Digital Motion Picture Metadata Symposium

The Digital Motion Picture Metadata Symposium, a component of the Digital Motion Picture Archive Framework Project, was a one-day event featuring guest lectures and case studies on the cataloging and classification of digital motion picture materials.

Topics Covered at the Symposium

  • The Big Picture – long-term issues and challenges around digital assets for motion pictures, including archiving and retrieval, storage, standards, encoding and preservation.
  • Metadata Basics – metadata lifecycles, taxonomy, controlled vocabularies and the role of standards
  • Technical Issues – workflow, integration, interoperability, and standards creation and adoption
  • Implementation and Operation – requirements for standards adoption and metadata capture implementation
  • Digital Object Unique Identifiers
  • Digital Motion Picture File Formats

Featured Speakers

  • Larry Blake, Swelltone Labs
  • Karen Broome, Manager, Technology Standards Sony Electronics
  • Ryan Cox, Director of Product Management, Gracenote
  • Seth Earley, President, Earley & Associates
  • Ray Feeney, Co-chair, Science and Technology Council, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and President, RFX, Inc.
  • Rebecca Guenther, Senior Networking and Standards Specialist, Library of Congress
  • Jim Houston, Chair, Image Interchange Framework Subcommittee, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Vice President, Technology at Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Michael B. Johnson, PhD, MPG Lead, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Larry Lannom, Director of Information Management Technology and Vice President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives® (CNRI)
  • Andy Maltz, Director, Science and Technology Council, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Peter Mavromates, Director of Post Production, Marvel Studios, and Post Production Supervisor for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Nancy Silver, Digital Archival Program Manager, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Jeff Stevens, Vice President, Warner Bros. Digital Archives
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