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AI & Machine Learning Board the Production Team

On March 7th, 2018, ETC had a half-day forum, produced by Rochelle Winters, examining how machine learning, deep learning, and AI technologies are being integrated into apps for content authoring, animation, visual effects and post production, including localization. Moving beyond the basics, thought leaders from technology and creative service companies and the studios shared their POCs and use studies, R&D and vision for the future.

 

Speakers:

  • Lysa Banks, Head, Technical Strategy and Engineering, IBM Watson Video: applying neural networks to post and localization
  • Jean Bolot, VP, Research and Innovation, Technicolor: using machine learning for VFX production planning
  • Michael Fink, Professor and Chair, Film & Television Production, USC School of Cinematic Arts: moderator
  • Morgan Fiumi, Chief Innovation Officer and Andrey Marchuk, VP, Software Systems Architect, Deluxe: content localization, including apps for compliance editing
  • Rick Grandy, Sr Solutions Architect, Nvidia: GANs image generation and other machine intelligence innovations coming to a wide range of entertainment crafts and workflows
  • Greg Head, VP, Technical Service, The Walt Disney Studios: moderator
  • Norman Hollyn, Editor and Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts: machine intelligence’s impact on editing
  • James Jacobs, Founder and Co-CEO, Ziva Dynamics: animating characters with machine intelligence
  • Bill Klein, Co-Founder and CTO, Rival Theory: creating digital characters with real-life personas
  • Seth Levenson, Director, Adaptive Production Project: ETC Projects
  • Spencer Stevens, Principal, spencer.media: evolution of content production with machine intelligence
  • Erika Varis Doggett, Sr. Data Analyst/Data Scientist, The Walt Disney Studios: natural language processing in production and post
  • Nikolaus Ward, SVP, International Theatrical Post Production Svs, 21st Century Fox: connecting the dots to real-world, studio post production requirements
  • Jonathan Wray, Director, Product Management, Einstein Discovery, Salesforce: featured sponsor
  • Bill Zajac, Director of Emerging Technology, Warner Bros.: Program Chair

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ETC Events

Adaptive Production – Kick Off Meeting
ETC@USC
October 30, 2018

ETC Executive Board Meeting – Board Members Only
ETC@USC
December 6, 2018

ETC All Members Meeting
Fox Studios
December 13, 2018

Industry Events

CDSA Content Protection Summit –www.mesalliance.org/events
December 5, 2018
Marina del Rey, CA

Variety’s Innovate Summit: AI & Data Science in Media – https://events.variety.com 
December 5, 2018
West Hollywood, CA

On the Lot Conference – www.theadvancedimagesociety.com 
December 12-14, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Consumer Electronics Show –www.ces.tech
January 8-11, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

HPA Tech Retreat – www.hpaonline.com 
February 11-15, 2019
Palm Desert, CA

CinemaCon – www.cinemacon.com
April 1-4, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

NAB Showwww.nabshow.com 
April 6-11, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada