CineGrid Day September 9th: Experience the 4K Future

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On the 9th of September, CineGrid Amsterdam organizes the CineGrid Day 2011. Be among the first in Europe to experience and discuss all aspects of 4K. Watch movies in 4K and explore future possibilities with a diversity of speakers. Save the date!

CineGrid enables image and sound to be produced, distributed and shown in unprecedented quality. The technology ‘4K’ produces images that are four times as sharp as High Definition TV and crystal clear sounds. This will completely transform the way in which we make and use media in the near future.

Confirmed speakers
Philippe Vié (Camalot), Lieven Bertels (Holland Festival), Pieter Wilson (European Digital Cinema Forum), Harry Schreurs (Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie), Cees de Laat (University of Amsterdam), Laurin Herr (, Frank Kresin (CineGrid Amsterdam, Waag Society), Tatsuya Fujii (NTT), Maciej Glowiak (PSNC), Dimitra Simeonidou (University of Essex), Kunitake Kaneko (Keio University), Richard Weinberg (USC School of Cinema-Television), Jasper Claus (ONE CAMERA), Michal Krsek (CESNET) and Ton Roosendaal (Blender).

12.30 Doors open

13.30 Introduction
Cees de Laat (UvA), Laurin Herr (CineGrid International, Pacific Interface) & Frank Kresin (CineGrid Amsterdam, Waag Society)

14.00 Cutting Edge
Cees de Laat (UvA) will lead this first section, about the possibilities of 4K movie making and streaming using optical networks. With: Tatsuya Fujii (NTT), Maciej Glowiak (PSNC), Kunitake Kaneko (Keio University) and Dimitra Simeonidou (University of Essex).

15.00 Break

15.30 Cases
Tom Demeyer (Waag Society) will monitor this part of the day, in which we will learn about previous experiences of working with 4K technology. There will be plenty of room to see examples of previous work. With: Richard Weinberg (USC School of Cinema-Television), Jasper Claus (ONE CAMERA), Michal Krsek (CESNET) and Ton Roosendaal (Blender).

16.30 Future
This section will be all about the implementation of 4K in education, arts, production & post-production. It will be lead by Frank Kresin (Waag Society). With: Lieven Bertels (Holland Festival), Harry Schreurs (NFTA), Philippe Vié (Camalot) and Peter Wilson (European Digital Cinema Forum).

17.30 Closing speech by Walter van Dijk (SURFnet)

17.45 Food and Drinks

19:00 Doors Open Evening Program

19.30 Start 4K viewings
Viewings covering a wide area of 4K production. 4K streaming from Amer- ica, Brazil and Poland, aerial footage, microscopic footage, computer-generated imagery, scientific visualization, documentary and Full 4K 3D stereo movies. Movies: Eclips, Air footage, MicroOrganisms, Sintel, Red-End and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society, CosmoGrid, Noord-Zuidlijn, Queras, Mullova 3D, Animated History of Poland and Three-dimensional reconstruction of a painting by Jan Matejko.

20.45 Break

22.25 The end

Friday 9th September

Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
1019 HC Amsterdam

Day, dinner and evening program: 95, -
Evening program: 10,-

Admission for students is free


The CineGrid Day is made possible by University of Amsterdam (UvA), SURFnet, Media Guild, Waag Society, TNO, Sandberg, Holland Festival, Dell, Blender, Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie en SARA.