Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Preliminary Schedule Announced for IMERSA Summit 2014

Keynote presenter Donna Cox
Keynote presenter Donna Cox

Venues: SIE Film Center, Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), Holiday Inn hotel and Fiske Planetarium

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Professional Development sessions, March 6-7 (Thurs-Fri)

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Venues: SIE film center & DMNS

Professional Development session chairs: Michael Daut of Evans & Sutherland (photo at right) and Mike Murray of Clark Planetarium

Tools & Techniques – Thurs March 6
Overview of the production tools available for fulldome and immersive media. Exploration of some techniques used to apply these tools in filmmaking.

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome, coffee and registration
  • 9:00 -10:00 am The Tools of Pre-rendered Fulldome Production
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Harnessing the Power of Real-time Production
  • 11:00 am – Noon Breaking the CGI barrier with DSLR
  • 12:00 noon -1:00 pm Lunch break
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Live Action Photography for Fulldome
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Skip Final Cut and use your AfterEffects tools instead
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm Maya/3D Max/Blender/Softimage Workshop
  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Dinner on your own / shuttle to DMNS
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm Storage and Render Farm Issues: Data Management and Archiving
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Importance of Audio and Audio Production
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm Screening: selected clips that summarize the day’s discussions
  • Shuttles to Hotel

Professional Development Session Co-chair Michael Daut and Lifetime Award Recipient Jeri Panek of E&S
Professional Development Session Co-chair Michael Daut and Lifetime Award Recipient Jeri Panek of E&S

Case Studies – Friday March 7

  • 8:30 am coffee and registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am Live Action Shooting for Green Screen Compositing: Dinosaurs at Dusk
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Storytelling for Fulldome: Dream to Fly
  • 11:00 am – Noon Managing Workflow for 4K, 8K and beyond: To Space and Back
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm From Giant Screen Film to Digital Fulldome: Flight of the Butterflies
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Fulldome Stereography – Best Practices Panel
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm Directing Animation: The Life of Trees
  • 3:30 – 4:30 Break; shuttle to DMNS

Summit kickoff – Friday evening

  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Panel discussion – Lessons learned from award winning producers
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm IMERSA Fulldome highlights reel – the aesthetics and language of fulldome
  • 6:00 pm Keynote address: The art of scientific visualization – Donna Cox
  • 6:30 – 8:30 Opening Reception Dinner with welcome remarks from Ian McLennan, and acknowledgments
  • 8:30-9:00 Screening: Dream to Fly
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Screening: Dinosaurs at Dusk
  • 9:30 LIVE Demos / dessert bar and coffee

Summit conference day 1 – Saturday, March 8

Principal organizers for Sat-Sun conference days: Dan Neafus & Judith Rubin

  • 8:30 am Coffee and registration
  • 9:00 am Welcome to IMERSA!
  • 10:00 am Convergence roundtable with Paul Fraser
  • 11:00 am Research Bites: Industry Data Snapshots
  • 12:00 noon lunch
  • 1:00 pm The fulldome theater as a community space: Brian Wirthlin, Ian McLennan and others
  • 2:00 pm International Innovators forum, produced by Ed Lantz, Ethan Bach & Markus Beyr
  • 4:00 pm Short films and trailers
  • 6:00 pm Reception
  • 6:30 pm Banquet – Lifetime achievement honors to Jeri Panek
  • 8:00 pm Screening: To Space and Back
  • 8:30 pm Screening: Flight of the Butterflies
  • 9:15 pm Screening: MUSICA
  • 9:45 pm Screening: short films
  • 10:00 shuttles to Hotel

Summit conference day 2 – Sunday, March 9

  • 8:30 am -1:00 pm Marketplace and Brunch
  • 10:00 am Facility budget workshop with Ian McLennan and Mike Murray
  • 11:00 am IMERSA Dome Standards update
  • 1:00 Virtual realities and game changers – session producer, Patrick McPike of Adler Planetarium (photo at right)
  • 2:00 Great Storytelling in the immersive space – session producer, Patrick McPike
  • 3:30 Future Immersion, future opportunities
  • 5:30 trip to Fiske Planetarium
  • Dinner, demos and 8K discussion at Fiske
Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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