IMIS CTC Announces Seminar on Augmented and Virtual Reality in Cinema

London, UK ( September 29, 2017 ) -

The International Moving Image Society’s Cinema Technology Committee (IMIS CTC) has announced further details of its forthcoming seminar on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in cinema.

Held at the iconic Regent Street Cinema in London on Thursday 26th October, the seminar will look at the impact and uses that these immersive experiences are having both in entertainment and across other industries, the potential for both in a cinematic environment and the issues film makers may face in creating an immersive experience that still remains shared across a large scale audience.

The seminar will feature keynote presentations from acclaimed Director of Photography, lecturer and author Professor Harry Mathias and Scott Grant, Managing Director of leading global visualisation house, Soluis.

Professor Harry Mathias (MA, BA, San Francisco State University) was the director of photography on feature films, network TV dramatic shows, documentaries, TV and political commercials, and music videos. He is schooled in the classical Hollywood movie traditions of cinematography and lighting and has collaborated with some of the greatest names in the cinema industry. His feature film projects have included drama, comedy, action, and special-effects movies. He was also active in the San Francisco avant-garde filmmaking movement. He won a Golden Eagle Award for his documentary about homeless teenagers, Shadow Children. He has filmed documentaries for BBC, CBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Swedish Television, as well as KPIX, KQED, and KGO in San Francisco.

Equally skilled in digital cinema technology, Professor Mathias was the senior technical executive at NEC Digital Cinema; the founding top executive of Barco digital cinema; director of motion picture technology, worldwide, at Schneider Optics; and the senior consultant to four CEOs of Panavision. He is a founding member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) DC28 and 21DC Digital Cinema standards group.

As CEO, Scott Grant holds overall responsibility for the strategic direction of, Soluis Group, one of the UK’s leading creative organisations. For over six years he has driven the Group’s reputation to be the leading partner for high quality digital visualisation and interactive presentation for some of the world’s most dynamic businesses.  By building on the business’ track record of producing top quality visual media Scott and his team are leading a real drive to deliver better outcomes in project engagements by utilising the latest digital platforms to aid understanding and these include shared immersive solutions including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

Those interested in attending can now secure their tickets free of charge online by visiting or

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About International Moving Image Society

The International Moving Image Society was born out of the BKSTS in 2016. The BKSTS was originally created as the ‘London Branch’ of Society of Motion Picture Engineers (now known as SMPTE) until 1930.  

The society is focused but is not limited to supporting the development, production and exhibition of feature films, television, commercials, music videos, short films, animation, gaming, and future emerging formats for consumption through training, education, knowledge sharing and networking.

For more information, visit the Society’s web page at

About Cinema Technology Committee

The Cinema Technology Committee (CTC) of the International Moving Image Society (IMIS) aims to assist the cinema industry in recognizing the importance that cinema technology and indeed the way in which it’s utilized can have a profoundly positive effect on the movie-going experience.

As well as providing guidance and support, the CTC engages in a number of activities aimed at educating and improving the cinema experience. These include training courses, technical handbooks, educational visits, knowledge sharing, networking events, projectionist certification (in conjunction with the UKCA) and the industry’s leading technical journal, Cinema Technology Magazine.

For more information, visit the Society’s web page at

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Peter Knight – Head of Communications – CTC

International Moving Image Society

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