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3D Storytelling conference sets speakers including Sky’s John Cassy, director Julian Napier, Vision 3’s Chris Parks

Programme details have been confirmed for the 3D Storytelling conference at London’s Ravensbourne on March 22 and 23.

Thursday’s talks will include John Cassy of Sky 3D [pictured] on the UK as a world leader in 3D television; Anthony Geffen on making The Kingdom of Plants; Deluxe Digital’s Jonathan Gardner on 3D digital cinema distribution; Steve Smith of Sky 3D on live sports in 3D; Onsight’s Richard Mills and John Myers on post production challenges; Matthew Bristowe of Prime Focus on 2D to 3D conversion and Sony’s Mick Hocking on 3D in gaming.

Friday sessions include producer Rachel Joseph on Strictly Come Dancing 3D; Onsight’s Richard Mills on technological advances; Geoff Boyle on shooting 3D in extreme conditions; Can Communicate’s Duncan Humphreys on 3D production values and creative freedom; director Julian Napier on making Carmen 3D and Madam Butterfly 3D; Chris Parks of Vision 3 on recent 3D successes and disappointments; Adam Sculthorp from Dimension Media leading a panel about the future of 3D; and results from Filmclub and Ravensbourne’s research into children’s views on 3D.

The sessions about approaching 3D at all aspects of the production process will include talks from story editor Kate Leys, BBH’s Kevin Stark, and Molinare’s Richard Wilding.

Attendees can also try 3D post suites and hear talks from post experts including Mistika operator David Wigram, offline editor Craig Lees, and Susan Tunstall from BTV Post.

Skillset has come on board to back the event, and Skillset’s Dan Simmons said: “One of the major priorities for our film skills strategy, A Bigger Future 2, is making sure the UK film industry workforce is keeping up with new technologies… We are really proud to be supporting 3D Storytelling and are very much looking forward to taking part in what promises to be an inspiring and informative event in the industry calendar. They have attracted some of the most experienced and internationally acclaimed 3D experts to offer a solid programme that spans across the technical to the creative, and demonstrates how new technologies are fusing skills needs across the film, TV and gaming industries.”

Sponsors include Sony, Onsight, Dimension Media, Digital Greenwich and Real D and partners are Filmclub, Vision 3, Sky 3D, WFTV and SGO. Screen International is the media partner.

More information is available at the conference website.

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