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Upcoming Los Angeles 3D Community events (“3D Force and Friends of 3D” email)

FROM: jrchristopher2007@yahoo.com

TO: 3D Force and Friends of 3D

RE: 3D Force meeting – Sunday, February 13th, 3pm-6pm, in Burbank

DATE: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fellow 3Dreamers:

Oscar fever is upon us. Celebrity sightings abound in a half-dozen late-added Events. The annual Academy Awards is Hollywood’s Christmas.

With the Awards ceremonies on February 27th, our next regular 3D Video Task Force meeting has been postponed, with a special 3D Force meeting added the following Sunday (03/06) and unofficial Force meet-ups at the Alpha Dogs Editor’s Lounge (02/25) and Createasphere/EXPLORE’s Entertainment Technology Exposition (03/03). See late-addition Events update, below.

In other late-breaking Events, you can meet four 3D directors in three days at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: Kenneth Branagh (THOR 3D) introduces the 2010 Animated & Live-Action Short Films nominees (02/22); Michael Apted (CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Voyage Of The Dawn Treader) moderates an evening with this year’s Documentary nominees (02/23); and the Animated Feature Symposium includes the directors of TOY STORY 3 and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (02/24).

Meet more nominees at the Foreign Language Academy Award Symposium, Makeup Nominees Symposium and ACE Symposium with 2010 Academy Award Film Editor Nominees (all on 02/26).

But wait, folks, that’s not all! Learn more about the 3D@Home Consortium (02/22) and SCSC member Franklin London adds 3-Dimensions to the ”34 Days Of Dance” art show opening reception (02/26).

Plus previously-announced Video Symphony’s Pizza & Post (02/22), Final Cut Pro Users Group (02/23) and L.A. Cinema Club (02/23).

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A collective of industry professionals and longtime hobbyists who share expertise and resources to encourage and develop independent video projects, the 3D Video Task Force meets the second- and fourth-Sundays of the month, in the Burbank/Glendale area. Our next Force meeting will be:

Sunday, March 6th & 13th, 3pm-6pm

Video Symphony, 266 E. Magnolia Blvd (at San Fernando Road) in Burbank

Adjacent to the Town Center and AMC Theatres. Plentiful free parking (at 239 E. Palm Street and in adjacent structures), but anticipate Sunday crowds at the local shops and theatres. There are a dozen IMAX or Real D 3D screens within immediate walking distance.

For entry assistance, the direct-line to Video Symphony’s on-duty Tech person is 818-749-5942.

Bring your scripts, project proposals, progress reports and queries for our 3D Think Tank. All 3D Force meetings are free and open to the public.

Topics will include new 3D home video titles and equipment, new platforms for 3D exhibition and feedback from Entertainment Technology Expo and annual Academy Awards.

Please submit Agenda item requests, in person or by email, anytime before the regularly-scheduled meeting. Late requests accepted as time permits.

Video Symphony specializes in vocational training for the post-production industry. More information available at www.videosymphony.com.

Currently playing in 3D at AMC Burbank: GNOMEO & JULIET, NEVER SAY NEVER and SANCTUM (Digital 3D). Discount admissions before noon (WARNING: 3D surcharge).

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Look for more information on 3D-TV, 3D Blu-Ray discs, 3D home projectors and newly-announced 3D theatrical releases in the next 3D Force News Update and Events Calendar.

Any news or events you wish to share with the Force? Please forward to:

JOHN ROBERT CHRISTOPHER

3D Video Task Force

(818) 863-9315

jrchristopher2007@yahoo.com

**** This Week’s Events Calendar Highlights & Late-Additions ****

(Unless otherwise noted, all events are FREE & open to the public)

*02/22-Video Symphony Pizza & Post, Burbank CA (Donation suggested)

*02/22-3D@Home Consortium presentation, Burbank CA (Free)

*02/22-2010 Academy Award Nominated Shorts, Beverly Hills (Admission fee)

*02/23-Docs! Academy Award nominees, Beverly Hills CA (Admission fee)

*02/23-Final Cut Pro Users Group meeting, Hollywood CA (Admission fee)

*02/23-L.A. Cinema Club meeting, Burbank CA (Free, membership available)

*02/24-L.A. Adobe Users Group meeting, Hollywood CA (Free)

*02/24-Animated Feature Nominees Symposium, Beverly Hills (Admission fee)

*02/25-NewFilmmakers Monthly Screenings, Hollywood CA (Admission fee)

*02/25-Alpha Dogs Editor’s Lounge, Burbank CA (Free with RSVP)

*02/26-GLAWS Scriptwriting Critique Group, North Hollywood (Free)

*02/26-Foreign Language Award Symposium, Beverly Hills CA (Free)

*02/26-Academy Award Makeup FX Nominees Symposium, Beverly Hills CA (Free)

*02/26-2010 Academy Award Film Editors Nominee Symposium, Hollywood (Free)

*02/26-”34 Days Of Dance” art show opening reception, Hollywood, CA (Free)

*02/27-2010 Academy Awards. Hollywood CA (Live broadcast, ABC-TV)

*03/03-Entertainment Technology Expo, Universal City CA (Fees vary)

*03/06-3D Video Task Force meeting, Burbank CA (Free)

Tuesday – February 22nd – 6:30pm-?

Hollywood Section meeting

“Is 3D More Complicated Than 2S… Really??

3D@Home Consortium’s Human Factors Steering Team Co Chair, Philip Corriveau

Overview of studies and advances from Consortium’s media partners

Sponsored by THX

Pre-show networking, 6:30pm; program starts at 7:30pm

Technicolor Interoperability Testing Center (ITC), 2345 N. Ontario St., Burbank, CA 91505

Free admission; paid parking at Burbank Marriott lot

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Tuesday – February 22nd – 7pm-9pm

Pizza & Post monthly mixer

Industry Q&A – Script Supervisor Mark S. Thomas (Zoey 101, Power Rangers)

Free admission & refreshments

(Suggested donation, $5 includes beer & pizza)

Video Symphony, 266 E. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

(across from the Town Center & AMC theatres)

Free parking at 239 E. Palm St. & adjacent structures

Info: www.videosymphony.com

RSVP: pizza_and_post@vs.edu

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Tuesday – February 22nd – 7:30pm

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences presents

Shorts! 2010 Animated & Live-Action Short Film nominees

Hosted by actor/director Kenneth Branagh (Thor 3D)

AMPAS, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, 8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills CA

General admission: $5 ($3, students & Academy members)

Info & tickets: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/

(Advance tickets sold-out; wait-line begins 5:30pm)

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Wednesday – February 23rd – 6:30pm-?

Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group

Presentations, Q&A and networking

Guests: Zack Arnold (Burn Notice); Fabienne Bouville (Glee); Larry Garb

Barnsdall Art Park Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Admission: $5 (RSVP requested)

Info & RSVP: www.lafcpug.org or (323) 644-6272

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Wednesday – February 23rd – 7:30pm-?

Los Angeles Cinema Club & Video Workshop

Fourth-Wednesdays, monthly (except December)

Screenings, filmmaker Q&A and networking

Little White Chapel Social Hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank CA

(East of Hollywood Way & Jeffries, South of Victory Blvd)

Free & open to the public (Annual membership available)

Info: www.lacinemaclub.com

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Wednesday – February 23rd – 7:30pm

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences presents

Docs!  - 2010 Documentary Academy Award nominees

Moderated by director Michael Apted (Chronicles of Narnia 3D)

AMPAS, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, 8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills CA

General admission: $5 ($3, students & Academy members)

Info & tickets: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/

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Thursday – February 24th – 7pm-?

L.A. Adobe Users meeting

Q&A, demos & networking

Guest: LA Illustrator’s Andrew Kutchera

Working Village, 212 Marine Street, Santa Monica CA

Free admission & refreshments

Info: www.laadug.org

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Thursday – February 24th – 7:30pm

2010 Academy Award Animated Feature Nominees Symposium

* Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois (How To Train Your Dragon)

* Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3)

* Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist)

Moderated by Tom Sito

AMPAS, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, 8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills CA

General admission: $5 ($3, students & Academy members)

Info & tickets: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/

(Advance tickets sold-out; wait-line begins 5:30pm)

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Friday – February 25th – 6:45pm-?

NewFilmmakers L.A. monthly screenings

*6:45pm-Short Subjects Program #1

*8:45pm-Feature presentation: PLAYING HOUSE

Receptions between & after screenings

Sunset Gower Studios, 1438 N. Gower St., Hollywood CA

Admission fees vary ($5-up). Memberships available

Info, tickets & submissions: www.NFMLA.org

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Friday – February 25th – 7pm-?

Alpha Dogs’ monthly Editor’s Lounge

Networking, demos & Industry presentations

Key Code Media, 270 South Flower Street, Burbank, CA

Free admission (RSVP requested, with names of guests)

Info & RSVP: editorslounge.com or (818) 729-9262

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Saturday – February 26th – 10am

2010 Academy Award Foreign Language Film Award Symposium

Discussion with nominated films’ directors

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful/Mexico)

Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth/Greece)

Susanne Bier (In a Better World/Denmark)

Denis Villeneuve (Incendies/Canada)

Rachid Bouchareb (Outside the Law/Algeria)

Moderated by Mark Johnson

AMPAS, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, 8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills CA

Free, but tickets required (advance tickets sold-out; wait-line begins 8am)

Info & tickets: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/

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Saturday – February 26th – 10am-1pm

American Cinema Editors present “Invisible Art, Visible Artists”

Conversation with this year’s Oscar-nominated editors:

Andrew Weisblum (Black Swan)

Pamela Martin (The Fighter)

Tariq Anwar (The King’s Speech)

Jon Harris (127 Hours)

Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter (The Social Network)

Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Free and open to the public; first come, first served.

Info: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/invisible-art-visible-artists-seminar

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Saturday – February 26th – 2:30pm

Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium

Adrien Morot (Barney’s Version)

Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng (The Way Back)

Rick Baker and Dave Elsey (The Wolfman)

Moderated by Leonard Engelman

AMPAS, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, 8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills CA

Free, but tickets required (advance tickets sold-out; standby begins Noon)

Info & tickets: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/

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Saturday – February 26th – 4:30pm-6:30pm

Greater Los Angeles Writers Society Screenwriting Workshop

Read & critique original screenplays-in-progress

Moderated by Dan Watanabe & Frank Zanca

L.A. Valley College, Monarch Hall, #104, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen CA

Free and open to the public, annual membership available

GLAWS membership required for script submission

Info & RSVP: email Dan Watanabe, watanabedan-glaws@yahoo.com

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Saturday – February 26th – 7pm-10pm

Opening reception: “34 Days Of Dance” art show

(includes Franklin London’s 3D Interactive Photography Displays)

*Opening reception – Saturday Feb 26th 7-10p

Gallery Hours – Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (through March 31st)

The Loft at Liz’s , 453 S. La Brea Ave, L.A. CA 90036

Info: http://theloftatlizs.com/blog2/archive/

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Sunday – February 27th – Postponed

No 3D Video Task Force meeting today

Academy Award Sunday

Force meeting added March 6th

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Sunday – February 27th – 5pm-?

2010 Academy Awards presentation

Showtime, 5:30 PST; Red carpet coverage, 2pm PST

Kodak Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood CA

Awards broadcast live on ABC-TV; pre-awards on E! and KTLA

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Thursday – March 3rd – 11am-6pm

Createasphere/EXPLORE Entertainment Technology Exposition

Exhibitors Hall, panels, demos, industry Q&A

* Roger Deakins, D.P. (True Grit, How To Train Your Dragon)

* TRON LEGACY production panel

Universal Hilton, 555 Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City CA

Registration fees vary, for select workshops & seminars

Free Exhibit Hall Pass with advance registration

Info & registration: http://createasphere.com/En/ete-universal.html

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Saturday – March 5th – 10am-12:30pm

Alameda Writers’ Group general meeting

Industry Q&A: TBA

Glendale Central Library auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA

(one block east of the Galleria and the Americana)

Free and open to the public;  free street parking one block east

Info & annual membership: www.alamedawritersgroup.org

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Sunday – March 6th – 3pm-6pm

3D Video Task Force meeting

Networking, project updates & Think Tank sessions

Video Symphony, 266 E. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

(across from the Town Center & AMC theatres)

Free and open to the public

Unrestricted free parking at 239 E. Palm St. & adjacent structures

**** 3D Movies in local Theatres ****

Now Playing:

GNOMEO AND JULIET (Digital 3D)

JUSTIN BIEBER Never Say Never (Digital 3D)

SANCTUM (IMAX & Digital 3D)

TRON LEGACY (IMAX & Digital 3D)

YOGI BEAR (Digital 3D)

TANGLED (Digital 3D)

GREEN HORNET (Digital 3D)

HUBBLE 3D (IMAX 3D – California Science Museum & IMAX Digital)

BUGS! IN 3D (California Science Museum IMAX 3D)

UNDER THE SEA 3D (California Science Museum IMAX 3D)

Upcoming 3D releases:

02/25 – DRIVE ANGRY (Digital 3D)

03/04 – RANGO (IMAX & Digital 3D)

03/11 – MARS NEEDS MOMS (IMAX & Digital 3D)

03/25 – SUCKER PUNCH (IMAX & Digital 3D)

04/01 – HOP (Digital 3D)

04/08 – RIO (IMAX & Digital 3D)

04/08 – BORN TO BE WILD 3D (IMAX 3D)

05/13 – PRIEST (Digital 3D)

05/06 – THOR (Digital 3D)

05/20 – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN On Stranger Tides (IMAX & Digital 3D)

05/27 – KUNG FU PANDA 2 The Kaboom Of Doom (IMAX & Digital 3D)

05/27 – ARABIA 3D (IMAX 3D)

06/17 – GREEN LANTERN (Digital 3D)

06/24 – CARS 2 (IMAX & Digital 3D)

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Now on 3D Blu-Ray and DVD:

DEEP OCEAN EXPERIENCE (BluRay 3D, U.K. import) (03/01/11)

DINOSAURS Giants Of Patagonia (BluRay 3D) (03/01/11)

ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI 3D (BluRay 3D) (03/01/11)

ALPHA AND OMEGA (BluRay 3D and Anaglyph combo, French import) (02/27/11)

LOVER’S GUIDE (BluRay 3D, U.K. import)

CHILD’S EYE (BluRay 3D, Hong Kong import)

BEAR (BluRay 3D, German import)

PAUL CARRACK Live In 3D (BluRay 3D, Panasonic U.K. exclusive)

CORAL FISH (BluRay 3D, U.K. import)

SHARKS 3D (BluRay 3D, U.K. & France imports)

DOLPHINS & WHALES 3D Tribes Of The Ocean (BluRay 3D, U.K. & French imports)

OCEAN WONDERLAND (BluRay 3D, U.K. & French imports)

WILD OCEAN 3D (BluRay 3D)

IMAX 3D Bundle (BluRay 3D)

SAW The Final Chapter (BluRay 3D)

PIRANHA 3D (BluRay 3D)

MICHAEL JACKSON This Is It (BluRay 3D in Sony 3D/PS3 Starter bundle)

RESIDENT EVIL After Life (BluRay 3D)

STEP UP 3D (BluRay 3D)

LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (BluRay 3D)

DESPICABLE ME (BluRay 3D)

UNIVERSE 7 Wonders Of The Solar System (BluRay 3D)

LANG LANG IN VIENNA (BluRay 3D)

MAGIC FOREST 3D (BluRay 3D)

MOZART: Clarinet Quintet/Horn Quintet/String Quintet (BluRay 3D) (AIX online exclusive)

AIX RECORDS 3D Music Album Demo & Calibration Disc (BluRay 3D) (AIX online exclusive)

AVATAR (BluRay 3D in Panasonic 3D Starter bundle)

AVATAR Extended Director’s Cut (BluRay 2D, with 3D Easter Egg)

BOLT (BluRay 3D in Sony 3D/PS3 Starter bundle)

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Acoustica (BluRay 3D) (AIX online exclusive)

Complete SHREK series (BluRay 3D in Samsung Starter Kit bundle)

THE LAST AIRBENDER (BluRay 3D) (Best Buy exclusive)

DOGS & CATS: Revenge of Kitty Galore (BluRay 3D)

CLASH OF THE TITANS (BluRay 3D)

OPEN SEASON (BluRay 3D)

POLAR EXPRESS (BluRay 3D)

SPACE STATION 3D (BluRay 3D)

DEEP SEA 3D (BluRay 3D)

UNDER THE SEA 3D (BluRay 3D)

2010 OFFICIAL FIFA WORLD CUP FILM IN 3D (BluRay 3D)

MUMMIES Secrets Of The Pharaohs (BluRay 3D promo bundle) (General release: 03/29/11)

TOY STORY 3D (Blu-Ray 3D release delayed)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (BluRay 3D)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (BluRay 3D in Samsung Starter Kit bundle)

Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND (BluRay 3D)

MY BLOODY VALENTINE (2009) (BluRay 3D)

STREET DANCE 3D (Import Anaglyph DVD & BluRay 3D)

MONSTER HOUSE (BluRay 3D)

GALAPAGOS The Enchanted Voyage (BluRay 3D) (Samsung promo bundle)

INTO THE DEEP (Blu-Ray 3D) (Samsung promo bundle)

WORKING FOR PEANUTS (short subject) (Disney 3D Showcase Blu-Ray 3D)

ICE AGE 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (Blu-Ray 3D)

GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: River At Risk (Blu-Ray 3D)

CORALINE 3D (Blu-Ray 3D)

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (Blu-Ray 3D)

MONSTERS-VS-ALIENS (Samsung Blu-Ray 3D Starter Kit)

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Now available 3D-online downloads (PSN, Vudu, etc.)

DARK COUNTRY (PlayStation Network)

SPOOKS! (PlayStation Network)

PARDON MY BACKFIRE (PlayStation Network)

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 3D (PlayStation Network)

MAD MAGICIAN (PlayStation Network)

MEET THE ROBINSONS

STEP UP 3D

RESIDENT EVIL After Life

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