Tales From the Tech Retreat 2020 — Let’s Raise a Glass to the HPA
In a DCS tradition maintained for many years, I travel each February out to the California desert near Palm Springs to attend and report on the HPA Tech Retreat. It is a very high level gathering, now in its 25th year, that brings together a core group of technology leaders to share with each other challenges, solutions, and innovations in motion picture production and post.
There were a few areas of concentration that I found of particular interest this year. One theme revolved around advancements in virtual production technology. Another report looked at the perceptual differences of 8K content compared to 4K. However, what really got my attention this year involved a full-on motion picture production with a major portion created in near-real time, from acquisition through post, with a screening right there at the retreat.
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