Broadcast Beat Magazine 2017 NAB Show NY/SMPTE Special Edition - Page 64

The first day of the technical conference will fea- ture the Fellows Luncheon, open exclusively to SMPTE Fellows and Life Fellows who have regis- tered for the event, as well as the SMPTE Annual General Membership Meeting and Oktoberfest Reception, both open to all attendees with confer- ence registration. On the second day, the Evening Reception will take place in the Ray Dolby Exhibit Hall. The SMPTE 2017 Annual Awards Gala on the third and final day of the conference will welcome registered guests on the red carpet and treat them to a reception and dinner honor- ing industry leaders. SMPTE 2017 will conclude with the Awards After-Party featuring the SMPTE Jam, which once again will feature a pickup band comprising a diverse group of SMPTE members playing popular hits — and possibly a few original pieces created for the occasion. Those wishing to participate in the SMPTE Jam may sign-up here: Andrew Shulkind will present the keynote for the technical conference. A co-founder of HeadcaseVR and sought-after expert on vir- tual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality (VR, AR, and MR) content capture and creation, Shulkind will share his experiences in developing and using the latest immersive media technolo- gies and techniques in his keynote, titled “The Immersive Future: Broaden Your Horizons.” Shulkind’s keynote will provide attendees with perspective on the impending media disruption, which promises exponential growth in everything from field-of-view to storage requirements, com- pression demands to distribution networks. The takeaway for attendees will be a clearer sense of what immersive content is, and what we can gain from shaping its successful implementation. Prior to co-founding HeadcaseVR in 2014, Shulkind worked in feature films and broadcast advertis- ing for clients such as Paramount, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, Apple, Adidas, AT&T, Budweiser, Google, Old Spice, and Samsung. He received the International Cinematographer’s Guild (ICG) Emerging Cinematographer Award in 2013, Studio Daily Prime Award in 2014, and Studio Daily Top 50 Award for Creativity and Innovation in 2016. With his move into VR, Shulkind leveraged his experience working with 3D images, miniatures, and visual effects (VFX) to design a 32K RAW, 64 • Broadcast Beat Magazine •