January 24, 2013 VIP Reception
18:00 — 21:30 @ Vancity Theatre : Join the best of the 3D world for an evening of drinks and conversation. Also, meet the locals in content production and business that are excited to be on the cutting edge of 3D technology.
January 25, 2013 3D[FWD] Event
8:00 @ Vancity Theatre : Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction & Opening Remarks
Maria Lantin, Emily Carr S3D Centre & Jim Chabin, International 3D Society
9:15 – 10:00 Your World in 3D
Jim Chabin, International 3D Society. The future of 3D never looked so exciting. This session breaks down present and future predictions, opportunities, and insights for 3D on a global scale.
10:00 – 10:45 Distribution, Content Licensing, and Financing for 3D
David Brenner, Principal Media From the world’s largest distributor of 3D programming, topics covered will include where to sell your 3D program once it has been produced, who’s buying, what they’re looking for, what they’re paying, and good strategies for financing 3D programming.
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 PANEL: Telling Your Story in 3D
Adam May, Vision 3; Robert Neuman, Disney; & Joshua Hollander, Pixar | Moderator: Buzz Hays, True Image Co. What must you consider when conceiving, developing, and creating your 3D advertisement, film, or sports program? How do you take advantage of the medium to accentuate your product, service, or story?
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 PANEL: Is 3D Production a Fool’s Errand or the Road to the Future?
James Cowan, Finale Editworks & Ian Herring, Parallax Films | Moderator: James Stewart, Geneva Films From low budget 3D television documentaries to commercials, what is the working model for Independent 3D Producers? Will they survive as funding models rapidly evolve and until independent 3D content is a sought after commodity? Hear what these practitioners, whose expertise encompasses docs, TV, and commercials, are doing to keep their businesses technically relevant.
14:15 – 15:00 3D Conversion: The State of the Art
Mark Lasoff & Colin Jenken, Gener8 Working on native 3D films and pure conversion films, Gener8 is changing the conversation – showing us how conversion is a viable and possibly more suitable option for creating high quality stereo.
15:00 – 15:45 IMAX 3D, 1985 – ???
Hugh Murray, IMAX Entertainment 3D at the movies has come and gone and come and gone again, and is currently in “resurrection” mode. In IMAX it came, stayed, and helped build a company. Learn about the history of one of Canada’s most successful endeavours.
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:45 Advertising & Marketing in the 3D Space
James Stewart, Geneva Film Co. As blockbuster movies continue to do 3D enhanced box office, where is the 3D advertising? From Cannes Lions to a screen experience near you, 3D advertising continues to grow with global brands going 3D. We will hear from a leader in 3D advertising on the topics of story, execution, and distribution in an advertising climate that is changing every day.
16:45 – 17:30 3D at 2D Economics
Grant Anderson, Sony 3D Technology Centre Stereoscopic 3D TV shows and motion pictures can be produced within the constraints of normal 2D production schedules while adding only marginally to the overall production and post-production costs. Examples from Planet Bboy: Battle of the Year, Days of our Lives, and Happy Endings will be shown.
17:30 Closing Remarks