INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY SUMMIT 2016
For this unique four-day event, the American Society of Cinematographers invited peers from around the world to meet in Los Angeles, where they would discuss professional and technological issues and help define how cinematographers can maintain the quality and artistic integrity of the images they create.
This portion of the International Cinematography Summit (ICS) featured numerous virtual reality demonstrations, followed by a panel on the topic moderated by 3ality chief executive Steve Schklair. The speakers included David Stump, ASC; Virtual Reality Company chief production officer Chris Edwards; directorRandal Kleiser, who recently directed Defrost, a VR series; Radiant Images co-founder Michael Mansouri; Sony Pictures Entertainment vice president of production technology Scott Barbour; and Virtual Reality Company founder and chief creative officer Robert Stromberg.
Schklair asked the panelists to comment on whether VR is a cinematographer’s or a director’s medium. “Directing VR is more like directing a play than a movie because the viewer can look wherever they want,” replied Kleiser. “It becomes a puzzle in directing it.”
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