Only two months separate us now from the 14th AIC Congress which will begin on Monday 30th August and will continue for the entire week, closing on Friday 3rd September.
As you will have learned from previous newsletters, the event will be organized remotely. However, after the first disappointment of being unable to gather together in person, we tried to discover and enhance the convening’s prerogatives. Among these, it is important to underline the possibility of being able to welcome an interesting number of participants despite
the global health situation; to broaden the themes; to allow everyone to register for the conference at an affordable price, even those who geographically may be located very far from Milan. Finally, we have the opportunity to share in real time the experiences of our numerous guests who honor us with their presence. These are all advantages that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Meanwhile, the organization of the Congress continues.
The preliminary scientific program is already available on the Congress webpage. We would like to remind you that the Congress registration is open, the event will be held exclusively online and, consequently, the registration fee has been reduced.
‘Italian Premio Colore GdC’
This is the first time that the Italian GdC Color Award will be awarded within the AIC Congress, and for this special occasion, we are excited to tell you that it will be given to a person who has made world cinema great. It is with immense honor that the GdC-Associazione Italiana Colore will confer the award on Vittorio Storaro, director of photography, known, appreciated and awarded all over the world, winner of three Academy Awards,
popularly known as the Oscars, and recipient of numerous other national and international awards.
In 1979, he was director of photography on Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”, with which he won his first Oscar for best photography in 1980. The second Oscar was awarded in 1982 for Warren Beatty’s “Reds”, and he received the third Oscar for Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” in 1988.
In 2015, he designed and built the lighting of the Imperial Forums in Rome, with a technical apparatus of 520 different projectors, where the strength of the lighting project lies in not having isolated and highlighted only the main monuments, but also involving the backdrops, as non-protagonists, essential and decisive for the overall suggestions.
Finally yet importantly, we are proud to introduce you the last two invited speakers who have been scheduled to share their expertise at the AIC2021 Congress.
It is with great honor that we present Pietro Marani, full Professor in Modern Art History at the Politecnico of Milan, who has been Director of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici and Vice-Director of the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.
Marani’s presentation, entitled “Leonardo’s Color today: from the dark to the light”, will focus on how critics have changed their views on the character of Leonardo’s
painting. Indeed, in the light of the latest restoration of some of his works, Leonardo was re-evaluated from being considered a “chiaroscurist” painter to an artist who showed a strong chromatic vision, as reflected in his Treatise on Painting and particularly on Colors Perspective.
The other invited speaker is Robin Jenkin.
He is a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society, UK, and a board member of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Jenkin is secretary of the IEEE P2020 Image Quality for Autonomous Vehicles Standards group and leads the
sub-group on image quality for viewing. His speech, titled “The Influence of CFA Choice on Automotive and Other Critical Imaging Systems”, examines, among others, the effect on post-CCM (color correction matrices) signal quality for a number of color filter array (CFA) combinations and typical automotive spectra of interest, such as traffic lights, signs, and lines, to build imaging sensors intended for automotive applications.
To date, six AIC National Groups, three international and five Italian Associations as well as one Academic Institution have decided to patronage the 14th AIC Congress.
We are pleased to welcome the international colleagues of the Society for Imaging Sciences and Technology for their decision to join our Congress giving their patronage.