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GAME Of THRONES: Behind the Scenes with the Filmmakers

GHOST IN THE SHELL: Creating a Cyber Future

NEXT GENERATION IMAGE MAKING – Taking Content Creation to New Places

The panels, hosted by the The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600), at the NAB Show (April 22 – 27,) will examine advanced and future imaging techniques, including the use of machine intelligence in pre and post production. The discussions will be set within the context of high profile, consumer content including Game of Thrones and Ghost in the Shell. All sessions will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Monday, April 24, 1:00 PM,

Ghost in the Shell: Creating a Parallel Cyber Future, produced in collaboration with the ICG

Location: South Hall Upper Room S220

Ghost in the Shell is a sci-fi thriller about cyber-enhanced soldier, Major (Scarlett Johansson), her battles against hacker terrorists and her hunt for her stolen identity and its perpetrators. Combining artistry with cutting edge innovation, the filmmakers designed unique tools and systems, including an original, anime inspired 28-color palette; custom LED lights; a video-photogrammetry rig for 3D video inserts; and a DCI P3 workflow from camera through color finishing and deliverables. See clips and hear stories about the making of this visually groundbreaking motion picture based on the original Japanese manga.

Jess Hall, BSC, Director of Photography (Transcendence, Brideshead Revisited, Hot Fuzz)

John Dykstra, Visual Effects Designer (Oscar Winner: Spider-Man 2, Star Wars, Emmy Winner: Battlestar Galactica)

Michael Hatzer, DI Colorist, Technicolor

Justin Wagman, Post Production Supervisor


Moderator: David Geffner, Executive Editor of ICG Magazine



Monday, April 24, 2:30 PM

Game of Thrones: Behind the Scenes with the Filmmakers

South Hall Upper Room S220

With its spectacular battles, dragons, reverberating hugs, and death winnowing storylines, season 6 of Game of Thrones ratcheted up the tension and raised anticipation for an eventual, epic series conclusion. The season was shot simultaneously by director/ cinematographer pairs rotating between stage and location (as is the custom), spotlighted a cast of hundreds and featured nearly 1900 visual effects shots. Learn how the filmmakers applied the Game of Thrones naturalistic lighting style to new locations and storylines, how they chose to block and edit the emotional turning points, and how they harnessed postproduction to visually unify the footage. See some great footage and understand why, in 2016, Game of Thrones drew an amazing 25.1 million viewers across all major platforms.

Bernadette Caulfield, Executive Producer
Greg Spence, Producer
Anette Haellmigk, Director of Photography (Emmy Nominee: Game of Thrones)

Jonathan Freeman, Director of Photography (Emmy Winner: Board Walk Empire, Emmy Nominee: Game of Thrones)

Moderator: David Geffner, Executive Editor of ICG Magazine


Tuesday, April 25 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Next Generation Image Making – Taking Content Creation to New Places

North Hall. Room 251


Light field, volumetric capture, computational photography, real-time rendering, and generative imaging have the potential to transform image making for all forms of content. Already, they are contributing to the blurring lines between live action and computer-generated imaging, and between what takes place in preproduction, production and post. What is science behind these new technologies and how do they work? What are their current limitations and promise? Glimpse what NAB’s Central and South Hall could look like in five to ten years…



Andrew Shulkind, Director of Photography (Clients include: Paramount, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, Apple, Adidas, AT&T, Budweiser, Google, Old Spice and Samsung.)

Jon Karafin, CEO Light Field Lab. Inc.

Gavin Miller, Head of Adobe Research.

Steve Sullivan, General Manager, Holographic Imaging Microsoft

Moderator: Michael Chambliss, technologist and business representative for the ICG, IATSE Local 600

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There are a lot of ICG members participating all over the NAB SHOW this year:

Monday, April 24,


Shooting V-Log and ISO 5,000

1:30 pm - 2 pm

Panasonic Booth

Speaker: Ben Kufrin



Teradek Show: VR Production

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Teradek Booth #C6025


It can be tough to pinpoint exactly where virtual reality fits within the current landscape of content creation.

Is it the next big thing? Is it a flash-in-the-pan? Or is it, perhaps, somewhere in between? And for those

already working in the industry, the big question remains of how exactly creating for VR will affect the

production process, from acquisition all the way to post.




Matt DeJohn, VP of Production, VRTUL

Joergen Geerds, CEO & Creative Director, Koncept VR

Ben Schwartz, VR Director of Photography & Camera Technician

Lewis Smithingham, President of VR/Partner, 30 Ninjas

Moderated by: Mike Nichols, Business Development Manager, AbelCine



Tuesday, April 25


Capturing Reality with VariCam

11:30 am - 12 pm

Preso Stage

Speaker: Hal Long, Director of Photography

Large Format Acquisition

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

AbelCine Booth

Shooting with a large format camera is an aesthetic decision that also comes with its own set of

production considerations. In this panel, speakers who have extended experience with various large

format technologies will discuss some of their work and why they chose to go the large format route.

Panelists:Jamie Alac, Director of Photography

Phil Holland, Director of Photography

James Neihouse, ASC, Director of Photography

Mike Sippel, Senior Field Support Technician, ARRI Rental

Moderated by: Jeff Lee, National Training Manager, AbelCine

Pushing the Limits of the VariCam LT for The Online Date

1:30 pm - 2 pm

Preso Stage

Speaker: Jimmy Matlosz (Director of Photography)

Shooting Lowlight with VariCam

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Preso Stage

Speaker: Charles Papert (Director of Photography)

Visual Effects & Lenses: Why Sharp Lenses Matter

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Fujinon's Booth

Speaker: Mark Weingartner, ASC, Director of Photography

Cinematic Lensing

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AbelCine Booth

There are those who think that lens choice can affect the look of a project even more than the choice of

camera. With today's cameras becoming ever more powerful and affordable, the choice of glass is often

one of the main ways filmmakers can add a unique look to what they're shooting. This panel will

explore the creative, aesthetic, and technical considerations that go into choosing the perfect

cinematic lens for a project.


Michael Goi, ASC, Director of Photography

David Klein, Director of Photography

Moderated by: Megan Donnelly, Training Manager, AbelCine

Wednesday, April 26


10:30 a.m.

Tiffen Booth

Moderator: Mark Weingartner, ASC, Director of Photography

VariCam Performance and Workflow

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Preso Stage

Speaker: Theo Van de Sande, ASC, Director of Photography

Digital Cinema Trends, 4K, 8K, HDR, VR

3:15 PM

The Studio Tech Center Live (C10415)


Steven Poster ASC, President International Cinematographers Guild

Josh Haynie, Panavision/LightIron

Phil Holland, PHFX

Moderator David Leitner


4:00 pm

AbelCine Booth

Panelist: Mark Weingartner, ASC, Director of Photography


Thursday, April 27


Teradek Show: Modern Lighting

11 am - 11:50 am


The mastery of lighting has always been an integral part of the work of a Director of Photography.

In today's world of ever-changing technology, modern fixtures are now available at all levels of production.

In this panel, speakers will discuss some of the newest updates in lighting technology and some of the

creative considerations that come into play when working with these new tools.

Panelists:Jayson Crothers, Director of Photography

Moderated by: Megan Donnelly, Training Manager, AbelCine


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