15. - 17. MARCH

Welcome
to the HdM International CINEMATOGRAPHY DAYS 2018

The 2nd edition of the cinematography conference will take place from March 15 to March 17 2018, at the Hochschule der Medien (HdM), University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart. 

This year Prof. Stefan Grandinetti and his team will present and discuss the latest topics regarding cinematography. This time the event will cover three days and be even more international. The entire programm of days two und three will be in English – only the seminar of the first day will be in German and focus on the local film industry

The first day is focused on the latest generation of LED-lights, especially Fresnels and their color reliability. Philip Gassmann will guide you through the seminar, held in German language and has the aim to address all players of the industry in order of progress of sustainable film producing. This day of learning and networking is presented by BVK German Society of Cinematographers, sponsored by MFG Film Fund Baden-Württemberg, with support from FVSW  Filmschaffendenverband Südwest and Film Commission Stuttgart.

Day two consists of two sections: In "Science & Aesthetics“ (4K-cinema room "Hardcut“) eight internationaly-based speakers will address cutting-edge topics of the future of cinema & tv centering on issues of aesthetics, in relation to new technologies like High Dynamic Range, Higher Frame Rates, Wide Color Gamuts and questions of textures. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of filmequipment with free admission (TV-Studio), showing cinelenses, lights, cameras, accessories,...

The third day again consists of two sections: Four seminars ("Hardcut“ and Filmstudio), that emphasize the art and technology of cinematography will be presented by international lecturers: “Storytelling in Images – Cinematography Today (J.P. Jarry), “On-Set-Colorgrading (D. Siragusano), “Lightstream“ Reflected Light System (A. Berkovic) and “Storytelling with the Emotion of a Lens“ (Dr. M.v. Kets). Along with these seminars there will again be an  exhibition of filmequipment (TV-studio) and their product presentations (room U32) with free admission.

 

Day Ticket 25,-€, Discounted:15,-€. 

Members of the associations BVK and FVSW, as well as students, friends and supporters of the HdM and HdM-Alumni receive Discounted tickets. Members of the HdM have free admission.
Meals are provided via HdM canteen "Eat'n Talk".

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

15. MARCH | Thursday. GREEN FILM LIGHTING SEMINAR, presented by BVK and MFG (in german)
A whole day seminar about new gemeration LED-lights and their color reliability
– lecturers Philip Gassmann and Christoph Grauting

16. MARCH | Friday. SCIENCE & AESTHETICS CONFERENCE
Higher Frame Rates, Wide Color Gamut, Textures
David Stump (ASC), Kommer Kleijn (IMAGO), Tony Davis (RealD), Aaron Kuder (HdM/ARRI), Daniele Siragusano (FilmLight), Prof. Katja Schmid (HdM), Carola Mayr (ARRI), Uwe Kranich (HBO)
FILM EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION, Product Presentations, free admission

17. MARCH | Saturday. SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS
Storytelling in Images – Cinematography Today, Jean-Paul Jarry
On-Set-Colorgrading Workflow, Daniele Siragusano
„Lightstream“ Light Reflect System, Alekseij Berkovic
Storytelling with the Emotions of a Lens, Dr. Marijke van Kets
FILM EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION, Product Presentations, free admission

15. MARCH | Thursday
GREEN FILM LIGHTING SEMINAR, presented by BVK and MFG

9:30 – 18:30, Raum 052 „Hardcut“ (HdM-Kino)

  • 09:00-09:30 | Einlass

  • 09:30-09:45 | Eröffnung und Begrüßung

    Prof. Stefan Grandinetti vita, HdM

  • 09:45-11:00 | Film & Umwelt

    LED: Basics, Technik, Probleme, Marktsituation, Update Generatoren

  • 11:15-12:45 | Testlabor 1

    CRI / TLCI / Farbwiedergabeindex(e), Vorstellung der Testmodelle und Tests mit allen Geräten, die aufgezeichnet werden

  • 12:45-14:00 | Mittagspause

  • 14:00 - 14:30 | Ergebnisse CRI Tests

    Vergleiche der Ergebnisse aus “Testlabor 1”

  • 14:30 - 16:00 | Testlabor 2

    POWER - Tests mit allen Geräten, die aufgezeichnet werden und ihre Ergebnisse

  • 16:15 - 17:45 | Testlabor 3

    EXPERIMENTE - Tests mit ungewöhnlichen Geräten aus anderen Lichtbereichen: Showlicht, Flutlicht, Reflektorensysteme

  • 17:45 - 18:30 | Fazit des Tages: Questions & Answers

  • 18:30 - 19:30 | Empfang des FVSW

    Filmverband Südwest, eröffnet mit einem Grußwort von Vorstandsmitglied Simon X. Rost.
    Der Empfang findet im Foyer vor dem “Hardcut” statt.

  • | Green Film Lighting - Da geht doch was!

    LED-Lampen, HDR und 4K-Displays und Projektionen - die Beleuchtungstechnik ist im Umbruch. Und das zu Recht! In Zeiten von Erderwärmung, Feinstaubalarm und “Dieselgate” muss auch die Filmindustrie Verantwortung übernehmen. Unsere Einladung richtet sich daher vor allem an die Schlüsselfiguren der Filmbranche, die darüber entscheiden, welche Technik in welcher Filmproduktion eingesetzt wird: Kameraleute, Beleuchter, Produzenten, Filmgeräteverleiher und Vertreter der Rundfunkanstalten.
    Der größte Stromverbraucher am Set ist meistens das Licht. Das bedeutet in vielen Fällen einen großen Generator - und die sind häufig alles andere als umweltfreundlich. Beim Licht kann die größte Menge an Energie gespart werden - ohne Einbußen an Qualität, Komfort und Kreativität. Ganz im Gegenteil!
    Es gibt mittlerweile viele ausgereifte Technologien, die ein MEHR an Qualität, Schnelligkeit und Kreativität bedeuten - und sogar sparsamer sind.
    Das wollen wir gemeinsam mit Ihnen testen und dabei die interessantesten Geräte aus dem Bereich Licht vorstellen.
    Im Fokus sind vor allen Dingen LED-Stufenlinsenscheinwerfer und LED-Scheinwerfer mit optischen Systemen. Außerdem werden wir das Zusammenspiel zwischen LED-Scheinwerfern und Reflektorensystemen untersuchen.
    Wir wollen die beteiligten Player einmal alle einen Tag lang zusammen bringen und im Seminar Know-How, sowie Austausch und Diskussion anregen. Wir glauben, dass wir die bevorstehenden Veränderungen am besten gemeinsam meistern werden! Wir wollen folgende Fragen beleuchten:
    Wie effizient sind LED-Leuchten heute, welche Geräte sind heute am Markt verfügbar? Wie sieht es hier für hartes Licht aus (Fresnel)?
    Wie verlässlich sind Farbwiedergabewerte der neusten Generation von LED-Lampen? Z.B. bei Mischung von Leuchtmitteln?
    Wie kann heute eine radikale Umstellung für alle Beteiligten praktisch gelingen?

    Testen Sie mit und nehmen Sie Equipment selbst in Augenschein! Überzeugen Sie sich selbst über Referenz-Displays, Spektrometer, 4K-DCI-Projektion mit Life-Bild...!

    Das Seminar wird unter der Beteiligung folgender Firmen ermöglicht:
    Gierich GmbH, Visionstage, Dedo Weigert, Desisti, Lightequip, Fotowerkstatt Mainz, KFLECT.

    Philip Gassmann vita, Christophe Grauting vita, Dozenten

16. MARCH | Friday
SCIENCE & AESTHETICS CONFERENCE

9:00 – 18:00, Room 052 „Hardcut“ (HdM-Cinema)
10:00 – 18:00, Film Equipment Exhibition at the HdM-TV-Studio, Room U44 (free admission)

  • 08:30-09:00 | Admission

  • 09:00-10:00 | Correcting Time Artifacts in Motion Capture

    As motion-pictures move toward more demanding specifications, including higher resolution and higher dynamic range, the foundational problem of judder at 24 frames-per-second is increasingly distracting. With a good understanding of how time sampling works in motion picture cameras, this problem can be addressed in several ways, even if the display frame rate remains the standard 24 frames-per-second. High-frame-rate capture can open up a wide range of aesthetic options for cinematographers and directors, and we explore some of those possibilities.

    Tony Davis vita, RealD

  • 10:00-11:00 | Comparison of Cinematic Test Footage in Standard and High Frame Rate

    A film can be recorded and played back in standard frame rate at 24 frames per second or in high frame rate with higher temporal resolution. Higher temporal resolution reduces motion artefacts. In high frame rate motion is being perceived in higher detail, at slower speed and under certain circumstances as unnatural. Cinematic test footage has been created and will be presented to illustrate these technical and aesthetic differences.

    Aaron Kuder vita, HdM / ARRI

  • 10:00-12:00 | Wide Gamut Color Studies

    10:00-10:30 Room #U32
    In a short introductory lecture Prof. Katja Schmid will give an overview of the HdM research project “Wide Gamut Color Studies“ and explains proceedures, methods and results.
    Afterwards Prof. Schmid will show the preliminary results of the color studies on a 3M Rec 2020 prototype display in their laboratory, so that the audience can evaluated and discuss them.
    Therefore three smaller groups with four participants each are scheduled and are guided to the color lab separately. Please ask for a ticket for one of the following groups after the introduction:
    10:30-11:00 Group # one, 4 participants
    11:00-11:30 Group # two, 4 participants
    11:30-12:00 Group # three, 4 participants
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    Prof. Katja Schmid vita, HdM

  • 11:00 - 11:15 | Coffee break

  • 11:15-12:15 | New Cinema Presentation Developments and Their Impact on Cinematography

    Kommer researches in audiovisual perception and will present his views on new developments in cinema presentation and what their use can be, in his view, to future storytelling. In this regard he will look at HFR (High Frame Rates), HDR (High Dynamic Range), WCG (Wide Color Gamut) as well as special resolution (4K/8K) and bit depth. Kommer’s views on new techologies is concentrated on their value for storytelling and can therefore differ from purely technical views.

    Kommer Kleijn vita, IMAGO

  • 12:15-13:15 | Concerns for Shooting High Dynamic Range Images

    David Stump vita, ASC

  • 13:15-14:15 | Lunch break @ „Eat’n Talk“

  • 14:15-15:15 | Managing Colour in a Multi Delivery Production

    In this seminar Daniele will discuss future proof colour management strategies optimized for multi delivery (SDR and HDR). First fundamental differences in display characteristics between HDR and SDR Displays will be reviewed from a technical and creative standpoint. Based on those findings the major HDR distribution standards will be examined from a conceptual standpoint. Finally a distribution agnostic post-production colour workflow is presented and an outlook in future work will be presented.

    Daniele Siragusano vita, FilmLight

  • 15:15-16:15 | Creating Looks with Digital Cameras

    The possibility of giving motion pictures a special and individual look has always been relevant to filmmakers and cinematographers. Film making is about telling stories and dreams. Today it is even becoming even more and more important due to the technical capabilities of the digital cameras in the film business. This presentation focuses on several possibilities giving your digital motion picture images a certain look, especially regarding the ARRI ALEXA camera.

    Carola Mayr vita, ARRI

  • 16:15 - 16:30 | Coffee break

  • 16:30-18:00 | HBO Camera Assessment Series 2017

    Assessment of different camera systems in real-live shooting environments, 4K-DCP.

    Uwe Kranich vita, HBO

17. MARCH | Saturday
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

09:30 – 17:30, Room 052 „Hardcut“ (HdM-Cinema)
10:00 – 17:00, Film Equipment Exhibition at the HdM-TV-Studio, Room U44 (free admission)

  • 09:00-09:30 | Admission

  • 09:30-11:00 | Storytelling in images, Cinematography Today

    Image are the first communication media that human beings used and have improved since the very beginning. After a reminder of the main principles of graphic representation from drawing and painting up to photography, motion picture and television, I will ask what remains of these principles of storytelling today?
    I shall develop how the technical evolution of cinematography has always been closely connected to with the meaning the authors wanted to present. Is that still the case today?
    The actual evolution, we even can say revolution is the digital technology. But is it really a revolution? How does this technology fit with the meaning of the frame still must broadcast.
    To conclude we shall ask what the proper balance should be between what is done at shooting and what is done in post production, an essential concern for a cinematographer, who wishes to maintain those graphic principles of storytelling.
    Room: #052 “Hardcut“

    Jean-Paul Jarry vita,

  • 11:15-12:45 | From Photons captured by a Camera to Photons emitted by a Display

    In this seminar Daniele will provide a full and complete picture of how data acquired by a camera is recorded, manipulated and finally interpreted and prepared to be viewed by the audience. Several fundamental concepts are explained: • Camera profiling: the principles of camera encoding and operations • A novel way to think about exposing a camera • Different colour grading styles and their heritage • Colour appearance modeling and preferred colour reproduction • BaseGrade: A photographic approach to colour grading

    Daniele Siragusano vita, FilmLight

  • 12:45-13:45 | Lunch break

  • 13:45-15:15 | Storytelling with the Emotions of a Lens

    A study on the perception of cinematography
    The theoretical framework, that I will outline during the seminar, implies that visual storytelling can be defined by its components: visuals, story, and the telling of that story. I developed three theoretical models that each of which can be applied to a different component of the workings of visual storytelling. Filmic tools are employed to write with light: the cinematographic expression. We have argued that the cinematographer’s expression characterizes the cinematographic discourse with the viewer. This chain of expression was tested with an experiment, specifically the viewer’s participation with the film’s events and characters, using an audience survey. We are thus leaving the usual path of the methodologies used in film studies to seek our inspiration in other disciplines to validate the attribution of cinematography to the narration of a fiction film.

    Dr. Marijke Van Kets vita, RITCS

  • 15:15 - 16:00 | Coffee break

  • 16:00-17:30 | LightStream, RE-DIRECTING THE LIGHT TO ANOTHER LEVEL

    When stream of light consists of rays parallel to each other it is a PARALLEL BEAM. “What is a point?” you may ask. Parallel beam has absolutely different character and opening a world of new opportunities for demanding image acquiring professionals. The new brand-name Lightstream by Dedolight introduces three approaches for tools and practice with parallel beam light: LightStream Drama LighStream TV LightStream Mobile Practical storytelling is always stands on various light properties and freedom of tuning those according to idea, mood of a scene, style of a project, a unique image plasticity and, in the end – emotional power of a story. What is a virtual light source? How to escape the square law? And, in the end, how to get vibrant, live, individual and emotional images for your story – all of that will be subject to discuss during our meeting!

    Aleksej Berkovic vita, Dedo Weigert Film

FILM EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION

Friday, 16. March from 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturday, 17. March from 10:00 to 17:00
Room U44 „TV-Studio“, free admission

Leading companies of the film industry are showing their latest products for two days in our TV-studio in a hands-on exhibition.. Visitors are invited to get to know, test and discuss new tools and gears:

Exhibitors:

Artrockz: Artificial Stones for Setdesign; AJA: latest converters and I/O boxes; Canon: Cinelenses and Cameras; Dedo Weigert Film: Lighting Systems and Phantom cameras; Filmlight: Colourgrading software; Flanders: Measurement engineering; Fujifilm Fujinon: Cinelenses; Gierich: Lighting equipment; Lightequip: Lighting Equipment; Licam: Cameras, lenses, camerasupports, accessories; Pomfort: Software developments; Schneider Optics: Cinelenses and filters; Sigma: Cinelenses; P+S Technik: Cinelenses, opto mechanical engineering; Teltec: ARRI LF, Panasonic EVA; Zeiss: Cinelenses CP.3 XD, Cine Zooms; Open Film Tools: https://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/open-film-tools/

Showcast:

Room U32 (basement). In a separate seminar room exhibitors show and explain their products in 30 minute presentations.

The schedule for these presentation is announced at the day of the event.

DIRECTIONS

Hochschule der Medien. Nobelstraße 10, 70569 Stuttgart.
Route by GreenMobility.de

IMPRESSIONS

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