expo Day

Time Event Location
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registration and Information Hilton: Lobby

 

Sunday, March 6: Pre-Expo Day

Time Event Location
All Day Rehearsals
(Click here for rehearsal schedule updated Feb. 26. Subject to change.)
AMC IMAX Theater
8:00 am 24-hour rule begins 
8:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration and Information Hilton: Lobby
9:00 am – 11:30 am GSCA Board Meeting (breakfast served) Hilton: Sierra Suite
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Committee Meetings (snacks served):
• Marketing and Member Services
• Technical
• Professional Development
Hilton
• Mandarin A
• Sierra Suite
• Mandarin B
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Committee Meetings:
• Conference
• Lifelong Learning
Hilton
• Sierra Suite
• Mandarin B
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Alternative Content Special Interest Group Meeting* Hilton: Mandarin A
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Distributors Interest Group Meeting* Hilton: Mandarin B
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 3D Film Interest Group Meeting* Hilton: Sierra Suite

 

Monday, March 7: Film Expo Day 1

Time Event Location
Breakfast on your own
7:30 am Walk to theater
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration and Information AMC IMAX Theater
8:00 am – 8:45 am Welcome
IMAX 12.0 Sound Demo
AMC IMAX Theater
9:00 am – 9:30 am Film 1: Asteroid: Mission Extreme AMC IMAX Theater
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break AMC IMAX Theater
9:45 am – 10:45 am Film 2: National Parks Adventure AMC IMAX Theater
10:45 am – 11:15 am Projects in Development AMC IMAX Theater
11:15 am – 11:45 am Trailers AMC IMAX Theater
11:45 am – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Films in Production Session  AMC IMAX Theater
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Film 3: A Beautiful Planet AMC IMAX Theater
5:30 pm Dinner on your own

 

Tuesday, March 8: Film Expo Day 2

 Time Event Location
7:30 am – 9:30 am Registration and Information Hilton: Foyer A
8:00 am –  9:30 am GSCA Member Meeting and Brunch Hilton: Ballroom A
9:30 am Walk to theater
10:00 am – 5:30 pm Registration and Information AMC IMAX Theater
10:00 am – 11:00 am Film 4: Wild Africa AMC IMAX Theater
11:00 am – 11:45 am Film 5: Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D AMC IMAX Theater
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Film 6: The Search for Life in Space AMC IMAX Theater
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch on your own
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Film 7: The Secret Canyon AMC IMAX Theater
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Film 8: Space Next 3D AMC IMAX Theater
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Film 9: A Reef Reborn AMC IMAX Theater
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm GSCA Board Meeting Hilton Mandarin AB
Dinner on your own
12:00 am 24-Hour Rule Ends 

 

Wednesday, March 9: Filmmaker Symposium Day 1

Time Event Location
Breakfast on your own
7:30 am – 9:30 am Registration and Information AMC IMAX Theater
7:30 am – 8:00 am Walk to theater
8:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome: Setting the Stage for the Filmmaker Symposium

What Belongs on the Giant Screen?

AMC IMAX Theater
9:30 am – 10:00 am Walk to Universal Hilton Hotel
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration and Information Hilton: Foyer A
10:00 am – 11:30 am Development:
Economic Realities and Fundraising

  • The Giant Screen Economic Model
  • Quantifying What the Market Wants
  • Potential Film Funding Sources
  • The Real World of GS Film Financing
Hilton: Ballroom A
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Pre-Production: Giant screen producers and line producers will break down budgets for a range of giant screen films Hilton: Ballroom A
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch & Production Mini-Trade Show

  • Capture—Cameras
  • Workflow—Data Management
  • Sound
  • Visual Effects
Hilton: Ballroom B
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Storytelling: The Art of the Giant Screen

What makes storytelling on the giant screen unique? How do various GS filmmakers approach structure, stakes, character, flow of ideas and information. What works? What doesn’t?

Hilton: Ballroom A
6:00 pm Cocktails Hilton Courtyard

Thursday, March 10: Filmmaker Symposium Day 2

Time Event Location
Breakfast on your own
7:30 am – 8:00 am Walk to theater
8:00 am – 11:00 am Registration and information AMC IMAX Theater
8:00 am – 11:00 am Post-Production:

  • Capture: “Tomorrowland” Camera Comparison
  • Audio: Recording, Mixing, Sound Design:
    1. 12.0 Immersive Sound Demo and Presentation by Cory Mandel from Technicolor
    2. Brian Eimer, ImagesInSound; Tim Archer, Masters Digital
AMC IMAX Theater
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch, sponsored by Christie Hilton Pool
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Registration and Information Sheraton
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm High Frame Rate (Christie and Creat3) Sheraton East Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Postproduction: Deliverables
Sheraton East Ballroom
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Distribution and Marketing:
How is distributing and marketing for the GS unique? What terms can you expect from distributors? Film vs. digital? What is the role of educational materials?
Sheraton East Ballroom

*These special interest groups are privately held meetings and are by invitation only. Special interest groups are run and managed by GSCA members; however, they are not official GSCA groups.

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