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Expos and Conventions

Unite LA 2018: Future of Storytelling

Content creators and developers will converge at the Unite Los Angeles 2018 conference this fall, October 23–25, in downtown Los Angeles. The last leg of the Unity Technologies’ world tour ends appropriately in Hollywood, the epicenter of entertainment. Once known primarily as a gaming engine, the Unity software has expanded in the last several years as a cutting-edge media platform for XR (Extended Reality) that encompasses emerging technologies like VR, AR, and real-time 3D rendering.

Filmmakers should pay attention to the power of Unity's real-time CG engine for linear media. The Unite LA conference will hold a Film & Animation Summit on Wednesday, October 24, for content creators to learn how Unity's real-time rendering will revolutionize filmmaking workflows and enhance movie and television production. Innovations include virtual location and production design through VR headsets, Timeline animation sequencing, and pre-visualization through the Unity's Cinemachine virtual cameras.

Film industry notables will be present at these sessions: "Virtual Cinematography & Hollywood: The Tools Powering Ready Player One and Blade Runner 2049"; "Disney TV Animation + Unity: Non-Linear Animation Production on the 'Baymax Dreams' Shorts"; and "CocoVR: Pixar Storytelling in an Interactive, Multiplayer World."

To learn more about the Unite LA conference and register: https://unite.unity.com/2018/los-angeles

Unite Los Angeles 2018
October 23–25, 2018

The Orpheum Theatre and JW Marriott Los Angeles
842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States

AES & NAB Shows: Broadcasting and Audio Engineering Converge on Javits Center

Thomas Dolby at AES

Examining the future of entertainment and business strategies to help it grow, the the NAB Show, conducted by the National Association of Broadcasters, runs from October 17 to 18 at New York’s Jacob Javits Center.

Running since 1991, the NAB Show is “where content comes to life” (according to their tagline) and features a plethora of exhibitors, panel discussions, hands on training, workshops and more. The core program of the NAB Show features several tracks focusing on business (cloud services, news, distribution), creativity (behind the scenes work, event production), and technology (wearables, AR, VR, content delivery).

The opening keynote features the legendary Robert De Niro in a Q&A with “Deadline Hollywood” Contributing Editor, Dade Hayes, where they will discuss the future of film and entertainment and the insight De Niro brings from his decades of experience in the entertainment world.

There will also be networking and Happy Hour events for those of you who advance your careers through better schmoozing.

Presented in conjunction with NAB is the AES (Audio Engineering Society) New York, which looks at every possible facet in audio engineering including within games, movies, television, live shows, home installations and more. Audio engineers and companies from across the country will be putting on workshops, demonstrations and more for audio pros and newcomers alike. Special discussions include how audio engineering will reshape mobile devices, a conversation with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig of the famed Gateway Mastering Studios, and more.

To learn more, go to: https://www.nabshowny.com/ or http://www.aes.org/events/145/

NAB Show
October 17 - 18, 2018

AES New York
October 17 - 20, 2018

Jacob Javits Center

 

The Future of Tech & Finance with the French Chamber of Commerce

 


The French American Chamber of Commerce
, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, will be conducting the FinTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 10. The Symposium features a series of panel discussions on how the rapidly changing world of technology is changing the world of finances. Topics include blockchains, AI, automation of jobs, and how financial regulations are affected by technological innovations.

To learn more, go to: http://www.faccnyc.org/events/upcoming-events/vue-detail/d/fintech-symposium/

French American Chamber of Commerce FinTech Symposium
October 10, 2018

 

Anime Fans Unite at Liberty City Anime Con

Liberty City Anime Con

Liberty City Anime Con, now in its 13th year, is the largest anime convention in New York City. It is a convention uniquely run-by-fans and for-fans as a non-profit. This Anime Con is more than a tradeshow; it is a community gathering of fans who love Anime and manga, and fan attendance has grown yearly since 2013. Liberty City Anime Con 2018 is held August 17-19 at the posh Marriott Marquis in Times Square with convenient train, bus and subway transportation.

Expect cosplay contests, anime screenings, dance and music performances, and after-parties—fantasy fun for all ages. Plushies, manga, figurines and other anime collector's merchandise will be on sale at the booths. This weekend also features panels and talks on the Anime industry, and special guests that include many voice actors, animators, and J-Pop singers with limited autograph signings. Among the guests of honor are: Vic Mignogna, Lia, LeetStreetBoys, 2une, and Reni Mimura.

To learn more, go to: http://libertycityanimecon.com/

Liberty City Anime Con
August 17-19, 2018

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

 


 

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