DGA Monthly

September 2017

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2 0 I D G A M O N T H L Y Conceptualizing the Story: The Director's Vision This panel discussion examined how directors take a story from script to screen and the technology they rely on to bring the story to life. The panelists were Directors Peter Atencio, Uta Briesewitz and Justin Simien who engaged in a conversation about the possibilities available to filmmakers, moderated by Director Jeremy Podeswa. Photo: Peter Atencio, Uta Briesewitz, Justin Simien and Jeremy Podeswa (moderator) Digital Day 2017: Capturing Your Vision: Bringing the Story to Life 250 DGA members joined other industry professionals for a day of learning and networking during the 15th annual Digital Day at the DGA. Held at the Guild's Los Angeles Theater complex on July 29, the annual symposium of cutting-edge technologies featured panels, presentations, exhibits, and much more. This year's event, "Capturing Your Vision: Bringing the Story to Life," focused on the creative, technical and business issues surrounding new technologies and provided the opportunity for DGA members and guests to hear from experts in the field. Visualizing the Story: A Look Inside Previs, Postvis & Pitchvis Previs Supervisor Shannon Justison and Head of Virtual Production Casey Schatz from The Third Floor revealed how previs, postvis and technical planning were used on Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast. Then VFX Supervisor Tefft Smith II from Halon Entertainment discussed the use of previs on James Mangold's Logan, and pitchvis process on Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire. Photos: Casey Schatz & Shannon Justison; Tefft Smith II Welcome The day began in DGA Theater One with a welcome from Special Projects Committee Chair Jeremy Kagan and a preview of the day's offerings from Digital Day Subcommittee Chair Randal Kleiser. Photos: Special Projects Committee Chair Jeremy Kagan and Digital Day Subcommittee Chair Randal Kleiser photos by Howard Wise Tools for Production: ACES This program with UPM Glenn S. Gainor, AMPAS Science and Technology Council Managing Director Andy Maltz and VFX Supervisor Jake Morrison showcased how the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) digital production standard can help filmmakers protect their creative vision by enabling consistent color from set to screen. Photo: Andy Maltz, Glenn S. Gainor and Jake Morrison

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