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Createasphere's 3D Road Show

(Philip Lelyveld comment: Oct. 6th Chicago 3D production workshop for $15.)

[Press Release]

Createasphere – bringing together the best of the creative, production and technologycommunities in dynamic experiences – is demystifying 3D stereoscopic capture, post and delivery by bringing educational presentations, exhibits and hands-on demonstrations to Chicago. These one-day workshops offer attendees the chance to talk one on one with experts from such companies as AJA, Assimilate, Manfrotto and Panasonic.  Chicago is considered one of the most vibrant creative and filmmaking centers in the U.S. and interest in 3D filmmaking is high.
Presented by Createasphere, the 3D Road Show is led by 3D guru Keith Collea – a versatile and highly knowledgeable stereographer who has constructed 3D landscapes across a gamut of independent and studio features. He has worked on indies such as The Gene Generation and The Mortician 3D, as well as big-budget productions like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D and The Monkey King 3D (Asia’s largest 3D production to date).  The workshop will help attendees improve their skills and knowledge, and understand the choices in twin lens cameras, rigs and tools, post production workflows, visual effects creation and assembly, storage, projection, and delivery.
  • Learn the tips of creating 3D and how to avoid the pitfalls
  • Understand 3D workflow and budgeting
  • Learn from the experts & get your questions answered
  • Get your hands on the gear while improving your 3D skills & knowledge
  • See first hand the options in choosing to produce in 3D:
    • Twin lens cameras
    • Rigs & tools
    • Post
    • VFX
    • Storage
    • Display & Projection
The cost to attend is only $15.  For more information, and to register, visit
About Createasphere
Createasphere is a global community builder for the entertainment technology industry, advancing technologies and careers through Expos, Conferences, and online offerings.
Createasphere was founded in 2001 as HD EXPO, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that develops and presents influential events for the content creation community, on line and face to face. Founded by Kristin Petrovich Kennedy in Los Angeles, Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2009, now driving their entertainment strategies and properties division. Currently Createasphere is presenting the Entertainment Technology Expos in New York and LA; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe; The DAMMY Awards in New York; Cinema India Expo in Mumbai; the online news and content portal; 3D Road Shows; and Post

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Is it possible for the arts to push digital media?

[Excerpt from The Beacon Herald (UK)]

We hear a lot about how digital media is affecting newspapers, television, even movies. Is digital media also affecting the performing arts? Or are the performing arts pushing digital media?

Artists and academics are pushing technology in new ways to augment their performances. As early as 2008, the drama department at the University of Waterloo was undertaking a couple such experiments.

In partnership with the University of Central Florida and Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., the University of Waterloo produced a new show with an old story — Alice Experiments in Wonderland. The show featured a high-speed connection (as much as 150Mbit/s), 2D and 3D sets, and simultaneous live theatre in three locations.

Thirty-three cast members in three different locations with different sets and audiences presented a few challenges including DVTS (digital video transport systems) connectivity, echo compression, sound and video transfer issues. But the three universities’ networking departments worked together to use more bandwidth and computing power to successfully broadcast at peak sustained broadband usage during the entire length of the show. Using existing video conferencing technology in a novel way created an opportunity for theatres all around the world to affordably replicate the experience. …

This September, an international community of cultural enthusiasts — including artists, academics, creators and developers — is coming to Stratford to explore how the performing arts are pushing the uses of digital technologies and shaping innovative artistic experiences. Through workshops, seminars and performances integrating digital media technologies, sessions will explore the limitations and challenges of arts and media, but also the opportunities.

The Challenging Digital Media: The Performing Arts conference is presented by the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus Sept. 28-30, 2011, in partnership with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the National Arts Centre. For more information, go to challenging


Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC’s executive board. Verizon’s global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional services are used by media and entertainment companies to create, transport, manage and deliver digital content around the world, on any platform,  anytime.

ETC@USC is a nonprofit, member-funded entertainment technology think tank and research center, affiliated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders and catalysts in a neutral setting to explore issues related to the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Verizon’s participation on the executive board will provide media and entertainment companies with opportunities to learn how Verizon’s media-focused solutions, network and technology expertise can help the industry transform its future.

“The goal of the ETC@USC is to bring industry and technology experts together to develop the solutions that will propel us through the next 20 years,” said Kenneth Williams, CEO and executive director of the ETC@USC. “Verizon’s broad set of technologies and deep industry experience will provide a unique voice on the executive board. We look forward to their active participation.”

Scott Spector, global head of Verizon’s media and entertainment vertical, added: “Verizon is committed to the media and entertainment industry, and our participation with ETC@USC will allow us to support and potentially drive innovation in the industry. There’s a vast range of opportunities to integrate technology and improve everything from digital content production through digital distribution, creating an optimal experience for the industry.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and help shape tomorrow’s biggest ideas. With industry-specific solutions provided over Verizon’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit to learn more.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  ETC@USC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. (

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:  VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 108 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit

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