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I3DS Continues 3D University

The International 3D Society (I3DS) announced that it is continuing its 3D University educational series for 3D professionals in association with the Entertainment Technology Center at USC.

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International 3D Society Continues 3D University October 9

LOS ANGELES–The International 3D Society will be continuing its “3D University” educational series for 3D professionals in association with the Entertainment Technology Center at USC. The class is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sony Pictures Imageworks and will focus on 3D Postproduction Planning; 2D to 3D Conversion; 3D Writing; 3D Live Events; and Previsualization.

A blue-ribbon panel of experts in the educational series will include Buzz Hays, International 3D Society chair and Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer for the Sony 3D Technology Center, Sony Corporation of America, Tim Sassoon, President and Creative Director, Sassoon Film Design, Ray Zone, President Catherine Owens, Director, U2 3D and Ken Schafer, Lead Program Architect, Innoventive Software, LLC.

The 3D University series is an immersive, ongoing, stereoscopic 3D education and training program created to improve the core competencies of professional participants. Past speakers include Phil McNally, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Lenny Lipton, Oculus 3D, Steve Schklair, 3ailty Digital and John Nicolard, Fotokem. The courses are offered to 3D Society, Cinematographers Guild, BAFTA-LA and PGA members for free with live demonstrations and discussions.

“We are proud to offer Society members the opportunity to learn from industry experts in a forum such as this. The International 3D Society stands alone in providing a comprehensive continuing education program for tomorrow’s 3D creative professionals,” said Jim Mainard, International 3D Society Vice-Chair and Head of Production Development of DreamWorks Animation (DWA).

Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society, added, “The Society’s mission is to guide professionals to 3D expertise by sharing “Best Practices” from our 3D leaders at 3DU. The response to the program has been very strong.”

The International 3D Society provides community, education, and recognition to its membership and is dedicated to the advancement of Stereoscopic 3D arts and technology. The Society is the producer of the 3D Technology Awards on October 19, as well as educational programs throughout the year, including the 3D University series.

International 3D Society sponsors include Signature Sponsor XpanD and Founding Sponsors MasterImage 3D, Panasonic Hollywood Lab, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), The Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Dolby, Sony Corporation of America, IMAX, and Member Sponsors, Discovery Communications, DirecTV and Autodesk.