The Audio Engineering Society will hold the AES 57th Conference, titled "The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology", in Hollywood, Calif., March 6–8, 2015, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. This conference is co-sponsored by SMPTE: the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Film director George Lucas once said that "sound is 50 percent of the film experience." However, sound for media has evolved much differently than the more unified approach taken by the producers of the pictures. This different approach has left a streamlined production path for visuals but a complex and expensive production path for sound.
This first-ever Future of Audio Entertainment Technology Conference brings together the best in researchers, acousticians and engineers to address the current and future audio needs of the cinema, television and Internet (online).
Louis Hernandez Jr., Avid's chairman, president, and Chief Executive Officer, will give the keynote speech, "Production of Audio for the Future", at the AES 57th International Conference on March 6, 2015, at 8 a.m.
Leaders from top entertainment and technology providers, including Auro3D, Avid, BBC, Bose, Dolby Labs, DTS, European Broadcast Union (EBU), Harman, NASA, ORF—Australian TV, Sony Pictures, Starz Entertainment, Telos Alliance, and more, will be presenting during three days of Papers, Workshops, and Networking Opportunities.
Leaders in entertainment audio will focus on how audio professionals can meet the challenges of a future with evolving audio formats, while also improving interoperability and reducing production and distribution costs. This conference promises to bring the audio community the advantages of harmonized production formats that our colleagues in picture experience.