Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tech @ the Movies - September 25th

If you enjoy that daily guilty read from the Globe, the Names column, you know that movies in Mass. have become big business, what with all the tax incentives we've thrown the way of Tinsel Town. I don't profess to know whether the ROI is worth all those tax breaks, but it sure creates a fun energy and buzz around town that was missing before.

So it looks like it could be fun to check out "Tech @ the Movies," a session offered by Mass TLC this coming Thursday the 25th.

Scott Kirsner, who is moderating, has long penned (or should I say keyed?) the CinemaTech blog, focused on digital cinema and other technologies that are changing movie-making. He's got a new book coming out, Inventing the Movies, which presents the technological history of Hollywood. The book highlights the development of Technicolor by Mass. entrepreneurs, as well as Avid's Oscar-winning contributions. It looks like a fun lineup:

  • Jeff Kleiser, CEO, Synthespian Studios; Visual Effects Artist on "Fantastic Four," "X-Men: The Last Stand," and "Tron"
  • Jim Flynn, Founder, CEO, EZTakes and iArthouse
  • Katherine Hays, CEO, GenArts
  • Patrick McLean, Director of Product Marketing, Avid Technology
  • Dave Waller, Founder, Brickyard VFX
You can register here at EventBrite.

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