[Explore the technical aspects of movie making.]

See, hear and feel the history and future of filmmaking in a place where it all began – George Eastman’s house and the historic Dryden Theatre. We’ll explore how today’s tech democratizes the process, from concepts to pre-visualization, capture to editing, and especially distribution. The world’s fascination with moving pictures is stronger than ever. Hear from the creators and innovators pioneering the next generation of moviemaking.


Topics Include:

  • Pre-visualization for all – learn how pre-viz simulation, formerly reserved for big-budget productions, is becoming accessible to filmmakers at all levels

  • Cinematographer secrets – hear how world-class cinematographers capture images that captivate audiences

  • Lens tech breakthroughs – a lineup of affordable new lenses give filmmakers more freedom

Track Event
[Powerful stories. Transformative technology.]
MAGIC Spell Studios, Rochester Institute of Technology

Wednesday, June 26

5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
How Netflix Empowers Storytelling through Technology
Chris Clark: Netflix streams movies and TV shows to millions of viewers every day. Movies and TV shows are stories told through machines. As both a tech company and a studio, Netflix is uniquely positioned to be a leader in both creative storytelling and technology opportunities, such as 4K, HDR, and immersive audio, and protecting creative intent all the way to the playback device. Chris Clark, RIT alumnus and Manager of Imaging Technology at Netflix, will walk through his team’s mission of empowering creatives with technology, protecting the fidelity and longevity of their work, and what that means for the filmmakers and consumers.

Experienced Speakers

Hear inspiring talks in an intimate setting with the best minds in the field.


See demos from some of today’s pioneering camera, lens, editing and SFX innovators.

Track Venue

The Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum