February 23-26, 2017
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Presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre, STORY SUMMIT addresses new approaches to story-telling, innovating with technology and creating sustainable and innovative production and business models of media content. This gathering of North American media, entertainment and content creators brings together the most forward thinking and knowledgeable industry professionals to share their experiences and ideas.
This unique three day gathering allows participants a place to connect with international experts on the cutting edge of digital media, to connect with their peers and further connections, the tools and knowledge to move careers forward – all in the beautiful setting of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Immerse yourself in the learning, knowledge and creative inspiration of Story Summit.
WHICH CONTENT CREATOR ARE YOU?
TECHNICAL STORYTELLER: DIRECTORS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, SOUND DESIGNERS…
How does the written story come to life on set and how do you build your production team and crew to successfully fulfill your vision? How do you set up the shot for an epic HBO battle scene and what techniques do Sound Designers use to heighten audience experience?
Here, we bring to you the top Hollywood technical crews who are working on the award-winning blockbuster films and hit TV series. Learn the inside tips from Clint Eastwood’s Camera Operator, hear from the experts behind the lens of Game of Thrones, and meet the man who enriches the films of David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro and Judd Apatow with sound design and musical score.
- Stephen Campanelli, SOC (Million Dollar Baby, American Sniper, Sully)
- Fabian Wagner, BSC (Game of Thrones, Justice League, Sherlock)
- Sean Savage, BSC, ACO (Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Dracula)
- Orest Sushko, Re-Recording Artist (Eastern Promises, Orphan Black, A History of Violence)
CREATIVE CONTENT: WRITERS AND PRODUCERS
What good is your content if you can’t get it made and how do you make your content stand out in the age of abundance?
How do writers sell their work and turn themselves into smart business people? What are the new rules of Intellectual Property and how can you craft the best deal?
Learn from the top content creators and distributors who are successfully developing, financing and selling their work, from screenplays, graphic novels, books and more!
- John Alan Simon, CEO Discovery Films
- Evette Vargas (Dark Prophet)
- Kyle Greenberg, BOND/360
- Mark Lehman, Wordplay
- David Lyle, President PactUS
- Rick Mathews, Kin Community
- Carl Breau, Saimen
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES, INCLUDING VR, AR AND 360 STORYTELLING
Immersive experience; it’s not a trendy buzz word, but a lucrative method of storytelling and brand interaction with endless applications. Our experts will have you expanding your vision of how your stories can be told.
Our speaker list includes expert who have worked on projects like The Blair Witch Project and the National Film Board’s award-winning documentary experience Invisible World, the engineer for 360 Planetarium Theatres for leading brands (Nike, Microsoft, NBC Universal, NFL) and artists (Skrillex, Diplo, Childish Gambino), CSA nominee and Head of Content for VICE Canada and more…
Premium Pass holders will get hands-on experience with the latest technology in the VR, AR and 360 world.
- Mike Monello, Co-Founder and CCO Campfire at SapientRazorfish
- Ed Lantz, Vortex Immersion Media
- Nina Sudra, General Manager, VICE Canada
- Patrick McGuire, Head of Content, VICE Canada
- Dylan Pearce, Director
- Bonnie Thompson, National Film Board
- Galen Scorer, Interactive Producer
- Alex Gault, Software and Media Entrepreneur