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The Academy Software Foundation Announces Open Source Forum 2023

The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) will host the Open Source Forum on February 16th, 2023 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, CA. The annual event gathers business and technical leaders to discuss the current state of open source software across the motion picture and media industries.

During the afternoon program, leaders will share ideas, insights, and experiences to drive the future of open source software, and relay updates on the progress of the Foundation. Executives, businesses, open source program office leaders, technical leaders responsible for key projects and open source strategies, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Academy Software Foundation, are all encouraged to attend.

A keynote will be given by Dr. Andrew Glassner, Principal Research Scientist at Wētā Digital/Unity entitled “Storytelling in the Era of AI.” Glassner has worked as a film director, computer researcher, video game writer-director, and novelist. He now works at the intersection of human artistry and software for creating visual effects, and developing tools for a new generation of storytellers and audiences.

Other sessions will explore:

  • Open RV – Journey of Open Sourcing a Commercial Product
  • xSTUDIO – an Open Source Playback and Review Application
  • Digital Production Example Library Updates: Intel® 4004 Moore Lane USD Scene
  • Open MoonRay Update
  • OpenVPCal: An Open Source In-Camera Visual Effects Calibration Framework
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art – Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color – Behind the Scenes Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities for Imaging Standards

“This year we are expanding the Open Source Forum to a larger audience, and we are thrilled to share the latest on open source developments for the motion picture industry at the Academy Museum, one of the most inspiring venues in Los Angeles,” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation. “From Artificial Intelligence in storytelling to the Open Review Initiative, we invite you to attend a series of stimulating presentations at the Open Source Forum!”


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Speakers rounding out the program include: Andrew Pearce, VP Global Technology and Randy Packer, Sr. Manager Production Software/DreamWorks Animation; Carol Payne, Imaging Technologist/Netflix; Guillaume Brossard, Director of Engineering ShotGrid/Autodesk; Sam Richards, VFX Manager/Disney; Scott Geffert, General Manager for Advanced Imaging/The Metropolitan Museum of Art; David Morin, Executive Director/Academy Software Foundation; and Hilary Carter, SVP Research & Communications/Linux Foundation. Presenting virtually at the event will be Sean McDuffee, Platform Architect 3D Creator Segment/Intel and Ted Waine, R&D/DNEG.

Registration is now open for both Academy Software Foundation members and non-members: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/aswf-open-source-forum/

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