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?Digital Synthesis Tech Symposium Announces Speaker Lineup

Symposium features compelling speakers and HD screenings (September 24, 2004)

Retuning to Santa Barbara, California for its biennial Tech Symposium, Digital Synthesis, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is presenting a compelling lineup of speakers and premiere screenings. Participants will venture from deep sea to deep space in special High Definition 3D screenings featuring NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratorys Journey to Mars and selections from James Camerons Aliens of the Deep as well as premiere screenings of HD programs by BBC and National Geographic/Sea Studios.

Slated for September 30-October 2, the three-day event is targeted specifically for media professionals interested in exploring the economic, logistical and creative dimensions of technological advances. Described by Festival Executive Director, Lisa Samford as ?a rich opportunity for independent filmmakers to access the latest--often prototype--technology available to create and distribute programs, the Symposium features a superior lineup of industry experts and tech pioneers in a series of in-depth panels and roundtable discussions.

This year's event will examine topics ranging from the complex issues of format origination and conversion to synthetic imaging, digital intermediate, digital cinema, distribution alternatives and HD-3D. The Symposium offers hands-on opportunities with the latest prototypes of digital and high definition equipment.

Confirmed speakers include:
Blaine Baggett (JPL), John Brooks (Arrow Productions), Dana Brown (Bron-Wa Pictures), Charles R. Caillouet, Jr. (Vision Unlimited/LA), Tom Campbell (Cambell HD Productions), Mark Chiolis (Thomson Grass Valley), Barry Clark (Mandalay Media Arts), John Coghill (Dalsa), Randall Dark (HD Vision Studios), Mike de Gruy (The Film Crew), Eric De Jong (JPL), Pierre de Lespinois, (Evergreen Films), John Ford (National Geographic Channel), Alastair Fothergill (BBC Natural History Unit), Ted Geier (Cinemuse), Fred Grossberg (Mill Reef High Def), Bill Hudson (Apple Computer), Masaru Ikeo (NHK), Ed Marsh (Earthship Productions), James Mathers (Digital Cinema Society), Jeff Merritt (Panasonic Broadcast), Yasuhiko Mikami (Sony), Greg Moyer (VOOM HD Originals Rainbow Media Holdings), Atsushi Murakami (NHK), Nolan Murdock (Panavision), Vince Pace (PaceHD Productions), Chris Palmer (Center for Environmental Filmmaking/American University), George Scheckel (QuVIS), Steve Schklair (Cobalt Entertainment), Steve Shannon (Akimbo), Mark Shelley (Sea Studios Foundation), Leon Silverman (LaserPacific Media Corporation and Eastman Kodak), Russell Sparkman (Fusion Spark Media), Kees van Oostrum (ASC), and Andrew Wight (Earthship Productions).

The event was specifically created to be a retreat noted for extensive opportunities for casual networking and informal discussions. Digital Synthesis focuses on practical and tangible demonstrations of the most exciting new technologies and market opportunities through immersive involvement in seminars, panel discussions, and meaningful hands-on experience. Complete program details are available at the following website:

About The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is, ?To encourage the production of natural history programming around the world by providing nonfiction filmmakers and broadcasters with an international film forum to conduct business, test new equipment, refine program production techniques and continue to seek new and more effective ways to promote awareness and sensitivity to wildlife and wildlife habitats.


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