3D - Quo Vadis
Ari Jacobs, President of Hyperscopic, is an independent digital media developer who has been working with autostereoscopic technology since the late 90's. He will demonstrate cutting-edge stereoscopic video content as well as a kinect-enabled real-time 3D engine that outputs to Multiview systems.
Ari has over 17 years experience in interactive media including development, strategy and research and is constantly looking to exploit new technologies in order to create a better user experience. In 1999 Ari started the New York-based SPALAB, an award-winning innovation studio specializing in online and mobile applications.
Ari's projects have won several One Show Golden Pencil's, 4 Macromedia 'Site of the Day,' 3 AIMIA Awards and a Cannes Cyberlion - most recently nominated for a Webby. His speaking engagements include WebDU, the launch of Silverlight, the launch of AIR, Re-MIX 2011, TechEd and numerous user group presentations. He is currently an Ambassador for Flash Media Server.
Fabien Remblier is co-founder and MD of BeeFree Production, a French company specialising in stereoscopic 3D production. He directed the first French feature-length 3D film Une Nuit au Cirque 3D, a recording of the 18th International Circus Festival of Massy, Europe's biggest festival.
Shown at festivals on both side of the Atlantic, the 2010 3D-native film received the Award for the Best European S3D capture at 3D STEREO MEDIA in Li?ge as well as the Award for the Best Use of 3D Technology at the 3D Korean International Film Festival.
Fabien is currently working on a series of S3D shows around the world as well as S3D recordings of classical concerts at the prestigious Salle Pleyel in Paris. He is the author of the book Tourner en 3D-relief (Filming in S3D), published by Eyrolles, out late last year.
Prior to setting up his own company, Fabien directed commercials, DVD bonus, corporate video, and live recordings at authoring and post-production company Barejo.
Steve Dann is the CEO of Berwick Post, an integrated, high-end, boutique post-production company which he founded, and is jointly responsible for the strategic and commercial activity of the company. He spear-headed Berwick Post's drive into 3D, digital media and Augmented Reality.
Steve initially trained as a Film Editor, before starting his own post-production facility. He is an entrepreneur who likes nothing better than to start new businesses and make them successful. By the time he was 20 he had already setup a film equipment rental business. Soon afterwards, Steve began a film editing company and a cutting room hire business.
The variety of businesses he has owned include Steve Dann Associates, a commercials film editing company, and VTR plc (now Prime Focus), which became one of the most successful full service facility companies in London. Steve has now over 35 years experience in the film and television field, particularly working in post-production for all the top UK television and advertising companies.
Steve is also the creator of the Toggle and iTags apps. Toggle is designed to open up all the possibilities offered by second screen viewing. iTags is an Augmented Reality app that uses a unique blend of mobile technologies to revolutionise and enhance the retail shopping experience.
Olivier Lauchenauer is Co-founder and Director of Pogo Films, a BAFTA and RTS award-winning boutique post-production facility in London. Since 2009, Pogo has been pushing boundaries into 3D and develops, produces, post and deliver its own content as well as projects for others.
Pogo has been involved in multipart 3D and 2D TV series, feature films to corporate 3D films. Some of Pogo???s award-winning works include Fonejacker and Bryony makes a Zombie movie. They are just finishing their latest 3D Blu-ray title, A 3D Guide to Belly Dancing and are delivering over 9 hours of 3D broadcast content to the international market which Time Traveller Guides 3D is part of, a six-part series that uses original Victoria Stereographs.
After studying at the Art Centre College of Design in Montreux, Swiss-born, well-traveled Olivier met Pogo co-founder Phil Richardson at the London Film School. Previously, he was Music Video Director at Klipp films, Art Director at Freelance and at Scotti.
Olivier had been directing music videos and commercials across Europe, but is now immersed in the world of post-production and, especially deeply involved in 3D and the digital revolution that impacts on the distribution of films.
Panel held at the London Video Rendezvous on 18 June 2012.