|At the Thursday, May 14 meeting...
An Evening with SMPTE Fellow Mark Schubin
Where Are We Going and How Did We Get Here?
We've sort of made it into the era of digital cinema and HDTV. What's next? 4K? 8K? higher frame rate? higher dynamic range? wider color gamut? more immersive sound? direct brain stimulation? Will we still need lenses? How about cameras? Will this list of questions ever end? As just one example, Mark promises to show pictures from flying cameras that don't fly (or even exist). He also promises to explain why more contrast demands more frames per second. Ask him anything you want.
Then we take a break before learning the extraordinary history of the technology of motion pictures and television. Did you know that the first live video images and the first projected photographic motion pictures were both in the same year, and that year was 1879? That horizontal scanning lines, pixels, and transmitter/receiver synchronization was patented in 1843? That photographic motion pictures were patented in 1852 (and were stereoscopic)? If that's not enough, Mark promises to show some older moving images -- much older. Much, much, much older.
What more can we say about Mark Schubin?
Multiple-Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Fellow Mark Schubin, who among his many other credits is the Engineer-in-Charge of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and PBS’s Great Performances--has been working in television since 1967, writing about it since 1972, and chairing the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Tech Retreat program since 1997. Schubin was also the Engineer-in Charge of the iconic PBS children’s program Sesame Street from 1981 till 2009. He has shot for the Rolling Stones, lit Luciano Pavarotti, mixed Stevie Wonder and hooked up the TV in Eric Clapton's bedroom.
His blog, http://schubincafe.com, is archived by the Library of Congress. He once lent Meg Ryan a dinosaur and another time was sandwiched between Helen Hunt and Kyra Sedgwick. He is a contributor to The Coward's Almanack and is Minister of Information of the provisional government-in-exile of Redonda. The New Yorker's James Lardner wrote of Schubin that "he has the spectacularly rare ability to make technical matters clear to a non technical person." Graham Binns of London's Rediffusion Group said in the European publication Intermedia, "He has a complete mastery of the technical background to video. He rattles off data and ideas with fluency and with wit." Director Robert Altman said of him, "We have our quiet fun together."
This meeting is being held in in conjunction with...
The 25th Annual Pro Video Show sponsored by the Integrated Solutions Group division of The Camera Company, Inc.. The evening meeting and the preceding industry trade show that runs from 9-6 at the Dedham (MA) Holiday Inn, will cover the latest developments in broadcast and professional video technology--including a look at many new products recently introduced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Free seminars and exhibits by manufacturers will go on throughout the day.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Doors open at 6:00pm
Presentation at 6:30pm
Dedham Holiday Inn
55 Ariadne Road
The Dedham Holiday Inn is at the junction of Routes 128/I-95 and U.S. Route 1: On the South Shore...
For more information, please contact Marty Feldman at Integrated Solutions Group division of The Camera Company, Inc. or email@example.com.