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Full STORY SUMMIT Schedule Announced!

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


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.

Hollywood Heavy Hitters at Story Summit

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Don’t miss out on your opportunity to connect with the men behind some of the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood at STORY SUMMIT this week (March 4-5, The Banff Centre).

Steve Fracol, Mitch Dubin and Dave Thompson  – with collective credits such as Bridge of Spies, Joy, Scandal, War Horse, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2, Munich, American Hustle, and Saving Private Ryan – will be sharing their experience and creative challenges.  Find out what storytelling choices are made when reading the script and how the Camera Operator approaches the framing and creative decisions that give us that on screen experience!

Read the full program of Story Summit here.

StorySummitBanff_StorytellingLensSteve Fracol, SOC, Mitch Dubin, SOC, Dave Thompson, SOC

Register for Story Summit here:
AMPIA discount is available for members of IATSE, CSIF, DOC National, Digital Alberta and FAVA.
Student rates are also available.

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

STORY SUMMIT – Speakers Announced

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Story Summit 2016, presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre, 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. Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding to enhance their creativity, transform their businesses, and engage technology to expand and share content on new digital interactive multi-platforms. Read More