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3rd May 2009

Canadian Screen Training Centre Presents New Media Workshops

CSTCOttawa – The Canadian Screen Training Centre proudly presents the 29th Annual Summer Institute of Film and Television (SIFT) in Ottawa from May 26-31. With the increasing overlap between film, television and other forms of media, the CSTC is excited to put greater focus on the digital world at SIFT 2009. Choose from 20 workshops in new media, screenwriting, directing, producing, documentary, acting, camera/lighting and editing. Workshops are offered at various levels and taught by top industry professionals.

Workshop Samples: (please see the SIFT web site for the full schedule)SIFT

Production Crafts – Camera & Lighting with Karl Roeder

Using the language of light, the director of photography creates the mood and depth that supports the director’s vision of a film or television production. An accomplished director of photography will provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of lighting for the camera. Then, working hands-on with camera and lighting equipment, participants will delve into the creative and technical processes of the DOP, and walk away with the ability to bring new life – or light – to any production.
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3rd May 2009

PricewaterhouseCoopers to Give Free Tax Credits Webinar

Interactive Ontario Online –  From Interactive Ontario – Fueled by consumers’ appetite for new and unique content, the rapid acceleration of digital content across traditional and new media has transformed the industry. Because of the imagination and creativity of Canadian companies, the market is growing in leaps and bounds. At the same time, the costs of developing interactive media, including video games is significant.

In this complimentary webinar, subject matter specialists from PricewaterhouseCoopers will discuss new opportunities and developments regarding incentive programs for digital media in Ontario and how similar programs can be leveraged across Canada. By understanding the financial incentive programs available at both the provincial and federal level, you can keep a steady focus on the content that makes you successful, while leveraging the programs available to help reduce your costs.PricewaterhouseCoopers

Date: Wednesday May 6, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
Duration: 1 Hour
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3rd May 2009

POGO 2009 Takes Place This Week

POGOVancouver – The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada – BC Chapter presents the POGO 2009 Conference. Taking place this May 8th and 9th, the POGO Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for design students, graduates and design newcomers to learn, connect, guide and inspire each others creative thinking. Developed with this experience in mind, the conference includes studio tours, creative workshops and portfolio critique. It’s also a great opportunity to learn and network – at a very reasonable price. A two day full conference pass is only $55.00 for GDC members, and $95.00 for non-members. Tickets are also available for individual days and events.

May 8 Schedule:

The GDC/BC Pogo Studio Tours provides the opportunity to check out three of Vancouver’s hottest creative environments and one of North America’s most awarded printers, Metropolitan Fine Printers.

Sign up, get a guided tour and check out how each of these firms think about not only their work, but about their space. The studios selected for this tour are Subplot, Rethink Communications and Burnkit.
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3rd May 2009

VanArts Presents A Two Day Masterclass With Pixar Artists In Montreal

VanArtsVancouver/MontrealVanArts is proud to present a 2-day Masterclass in Montreal with Story Artist Matt Luhn and Animator Andrew Gordon from Pixar Animation Studios! This is a one-time special event.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

These seminars are designed for animation industry professionals, students or enthusiasts. Skill sets covered are not software-specific, and all lectures are organized with visuals, live-action and animated clips. This rare opportunity gives you the tools needed to create your own stories and do feature quality animation.

DAY 1

Saturday June 13, 2009
9:00am – 4:00pm

Animation Masterclass with Andrew Gordon

Topics will include animation principles, staging, pose design, weight, dynamics, acting for animation, gestures, scene planning, blocking, facial expressions, and high level polish techniques.
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2nd May 2009

Digital Alberta Unveils New Production Reel

digital albertaCalgary - Digital Alberta has put together a new production reel highlighting and promoting the digital media services, animation, special effects, post-production, eLearning and game development industry in that province. The video highlights such studios as Bioware, Reel Girls Media, Fission Media Group and many more. Also highlighted in the reel are the benefits of locating a digital media studio in Alberta.

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2nd May 2009

Future Shop invites Canadians to Capture the Spirit of their Hometown and WIN!

Future ShopBurnabyFuture Shop is inviting all Canadians with a passion for photography to capture the spirit of their hometown and enter to win

First Prize

First Prize

a Canon DSLR camera package worth $3,200. Take photos of your hometown that showcase what the community means and upload them to the Future Shop Community Forum.

The contest runs from May 1 through May 14 2009. To enter the contest, see full contest rules and information on Future Shop’s web site. There will also be ten secondary prizes of a Canon SD780 digital camera drawn randomly from the top twenty entries. The top twenty finalists will be judged by representatives from Future Shop.

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2nd May 2009

Daylon Graphics Updates Leveller and Landshaper Products

Daylon GraphicsVancouverDaylon Graphics® Ltd. has announced updates for all of its terrain modeling software applications. Leveller™ 3.1, Landshaper™ 1.1, and Landshaper Golf 2.1 are now available for new and existing users.

“The main improvement is better organization of the document data structure.” explains Ray Gardener, Daylon’s administrator. “Because a document can have multiple views, we stored certain things in view files. But after careful review we felt it was better to move several items up to the document level. Some flexibility was lost doing that, but nothing that anyone willDaylon Landshaper really miss, and the benefits more than make up for it. We want to avoid flexibility merely for its own sake.

“Before, if you forgot to create and associate view files, documents would look different than from the last time they were opened. One would usually have to modify the appearance settings to get them back to what they were. Now that’s history; one can still use view files, but they’re no longer necessary to maintain appearance settings between work sessions.”
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1st May 2009

Wired Woman Presents eDiscovery and Computer Forensic Technology

Wired WomanVancouver – The Vancouver chapter of Wired Woman is proud to present an evening seminar on the importance of data analysis in a variety of situations.

Recently, the volume of data produced by business operations has grown dramatically, primarily because of the increase in email and other computer information systems. When these business operations because the subject of litigation, arbitration or investigation, the process of gathering, analyzing and managing these potentially massive volumes of data presents a significant challenge. This can be extremely costly, time consuming and, if not done properly, can expose the organization to significant litigation (and reputation) risks. Understanding the technical aspects and strategies involved in eDiscovery can reduce a company’s financial risks and help protect their reputation.

This presentation will focus on:

What eDiscovery is, including the phases and challenges involved
Where electronic evidence can be found
The technical aspects of forensic data capturing
Best practices to keep in mind
The future of eDiscovery
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