The Pipeline Conference schedule is interleaved with that of DigiPro and is spanned over three days (August 11 through 13).

Note 1: All times are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

Note 2: All of “The Pipeline Conference” videos will be recorded live and made available on Whova for a month after the conference ends.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

8/11 10:30 – 11:30 PDT : Virtual Coffee in High Fidelity

8/11 11:30 – 11:40 PDT : Welcome to TPC 2020 & DigiPro 2020

Virtual VFX: Going Cloud Native

8/11 11:40 – 12:20 PDT

This panel will answer the following questions: what are the problems I will face when moving to the cloud, how can they be solved, what will be the benefits?
Jeff Bell
Tangent Studios/
Tangent Labs

Corban Gossett
Senior Product Manager
Amazon Web Services

Mark Ross

8/11 12:20 – 13:00 PDT : [DigiPro] Hair Effects in Trolls World Tour

8/11 13:00 – 13:40 PDT : [DigiPro] Making a short film Automaton

8/11 13:40 – 14:00 PDT: Break

Keynote: Smithsonian Open Source 3D Pipeline

8/11 14:00 – 15:00 PDT

The Smithsonian is developing a suite of open source tools to produce, manage, and deliver 3D assets from the Institution’s collections at an ambitious scale. The beta versions of these tools are being released to the GLAM community as an open source project.
All of these tools are being made freely available to other museums, learning institutions, and commercial entities worldwide, including our new 3D viewing platform and authoring tool, specifically developed for museums and educators. Along with a web-based API for delivering 3D content, we see these tools as a way to democratize the 3D assets that represent our collection across any number of platforms.
Vincent Rossi
Supervisor, 3D Program

Jon Blundell
3D Program Officer
Jamie Cope
3D Program Lead Developer

8/11 15:00 – 16:00 PDT : Virtual Reception

USD in Practice

8/11 15:00 – 15:40 PDT

How do you get started with USD?  What are common pitfalls and best practices?  Our panelists will be sharing their USD expertise on the issues they encountered, how they solved them, and how you can learn from their mistakes and successes.
Nick Kendall-Bar
Pipeline Technical Director
Luma Pictures
Jens Jebens
Supervising Asset TD
Animal Logic
Shawn Dunn
Senior Product Manager
Epic Games

Will Telford
Senior Product Owner

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

8/12 10:30 – 11:30 PDT : Virtual Coffee in High Fidelity

8/12 11:30 – 11:40 PDT : Introduction

8/12 11:40 – 12:20 PDT : [DigiPro] SAUCE – Asset Libraries of the Future

The Motion Picture Industry and Open Source Software: GStreamer as an Alternative

8/12 12:20 – 13:00 PDT

This talk will explain how and why GStreamer, the multimedia frame- work that powers most TV screens and set top boxes in the world and is at the core of leading Deep learning frameworks such as the nvidia DeepStream SDK, could be leveraged in the motion picture industry to allow faster innovation and solve issues by reusing all the multi-platform infrastructure the community has to offer.
Thibault Saunier
Senior Software Engineer

8/12 13:00 – 13:40 PDT : [DigiPro] The ASWF takes OpenColorIO to the Next Level

8/12 13:40 – 14:00 PDT : Break

8/12 14:00 – 15:00 PDT : [DigiPro Keynote] VFX of Mandalorian

8/12 15:00 – 16:00 PDT : Virtual Reception

Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

8/13 10:30 – 11:30 PDT : Virtual Coffee in High Fidelity

8/13 11:30 – 11:40 PDT : Introduction

8/13 11:40 – 12:40 PDT : [Digi Pro] Star Wars: A Crowd Asset Story

8/13 12:20 – 13:00 PDT : [Digi Pro] FaceLab: Scalable Facial Performance Capture for Visual Effects

Data Analytics, Automations and Workflows

8/13 13:00 – 13:40 PDT

Data analytics, automations and API driven worklfows for content creation: what are the roles of automations in modern media pipelines, which tools are involved, and how can data analytics help?
Greg Shiff
Global Solutions Architect
Dell DataIQ
Arash Roudafshan
System Engineering Supervisor
Animal Logic

8/13 13:40 – 14:00 PDT : Break

Pipeline Awards

8/13 14:00 – 14:30 PDT

Join us for the 7th annual Pipeline Awards, where we recognize the hard work people have done to advance pipelines and pipeline related technologies.

8/13 14:30 – 15:00 PDT : Concluding Remarks

8/13 15:00 – 16:00 PDT : Virtual Reception