POSTAM presents 3D Stereoscopic Seminar in Kuala Lumpur

By AMRITA VALECHA | 6 July, 2010 - 15:17

After Avatar, Stereoscopic has surely become the industry buzzword. The Association of Post Production and Animation Companies Malaysia (POSTAM) is all set to conduct 3D Stereoscopic seminar in Kuala Lumpur on 8th July 2010 at the MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Craig Tanner, Avatar Stereoscopic 3D and Visual Effects Specialist and Gina Light Tanner, Stereoscopic 3D Filmmaker will be conducting the one day event. Craig and Gina are responsible for the stunning Stereoscopic 3D live action capture, post production and stereoscopic visual effects on Avatar.

Talking to Animation Xpress Asia Pacific about the event, Yoki Chin, Vice President, POSTAM shared "The reason of doing this event is because it's the first Stereoscopic 3D Seminar ever to be held in Malaysia and that we would like to bring and introduce the latest technology to the creative content industry. The entire Malaysian creative content industry would be present at the seminar including the government agencies like Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), National Film Development Crop of Malaysia (FINAS), National Film of Malaysia (FNM). Come major academies in Malaysia and players of visual effects specialists, animators, film & tv makers, games content designers, mobile contents creators, IT specialists & creative content specialist would also be attending the event.

He further continued, "The Malaysian Government have given their full supports and contributions financially and morally to make this seminar a success. We have been working hand-in hand. With the support and encouragement from the Government bodies, we have managed to speed up certain preparation works that might required longer time frame. Thanks to the kind consideration and assistance of the authorized personnel.

The various topics to be covered at the seminar are:

- Introduction to Stereoscopic 3D
- 3D Cinema and TV
- Learning 3D Cinematograohy
- Tools of the Trade
- 3D Cinematography Fundamentals
- Preproduction
- Principal Photography
- CGI and VFX
- Editing
- Grading and Packaging
- Cinematography Equipment
- The Future of Stereoscopic 3D

POSTAM's vision is to transform Malaysia into a visual effects and creative content hub of Asia. To accomplish this, it aims to create innovative creative content to the world; galvanize & enhance industry development across the traditional and digital sectors; to maximize the use of converging media platforms by multi-industry applications; to attract global creative content resources and work to Malaysia; and to elevate local creative content resources and work to world standards.

Here is the complete line up of the seminar

8.00-8.30 - Registration & Networking
8.30-8.45 - Arrival of VIP
8.45-9.00 - Arrival of VVIP
9.00-9.10 - Introduction and welcoming speeches by main organizer, POSTAM
9.10-9.20 - Speech by Government Agency Representative
9.20-9.30 - Speech by Deputy Minister
9.30-10.00 - Refreshment/Press Conference
10.00-11.15 - Presentation by Gina Tanner
11.15-12.45 - Presentation by Craig Tanner
12.45-1.00 - Q&A with Craig & Gina
1.00-2.30 - Lunch
2.30-4.00 - Presentation by Craig & Gina
4.00-4.30 - Q&A with Craig & Gina
4.30-4.45 - Memento & Photo Session with Craig & Gina
4.45-5.30 - Networking
END - * Timing and presentation schedule is subject to change depending on speaker's availability and presentation material.

Oscar nominated and Emmy winning editor/producer, Craig Tanner (co-founder of Digital Revolution Studios) is one of the world leaders in stereoscopic production and post production process. He has extensive knowledge of the s3D workflow, ranging from the creation of custom S3D live action, s3D animation and 3D motion capture technology. Craig proudly displays an Emmy for his editing of the Oscar nominated and multiple award winning documentary, GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA

Gina Light Tannes, CEO and Co-founder of both Digital Revolution studios and Digital Revolution Studios International complements the technical side of DRS by providing the business side of the team. Gina has produced an independent feature length s3D film, as well as produced various s3D media.

She has been a guest speaker in s3D seminars and workshops, both domestically and internationally. With the help of her talented team, Gina puts together workshops and seminars for s3D production and post production clients, as well as training programs for becoming DRS certified in stereoscopic techniques.