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5D: the Future of Immersive Design

Art Directors Guild Conference

June 26, 2008
5D: the Future of Immersive Design being produced by the Art Directors Guild (Local 800) and the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach. With Autodesk as the presenting sponsor, this two-day conference on October 4-5, 2008 will open your eyes to the impact of technology in immersive design for narrative-based media across film, television, interactive, animation and experience design. Leading practitioners in these fields will conduct a series of in-depth panels covering the entire visual entertainment spectrum across all media.

The keynote address will be delivered by Henry Jenkins, leader of the Convergence Culture Consortium at MIT and author of Convergence Culture-Where Old and New Media Collide, amongst his many writings on pop culture and new media.

Additional speakers and panelists include: Rick Carter, Production Designer for War of the Worlds and Polar Express; Doug Chiang, production designer and executive vice president, Imagemovers Digital; Peter Frankfurt, co-founder/co-director, Imaginary Forces; Alex McDowell, production designer, Minority Report and Watchmen; John Tarnoff, head of show development, DreamWorks Animation; John Underkoffler, design and engineering consultant and science/technology advisor for Minority Report and The Hulk; Gore Verbinski, director Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, and Habib Zargarpour, senior art director, Electronic Arts

The 5D conference will take place at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State Universty at Long Beach (CSULB) on October 4-5, 2008. Visit to register with money-saving early bird rates and to sign up for the informative newsletter. Early Bird registration ends July 31st!