Please join us Wednesday, June 26, 2013 as Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH proudly presents Alex McDowell speaking about his recent work on Man Of Steel. McDowell is one of the most innovative and influential designers working in narrative media. With the impact of his ideas extending far beyond his background in cinema, he advocates an immersive design process that acknowledges the key role of world building in storytelling. This presentation will be an overview and discussion of new virtual workflow, integrated design process, and world building as the core of new cross media production.
When: 7:00pm Wednesday June 26, 2013
Where: Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street (@ Davie)
Doors: 6:00pm for an industry mixer (19+, cash bar, ticket holders only)
Online sales are open until midnight on June 25th, with any remaining seats available at the door.
Following this event we will be holding our Annual General Meeting which is open to ALL chapter members. For more details CLICK HERE and remember to vote!
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Members– $15 (Login to purchase advance tickets)
Tickets for groups and non-members will be open to the public on June 21, 2013.
Non-members – $25
Group – $20 (5 or more)
**There are no physical tickets to pick up. We have a list with the purchaser’s name at the ticket desk at the event. If the purchaser is not attending OR you have a group of people and want to have them enter on their own, please contact us with the names and purchaser information. Thanks!
Associate Professor, Production, IMD, iMAP
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Alex McDowell is one of the most innovative and influential designers working in narrative media. With the impact of his ideas extending far beyond his background in cinema, he advocates an immersive design process that acknowledges the key role of world building in storytelling.
In his 30+ years as a narrative designer, McDowell has worked with directors Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, David Fincher, Zack Snyder and Steven Spielberg, amongst many others.
From 1999-2001 Alex McDowell worked with Steven Spielberg to design and develop a world for the film Minority Report, prior to a completed script. The process that evolved changed the nature of film design from analogue to digital, and profoundly affected the nature of digital production, with a radical shift towards a non-linear workflow. Since then McDowell’s work has build on the dynamic relationship between creativity and emergent technologies.
McDowell recently designed Man Of Steel, Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan’s retelling of the Superman origin story, where he built the holistic world of Krypton, its history and its integration with Earth.
McDowell is associate professor in the Interactive Media, Production, and Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) divisions at the School of Cinematic Arts, USC, where he is creative director of the World Building Media Lab and the 5D Institute. As visiting artist at MIT’s Media Lab from 2006-2011 he designed the robot opera Death and the Powers for composer Tod Machover. He is a Getty Research Institute scholar, and a member of the AMPAS SciTech Council. In 2006, he was awarded Royal Designer for Industry by the UK’s Royal Society of Arts.
Alex McDowell is co-founder and creative director at 5D | Organization, a cellular and interdisciplinary transmedia design practice.