Posted on June 13, 2011

Screening and Post-production Case Study. Resident Evil: Afterlife

Monday, June 13, 2011

8:15- 10:00PM Screening and Post-production Case Study
Resident Evil: Afterlife
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich) continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Presented by producer Don Carmody, with Deluxe postproduction team headed by Nick Iannelli including:
Chris Wallace – Senior DI colorist
Peter Armstrong – DI Manager
Motassem Younes – Editor
Nick Paulozza – Imaging Supervisor
Gregor Hutchison – Post Supervisor

Posted on June 13, 2011

Catherine Owens. Directing 3D Masterclass

Monday, June 13, 2011

7:00 – 8:00PM Keynote / Masterclass
Catherine Owens – on Directing 3D
Seeing. “When a person tells you something or shows you something, how do you ‘see’ what they mean?” Drawing from contemporary art practices, this presentation challenges the assumptions of how we experience what we see, introducing creators to the nuances of directing 3D.

Presented by William Le Maitre

Posted on June 13, 2011

Thomas Elsaesser Keynote

Monday, June 13, 2011

3:30-5:30PM Keynote
Thomas Elsaesser – The Return of 3D: Revolution, Retrenchment or Panic Reaction?
PhD, Professor Emeritus University of Amsterdam
It is generally assumed that Hollywood’s massive push of 3D over the past two years is a response to the intensified competition from rival media platforms and in order to raise the bar for piracy and other forms of copyright infringements. This paper argues for a more complex – and contradictory – sets of agendas, where the traditional interest in spatial vision among avant-garde artists and filmmakers, the industrial uses of 3D and the objectives of mainstream cinema overlap, interact and cross each other, suggesting that some of the underlying issues around 3D require a wider horizon of analysis, in order to become comprehensible.

Presented by Marta Braun, Ryerson University

Posted on June 13, 2011

Perception and Cinema Studies Panels

Monday, June 13, 2011

8:45 – 9:00AM Welcome
Opening remarks by Janine Marchessault PhD, York University and Juana Awad, 3D FLIC

9:00 – 10:30AM Session 1
Rob Allison PhD, York University – Perceptual Artifacts in Stereoscopic 3D Film
Laurie Wilcox PhD, York University – The Role of Monocular Regions in Depth Percepts from Stereopsis
Martin Banks PhD, University of California, Berkeley – Temporal Presentation Protocols in Stereo Displays: Flicker Visibility, Perceived Motion and Perceived Depth
Moderated by James Elder PhD, York University

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45AM -12:30PM Session 2
Nicholas Wade PhD, University of Dundee – The Experimental Origins of Cinema and Stereo
Philippe Mora – The Search for 3D in the Third Reich
Charles Acland PhD, Concordia University – The Quiet Years of James Cameron
Moderated by Mike Zryd, York University

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

1:30 – 3:15PM Session 3
Haidee Wasson PhD, Concordia University – Film Technologies and Corporate Utopias: The Case of the New York World’s Fair (1939)
Janine Marchessault PhD, York University – Norman McLaren’s Total Cinema: 3D visions at the Festival of Britain
David Harris Smith PhD Candidate, York University – Immersive Cinema Innovation and the NFB
Sanja Obradovic PhD Candidate, York University – Developments in Stereo 3D as Nation-Building Projects
Moderated by Marta Braun, Ryerson University

3:15 – 3:30PM Break

Posted on June 12, 2011

Screening Bugs!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

8:45 – 9:30PM Screening
Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure
Insects are essential to life on Earth. They pollinate plants and recycle waste. By managing life and death they are the true caretakers of the natural world. Over three-quarter of the world’s insects live in the rainforests. One square mile of rainforest holds as many insects as there are people on Earth. BUGS! A Rainforest Adventure follows the life cycles of a mantis and a butterfly, from their births to their inevitable encounter in the rainforests of Southeast Asia, where predator meets its prey.