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Canada sees new Int’l 3D chapter launch | Mediacaster Magazine

December 7, 2012

From Mediacaster Magazine on 12/7/12

The International 3D Society will base its newest chapter out of Vancouver BC, and the launch will trigger a major 3D content conference here early next year.

Called 3D[Fwd], the conference will bring together top 3D professionals from Hollywood, London and the Canadian 3D community; it’s the new Canadian Chapters’ first event, scheduled for January 26th in Vancouver with an exclusive networking event on the 25th.

“The Society has been working for almost a year to join our 3D colleagues in Canada with other 3D leaders worldwide,” said Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society. “This new Canadian chapter will connect professionals and organizations active in 3D’s exciting future, with Society members in Hollywood, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Brussels, and other creative centers in 20 countries worldwide.”

In association with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the Society will conduct a full day of interactive presentations in the form of 3D University, a seminar developed by the Society.

“We are pleased to be a founding member of the first Canadian chapter of the International 3D Society and to join an esteemed global network dedicated to the field of 3D,” said Dr. Maria Lantin, Director of Emily Carr’s Stereoscopic 3D Centre. “I3DS goals to advance the art and technologies of stereoscopic 3D align with our own research and interest in supporting, building and innovating 3D in Canada. We look forward to collaborating with them on their first Canadian 3D University event, 3D[Fwd].”

3D University was developed in association with the University of Southern California’s Entertainment Technology Center to encompass to the entire “3D ecosystem” from image capture to post production. The event in Vancouver will cover a wide range of current 3D topics to advance knowledge and skillsets of professionals aspiring to work in the field. Topics will be geared towards content creators in film + tv, digital advertising/marketing agencies, and businesses involved in medical, social media, interactive design and digital media.

With more than 50 major 3D movies scheduled to be released in 2013, 10’s of millions of 3DTV sets being sold in the global marketplace, and an abundance of stereoscopic consumer products set to be launched, it is an opportune time to see how 3D can move businesses forward. The International 3D Society has expanded its membership to connect professionals, and support their success in order to meet the needs of this fast-growing marketplace.

The International 3D Society merged with the 3D@Home Consortium in August to create the world’s foremost organization of companies and individuals committed to the success of 3D storytelling, technical achievement, and consumer adoption. Member companies include: The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Samsung, IMAX, ESPN 3D, 3net, CCTV China, bSkyb UK, 3D Consortium France, Korea Telecomm, Panasonic, Sony Electronics, Sony Playstation, StereoD, Intel, Microsoft, Vizio, 3ality Technica, RealD, Masterimage 3D, XPAND, and Dolby, among others.

The International 3D Society & 3D@Home Consortium advances 3D content, products and adoption through recognition, networking, and communication for professionals and consumers. ,, and

The S3D Centre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s mission is to advance the art of Stereoscopic 3D, with applied research programs and training activities focus on the creative applications made possible by experimenting with S3D production technologies and processes.

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