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Fabian Wagner Wins ASC Award for Game of Thrones

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Cinematographer Fabian Wagner, BSC, won his first American Society of Cinematographers award this February for the Game of Thrones episode, “Battle of the Bastards.” 

Fabian will be joining Camera Operator Sean Savage for an in-depth discussion of filming this epic HBO series! 

Special day rates are offered to IATSE members. Please contact the AMPIA office to register. 780-944-0707

 


Story Summit 2017
February 23 – 25, Banff, AB
Presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre
www.storysummit.ca

Registration discounts are available for members of AMPIA, IATSE, CSIF, FAVA, DOC, and ACIA.
Call the AMPIA office for more info: 780-944-0707.

Story Summit 2017 is a must attend event designed for content creators, filmmakers, content owners, producers, directors, writers, gamers, visual effects artists, distributors, educators and students.  This gathering will encompass keynote speakers, panels, case studies, interactive workshops along with ample time to network and meet current and future colleagues and partners.

Immersive Experience Designer Ed Lantz Coming to Story Summit

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AMPIA is pleased to welcome entertainment technology engineer Ed Lantz as a presenter at this year’s STORY SUMMIT (February 23-26, The Banff Centre). Ed Lantz is the President and/CTO of Vortex Immersion Media, a Los Angeles company that develops large-scale immersive 360 theatres, mobile projection domes and live, interactive programming including branded immersive media experience for companies like Nike, Microsoft, Nickelodeon and musical acts like Skrillex and Diplo.

Ed has published numerous articles in journals and trade publications on immersive media and virtual reality, is a public speaker on panels and keynote talks including at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is a regular contributor to ACM/SIGGRAPH. Ed’s personal focus is on the unique cognitive properties of next-generation multisensory “sentient” environments, the merging of virtual and real storytelling worlds, and the development of fulldome theaters as next-generation entertainment and performance venues. Ed holds two U.S. patents on immersive theater technologies, was awarded a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with minor in Quantum Physics and Electromagnetics from Tennessee Tech University, and is a founder of the trade association IMERSA.

Ed will be joining presenters Kim Hsu Guise (TELUS) and VICE Media’s Patrick McGuire and Nina Sudra to discuss and demonstrate innovative approaches in virtual reality and audience experience.

See the STORY SUMMIT program here.

In the interview below, Ed Lantz sets up what brought him to design interactive planetarium theatres and the possibility of real-life holodecks and global dance parties!


Story Summit 2017
February 23 – 25, Banff, AB
Presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre
www.storysummit.ca

Registration discounts are available for members of AMPIA, IATSE, CSIF, FAVA, DOC, and ACIA.
Call the AMPIA office for more info: 780-944-0707.

Story Summit 2017 is a must attend event designed for content creators, filmmakers, content owners, producers, directors, writers, gamers, visual effects artists, distributors, educators and students.  This gathering will encompass keynote speakers, panels, case studies, interactive workshops along with ample time to network and meet current and future colleagues and partners.

“Artist to Watch” Evette Vargas heads to Alberta

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AMPIA and The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity welcome Evette Vargas as a presenter to Story Summit 2017. The half day workshop for Premium Pass holders will outline the top strategies to funding and selling new media content in Hollywood, breakdown all the misconceptions, and what content is desirable and why.

Named by the New York Times as an “Artist to Watch,” Vargas is an award-winning writer, director, producer, multiplatform and Virtual Reality creator. Vargas’ work includes series for Amazon, MTV, Bravo, DirectTV; as well as writing, apps, games and branded entertainment for FAST & FURIOUS, LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and Madonna. Vargas executive produced, wrote and directed her digital series DARK PROPHET, starring Henry Rollins. The series was nominated for two Emmys, premiered at Sundance and is available on Amazon Prime. The Virtual Reality series will premiere on the Sony PlayStation VR and on LeVR in China.

Story Summit 2017 is a must attend event designed for content creators, filmmakers, content owners, producers, directors, writers, gamers, visual effects artists, distributors, educators and students.  This gathering will encompass keynote speakers, panels, case studies, interactive workshops along with ample time to network and meet current and future colleagues and partners.


Premium Workshop for Story Summit
February 23 at Story Summit 2017
Presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre
www.storysummit.ca

Registration discounts are available for members of AMPIA, IATSE, CSIF, FAVA, DOC, and ACIA.
Call the AMPIA office for more info: 780-944-0707.

Full STORY SUMMIT Schedule Announced!

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February 23-25, 2017
The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

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Story Summit, presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, addresses story, technology and the sustainability of media content. This is a must attend event designed for content creators, filmmakers, content owners, producers, directors, writers, gamers, visual effects artists, distributors, educators and students. 

Meet Hollywood and HBO Storytellers, experts behind blockbusters like Million Dollar Baby, Sully, A History of Violence, and Game of Thrones! See examples of cutting edge digital content with Nina Sudra and Patrick McGuire from VICE Canada. 


Why You Should Attend

Participants book private rooms at The Banff Centre (breakfast included) and have access to the keynote speakers, panels, receptions and table top discussions with ample time to network and meet future colleagues and partners. Registration discounts are available for AMPIA members.

Premium Passes include a full day of hands-on workshops in virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 storytelling or intensive case studies on content creation and intellectual property with Evette Vargas (Dark Prophet), BOND/360’s maverick distributor Kyle Greenberg and Clint Eastwood’s camera operator Stephen Campanelli.

Story Summit is AMPIA’s primary professional development weekend that allows emerging and professional industry members to connect with international experts and further connections, with the tools and knowledge to move careers forward.

View the full Program Schedule here.


Past Guests

In 2016, Story Summit hosted top Hollywood camera operators Mitch Dubin, Steve Fracol, Dave Thompson,  some of your favourite films and TV shows — Saving Private Ryan, The Wire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Scandal, Lincoln. Check out what these true pros have to say about working on set and trying to get that perfect shot.

Story Summit: Creating & Developing IP

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Many of today’s biggest movies, TV series and games are based on existing Intellectual Property (IP). Marvel  Comics has famously transferred their comic book characters (Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, etc.) to blockbusters on the big screen. Same with DC Comics/Warner Bros. (Superman, Batman). Other major studios – Pixar, Dreamworks, Paramount, etc. – are always looking for the next big franchise. But where and how do you find entertainment IP, or, more importantly, how do you develop your own IP? Read More