DolbyDate: Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Time: 09:30 – 12:30
Location: Hall 8.0, Theatre C
Recommended Audiences: Entertainment, Streaming Services, Device Makers, Mobile Operators, App Developers, Video Producers, and Media

The Art and Science of Storytelling in 2020

According to GSMA, by 2020, close to 4 billion people will be connected to the Internet through their mobile devices. As phones, tablets, wearables, and the Internet of things evolve to be smarter and are able to “see,” “hear,” and even “understand” the real world, they are changing how we consume content and interact between the digital and the real world. Technologists at Dolby think about mobile not only as a new canvas for creators to use for storytelling, but also as a tool to empower consumers to create and share more compelling, personalized stories. Plus new technology innovations like virtual reality are also changing how stories are told. One day, you will not just watch a story on a square screen in front of you—you will live inside the story and meet the characters in person. Join us and our panel of storytellers and innovators for a deep dive into how art and science come together to create the future of storytelling.

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09:00 – 09:30      Registration

09:30 – 10:00    A Fireside Chat with Filmmakers: Connie Field and Gilbert Lake

Moderator: Brent Weinstein, Head of Digital Media, United Talent Agency

Connie Field
Hear Emmy-winning and Academy Award nominated director Connie Field speak about her unique perspectives on the power of storytelling. A number of her high-profile documentaries have been shown all over the world, and her work has spanned the arc of film production possibilities, from 16 mm film to shooting with an iPhone. She just finished Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine, which won the Justice Matters Award at the DC Film Festival, and the Emmy winning series Have You Heard From Johannesburg on the global movement that ended apartheid in South Africa.

Gilbert Lake
An award-winning freelance Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Editor based in London. He worked for eleven years at Park Road Post Production in New Zealand, where he contributed to a broad range of projects including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, Bridge to Terabithia, District 9, The Lovely Bones, Emperor, and The Hobbit trilogy.

10:00 – 11:00 Democratizing Storytelling on Mobile

“Millennials” around the world are the largest hyper-connected generation. Born to be mobile, they spend lots of time with online content created by their peers. In this session, a panel of storytellers and mobile technologists will share their ideas and examples on how to capture and create compelling stories using mobile devices. They’ll also discuss what technological innovations in the next five years could do to empower the next generation of creators to advance the art of storytelling.

Moderator: Brent Weinstein, Head of Digital Media, United Talent Agency

Panel Speakers:
Connie Field, documentary filmmaker
Gilbert Lake, re-recording mixer and sound editor
Joe Penna (known online as MysteryGuitarMan), film director
Stephen Nuttall, Senior Director, YouTube EMEA
Jeffery Meredith, Vice President of Marketing, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo
John Couling, Sr. Vice President, E-Media Business Group, Dolby Laboratories

11:00 – 11:45 A Deep Dive in Cinematic Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has gotten a lot of attention in the entertainment world. Early pioneers and traditional filmmakers alike are starting to explore the cinematic potential of this new storytelling medium, and there are a lot of debates about different approaches to creating uniquely engaging experiences. In this session, we will bring together VR pioneers to show latest examples of cinematic VR storytelling, discuss what they have learned so far, and explore opportunities that will accelerate the development of this new entertainment ecosystem.

Moderator: Scott Stein, Senior Editor, CNET

Panel Speakers:
Scott Brook, Vice President of Content, Jaunt
Tim Gedemer, Founder & Sound Supervisor, Source Sound, Inc.
Joel Susal, Director, AR and VR, Dolby Laboratories

11:45 – 12:45 Networking and Hands-on Experience

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Also see the highlights from “The Future of Mobile Entertainment” at MWC 2014.

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