Trick-or-Treat at the SMPTE Spooktacular Cocktail Reception

With more than 100 exhibitors demonstrating their wares, the reception was a great time to learn what’s new.

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say.

“We’ve been to several of the sessions and we found them all very worth while. I even read a white paper on one of them.”
Paul Broderick
“I recognize that SMPTE is trying to bring a lot more young people into the organization and this industry. It’s still not enough, but I hope we can do better and I give them credit for trying.”
Manuel Hellendorf
“I really enjoyed the image quality presentations this morning, especially the perceptual metrics that we may (or may not) be able to rely on for mastering characteristics.”
Andy Schuler
“I attended all three of the AI sessions for the last three days, and I think AI is going to make a remarkable contribution to the media and entertainment industry. My feeling is that its first contribution will be to metadata collection, but that won’t be the last.”
James Snyder
“This year’s conference in general has subjects that are on target for the industry. There has been good depth, and they have been given by knowledgeable people who are well prepared.”
S. Merrill Weiss

“We are exhibitors for the first time here at SMPTE, but what we can tell you is that from the feedback we’re hearing from all the people is that it has all been informational and useful.”
Eric Thorne
“This is a great opportunity to network with fellow young professionals and ask professionals those scary questions like ‘should we submit our resume even if we don’t qualify for a given position?’ They all said, ‘Yes, of course! You never know who is going to call you in, so you just have to give it your best try.’ It was very encouraging.”
Caroline Gilmore
“The sessions have been excellent, especially the one on blockchain. They cover the basic stuff and some of the newer stuff too—and they didn’t get into any of the currency bits either.”
Stan Moote
“I am very impressed that SMPTE is trying to bring more women into the industry. The ‘Women in Technology’ luncheon was very impressive and conference keynoter Julina Tatlock is a wonderful role model.”
Vanessa Lua
“I really like this new venue at the Westin Bonaventure hotel. Here there is enough room for broadcasters to collaborate with each other and share experiences more than they could before.”
Joe Sheehan
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