‘The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) is currently undergoing industry-wide production trials by the major Hollywood studios.’
The Dutch Association of Film and TV professionals (NBF) organizes in cooperation with The Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences from Los Angeles an international oriented and unique seminar about the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) on Tuesday October 1st.
During this seminar, for all film and television professionals, internationally renowned speaker Jim Houston (Chair of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’s Image Interchange Framework committee, US) will tell us more about the need and necessity of an standardized approach for the international and Dutch film and TV sector. Also, John Quartel (UK, Scientific & Technical Academy Award winning color-scientist) will make a contribution to the seminar.
Jim Houston: principal of Starwatcher Digital, consults on digital production for motion pictures and television. He is chair of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’s Image Interchange Framework committee, a project of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, and is active in standards development for digital cinema, ACES/IIF, metadata, and future display systems. Previously, he was Vice President of Technology and Engineering for Sony Pictures where he designed and built the 4K post production facility, Colorworks, and was Producer for the new Sony F65 motion picture camera “Sample Reel”. He has received two Academy Science and Engineering awards and previously developed digital production facilities for animation, visual effects, and post-production at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Pacific Ocean Post, Mainframe Entertainment, Pacific Title & Art Studio, and Postworks L.A.”
What is ACES?
The Academy Color Encoding System is a set of components that facilitates a wide range of motion picture workflows while eliminating the ambiguity of today’s file formats. It is a standardized approach, it is the new way of handling color while shooting, creating, viewing and processing digital movie files. ACES guarantees filmmakers that, even when different production methods have been used, the colorspace will be constant. ACES is already used in leading film industries all over the world, so this is the opportunity for professionals to get familiar with this workflow-architecture.
Click here to read more about ACES on The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences website.
This seminar is interesting for all film and television makers: producers, executive & line producers, directors, camera operators, camera assistants, data handlers, editors, visual effects supervisors and color graders.
Getting to know ACES related products
To get a better understanding of what ACES will mean for your workflow, there will be shown different products that are ready to work with ACES. This will provide an opportunity to get to know the latest technologies and software of leading parties in the film and television industry.
14:00 – 14:30 – Start Afternoon session, opportunity to get to know ACES related products
14:30 – 17:00 – Seminar 1; What does ACES mean for the budget and content of my film? – Especially interesting for producers, executive & line producers and directors
17:00 – 19:00 – Opportunity to get to know ACES related products
18:00 – 19:00 – Start Evening session, opportunity to get to know ACES related products
19:00 – 21:30 – Seminar 2; What does ACES mean for the technical field?
– Especially interesting for DOP’s, camera assistants, data handlers, editors, visual effects, color graders
21:30 – 22:00 – Opportunity to get to know ACES related products
Dutch ACES Seminar
Date: Tuesday 1 October 2013
Location: Blauwe Zaal of the Stadschouwburg Utrecht, Lucasbolwerk 24, Utrecht
Costs: NBF-members €12,50, non-members €25,-
Tickets for this event can be ordered on the Netherlands Film Festival website.
The Dutch ACES event is sponsored by: