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11th August 2014

BC Takes Centre Stage With The Opening Of SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014This week, British Columbia takes centre stage to demonstrate the province’s growing strength in technology and digital arts during SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver first hosted SIGGRAPH in 2011 and is the only city outside of the U.S.A. that has ever been selected for the North American conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke previous convention attendance records for the city, generating an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

Voices.com Comes To SIGGRAPH 2014 With The Ontario Pavilion

siggraph 2014Voices.com will be exhibiting at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference and exhibition in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre, with the exhibition component taking place August 12th to the 14th. Voices is part of a delegation representing the province of Ontario. SIGGRAPH’s commercial exhibition attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. As in previous years, Voices.com staff will join their fellow delegates in the Ontario Pavilion and share about how SIGGRAPH attendees can incorporate voice-over more effectively in their productions. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2014

Sony Pictures Imageworks At SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver

siggraph 2014Sony Pictures Imageworks will be an active participant at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which is being held August 10th – 14th, in Vancouver.  SIGGRAPH 2014 highlights from our Academy Award®-winning visual effects company, which recently centralized its production headquarters in Vancouver, will include the following:   Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2014

PNY And Red Barn Support The Animation Project – Visit PNY At SIGGRAPH In Vancouver

siggraph 2014The Animation Project (TAP) in New York has pioneered a novel and effective method for helping at-risk youth: Use digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and workforce development tool. To support this effort, PNY, Intel and Red Barn Technology Group contributed to the creation of a new classroom of graphics workstations to assist TAP in its endeavors.  Capitalizing on youth’s natural interest in new media, The Animation Project engages at-risk kids in digital art-fueled group therapy sessions that cultivate self-expression, improve self-esteem, enhance social and emotional coping skills—while simultaneously fostering the development of practical computer competencies that transfer to a variety of career and education paths. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st August 2014

Vancouver’s mediAm Is Open For Business

mediammediAm, a cloud-based film distribution platform designed to help build a modern, autonomous and profitable motion picture industry in Canada, and to assist other nations in doing the same. Headquartered in Vancouver, mediAm has been financed and built by film production professionals who believe that as conventional models of content distribution continue to transform and erode, the creation of a simple, intuitive and fully monetized digital distribution network will be integral to their long term livelihood. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st August 2014

Canada Media Fund Contributes Almost 7 Million Dollars To 30 Innovative Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.7M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In July 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $12.6M to 25 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $44.5M in development and marketing support to 204 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th July 2014

Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2014 from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Attendees can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) in the exhibit hall to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

BC Premier Announces $6 Million For Cutting-Edge Innovation Centre

Province of BCPremier Christy Clark and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson were joined by local technology entrepreneurs today to announce that the Province has made a commitment to invest up to $6 million toward the development of the new state-of-the-art Okanagan Centre for Innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

BuildDirect.com Announces New Chief Technology Officer

build directBuildDirect Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Tal Ball as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Tal will lead the company in creating and leveraging highly innovative technology to accelerate BuildDirect on its path to creating a smarter, simpler and more empowered home improvement industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd July 2014

BC Talent Featured At Casual Connect USA

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s innovative and creative casual games industry will showcase their talents at the professionals-only Casual Connect conference in San Francisco today and tomorrow. The B.C. government will be there to support them by providing meeting space and business-to-business matchmaking. Vancouver-based Imaginary Games will be featured in the IDEA Showcase at the conference and their social mobile game Afterland is highlighted in the latest issue of Casual Connect magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

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