2018 is already shaping up to be a banner year for ACES development and adoption and this is further evidenced by ACES being widely featured at the influential HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Desert this year.
Look for ACES Project Chair Annie Chang (VP Creative Technologies, Universal Pictures) and ACES Vice-chair Joachim Zell (VP, Technology EFILM/Deluxe) and other leaders who are speaking in many of the sessions as well as other ACES conversations during the week. We encourage you to continue and extend these conversations here on ACESCentral so the rest of the industry and ACES community can benefit from your experience.
Tuesday - 11:15am
"Black Panther: Post Production and VFX Pipeline"
Mike Maloney, Image Pipeline Supervisor at Marvel Studios will present a session covering the color-managed workflow used on the blockbuster film Black Panther which utilized ACES and ASC CDLs.
Annie Chang will lead an update on current ACES activities, upcoming development efforts (“ACESNext”) and adoption successes. Joachim Zell will detail his findings on the 2nd ACES Pipeline Assessment Test and Dr. Wolfgang Ruppel (RheinMain University of Applied Sciences)
will outline the progress on the soon-to-be-published SMPTE IMF application specifying packaging of uncompressed ACES images (as specified in ST 2065-4).
Friday - 11:00am
"Virtual Cinematography and Storytelling Engines"
ACES Project Vice-chair Joachim Zell will join Ramy Katrib (Digital Film Tree) and Adam Myhill (Unity Technologies) to create a movie (in ACES) from the stage using the Unity Engine system.
Unity had 20 billion installs of Unity products in 2017 and has 6 million active monthly developers - all of whom now have ACES available to them.
Read the full program here: http://www.hollywoodprofessionalassociation.com/?page_id=156677