Film Means Business presents:
!!! 3D in the MOVIES !!!
Hosted panel (by D-Media CEO Gina Fegan) & networking event
the technology, practicality and market reality of producing a 3D film
Date: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Time: 7pm till 10pm – intermission for drinks – networking before & after event
Venue: Deloitte Auditorium, 1st Floor, 2 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TR
Drinks! Q&A/networking! More drinks!
Again Film Means Business leads from the front!
The year 2010 proved to be the first great business year of 3D as eight of the top twenty highest revenue making films at the box office had a 3D version, compared to only three films in 2009, with significant new profits being made in sell-through as a key result. The uses of 3D stereoscopic vision for cinema (and ultimately TV and games) viewing are causing a highly predicted revolution in the way that the film and entertainment industry is currently planning its future, with exciting changes in store for cinema construction and television & games manufacture, not to mention the new possibilities for producer/director/writer creativity and early concept.
It’s happening now, and Film Means Business (a non-profit organization) has invited panellists from all areas of the business to give its audience face to face, inside knowledge and comment on how the new opportunities in 3D business will present themselves.
Chris Parks – Vision 3
Chris has been involved with stereoscopic 3-D imagery for over 17 years. As stereographer and creative director of Image Quest 3-D he has worked on numerous IMAX films, including ‘Wings of Courage 3-D’, ‘Cosmic Voyage’ and ‘The Secret of Life on Earth’. He was integral to both the filming of ‘Bugs 3-D’ and the technical development that made it possible. While studying at the Royal College of Art, he developed a stereoscopic book concept which spawned a series of 10 titles translated into 13 languages. Chris later developed the system into a range of 3-D museum displays, creating static and moving imagery for installations around the world. Since founding Vision 3, Chris has established himself as one of the world’s authorities on 3-D, serving as Stereo Supervisor on Warner Brothers’ 2012 3-D Tentpole Features, ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ and ‘Gravity’, as well as multinational 3-D commercial campaigns for Sony, Philips and Samsung, and as Stereographer on the BAFTA award-winning ‘Flying Monsters with David Attenborough’.
Olivier Lauchenauer – Pogo Films
Having studied at Montreux College of Design, Olivier went on to work for various Swiss advertising companies before continuing his studies at the London Film School. In 2003 he joined up with business partner, Phil, to form London based Pogo Films, directing a number of music videos and commercials before settling into Pogo’s new Soho offices and beginning a career in post production. Pogo Films is a Stereoscopic 3D micro-studio, creating, developing, producing, post-producing and delivering stereoscopic 3-D content for broadcast, distribution and exhibition. It has established international distribution deals for broadcast and physical through Electric Sky and other dynamic distributors, and is exploiting new distribution technologies to further exploit rights. Clients include Hat Trick Productions, One World Media, Royal Opera House, Rubin Films, Channel4, Fulwell73, 5 Live, Pulse Films, Wild Honey Films and many more; Pogo recently winning an RTS award for editing the BAFTA award winning comedy series, ‘Fonejacker’.
Martin McCabe – Atticus Digital
After finishing his photography apprenticeship, Martin went on to run his own photography company, Photographix, for 15 years, during which time he built up working relations with the digital media agency, Atticus Digital, officially joining the company as director in 2005. Atticus helps to develop marketing strategies for companies of all sizes, using simple, effective digital solutions though media of TV, DVD, website or mobile device. Comprehensive services include: 2-D and 3-D animation, stereoscopic animation, website design and management, video production, search engine optimization, market strategy, brand development and corporate identity, PR, CD & DVD authoring, photography, illustration, exhibition and graphics. Clients include: BP, Transcanada, CNN, Jonas Moore/Triumph, Global CCS Institute, Hydrogen Energy, Crystal, Madsar CDM and Mazsky.
Lester Dunton – JDC (now owned by Panavision)
Lester has worked on innumerable motion picture productions in various areas of camera and visual effects responsibilities, most recently on ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ (2010) and ‘Inglorious Basterds’ (2009). Graduating in 1991 with a BSc in Photographic and Electronic Imaging from University of Westminster, Lester went on to work in visual effects supervision, digital process projection, video assist operation, HD supervision and visual effects camera, on movies such as ‘Rob Roy’, ‘The Jackal’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘Black Hawk Down’, ‘Closer’, ‘Speedracer’ and ‘Cinematographer Style’ (documentary), culminating in the recent productions mentioned above. Lester is currently Technical Consultant for JDC having worked in similar positions for Panavision and Hat Factory Post-Production, and is winner of the BSC John Alcott Award.
Panel Host – Gina Fegan (Independent Producer and CEO D-Media)
Gina started as a cinema manager, going on to become a producer in her own right with ‘Devil’s Playground’ (2010) and ‘The Tournament’ (2009). Appointed MD at Screen South, she headed up the allocation of UKFC funding for numerous film productions and media finance schemes in the South East. Currently, as both independent producer and CEO at D-Media, Gina is at the forefront of both UK film production and international, digital media marketing and promotions.
Please remember, Film Means Business is first and foremost for networking, with talented and energized people looking to meet key future collaborators.
By keeping things exciting, live and spontaneous, Film Means Business acts as a constructive agitator to the UK film business, constantly pushing and opening doors.
Film Means Business is a collaboration between Non-Multiplex Cinema and The Co-production Factory.
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