Future Cinema Course

Course Site for Future Cinema 1 and Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory at York University, Canada

Digital Dramaturgy Lab

For those interested in the intersection between digital technologies and performance, a new research group has just emerged from the UofT theatre department, guided by Antje Budde, Associate Professor at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the UofT. The Digital Dramaturgy Lab is a creative initiative of artists, scholars, scientists and students [...]

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Fri, January 18 2013 » digital storytelling, emerging technologies, futurecinema2_2012, interactivity » 3 Comments

Entering a new dimension: Toronto hopes to become a prime location for shooting films in 3D

check it out:
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/toronto/story.html?id=2319932
At the Cinespace studios in south Riverdale, the cast and crew of Resident Evil: Afterlife will finish shooting in 3D in the next week. In January, Saw VII will begin shooting, also in 3D.
The Toronto film industry, still struggling to recover its glory days, sees much hope in the third dimension. Key players [...]

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Thu, December 10 2009 » 3D, emerging technologies » No Comments

3D scanning with a webcam

I came across this video on Boing Boing. Very cool stuff.
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/11/20/3d-scanning-with-a-p.html
What is so nifty about this, is that it is a markerless system that works in realtime (as opposed to this other software that a commenter pointed out: http://www.strata.com/products/strata_3d_cx_suite/strata_foto_3d_cx/ ). That… and that this is made by a student.
It’s fun to think of all [...]

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Fri, November 20 2009 » 3D, animation, augmented reality, emerging technologies, software, student work » No Comments

very cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG685sKuLXM
something to think about as we approach both mobile storytelling and gaming…

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Sun, November 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, cell phone, conferences, distributed networks, emerging technologies, locative media, screen technologies » No Comments

Amazing Technology from Eon Reality

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Sun, November 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, emerging technologies » No Comments

Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling

Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling
Teams up with Plymouth Rock Studios to reinvent the movies
November 18, 2008
The MIT Media Laboratory today announced the creation of the Center for Future Storytelling, made possible through a seven-year, $25 million commitment from Plymouth Rock Studios, a major motion picture and television studio that is expected to open [...]

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Mon, April 13 2009 » 3D, Futurecinema_2009, art+science labs, community, digital cinema, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, interactivity, interfaces, narrative, screen technologies » 1 Comment

BBC article on 3D cinema

of interest
“Directors discuss 3D
Monsters vs Aliens and Coraline are two of the latest films to embrace 3D technology.
The directors and producers explain why they decided to add another dimension to the pictures – and discuss what the future might hold.”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7978785.stm

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Sun, April 5 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, emerging technologies » No Comments

Heavy Rain PS3

This link takes you to the site gametrailers.com, specifically their page on Heavy Rain, with video interviews and trailers:
http://www.gametrailers.com/game/2717.html?fs=1&id=2717

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Wed, April 1 2009 » 3D, Future Cinema, Futurecinema_2009, animation, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, games, narrative, performance » No Comments

DOCAM

Here is a link to DOCAM, documentation and conservation of media arts research alliance, initiated by Daniel Langlois
http://www.docam.ca/en/?cat=17
We’ll be in class on march 18th and miss the presentation on Stan Douglas and Kuntsverein but this site is worth checking out for articles and events (ie techwatch update)

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Fri, February 29 2008 » Future Cinema 2, community, emerging technologies » No Comments

BBC NEWS | Technology | Holographic displays step closer

Just something interesting to kick off reading week… BBC NEWS | Technology | Holographic displays step closer

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Sun, February 10 2008 » articles of interest, augmented reality, emerging technologies, projects, scary, screen technologies, virtual reality » No Comments