There are still plenty of great things going on at the Santa Fe Film Festival, but one of special interest for those of us interested in emerging media and technology runs tomorrow from 9:15 - 10:45 AM:
ENTERING THE THIRD DIMENSION
3-D has come and gone, and come and gone again, several times since the 1952 release of BWANA DEVIL, the first color stereoscopic feature. Now a new wave of large-scale 3-D movies, ranging from Paramount's BEOWOLF to Disney's animated MEET THE ROBINSONS, has pundits wondering if the technology has finally made more permanent inroads with mainstream audiences. Can 3-D continue to coax folks out to theaters as opposed to watching movies on their laptops and cell phones? A panel of experts weighs in on the commercial and artistic prospects for 3-D, and discusses some of the emerging technological breakthroughs, including a new theater planned for Los Alamos where virtual reality will become the norm. Panelists include Bobby Pinkston, vice president of theater relations for Dolby, and Pete Rogina, president of WorldScape Inc. Pete Warzel, Senior Vice President for Strategic Development, Veriana Networks, Inc.
Pete Rogina, President and CEO, WorldScape, Inc.
Rod Fleck, Fellow for CE solutions, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc – AMD
Steve Stringer, Industrial Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratories
George Johnsen, Chief Animation and Technology Officer, Threshold Digital Research Labs
Moderator: Pete Warzel of Denver is a former president and CEO of United Artists Theater Circuit Inc. and past chairman of the National Association of Theatre Owners
9:15-10:45 AM Saturday, Dec. 1
Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail