Scores of colorists, cinematographers and other industry professionals turned out in late May for two-day event focused on HDR, co-hosted by the Australian Cinematographer’s Society and the Colorist Society’s Australia/New Zealand Chapter. Held at ACS headquarters in North Sydney, “HDR: Shoot to Screen Weekend” featured a series of insightful panel discussions and technical presentations on best practices for working in HDR throughout the production cycle.
Presenters included representatives from monitor manufacturer EIZO, workflow specialist the Rebel Fleet and technology supplier Mojo Media Solutions. Ben Allan, ASC/CSI; Warren Eagles, CSI; Marcus Smith, CSI; and Adam Eden, CSI discussed the varying ways HDR impacts cinematographers and colorists. Andrew Smith, Senior Post Production Representative from Amazon Studios, talked about the streaming service’s requirements for HDR delivery.
Other sessions covered HDR applications for creating film effects, measuring brightness and producing LUTs. Yanni Kronenberg won the quiz, picking up Dolby Vision training as his prize. Several other attendees won training sessions for Resolve and HDR.
“It was a fantastic weekend,” says Eagles. “We had great numbers, excellent questions and wonderful interactions with friends and colleagues. Ben Allan and I were stoked with the whole weekend!”
Sponsors include Amazon Prime Video, the Rebel Fleet, EIZO, Blue Post, Mojo Media Solutions and fxphd. Videos of the sessions will be made available in coming months.