Posted on June 23, 2011

Inaugural 3D conference at Toronto’s Lightbox drew huge crowds

Screen International. June 23 2011


Inaugural 3D conference at Toronto’s Lightbox drew huge crowdsA whopping 5,786 participants attended the inaugural Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D conference last week, including 3D directors Wim Wenders, Catherine Owens and IMAX co-inventor Graeme Ferguson.

Posted on June 14, 2011

Goethe opens blog with TIS3D Conference Click to visit the Goethe Institute Toronto “Arthouse Films from Canada” blog, which launched with an article on the Key Note / Master-class that director  Wim Wenders gave at our TIS3D Conference

Posted on June 14, 2011

Artistic and Independent Practice Panels

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

11:00 – 12:30AM Session 4
3D HYBRIDS: the ECUAD’s Stereoscopic 3D Centre of Excellence Experience
Ron Burnett PhD, Emily Carr University – S3D Experimentation in Film, Animation, and Hybrid Forms
Maria Lantin PhD, Emily Carr University – Time and Space Manipulation in 3D
Alan Goldman, Emily Carr University – 3D and documentary filmmaking
Michael Verity, Emily Carr University – Return to Fogo in 3D
Moderated by Laurie Wilcox PhD, York University

12:30 – 1:30PM Lunch break
Lunch not provided. A variety of restaurants and cafes are available in the vicinity

1:30-3:30 Session 5
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, independent artists UK – M.A.R.S. CALLING
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno & Jerome Bongiorno, independent artists USA – Capturing Cities in 3D: City Symphony Films
Leila Sujir, Concordia University – Between 2 Breaths: Walking through the Chorus of Lungs with the real & the re- construction of the real
David Clark, NSCAD – Spaced Out: Immersive Game Technology in Real Spaces
Moderated by Nell Tenhaaf, York University

3:30-3:45PM Break

3:45- 5:45PM Session 6
Ali Kazimi, York University – Dreaming with Depth – Narrative possibilities in Stereoscopic 3D
Munro Ferguson, NFB – 3D Filmmaking: Pitfalls and Possibilities
William Le Maitre, Independent Artist, Canada – Edia’s Dividuals: the Distributed Self in Digital Space
Tim Dashwood, Stereo3D Unlimited – Independent 3D film production in Canada
Moderated by Brenda Longfellow, York University

5:45 – 6:00PM Closing remarks

Posted on June 14, 2011

Graeme Ferguson Keynote and Hubble IMAX 3D Screening

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day begins at the Scotiabank IMAX Theatre, 239 Richmond Street

8:45 – 9:00AM Welcome
Opening remarks by Janine Marchessault PhD, York University

9:00-10:45AM IMAX Screening and Keynote
Presented by

Hubble 3D
Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen 3D flights through the farthest reaches of the universe, and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Key Note by Graeme Ferguson
Graeme Ferguson has been enjoying 3D films for 60 years, starting with Norman McLaren’sAround Is Around (1953). Later he was a participant in the development of IMAX Corporation’s film-based 3D projection systems, including IMAX 3D and IMAX Solido, as well as the Solido and 30 perf cameras.  His team’s IMAX 3D films have done boffo box office.  Ferguson will provide some observations, and will hazard a prediction or two about the future of 3D.

Presented by Janine Marchessault PhD, York University

Posted on June 13, 2011

3D FLIC presents Phil McNally, Stereoscopic Supervisor Dreamworks, at Banff World Media

Monday, June 13, 2011 @ Banff Media Festival

3D: New Realities

As 3D storytelling begins to make real inroads on mobile, TV and in theaters, this panel will provide a rounded view of the 3D ecosystem and the business models emerging for the industry. With broadcasters in Canada and around the world launching 3D channels, find out why 3D matters, how it is produced and the costs that are involved. Join leaders in 3D entertainment to hear about the latest advancement in 3D technology as well as the exhilarating impact of 3D across TV, film and advertising.

Moderator: Ana Serrano, Director, CFC Media Lab
Speakers: Phil McNally, Stereoscopic Supervisor, DreamWorks & James Stewart, Director, Producer and Chief Creative, Geneva Film Co.


Time: 13:45-14:45
Location: Van Horne C
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