Our speakers represent the very best
of global talent in the production of
first class 3D movie and TV content.
In an exclusive recorded interview for the 3D Creative Summit, James Cameron reflects on 3D's journey since the sensational release of Avatar, and his thoughts on what the future holds as he prepares to begin production on Avatar 2. Cameron shares experiences filming the Deep Sea Challenge, and discusses his continuing drive to push the limits of 3D.
Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS is a founding member of Queen, a world renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer.
Brian postponed a career in astronomy when Queen's popularity first exploded, but after an incendiary 30 years as a rock musician, returned to astrophysics in 2006, when he completed his PhD and coauthored his first book, Bang! The Complete History of the Universe, with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott.
Stereoscopy has been a life-long passion, and his second book, A Village Lost and Found, written with Elena Vidal, introduced the genius of Victorian Stereophotographer T. R. Williams to a global audience.
As one of Europe's leading authorities on Stereography, over the last 20 years Chris has pioneered shooting techniques and lens technology to evolve modern Stereoscopic 3D.
Chris recently completed work as lead Stereo Supervisor on Bryan Singer's blockbuster 'Jack The Giant Slayer'. Chris worked closely with the Director and creative teams to use 3D intelligently to enhance the story and audience experience. Chris is presently supervising the Stereo3D across Alfonso Cuaron's ground breaking feature 'Gravity' for Warner Brothers. Vision3 are also in post production for ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo’an IWC Media feature documentary for Sky, History Films and BBC WW, for which Chris was Stereo Supervisor. Chris was the leading Stereographer on the BAFTA award winning 'Flying Monsters with David Attenborough' and the acclaimed feature documentary 'TT3D: Closer To The Edge'.
He also headed up the UK 2nd Unit of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' and the RSA Films produced 'The Foundling', awarded the Lumiere Award for Outstanding Achievement by the International 3D Society. Prior to founding Vision3, Chris was involved with a series of notable IMAX films including ‘Bugs 3D’, ‘Wings of Courage’ and ‘Cosmic Voyage’. Beginning during his time at Royal College of Art, Chris developed a 10 title series of stereoscopic books that have since been translated into 13 languages.
Jean-Pierre was born on September 3, 1953 in Roanne, France (near Lyon). An only child for much of his childhood, he quickly developed his own private world. One day, a friend of his parents brought a Super 8 camera to their home and this opened the door to his future career.
Completely self-taught, he began making animated films with his creative partner, illustrator Marc Caro. These short films, in which they did everything themselves with skill and imagination, began to build a buzz around the two artists and win them many awards in France and abroad.
Their first feature film, “Delicatessen” (1991), a sharp and very funny comedy, brought an unexpected new momentum to French cinema.
The commercial success and numerous prizes earned by “Delicatessen” allowed Jeunet & Caro to move onto an ambitious project: “The City of Lost Children”,a dark tale that was incredibly innovative on a technical level, requiring the creation of new software and years of preparation. The film is superb and incredibly poetic. It debuted at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival in 1995, where its “disturbing” character unnerved the public.
Yet, this was the film that caught the attention of Fox, which decided to entrust Jean-Pierre Jeunet with the direction of the fourth opus of “Alien”.
After this stint in Hollywood, Jean-Pierre Jeunet longed to return to the paved streets of Montmartre in Paris. Moreover, after the “Alien” “blockbuster”, he wanted to direct a “small personal film with friends”. For years, he had collected gripping little ideas and stories that had touched him. It all came together when he invented the common denominator to all of these stories: a timid and imaginative young woman, determined to embellish the life of those around her. Amélie Poulain was born: the heroine of a film that makes you happy and that fills you with the desire to love. With this film, Jean-Pierre Jeunet achieved what is considered to be one of the most perilous exercises in cinema: to film happiness. “Amelie” was the most successful French-language movie in the world.
At first, “Amelie” was written for an actress who left the project shortly before the preparatory stages. Jean-Pierre Jeunet then noticed a young actress who was just entering the scene: Audrey Tautou. He had her try out and, immediately, he knew that it was “her”.
The triumph of the film and the osmosis with Audrey Tautou led him to carry out another project that he had longed to make for 10 years: “A Very Long Engagement”, the adaptation of the novel by Sebastien Japrisot. With Audrey Tautou, Jean-Pierre Jeunet knew that he had found his “Mathilde”, the young obstinate woman in search of her fiancé in the labyrinth of the Great War.
The film met with an enthusiastic welcome, both by the critics and the general public.
On October 28th 2009, was the first screening of “Micmacs à Tire-Larigot”, a humanist fable in which Dany Boon plays David fighting against Goliath, in this case two weapons manufacturers.
His new film is based on the novel by Reif Larsen : « The Selected Works of T .S. Spivet ».
The screenplay has been written with Guillaume Laurant. The shooting took place on summer 2012 in Canada in 3D and in English language. First screening october 16th 2013 in France.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is the most highly awarded French filmmaker. He has pulled off a true tour de force: being considered a true artist, while reaching the public at large.
His films offer a perfect quality of execution, a dense and elaborate tale, an abundance of details intertwined with driving force, poetry, emotion and imagination.
Josh Hollander —
Director of 3D Production,
Pixar Animation Studios
Joshua Hollander joined Pixar Animation Studios in November 2000 as Modeling Coordinator on the Academy Award winning feature film Finding Nemo. After a year in this role, he moved on to manage the studio’s first Character Department, also for Finding Nemo.
Upon completion of his work in the Character Department, Hollander went on to work in Image Mastering as the Camera Manager for Finding Nemo and the Academy Award winning feature film The Incredibles. On the 2005 Golden Globe®-winning feature Cars, Hollander served as Manager of Image Mastering, then became the Director of Image Mastering on the Academy Award winning feature films Ratatouille, WALL•E, and Up.
While working on WALL•E, Hollander began to assemble the team and processes for stereoscopic production of Pixar’s films, and as the requirements for 3D at Pixar have grown, Hollander let go of the Image Mastering process to focus on Stereo. As Director of 3D Production, Hollander oversees all aspects of stereoscopic production at the studio, for full-length features and short films, both for the new releases (including the Academy Award winning feature films Up, Toy Story 3, and Brave, as well as the 2013 film Monsters University) and the Catalog-3D re-releases (Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc).
Adrian Wootten —
Chief Executive, Film London
Adrian Wootton is the Chief Executive of Film London – the agency charged with developing the film and media industry in the capital – and the British Film Commission – the unit responsible for promoting the UK as the best place to produce feature films and high end television in the UK.
Prior to becoming the Chief Executive of Film London, Adrian was Acting Director of the British Film Institute (BFI), in addition to having been the Director of the London Film Festival, the National Film Theatre and Head of BFI Exhibition.
Adrian is a Programme Advisor on Italian films to the BFI London Film Festival, in addition to being Programme Advisor to the Venice Film Festival and Noir in Fest, Courmayeur. He is also Chair of the Advisory Board of Sensoria, Sheffield's Music & Film Festival. He frequently lectures nationally and internationally, as well as curating film programmes and retrospectives for numerous organisations.
In 2012, Adrian received an Honorary Doctorate in the Arts and was appointed Visiting Professor of Film & Media and Norwich University of the Arts. Adrian is also a member of the London Mayor’s Cultural Strategy Board; British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and the European Film Academy (EFA); the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) and a Board member of Creative Skillset’s Crafts & Technical Skills Academy.
Csilla Andersen —
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Dolby Imaging
Csilla Andersen has developed several imaging technologies at Dolby for stereo, autostereo and high-dynamic range, including the award winning Dolby glasses-free 3D system. She has formed several partnerships in the industry supporting the movie business i.e. The Foundry, Filmlight, Cameron & Pace Group and many others.
She has been working closely with studios, production companies and post-production facilities to help them use Dolby imaging technologies in movies. Csilla cooperated with The Foundry on a system that allows an artist to derive and manipulate disparity information to achieve high-quality content playback on glasses-free 3D displays.
Csilla is a M.Sc. in International Business Economics and worked at Deloitte. and HP Imaging and Printing Group before Dolby.
Claire Beswick —
Senior Film Booker, Odeon
Claire is a Senior Film Booker and Head of IMAX Programming for Odeon Cinemas, Europe's no.1 cinema chain. In that role, she is responsible for designing and implementing the Irish film booking strategy and she also oversees the programming of ODEON's IMAX screens including the BFI IMAX in Waterloo.
Claire also advises a number of independent producers from a commercial perspective for projects in early development stages and short-listed for investment funding, and was the first exhibitor to take part in the Inside Pictures programme, the market leading film business intensive training course.
Senior VP, Production, Prime Focus World
Matthew Bristowe is Senior VP, Production for Prime Focus World, and has overseen the 3D conversions of such diverse films as World War Z, Frankenweenie, The Last Emperor and Gravity, for which he was recently awarded the ‘Best 2D to 3D Conversion’ Award by the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Creative Arts Awards.
A noted industry speaker and 3D evangelist, Matthew has been jointly responsible for building the London conversion team at Prime Focus World. From early successes such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 and Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Matthew has helped establish PFW as a world-leader in conversion with its work on movies such as Star Wars: Episode I, II & III and The Wizard of Oz.
Matthew began his production career with the Moving Picture Company as a DI Producer, where he was instrumental in establishing the new department and setting up the first DI pipelines. During this time, and later as Senior DI Producer, he worked on major feature film projects including Slumdog Millionaire, Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Mr Fox, 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, Troy and 10,000 BC.
Robin Broomfield —
Operations and Development Manager, Sky 3D
Robin Broomfield joined Sky in 2009 at the beginning of the 3D project. He was responsible for the development of the facilities and the systems for creating live 3D content for Television, resulting in the Sky 3D Channel launch Channel in 2010.
Robin’s responsibilities include the development and improvement of the 3D hardware and content, training in all aspects of 3D and the channel operations; he has also been involved with the UHD trials at Sky.
He has worked in the broadcast industry for many years in Technical Operations, Projects and Management. Events have previously included The Olympics, World Cups, Asia Games and Volvo RTW Yacht Races.
Mark Brownlow -
BBC Natural History
Mark is a highly acclaimed wildlife film-maker with over twenty years experience producing and directing documentaries for the BBC Natural History Unit, John Downer and SilverBack Productions.
Credits include the Emmy award-winning BBC/DCI 'Planet Earth' and ‘Wild Pacific’, ‘Supernatural’, the BBC/Discovery special ‘Inside the Perfect Predator’ (RTS graphics award & Silver Magolia, Shanghai ’11), ‘Iguanas- Living Like Dinosaurs’ (best of festival at Missoula) and producer on Discovery’s latest blockbuster landmark series ‘North America’.
As series producer, he made the BBC Emmy nominated ‘Ocean Giants’, the three part series on whales and dolphins, and is currently completing series producing ‘Hidden Kingdoms’, the BBC’s highly talked about factual drama series on little creatures.
Mark is directing and producing the accompanying 3D one off for the Giant Screen.
Jim Chabin —
President, International 3D
& Advanced Imaging Society
Jim Chabin serves as President of the International 3D Society, a worldwide community of 3D professionals advancing the arts and sciences of 3D.
Mr. Chabin is the past President of the Academy of Televison Arts and Sciences, the worldwide organization which presents the Emmy Awards. He is also the past President of Promax and BDA, an educational professional organization of broadcast graphic designers and marketing professionals in 30 countries.
Mr. Chabin also served as Vice President of National Promotion and Network Development for E! Entertainment Television, a Hollywood-based cable network, owned by Comcast. He also served as Western Marketing Manager for the CBS television stations. He began his career in radio broadcasting.
Phil Clapp —
Cinema Exhibitors’ Association
Phil Clapp was appointed CEO of the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association in October 2007. Before joining the CEA, he had worked at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), latterly leading on policy for the creative industries - including film, music and computer games.
Since his arrival at the CEA, the organisation has led on efforts to ensure that small and medium-sized cinema operators in the UK are able to digitise, establishing the Digital Funding Partnership in 2010, and ensuring successful rollout across over 130 individual sites during 2011-13.In May 2013, Phil was elected President of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) the European grouping of cinema trade associations and key operators).
Rachel Clohesy —
Rachael has 15 years experience in project management, brand development, fundraising, PR, events management and research. She began her career working for a think tank specialising in economic development where she managed a project working in partnership with HM Treasury, the London Business School, the Financial Times, RBS Group and small businesses across the UK.
In 2003 she began a freelance career working for small businesses and not for profits delivering funding consultancy, events management and PR. In 2007 she co-founded and became the CEO of a small arts charity which was supported by the Arts Council. During this time she established partnerships with the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, the Mayor of London’s Office, ExCeL London and a number of local authorities. Later in 2009 she became the youth and community engagement manager at CTVC, managing a large scale film training project. Now as co-founder and co-director of VividEcho, a video production and training company, her roles include production manager, researcher, finance admin and business development.
Myles Connolly —
Film Producer Myles Connolly has filmed in more than forty countries during his twenty-five year career and filled a number of production and post-production roles along the way including producer, writer, picture editor and VFX supervisor.
Myles has worked extensively in the large format genre on more than twenty IMAX films including some of the highest profile projects like “Everest”, “The Living Sea” and “Flight of the Butterflies” and was also Line Producer on the critically acclaimed 70mm feature documentary “Samsara”, the much-awaited follow-up to “Baraka”.
With more than ten years of experience working in various 3D formats, Myles is considered an expert in this very demanding field. Working alongside some of the best talent in the film business, his efforts have helped garner numerous awards, including four Cine Golden Eagles, the Grand Prix du Festival at the Theater du La Geode in Paris and two Academy AwardÒ nominations in the Short Documentary category.
Simon Craddock —
Simon founded ONSIGHT, a leading facilities company, 25 years ago and has been working at the forefront of technology for his entire career. Established in the broadcast scene early on, he steered ONSIGHT’s expansion both in advancing its post services out of Soho and later in high-end cameras with the acquisition of Axis Film at Shepperton Studios.
The company’s growth created a unique end-to-end service in the UK, offering equipment rental through to full post production.
As CEO, Simon recognised the interest in 3D and the team developed the infrastructure and experience to achieve quality results. ONSIGHT is a development partner with key manufacturers, such as 3ality Technica and SGO Mistika. Flying Monsters with David Attenborough was the company’s first major 3D project and became the first 3D programme to win a BAFTA, cementing a working relationship with Atlantic Productions and Sky.
This production also resulted in ONSIGHT receiving the IBC2011 Innovation Special Award. The team has continued to work on critically acclaimed 3D productions from the shoot through to delivery - most recently, ‘David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive’ (Colossus Productions) and ‘Hidden Kingdoms’ (BBC). Other 3D credits include the award-winning ‘Boo! A Ghost Story’ (Sprout Pictures), ‘Olympic Ident ‘(BBC) and ’Micro Monsters’ (Colossus Productions), all recognised in the past few months by the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society. ONSIGHT continues much of its work in both 4K and 3D.
Josephine Derobe first was a press freelance reporter. In 2005, Alain Derobe proposed her to work on a stereoscopic still and live picture shooting.
She discovered the 3D and started to learn then share with him the 3D Natural Depth Method, « Derobe Method ». Since nine years, she works for 3D feature films, corporates, short-movies and commercials as stereographer, 3D consulting and direction of stereoscopy*. She started since few years teaching 3D and workshops about 3D as another cinematographic language.
Andy Finn -
Andy Finn been working in Television since 1984, the last 24 years of which I've been at Sky Sports, in the UK and on location around the world.
Andy started at the bottom of pile 30 years ago and has worked his way through various jobs, in both operations and production.
Currently a Senior Director on live outside Broadcasts. Andy has directed more than 2,500 OB's since joining Sky, more than a few of them being 3D which have been both challenging and inspiring.
As a Director, Andy has been an innovative developer of 3D covering many areas including Boxing, Darts, Speedway and basketball.
CEO & Creative Director - Atlantic Productions
Anthony Geffen is one of the world's leading documentary producers and filmmakers. He worked for BBC Television for ten years before setting up Atlantic Productions in 1992. Atlantic has grown into a group of companies covering television, 3D (with Sky), theatrical, special effects, Apps and Virtual Reality. His films have been seen in over thirty countries worldwide and many of them have won the most coveted awards in including BAFTA’s and Emmy’s.
Recently Anthony won a BAFTA award for Flying Monsters 3D (Sky 3D) which won several other International awards including Best 3D Film at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The Film also opened successfully in IMAX and Giant screen theatres around the world. In the same year Anthony won three Emmy awards for First Life with David Attenborough (BBC/Discovery) followed by the sequel, Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates which is currently being shown worldwide.
His extensive work in television includes the Emmy award-winning Jerusalem City of Heaven, the high-rating global specials Nefertiti Resurrected (Discovery Channel) and Predator X (History/ZDF); Secrets of Egypt (National Geographic/Five); Rome Unwrapped (National Geographic/Five); The lost worlds (History); The landmark award-winning series The Promised Land and The American Dream (BBC/Discovery); The Greeks - Crucible of Civilisation (BBC/ PBS); The Emmy award winning Charlotte Church Live special (BBC/PBS) and the BAFTA nominated Munich: Mossads Revenge (Channel 4/Discovery).
Theatrical 3D television and 4K films with David Attenborough include Penguin King 3D (released theatrically and IMAX), Kingdom of Plants (winner of the best European 3D documentary), Galapagos 3D (released in IMAX in the winter of 2014), Micro Monsters 3D (winner of the best European 3D documentary award) and more recently Natural History Museum Alive 3D, which screened at Christmas to critical and ratings success. His feature-length theatrical documentary The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest won an award for the best Giant Screen film.
Anthony is also a fellow of St Cross College, Oxford.
Meetal Gokul —
Park Road Post
Since joining Park Road Post Production from Quantel in 2008, Meetal has worked alongside the Picture and Technology Departments, developing Park Road's stereo post production capabilities. As Senior Stereographer, Meetal maintains all aspects of stereoscopic projects as well as leading the highly skillful team of stereographer's at Park Road.
Recent stereoscopic work includes, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Andrew Adamson's Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away and Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Meetal has also worked on the 3D installations for Peter Jackson's King Kong 360 3D ride at Universal Studios and completed Natural History New Zealand's 3D series China Revealed.
Jason Goodman —
CEO - 21st Century 3D
Jason Goodman was born in New York City and educated at NYU’s Tisch Film School, where he shot his first stereoscopic motion picture in 1991 on 16mm black and white reversal film.
Since then, he has worked in feature film, IMAX and televion. He has invented numerous stereoscopic camera systems and technologies that have become industry standards. Goodman is the founder and CEO of 21st Century 3D.
Sylvain Grain -
Producer - N3D LAND Films
& President - UP3D
After graduating in 2007 from Université Paris 8 - A.T.I. Dept. with a Master's degree in "Arts and Technologies of Digital Images", Sylvain Grain specialized in stereoscopy and became one of the well-known specialists of the French stereographers' community.
He joined the crew of the award-winning IMAX 3D film "SEA REX" in 2008 as a 1st assistant Producer & Director. Today, Sylvain is Producer at N3D LAND Films and takes advantages of his S-3D skills and his experience in the giant screen industry to take part in developing new S-3D projects. Sylvain Grain is also S-3D Trainer for cinema & animation schools, as well as President of UP3D (United Professionals of stereoscopic-3D) and member of the I3DS-EU Committee.
N3D LAND Films is a production company founded by the four creators of the award-winning large format 3D documentary "Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World," with Catherine Vuong as producer, Pascal Vuong as film director, Ronan Chapalain as VFX and 3D supervisor, and Sylvain Grain as line producer. Since its release in 2010, "Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World" has garnered numerous awards, including for the quality of its 3D, and was named "Best Earth Sciences Program" at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Described by the media as "making education cool," the film has been enjoyed by more than 4 million viewers to date, in 30 countries and 24 different languages. In 2011, thanks to the skills developed during the production of "Sea Rex" and encouraged by the response of international audiences, N3D LAND Films launched the production of the first large format 3D documentary devoted to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. In 2013, it signed a partnership with 3D Entertainment Distribution for the worldwide release of "D-Day: Normandy 1944" in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Caroline Hawkins —
Oxford Scientific Films
Caroline Hawkins is a highly experienced producer of factual television and has been with the company since 2004. She is the creator of the award-winning international hit Meerkat Manor.
Her other credits include Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet US), There’s A Rhino in My House (Animal Planet US), Lemur Street (Five and Animal Planet), Jessica the Hippo(Animal Planet) and Bad@$$ Animals (National Geographic Wild).
She produced her first feature film in 2008, Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins for Discovery Studios and The Weinstein Company. In 2012 she led OSF’s move into 3D with Meerkats 3D which was immediately shortlisted in the Best 3D Film category at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. In 2013 she produced Pandas 3D in ultra-high definition for Sky and National Geographic Wild. The IMAX version of the film will be in theatres from February 2014.
Buzz Hayes —
True Image Company
Buzz Hayes is the Owner and Studio Chief of the True Image Company. Buzz is one of the leading experts in stereoscopic 3D film development, production, post-production, and education in the motion picture and television industry.
As senior vice president of 3D production at Sony Corporation, he played a key role as the 3D expert worldwide, from film production to live-broadcast events to consumer and professional electronics design. Hays founded the award-winning Sony 3D Technology Center, where he oversaw the creative and technical direction of Sony’s 3D efforts on multiple platforms.
He was integral to the rollout of Sony 3DTV in 2010 and his contributions in camera design for 3D has led to successful products in the marketplace both for professionals and consumers. Hays has collaborated with the most influential filmmakers and leaders in the film and television industry on the creation of high quality 3D storytelling experiences, and he lectures on the subject of 3D to international audiences.
Before joining Sony, Hays was an independent animation and film producer (“Swimming With Sharks”), and served as head of research and development at Lucasfilm THX.
Charlotte Jones —
Principal Analyst, Cinema Team, IHS
Charlotte is a Principal Analyst in the IHS Cinema team focusing on the global cinema business and a recognised expert on digital and 3D market trends. She is responsible for the day to day management of the IHS Cinema Intelligence service which she has actively expanded to become one of the most in-depth and comprehensive databases in the industry covering close to 60 international markets.
Charlotte leads IHS research on 3D cinema and has also taken a lead role in developing related cross-platform 3D analysis. She specialises in developing detailed industry models and is actively researching new areas such as giant screen cinema, BRIC markets and exhibitor benchmarking. Charlotte is the author of a number of high profile industry reports, including the first major industry study on 3D Cinema, The Business Case for 3D Cinema, plus the comprehensive annual reports on Global Film Production and World Cinema Exhibition among others.
Sönke Kirchhof —
reallifefilm international GmbH
Sönke works as producer, stereographer and consultant. He is also a sought-after instructor for workshops and lectures at universities and private academies. In 2006 he founded reallifefilm international GmbH (rlf int), a Company highly specialized in research and development as well as stereoscopic 3D filmmaking from development to postproduction.
With his expertise, he is involved in all kinds of Projects, from Live Broadcast to Feature Film Projects. Partners and Clients of reallifefilm international belong to research and development institutions (e.g. Fraunhofer / Heinrich Hertz Institute, 3D Innovation Center) and Industry-Leading Companies (e.g. Walt Disney Studios, ARRI).
Research Strand 2014 Abstract —
Research and Development of new technologies for S3D filmmaking brings benefits to Producers and Stereographers as well. Efficiency in economic and creative work is what reallifefilm international focuses on. As native 3D acquisition needs high quality solutions - best without calculating extra time for rigging and calibration, ASP offers this from idea to implementation. Hybrid or Trifocal 3D Systems need more time in postproduction by offering more flexibility e.g. when deciding the amount of depth for images - bringing along less issues on location. Even if this does´t mean shooting 2D and convert in Post, the workflow seems to be closer to it than shooting native stereo.
Having the choice of using different systems regarding different shooting situations is what we have in mind when working with partners like Fraunhofer to bring new technologies to the market. A brief overview about latest works will be given in this Keynote.
Cosetta Lagani —
Cosetta Lagani is a Mathematics graduate at the University of Bologna. After the first years working as business consultant in IBM, Ernst&Young and Bain&Company, Cosetta Lagani joined Sky Italia initially in the COO’s executive staff; later in the Sales&Marketing department as Head of Customer Development and afterwards as Head of Programme Marketing.
In 2011 Cosetta was appointed Head of Sky Italia 3D Channel being in charge for the launch and direction of the first 3D channel in Italy. Sky 3D Italia accomplished a series of world production records: the first ever 3D/4K production inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, the first Aida in 3D live from the Verona’s Arena and the X Factor Final. On top of thatSky 3D has been the first 3D channel in the world to broadcast Titanic in 3D whereas in 2012 the channel was completely dedicated to the London Olympics in 3D.
Gilbert Lake is an award winning freelance Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Editor based in London. He worked for 11 years at Park Road Post Production, New Zealand, where he contributed to a broad range of projects including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, Bridge to Terabithia, District 9, The Lovely Bones, Emperor and The Hobbit trilogy.
Tony Maher —
Senior Producer, ONSIGHT
Tony Maher has played a vital part in the growing business at ONSIGHT, particularly within post production in 3D, 2D and 4K. Since joining in 1997, he has gone from roles such as Facility Manager to now Senior Producer. Tony oversees technical solutions for projects across equipment rental, post production and 2D-to-3D conversion, which have involved groundbreaking stereoscopic 3D in the UK and worldwide.
Working closely with production teams, Tony delivers essential services in the design and execution of award-winning projects for film and television. His 3D credits at ONSIGHT, now in its 25th year, include the upcoming ‘Enchanted Kingdom’ (BBC Earth), the BAFTA nominated ‘Mr Stink’ (the BBC’s first live scripted 3D drama), the well known ‘Madam Butterfly’ (PLF for RealD), the highly successful ‘Flying Monsters with David Attenborough’ (the first 3D programme to win a BAFTA) and exciting new work currently in production for Colossus Productions.
Florian Maier —
As founder and CEO of Stereotec, Florian has been pioneering 3D globally since the company's inception in 1997.
Florian is an internationally renowned stereographer and has been recognized by Hollywood's International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society with six Lumiere Awards across the following categories: Best Stereography, Best 3D Feature Film, and Best Commercial. As the developer behind Stereotec's 3D rigs, Florian has also leant his expertise to feature films such as RETURN OF VIY, HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, VICKY AND THE TREASURE OF THE GODS, and HYPE NATION, among others. Other projects include collaborations with VOLKSWAGEN, SONY, and RED BULL that have resulted in award winning, visually compelling commercials. Short films on which he's worked as the lead stereographer include the award winning BLOOD DROP and CALL HER LOTTE. Florian has guided workshops and taught master classes in Berlin, Beijing, Pusan, Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver, educating filmmakers and teaching that successful stereoscopic filmmaking combines sophisticated artistry with established stereoscopic principles and technical precision.
Adam May —
As Head of Production for Vision3, Adam works closely with Production teams on Feature Film and Large 3DTV projects to cost and assemble bespoke 3D equipment and workflow solutions.
Adam is also current Co-Chair of the UK Committee of the International 3D Society.Based in Los Angeles, the I3DS brings together the top Hollywood Studios and TV Broadcasters to create a trusted independent voice of authority and education for Stereo 3D. The UK Committee was formed to represent the interests and innovations of UK Based 3D Projects on an international level.
Now one of the company directors, Adam joined Vision3 in 2008, from his role as Business Development Producer at Bigger Pictures.
Jannicke Mikkelsen —
Jannicke is a cinematographer and 3D entrepreneur with 7 years of experience as a stereographer. She started exploring 3D filmmaking in 2007 and teamed up with Stereotec technologies GmbH in 2009 where she worked in an award winning team receiving the European international 3D society award for best live-action feature film 2012 and 2013.
Her entrepreneurial project “SlateMate3D” is a stereoscopic database and an onset tool to keep 3D continuity. She developed the computer program to aid her team, the cinematographer, and additional units dealing with stereoscopic data. The program was further developed to accommodate multiple stereo rigs running simultaneously for the Paramount Pictures feature film “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”(2013)
Jannicke is presently completing her Masters in Cinematography at the NFTS.
Richard Mills —
Richard Mills has over 25 years’ experience in filming, post production, outside broadcast and studios. As Chief Technical Officer at ONSIGHT since 2006, he previously worked at companies such as Molinare and Visions and is uniquely placed at the convergence of cinema and broadcast.
He heads the technical and development team that is responsible for significant camera and post production innovations, helping to establish ONSIGHT as a pioneering 3D facilities provider on an international level.
Being integral to the team’s 3D advances, he has developed increasingly effective camera systems and bespoke workflows that also involve 4K cinematography and deliveries. Richard has worked heavily on a number of landmark 3D projects, including the BAFTA Award-winning ‘Flying Monsters with David Attenborough’ (Atlantic Productions). Some of his recent 3D projects with ONSIGHT, now in its 25th year, include the upcoming ‘Hidden Kingdoms’ (BBC), ‘Pandas 3D: Back to the Wild’(Oxford Scientific Films), the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Lumiere Award-winning ‘Micro Monsters’ (Colossus Productions), the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Creative Arts Award-winning ‘Boo! A Ghost Story’ (Sprout Pictures) andthe new ‘David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive’ - Richard is currently working on another exciting title for Colossus Productions.
Patrick Morris —
Enchanted Kingdom 3D Co-Director
Patrick Morris is co-directing Enchanted Kingdom 3D for BBC Earth Films. As a multi-award winning wildlife film director and nature documentary maker, Patrick has been directing, producing and writing world renowned nature documentaries for international television for the past twenty four years, including the landmark series ‘Life’, ‘Galapagos’, ‘Europe’ and ‘Wild Africa’, and wildlife specials such as ‘Grizzly ’, ‘Dune’, ‘Hokkaido’, ‘Wings over the Serengeti’ and ‘People of the Sea'.
Enchanted Kingdom 3D is Patrick’s tenth Africa-based film with previous accolades including Emmy and BAFTA awards for cinematography for both ‘LIFE’ and ‘Yellowstone’. Patrick’s filmmaking spans the globe directing, producing and writing nature documentary films for the world’s greatest broadcasters including the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel and his films have twice been awarded Best of Festival at the Jackson Hole international wildlife film festival and three times Best Limited Series, as well as winning highly prestigious BAFTA, Peabody, Emmy and Panda awards.
Enchanted Kingdom 3D is Patrick’s most ambitious film to date taking viewers on a journey through seven magical realms, each with its own character, sounds and colours.
Patrick graduated from the University of Leeds with a First Class Honours Degree in Zoology and was a scholar at King’s College, Taunton.
Neil Nightingale —
BBC Earth Creative Director
BBC Earth is the global brand for all the BBC's natural history content and in his role Neil Nightingale leads the creative development of the brand, including producing new forms of commercial content such as feature films, Giant Screen films, 4D experiences, digital projects, live events and immersive exhibitions.
Recent projects from BBC Earth include the Earth Unplugged YouTube channel, the Orbi immersive experience with Sega in Tokyo, the Hidden Kingdoms 3D Giant Screen film and the Earth Journeys travel experience with Tauck. Neil co-directed the major 3D feature film, Walking With Dinosaurs, released globally at Christmas 2013. He is now completing, as co-director and producer Enchanted Kingdom 3D, an ambitious wildlife feature film set in Africa.
Neil was Head of the BBC Natural History Unit from 2003 until 2009, before stepping down to return to programme making and lead BBC Earth’s creative development. In that time the NHU produced a diverse range of award winning programmes - around 1000 hours, on television, radio, online and for the cinema, maintaining the BBC's reputation for definitive and ground-breaking factual programmes that inform and entertain audiences. During that time, the Natural History Unit created numerous major television series, including Life, Planet Earth, David Attenborough’s Life In Cold Blood and Life In The Undergrowth, Wild China, Big Cat Diary, Elephant Diary, Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Galapagos, Yellowstone and Natural World.
Graduating with a first class degree in Zoology from Oxford University, Neil has always had a passion for the natural world and the species that inhabit our planet, undertaking wildlife expeditions as a student to Borneo and West Africa. After working as a freelance journalist for New Scientist, he joined the BBC in 1983.
Catherine Owens —
Catherine Owens is an Irish artist and director living in New York City. Her work is largely installation based, originating from ideas that evolve through drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, sound, film and video.
Owens is known for her collaborative work as a director for visual content and in particular as the creative director of screen imagery for the Irish band U2 on their last five world tours. She is the principle co-director and a producer of the film titled U23D, which was made for 3D Imax and 3D Digital theatrical release in 2008. U23D documents the U2’s live performance in South America on their critically acclaimed 2006 Vertigo Tour. It was the first live action feature length 3D digital film made for theatrical release and its creation spearheaded a series of major technological breakthroughs in 3D filmmaking.
The New York Times hailed it as “The first IMAX movie that deserves to be called a work of art.”
In 2012 she shot her third 3D film project, a documentary on the Irish Dancer Colin Dunne - know for his extraordinary work on Riverdance as well as his solo work in his critically acclaimed show Out Of Time. This project received an Irish Film Board documentary development funding and was made in partnership with Sky 3D. It was broadcast on the Sky 3D and the Sky Arts network in November 2012 and the Theatrical version was launched at the Jameson Dublin Film Festival on February 19th 2013.
Owens is currently in development on a series of large scale LED installation projects, the first of which was installed in the lobby of recently renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester New York.
Denis Pellerin, dedicated photohistorian, was a teacher for over 30 years and has been interested in photography since the age of ten.
He was bitten by the stereo bug in the 1980s, has been fascinated by the Diableries for over 25 years and has written several books and articles on 19th-century stereophotography for various magazines, institutions and museums.
He graduated as an MA in Art History at the Sorbonne in 1999 and has since been specialising in French and British Victorian genre stereoviews. He is also currently working on his PhD.
Demetri Portelli —
3D stereographer / stereo supervisor
Stereographer / Stereo Supervisor Demetri Portelli is proud to be presenting a clip of his most recent stereo work for director Jean Pierre Jeunet on their upcoming film ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.’ This film was captured 100% using stereo photography and was also the world’s first Alexa M Arri Raw feature film. It was shot with Cameron Pace Rigs and 3D technologies.
In February 2012, Demetri won the International 3D Society’s Lumeire Award for BEST LIVE ACTION STEREOGRAPHY for his work on Martin Scorsese’ film ‘Hugo.’ ‘Hugo’ also won BEST 3D MOMENT, BEST 3D FILM 2012, THE HAROLD LLOYD 3D AWARD, and it garnished 5 Academy Awards, including cinematography for Robert Richardson, ASC and visual effects.
Recently Demetri was the stereographer and supervised the stereo post on the Keanu Reeves Samurai film ‘47 Ronin’ for Universal Pictures, which was the first native stereo shoot for the exceptional British cinematographer John Matheison, BSC.
Demetri has a long-standing relationship with 3D innovator Vincent Pace, ASC of Cameron Pace Group on advancing the craft of stereo photography with each new project. Demetri’s talent and abilities to deal with complexities of shooting live 3D were illustrated on two Resident Evil films in Canada (One was CPG rigs and the other the Atom rigs). Demetri also worked in live 3D sporting events for ESPN 3D and enjoyed the challenging mission to capture 3D footage at The Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada for the IOC in 2010.
Demetri has been working as a professional cameraman for over 18 years on many film and television projects. He is a Canadian cinematographer who happens to be a huge 3D enthusiast!
Mathu Rajan —
CEO and Founder, Stream TV
Mathu has a strong science background and is the co-inventor of ZeroWater, a proprietary consumer water filtration line that ultimately obtained four patents and is now available at various retailers nationwide. He founded Stream TV Networks, Inc. with the aim of expanding the realm of possibility in technology and bringing new media experiences to consumers around the world.
Bringing together skilled electronics and design engineers in Silicon Valley, Asia and Europe, Mathu has assembled a creative technology team committed to making his vision a reality.
Paula Richardson Fleming, is a photographic historian with a special interest in stereo photography.
She is the retired Photo Archivist of the Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives, and a Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors of the National Stereoscopic Association. Her credits include publications on 19th-century photography, as well as the curation of many photographic exhibits.
Her association with Brian and Denis came naturally from their mutual appreciation of Diableries.
Jean-Claude Rosenthal —
Jean-Claude Rosenthal graduated in Computer Science at the University of Koblenz-Landau in 2006. He wrote his diploma thesis about feature matching at the DLR/German Aerospcae Center in Berlin.
Since 2007 he was working for three years in the field of industrial photogrammetry. In 2010 he joined the Image Processing Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications HHI as a research associate. Since late 2012 he is a scientific project manager for the german research project automated stereo production (ASP). He was and is engaged in research projects in the fields of feature extraction and matching, 3D panoramic imaging and 3D video. Currently he is mainly interested in mobile 3D video analysis and 3D video streaming applications.
Research Strand 2014 Abstract —
Cost-effective acquisition without losing quality is one of the main goals in 3D production. For this purpose the ASP project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and powered by Fraunhofer, ZEISS, P+S Technik and KUK Film Production, is developing a smart, affordable, lightweight, highly functional and fully automated stereo system. Due to brand new developments and technologies like extremely compact processing platforms and high-quality zoom lenses, ASP is based on a mirrorless side-by-side system. The on-board intelligence allows sophisticated realtime computation providing on-the fl y scene analysis and related stereo alignment. This includes geometric / colorimetric correction of the stereo images on-set and, if desired, automatic adjustment of inter-axial distance and horizontal image translation (HIT) resulting in robust design without any mechanical calibration prior to shoot.
Jared Sandrew —
Creative Director / Stereo VFX Supervisor
Jared Sandrew joined Legend3D in 2009 to establish and operate the Company's first outsourced compositing team during the its early conversions of Alice in Wonderland, Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third.
Since then Jared has authored several patents in the realm of stereo conversion and asset management, enabling Legend3D to handle any stereo conversion, native correction, or stereo VFX challenge. His credits include many major 3D conversions and natively shot hybrid projects such as Jupiter Ascending, Man of Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man, Hugo, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Green Lantern, The Lego Movie and The Smurfs 3D.
Prior to Legend3D, he served as Senior Stereo Technical Director on Sony Pictures Imageworks’ G-Force after gathering extensive VFX experience at high-end FX houses and commercial post-production companies including The Orphanage, Asylum Visual Effects, Motion Theory and Psyop.
Steve Schklair —
Steve Schklair has been producing at the front edge of new technologies for most of his career. He has left a mark in movies, special effects and in interactive media. As the founding principal of 3ality Digital, Steve is currently focused on the development and production of new digital 3D motion pictures and the real-time broadcast of 3D programming.
He is highly esteemed by an international client list as one of the world’s leading experts in digital and live action 3D and is one of the primary catalysts behind the recent resurgence of 3D in Hollywood films
Schklair has taken his vision to a new standard in 3D systems and technology for movies he has provided S3D expertise and advice for including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Great Gatsby, The Amazing Spider-Man, and as 3D producer for the Russian epic, Stalingrad (2014 International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society’s acclaimed Jury Award recipient).
Schklair and his team also worked on shooting the S3D content for the historical landing of the U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour, which will be turned into a documentary for the California Science Center’s permanent Endeavour installation.
Current productions include Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Pompeii.
Kathleen Schröter —
Executive Manager, 3D Innovation Centre
Kathleen Schroeter has worked from 2007 for the 'Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft'. Starting with Fraunhofer HHI's Image Processing Department, she changed in 2009 to the inhouse consulting area of Fraunhofer and helped the 'Fraunhofer-Marketing-Netzwerk' to build new structures under a new project management in Berlin. Finishing as the Project Co-ordinator she moved on to Fraunhofer's newly formed '3D Innovation Center' as its Executive Manager in early 2011.
Earlier she worked in the field of Regional Broadcasting in Berlin, Germany and Event Management in Sydney, Australia.
Sam Sheppard is an international film consultant specialising in script to screen workflows, post production supervision, and stereo 3D; with a minor in film-making in general. Sam was originally trained in New Zealand where he worked in post at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production, and on set for such films as The Lovely Bones and Avatar. As well as working internationally as a technical specialist for SGO’s Mistika, training and advising in digital workflows for 2D and 3D production, Sam is also a founding partner of Silverscreen Pictures.
Mike is a film director, writer and producer known for his award winning 3D large-format projects, primetime factual programming and documentary cinema features.
Mike’s passion is factual features and story telling. His film making ranges from science “How to build a Universe” & “James Burke’s Connections” to science fiction “The Great Martian War”& “The Gunpowder Plot – Exploding the Legend” from history “Shackleton’s Whisky” to natural history “Meerkat Manor: The story begins” & “Bugs! 3D” and from engineering “Megastructures” & “Stress Test” to exploration “Voyages of Discovery” & “Journeys into the Unknown”.
Mike’s films have recently won Best 3D and Best Special Venue awards at Jackson Hole and Wildscreen Film Festivals and his movies and TV projects have been honoured with Ace, Cindy, Gold Iris, Gold Hugo, Cine Gold Eagle and Emmy awards as well as being Oscar shortlisted and BAFTA nominated.
Since the release of the hit feature ‘Flight of the Butterflies 3D’ and its 7 award clean slate at the 2013 Giant Screen Cinema Awards, Mike is considered one of the world’s leading 3D & large format feature directors.
Mike is currently directing “Robots 3D – It’s not easy being Human(oid)!” for National Geographic Cinema Ventures and the feature documentary “Colombia – One Hundred Years of Solitude” (wt) for OTF/EcoPlanet.
Phil Streather —
Principal Large Format
Phil Streather, CEO of Principal Large Format (www.plf.cc), which he founded in 1998, is one of the UK's leading 3D exponents.
As well as being an active producer (creator and producer of the multi award wining IMAX 3D film Bugs!, co-producer for Merlin Entertainments’ London Eye 4D Experience, producer of Carmen in 3D and Madam Butterfly 3D for RealD and the Royal Opera House, co-producer with OSF of Meerkats 3D for National Geographic and Sky 3D) Phil is also passionate about 3D training.
With a Skillset/Sky 3D grant Phil devised and ran the Advanced 3D Training programme in the UK in 2011 and 2012 (www.advanced3d.co.uk). Phil has just finished a year exclusive 3D consultancy with BBC World Wide and is in now development on 3D IMAX films about bumblebees and beavers.
Phil has run 3D Masterclasses at: NAB, IBC, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Wildscreen Film Festival, GSCA and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Ralf Tanger —
Ralf Tanger graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin in 1996. In 1997 he joined the Image Processing Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications HHI as researcher. Since 2002 he is scientific project manager.
He was and is engaged in several European and German research projects in the fields of segmentation, video conferencing and 3D video. Currently he is mainly interested in 3D video analysis, alternative production technologies for S3D and content creation for AS3D. Ralf is a member of IEEE, SMPTE and VDI.
Research Strand 2014 Abstract —
Capturing Stereoscopic content can be challenging. One must align inter-axial and convergence while capturing. In exploring new ways to capture stereoscopic content, an idea of capturing monoscopic along with secondary cameras for image depth capture was put into practice. Researchers of Fraunhofer HHI have developed a system based on Trifocal Depth Capture providing a way towards reliable depth maps with only minimal additional effort on set compared to 2D. This technique was named Hybrid 3D as it is not “native” and it is not “conversion”. It is designed to push all of the stereoscopic decisions to the post-production environment. During post-production, dense depth maps are estimated allowing rendering additional virtual views with an individual virtual camera baseline optimally adjusted for the planned screening scenario.
The presentation provides an overview of the past development steps of the system as well as the current setup. A detailed walk through the different post processing steps provides a good overview on how the approach works, its possibilities and its challenges.