Seminar to assess digital

'Clones' specialists to offer views, McCallum to keynote

HOLLYWOOD — Many of the key creative and business specialists behind the making of “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones” will take part in a daylong seminar Oct. 5 in Hollywood, dissecting the planning, challenges and lessons of creating a film digitally from end to end.

The seminar is being sponsored by the Hollywood branch of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the USC School of Cinema-TV and the Entertainment Technology Center, which will host the seminar at its Digital Cinema Laboratory.

“Episode II” producer Rick McCallum will keynote the event, discussing the issues associated with an entirely digital project. He will be followed by key talent who participated in the pic’s production, post-production, visual effects, sound and distribution. A round-table panel will address broader digital-cinema issues.

Doors open at 8 a.m. at the Digital Cinema Lab in the Pacific Hollywood Theater at the corner of Wilcox Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. For registration information, go to the Hollywood SMPTE Web site, www.hsmpte.org.

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