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Digital Days Festival in Santa Barbara

The 7th Annual Digital Days comes to the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara, Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27, 2005. Since 1998, the two-day festival has celebrated the cutting edge of digital filmmaking and technology. From the cameras used to make films, to the computers used to edit and distribute the finished product, Digital Days will again be screening spectacular Hi-Definition digital films, while award-winning professionals and filmmakers teach the tools. Come see why Digital Days is one of Santa Barbara;s most raved-about festivals.

Digital Days Festival program covers the latest in digital entertainment technology for the professional, consumer or student. All screenings will take place at Marjorie Luke Theater (at Santa Barbara Junior High, 721 East Cota Street, near Milpas St.) using the latest, state of the art projection and sound system. Cost for individual events are listed beneath the information on the panel or workshop. You can also get an all-day pass for $49. general and only $15 for students and teachers available at online ticket agency. Walk up purchases can be made Wednesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, next to the cinemas at 6 W. de la Guerra St. or call 800 504 TKTS.


Hi-Definition Production

9:00am HD Production Workflow- Moderator: James Mathers, President,Digital Cinema Society. Nolan Murdock of Panavision with Genesis/35mm screening comparisons, Jeff Barnes of Café/FX.,with Sin City, Visual Effects Production, Greg Ciaccio, VP, TCS, with Oceans 12, Digital Dailies and Digital Intermediates.

11:00am HD Post Production Workflow

Moderator: Patrick Gregston, Motion Pictures Editors Guild

On hand will be Dana Brown ("Step Into Liquid") and his editor Jacob Rosenberg, who will explain how their latest feature, "Dust to Glory," was entirely post-produced using the Adobe HD Video Collection and other guests.

Tickets:$25 for adults and $8 for students/teachers, available through Tixstar, 6 W. De La Guerra, 800-504-8587, or at

New Business Opportunities- Emerging Media Panels. Afternoon Sessions.

Three presentation panels addressing emerging media opportunities for creative, business, and technology professionals in all media industries. Learn the latest methods for developing commercial new media properties across all platforms: Broadband and the Internet, digital television and cinema, computer games, DVD, and mobile communications. The panelists will shed light and understanding on emerging media industries, while providing the latest info for decisions about content strategies, technologies, platforms, business models, and markets.

1.30pm “The New Highways - Emerging Forms of Distribution & Exhibition”.

With over a billion Internet users, and more than half on super fast broadband, there is truly a New-School approach to distribution forming. The panel will also look at new strategies in Emerging Media, Online, Mobile, Digital Cinema and DVD distribution that make sense for media corporations and independents. Experts with particular insight into Home Entertainment devices Including PVR’s, suggest a future not so far away.

Moderator Gary Hayes, ex Senior Producer BBC New Media Panelists Frank Casanova SVP Apple QuickTime John Canning, Evangelist, Windows eHome Division, Howard Look, TiVo, VP of Application Software and User Experience, Brian Claypool, Sr. Product Mgr, Christie Digital Systems

2.45pm “Creating the New - Emerging Media Producing New Business”.

For producers of linear content the emerging media business is often daunting and changing so

fast that it is impossible to keep up. This panel highlights the key trends, what is working and how

to make and market your emerging media property.

Moderator Richard Titus, President of Schematic Panelists David Jensen, CEO of Zetools, Duncan Campbell of Goldpocket, Lewis Briggs, Emuse

4.00 pm “State of the Industry – A Bird’s Eye view of the New Landscape”.

Will new technologies really provide new cost effective marketing and delivery options for content producers that could create new models that work?. "The profile of movie down loaders is similar to that of the early music down loaders, so it's time to ring the alarm bells," Forester has stated. "Studios must accelerate a broader offering of digital rights management-protected movies for download to keep illegal movie downloading from spreading to the mainstream."

Moderator Anna Marie Piersimoni, Asst. Dir, Digital Media Lab AFI, Panelists Richard Titus, President of Schematic, Brian Seth Hurst, Chair New Media, Producers Guild of America, Ken Neville, Interactive producer to several major studios, including Disney.

Tickets: $25 for adults and $8 for students/teachers

Quicktime Live Webcast
Panel events on Saturday February 26 will be presented to a live audience and to a worldwide audience in a nine-hour Quicktime Live Webcast. Last year the Digital Days Webcast reached all 50 states and 85 countries around the world, receiving 142,000 page views. Free, tell your friends to tune in.

Canon XL2 Hands-on Workshop**
For those who desire more hands on experience, Digital Days will also offer a 3 ½ hour Canon XL2 camera workshop taught by Canon Cinematographer Greg Salmon and Adobe Video Collection software classes taught by world renown Adobe expert Daniel Brown. This program will run concurrently with the panels on Saturday Feb.26th.

Tickets $30,**not included in student/teachers pass

Filmmakers Showcase - Saturday evening February 26 at 7:30PM
The curtain rises on offerings from five top Santa Barbara filmmakers: Tom Reiderer presents a hi-definition mountain climbing expedition in "UP DENALI 3-D". (The audience will be provided with 3-D glasses to view this film.) Bruce Reitherman explores exotic Thailand in his hi-definition firm “The Living Edens : Thailand”. Tom Piozet provides a hi-definition look at Greece, Tibet, India, and Papua New Guinea. David Pu'u, Surfer Magazine and Santa Barbara’s favorite ocean cinematographer, with his latest surf film, and Tom Campbell reveals the underwater realm of South Africa's White Sharks in his Award-winning film. Filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their films with the audience.


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