Wednesday, April 14, 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

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