Magazine article Screen International

AFI FEST Unveils Tech Showcase

Magazine article Screen International

AFI FEST Unveils Tech Showcase

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Top brass have announced the inaugural technology showcase State Of The Art - Innovation, Storytelling And Technology.

The three-day event will take place from November 10-12 and features presentations by Weta Digital and Technicolor.

Weta effects supervisor Dan Lemmon will preside over The Evolution Of Weta Digital on November 10. The session explores the company's 20-year history and has as its centerpiece a case study on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (pictured).One day later How To Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois and DreamWorks Animation chief technology officer Lincoln Wallen will showcase their new PrEMO tool built on the Apollo platform.Sponsor Dolby will give the welcome address and Technicolor sponsors a keynote address by its production services president Tim Sarnoff.The Dolby Institute is also behind a November 12 event entitled The Sound Of Imagined Worlds that looks at Dolby Atmos and features sound artists Erik Aadahl, Will Files and Skip Lievsay talking about Godzilla, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and Noah. …

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