0 6 OCTOBER 2010
EXPLORING CONTENT DEVELOPMENT ACROSS FILM, TV, GAMES AND INTERACTIVE
NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM, BRADFORD: 21 ST&22 ND OCTOBER
Screen Yorkshire is pleased to announce that a host of additional speakers have been added to the line-up for 3D IN YOUR FACE; a two-day conference taking place at the National Media Museum in Bradford later this month. ANDREW OLIVER, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer for Blitz Games Studios and DAVID ECCLES, Managing Director of Leeds-based digital agency Numiko have both been added to the line-up for day one of the conference, which will examine and debate developments across gaming and interactive technologies.
The second day of the conference– which will delve into the world of 3D TV and film production– has also been bolstered with TIM KEENE, Executive Producer for visual effects studio Framestore joining the impressive speaker line-up.
3D IN YOUR FACE brings together an amazing line up of leading industry experts across film, television, games and interactive media to unveil the latest 3D developments through a series of sessions, debate and demonstrations. Presented by Screen Yorkshire and NorthernNet, the conference aims to delve into the world of 3D production across all platforms, examining how 3D releases such as Toy Story 3 and Avatar have transformed the cinematic experience and looking to the future of 3D as Nintendo prepares to unveil its 3DS and 3D TV looks set to invade our living rooms this autumn.
Andrew Oliver, CTO and Co-founder of Blitz Games Studios says:
“Stereoscopic 3D is set to be one of the biggest shifts in gaming technology that we’ve ever seen. We’ve proved it works and we’ve proved it can be fun– now we just need to embrace it as an industry. There will be cost and time implications for developers, certainly, but there’s the potential to engage the consumer like never before and provide them with some of the most immersive gaming experiences yet created. It would be a mistake to let this opportunity pass us by.”
From Streetdance 3D and Avatar to 3D gaming and Sky’s new 3DTV channel, all content producers and platforms are investing in and developing these technologies. 3D has recently taken over the cinema with films such as , Bolt, Alice in Wonderland and Monsters vs Aliens. Nintendo has unveiled its 3DS and Playstation 3 now supports Stereoscopic 3D.
The conference is broken down into two days, with day one (21 st October) focusing on developments across gaming and interactive technologies and day two (22 nd October) covering 3D film and TV from content development to production through to post production and VFX.
‘3D In Your Face’, is already attracting industry delegates from across the UK. With tickets available at a heavily subsided rate of£25 per day or£40 for both days (£10 student delegate rate), early booking is strongly advised. Lunch is included in the ticket price. For full programme details and to book tickets, go to: www.3d-in-your-face.co.uk
(DAY ONE, Games&Interactive Media) - Mick Hocking, Senior Group Studio Director for Studio Liverpool, Evolution Studios and BigBig studios– part of the Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios group; Andrew Oliver, Co-founder and CTO, Blitz Games; Alex Wiltshire, Website Editor, Edge Magazine; David Eccles, Managing Director, Numiko; Francesco Carucci, Technical Director, EA; Alexander Taube, Crytek Project Lead, EA.
(DAY TWO, TV&Film)– Tim Keene, Executive Producer, Framestore; Alexander Lentjes, 3D Stereoscopic Consultant and Producer, 3-D Revolution Productions; Richard Mills, Head of Engineering, On Sight; Andy Shelley, Head of Development, On Sight, Angus Cameron, Co-owner and Stereoscopic Post Supervisor Vision 3; Neil Dodgson, Professor of Graphics and Imaging, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory; Vicki Betihavas, Co-founder and Producer, Nineteen Fifteen.
Screen Yorkshire and NorthernNet present‘3D In Your Face’ in partnership with Game Republic, National Media Museum, Edge Magazine and Bradford City of Film.
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Notes to Editor:
Screen Yorkshire is the regional screen agency responsible for inspiring, promoting and supporting a successful and sustainable film, television, games and interactive media sector in Yorkshire and Humber. Our aim is to grow the screen media industries in Yorkshire and Humber by helping businesses to compete in a fast-changing global marketplace. Screen Yorkshire offers a variety of funding and support initiatives to screen media companies based in the region, supported by its two key partners, Yorkshire Forward and the UK Film Council. Since the launch of its£10.2m Digital Media Content Programme in 2006, supported by Yorkshire Forward, Screen Yorkshire has attracted over £82 million inward investment to the region’s economy, created 1086 jobs, supported 812 businesses and invested in the skills of 1637 individuals. www.screenyorkshire.co.uk
NorthernNet provides a secure, high-speed (up to 1Gb/s) symmetric digital network and a collaboration network connecting the Northwest, Yorkshire and North East to the rest of the world. NorthernNet connects Digital and Creative businesses through the NorthernKnowledge website ( http://knowledge.northernnet.co.uk) and delivers support and training in the areas of high-speed connectivity, collaboration, innovation and industry game-changers like digital workflow and cloud computing.
NorthernNet is funded by a partnership between the NWDA, Yorkshire Forward and One North East, supported by Northern Way. NorthernNet is coordinated from its base at Northwest Vision and Media in MediaCity:UK, working alongside delivery partners in the other Northern regions; Codeworks and Screen Yorkshire.
To learn more about NorthernNet visit www.northernnet.co.uk
Game Republic, the trade association for the games sector in Yorkshire and Humber, promotes and provides support to the industry through a range of initiatives, investing in games projects, creating better links with academia, developing relationships with international publishers and championing collaboration through hosting regular networking events. In 2007 Game Republic was fully integrated into Screen Yorkshire enabling the games sector in the region to access its strategic investment funds. www.gamerepublic.org
‘3D In Your Face’ coincides with the launch of the National Media Museum’s‘Experience 3D’ season. More at: http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk