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Program



Best in Show & Display Industry Awards Lunch

The annual Best in Show and Display Industry Awards Luncheon will take place at noon on Wednesday, June 4. Both awards are peer-reviewed, such that the luncheon is well-attended by captains of industry for high-level networking and recognition of the best in the industry over the last year.

Best in Show Awards

The Best in Show awards are intended to honor the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes, and manufacturing processes presented by exhibitors during Display Week. This competition will be open to all exhibitors on the show floor during Display Week 2014. Prizes will be awarded in the three categories of small, medium, and large exhibits. This will allow exhibitors of all sizes to compete for the prizes. Self-nominations are encouraged. The criteria for judgement are:

  1. Timeliness and significance to the display industry of the products, prototypes, processes, and technologies exhibited
  2. Creative use of audio, visual, or other effects to present and highlight the new material


Nomination forms are due no later than May 16, 2014. To download the nomination form for the Best in Show Awards click here.

Display Industry Awards

Each year, SID awards Gold and Silver Display of the Year Awards in three categories: Display of the Year, Display Application of the Year, and Display Component of the Year. These apply to products on sale within the previous calendar year, industry-wide whether they are being shown at Display Week or not. Self-nominations are encouraged!


Award winners will have the opportunity to have their Display Week show floor interview videos by SID's PR firm MCA included on the SID YouTube channel, as well as displayweek.org!

Event Speaker:

From Avatar to Gravity: Lighting Photoreal Digital Actors Paul Debevec
University of Southern California

ABSTRACT: Amazingly, we have entered an age where even the human actors in a movie can be created as computer generated imagery. Somewhere between Final Fantasy in 2001 and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008, digital actors crossed the "uncanny valley" from looking strangely synthetic to believably real. This talk describes how the light stage scanning systems and HDRI lighting techniques developed at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies have helped create digital actors in a wide range of recent films. For in-depth examples, the talk describes how high-resolution face scanning, advanced character rigging, and performance-driven facial animation were combined to create "Digital Emily", a collaboration with Image Metrics (now Faceware) yielding one of the first photoreal digital actors, and 2013's "Digital Ira", a collaboration with Activision Inc., yielding the most realistic real-time digital actor to date. The talk includes recent developments in HDRI lighting, polarization difference imaging, and skin reflectance measurement, 3D object scanning, and concludes with advances in autostereoscopic 3D displays enabling 3D teleconferencing, holographic characters, and cultural preservation.


BIO: Paul Debevec is a research professor at the University of Southern California and the associate director of graphics research at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies. Debevec's Ph.D. thesis (UC Berkeley, 1996) presented Facade, an image-based modeling and rendering system for creating photoreal architectural models from photographs. Using Facade he led the creation of virtual cinematography of the Berkeley campus for his 1997 film The Campanile Movie whose techniques were used to create virtual backgrounds in The Matrix. Subsequently, Debevec pioneered high dynamic range image-based lighting techniques in his films Rendering with Natural Light (1998), Fiat Lux (1999), and The Parthenon (2004); he also leads the design of HDR Shop, the first high dynamic range image editing program. At USC ICT, Debevec has led the development of a series of Light Stage devices for capturing and simulating how objects and people reflect light, used to create photoreal digital actors in films such as Spider Man 2, Superman Returns, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Avatar, as well as 3D display devices for telepresence and teleconferencing. He received ACM SIGGRAPH's first Significant New Researcher Award in 2001, co-authored the 2005 book High Dynamic Range Imaging from Morgan Kaufmann, and chaired the SIGGRAPH 2007 Computer Animation Festival. He serves as Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH and is a member of the Visual Effects Society, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Academy's Science and Technology Council.

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