Director of Photography
The presentation will discuss how the job of the cinematographer has evolved in recent years. In the analog film era change and evolution were measured by subtle improvements in both lens technology and film stocks but the advent of digital technology, both photographic and computer, has dramatically changed the way a cinematographer works. The cinematographers job is still that of visual storytelling but the number of tools available to accomplish this task grow everyday, we are an art form that bastardizes technology to fit our needs. It will walk you through the changes in my craft over the last 20 years, sometimes my needs run in parallel to innovations in optical imaging and many times they run counter.
Bio: John Schwartzman, ASC is an award-winning cinematographer whose work encompasses some of cinema’s biggest action and comedy blockbusters, including the $1.67 billion-earning worldwide box office monster hit Jurassic World; Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man; Michael Bay’s Armageddon; Jay Roach’s Meet the Fockers; John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks; and Gary Shore’s Dracula Untold. Twice nominated for the coveted American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, Schwartzman won in 2004 for his work on Gary Ross’ Seabiscuit, for which he also received an Academy Award® nomination. His additional film credits include Bay’s Pearl Harbor, Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet, Rob Reiner’s The Bucket List, Hancock’s The Rookie and Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. His work will next be seen in two upcoming features: John Lee Hancock’s The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, and Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry, with Naomi Watts. He is also slated to shoot the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, for release in 2019. In addition to his work on the big screen, Schwartzman is one of the commercial industry’s most sought-after cameramen. His commercial work, as both director and cinematographer, includes spots for a wide range of national and international clients, such as HBO, Chevrolet, Visa, Toyota, American Express, Mercedes-Benz, AT&T, Honda, Victoria’s Secret, Coca-Cola, Canon, Reebok and Nike.
University of California San Diego, USA
A Quest for Human-Robot Cohabitation in the Age of Self Driving Automobiles
Bio: Mohan Manubhai Trivedi is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory, as well as the Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) at the University of California San Diego. Trivedi’s team has played a key role in several major research collaborative initiatives. These include design, development and deployment of distributed video arrays for wide area activity analysis, privacy preserving filters for surveillance video arrays for
transportation infrastructures including for freeways, international bridges, and stadiums; systems for vehicle collision avoidance, pedestrian protection and intent analysis, lane-change/turn/merge
assistance; vision-based systems for “smart” airbags, predictive driver intent and activity analysis systems; and panoramic-view surround safety systems and autonomous robotic teams for railway track maintenance and for hazardous environments. His team is recognized as the most prolific and most cited in the intelligent vehicles and intelligent transportations systems field.
He has won over 20 “Best/Finalist” Paper award, has received the IEEE ITS Society’s Outstanding Research Award and LEAD Institution Award as well as the Meritorious Service and Pioneer Award (Technical Activities) of the IEEE Computer Society. He has received Distinguished Alumnus awards from BITS-Pilani, India and Utah State University. He has given over 100 keynote/plenary talks and he regularly serves on panels dealing with technological, strategic, privacy, and ethical issues surrounding research areas he is involved in. He is a Fellow of IEEE, SPIE, and IAPR. Trivedi has served as the Robotics Technical Committee Chair for the IEEE Computer Society, on the Governing Boards of the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics and ITSC Society, Editor-in-Chief of the Machine Vision Applications journal and charter member/vicechair of the University of California System wide Digital Media Innovation (UC Discovery) program. Trivedi serves regularly as a consultant to industry and government agencies in the USA and abroad.