Two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee to keynote Light and Sound Interactive event

Aug 29, 2017

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By Bob Finnerty

Ang Lee, the two-time Oscar Award-winning director of Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, will be a major keynote presenter for the upcoming Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) event, organizers announced today.

Lee, who will present at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, will be joined by Oscar-nominated film editor Tim Squyres and technical supervisor Ben Gervais. Together, they will present scenes from Lee’s groundbreaking 3D, 120 frame-per-second (fps) feature film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. They will discuss the reasons for shooting in this format and the challenges that came with it.

Renowned director Ang Lee is coming to Rochester.

LSI, hosted by RIT and the University of Rochester, is a three-day conference, expo and career fair focused on light- and sound-based technologies and their applications. It takes place Sept. 12-14 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Rochester.

LSI will highlight innovations in augmented and virtual reality, interactive media and games, film, audio and music, imaging, displays, healthcare, optics and photonics.

For more information on LSI and to register, go to www.lightandsound.org.