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By October 6, 2010Newswires



Screen Yorkshire is pleased to announce that a host of additional speakers have been added to the line-up for 3D IN YOUR FACE; a two-day conference taking place at the National Media Museum in Bradford later this month. ANDREW OLIVER, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer for Blitz Games  Studios and DAVID ECCLES, Managing Director of Leeds-based digital agency Numiko have both been added to the line-up for day one of the conference, which will examine and debate developments across gaming and interactive technologies.

The second day of the conference – which will delve into the world of 3D TV and film production – has also been bolstered with TIM KEENE, Executive Producer for visual effects studio Framestore joining the impressive speaker line-up.

3D IN YOUR FACE brings together an amazing line up of leading industry experts across film, television, games and interactive media to unveil the latest 3D developments through a series of sessions, debate and demonstrations. Presented by Screen Yorkshire and NorthernNet, the conference aims to delve into the world of 3D production across all platforms, examining how 3D releases such as Toy Story 3 and Avatar haveand looking to the future of 3D as Nintendo prepares to unveil its 3DS and 3D TV looks set to invade our living rooms this autumn.
transformed the cinematic experience
Andrew Oliver, CTO and Co-founder of Blitz Games Studios says:
“Stereoscopic 3D is set to be one of the biggest shifts in gaming technology that we’ve ever seen. We’ve proved it works and we’ve proved it can be fun – now we just need to embrace it as an industry. There will be cost and time implications for developers, certainly, but there’s the potential to engage the consumer like never before and provide them with some of the most immersive gaming experiences yet created. It would be a mistake to let this opportunity pass us by.”

From Streetdance 3D and Avatar to 3D gaming and Sky’s new 3DTV channel, all content producers and platforms are investing in and developing these technologies. 3D has recently taken over the cinema with films such as, Bolt, Alice in Wonderland andMonsters vs Aliens. Nintendo has unveiled its 3DS and Playstation 3 now supports Stereoscopic 3D.
The conference is broken down into two days, with day one (21st October) focusing on developments across gaming and interactive technologies and day two (22nd October) covering 3D film and TV from content development to production through to post production and VFX. 
‘3D In Your Face’,
is already attracting industry delegates from across the UK. With tickets available at a heavily subsided rate of £25 per day or £40 for both days (£10 student delegate rate), early booking is strongly advised. Lunch is included in the ticket price. For full programme details and to book tickets, go to:
Confirmed speakers:
(DAY ONE, Games & Interactive Media) – Mick Hocking, Senior Group Studio Director for Studio Liverpool, Evolution Studios and BigBig studios – part of the Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide StudiosAndrew Oliver, Co-founder and CTO, Blitz Games; Alex Wiltshire, Website Editor, Edge Magazine; David Eccles, Managing Director, Numiko; Francesco Carucci, Technical Director, EA; Alexander Taube, Crytek Project Lead, EA.
(DAY TWO, TV & Film) – Tim Keene, Executive Producer,Framestore;Alexander Lentjes, 3D Stereoscopic Consultant and Producer, 3-D Revolution Productions; Richard Mills, Head of Engineering, On Sight; Andy Shelley, Head of Development, On Sight, Angus Cameron, Co-owner and Stereoscopic Post Supervisor Vision 3; Neil Dodgson, Professor of Graphics and Imaging, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory; Vicki Betihavas, Co-founder and Producer, Nineteen Fifteen.

Screen Yorkshire and NorthernNet present ‘3D In Your Face’ in partnership with Game Republic, National Media Museum, Edge Magazine and Bradford City of Film.
Media Enquiries:

Marie Kitney
Screen Yorkshire
t. +44 (0) 113 294 4410

Notes to Editor:

Screen Yorkshire is the regional screen agency responsible for inspiring, promoting and supporting a successful and sustainable film, television, games and interactive media sector in Yorkshire and Humber. Our aim is to grow the screen media industries in Yorkshire and Humber by helping businesses to compete in a fast-changing global marketplace. Screen Yorkshire offers a variety of funding and support initiatives to screen media companies based in the region, supported by its two key partners, Yorkshire Forward and the UK Film Council. Since the launch of its £10.2m Digital Media Content Programme in 2006, supported by Yorkshire Forward, Screen Yorkshire has attracted over £82 million inward investment to the region’s economy, created 1086 jobs, supported 812 businesses and invested in the skills of 1637 individuals.

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