SPECIAL HOLLYWOOD SMPTE Meeting to be preseneted by STEVE YEDLIN, ASC on MAY 16

Bill Hogan

ALL Southern California CML members and friends are invited to a SPECIAL Hollywood SMPTE meeting on WEDNESDAY, May 16.
Regards, Bill Hogan

On Acquisition and Pipeline for High-Resolution Exhibition

Presented by Steve Yedlin, ASC

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE® is hosting Steve Yedlin, ASC on May 16th at the Linwood Dunn Theater.  Steve will present his work on cinema image quality titled “On Acquisition and Pipeline for High-Resolution Exhibition". The SMPTE Hollywood Section event will provide attendees with the opportunity to view Yedlin’s demonstration in a high-quality theatrical exhibition venue on the latest BARCO RGB Laser High Contrast projector.

“Steve’s demonstration has stirred excitement among imaging professionals for its no-nonsense,evidence-based approach to understanding resolution and the perception of image clarity,” said SMPTE Member Joachim Zell, vice president of technology at EFILM, and producer of this meeting. “It challenges some of our culturally conditioned dominant narratives about photographic integrity.”

The concepts underlying the demonstration are not camera-specific; the presentation will include footage acquired with Alexa 65, Alexa XT, Super 35mm film, Sony F55, IMAX 65mm 15-perf film, and Red Weapon cameras.

Meeting Details

When:             Wednesday, May 16, 2018
                        — Reception at 6:30 p.m.
                        — Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Where:           Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
                        Linwood Dunn Theater
                        1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

          Free parking is available behind the building.


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About Steve Yedlin, ASC Director of Photography


Yedlin’s passions and curiosity focus on the art and science of motion imaging and photographic lighting. His obsession is not exclusionary; he examines the broadest emotional scope of visual storytelling and the narrowest mathematical granularity of image science.


The cinematographer is a longtime friend and collaborator of writer/director Rian Johnson. The two filmmakers’ work together began when both were teenagers making homemade short films with unlikely titles such as Thesaurus Thief and Hey Lady, You Dropped Your Wallet and has evolved to include the highly regarded, if no less singular, feature films Looper,” “The Brothers Bloom,” “Brick,” and Episode 8 of the Star Wars saga: “The Last Jedi.”

When he’s not working with Johnson, Yedlin enjoys exploring the flexibility of his craft with a variety of directors and projects. His range of work includes intense indie dramas, Hollywood visual effects spectacles, comedies (both broad and dark), horror films, and the occasional documentary. Through an ongoing personal project in which he is studying the nuances of color science, Yedlin has developed methods for the mathematical modeling of physical photochemical processes to emulate traditional film response better when using digital image acquisition.