Attenborough talks 3D at first 3D Creative Summit

Sir David Attenborough is among the speakers at the inaugural 3D Creative Summit, a two-day event celebrating the best 3D films and television programmes from the past year.

Samuel Wigley

Galapagos 3D (2013)

Galapagos 3D (2013)

Arranged by Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and the International 3D Society, the first 3D Creative Summit will be held at BFI Southbank on 27 and 28 March and features exclusive screenings and Q&As with experts and industry professionals from the world of 3D.

Joining Sir David Attenborough among the speakers are Dreamworks Animation’s Jim Mainard and Phil McNally; John Cassy, Director, Sky 3D; Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society; Anthony Geffen, executive producer of Attenborough’s Galapagos 3D; Cameron Saunders, Managing Director of UK Theatrical at 20th Century Fox; and Robert Neuman, Stereoscopic Department Head from Disney Animation Studios.

Flying in from New Zealand will be Phil Oatley, Head of Technology, and Meetal Gokul, Lead Stereoscopic Artist, from Park Rd Post, the post-production company on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).

“As the quality and quantity of compelling material increases,” says the International 3D Society’s Adam May, “2013 could well be a significant tipping point with 3D coming of age.”

Says Sky 3D’s director John Cassy, “The Summit is a great way for the UK’s sharpest creative minds to gather to discuss and debate the issues and opportunities that 3D filmmaking presents. Sky is proud to be a supporter of the event, we look forward to sharing some of our 3D experiences and learning from others.”

Funded by Creative Skillset, the Summit will include screenings of Christmas TV film Mr Stink, with director Declan Lowney in attendance to talk about his experiences shooting in three dimensions; 3D Online Showcase – with SGO’s Geoff Mills and ONSIGHTS’s Andy Shelley; 3D and the Cinema, with 20th Century Fox’s Cameron Saunders, Odeon’s Drew Kaza and Deluxe’s Richard Fish; and highlights from Inside the Mind of Leonardo, with director Julian Jones revealing how he used 3D imaging to get inside the creative processes of one of the giants of art history.

There will also be a ‘3D Producers Lab’, with selected producers given access to some of the 3D industry’s leading talents, alongside a half-day research programme aiming to bring academia and industry to examine stereoscopic film and television.

“Ravensbourne is absolutely delighted to be working with the International 3D Society on this exciting event,” says Carrie Wootten, Head of Commercial Development at Ravensbourne. “We are really looking forward to celebrating the exceptional 3D work being produced in the UK and international markets.”

Further details about the programme can be found on the 3D Creative Summit website.

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