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NYC's Hottest VFX Artists & Experts Show, Talk & Tell

2010-05-20 19:00:57

Look Effects, Charlex, Rhino-Gravity, The Mill, and VES in Lively Conversation and Screening at Createasphere in September (Burbank, CA) Createasphere, the leading producer of community-driven events and education for content creators, returns to New York for its third outing on September 21st & 22nd, 2010, presenting two full days of panels, exhibitions and networking. September 21st, the Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo will present HOT VFX NYC, a panel discussion and screening with representatives from some of the most creative and successful visual effects companies and artists in New York. Moderated by Rob Morgenroth, Business Development Director of the Visual Effects Society (VES), the panelists will share experiences and show recent work. As visual effects grow increasingly integral to the entire life-cycle of content, from pre production through post, the role of visual effects in a wide variety of content is expected to grow. The Createasphere panel represents a unique opportunity to interact with the top experts in a moderated conversation and see where creativity and technology is headed. The companies represented on the panel are among the most respected in the industry, at work in feature films, games, music videos and commercials; Look Effects ("Avatar," "Step Up3D," "Spiderman"), Charlex (Will.I.am's, "Take Our Planet Back," "Covergirl," "BP," "Sprint"), Rhino-Gravity (upcoming "Salt," "GhostTown," "Crash"), and The Mill ("Dr. Who," Nike spots, Kanye West's, "Heard 'Em Say"). Games, television, mobile, 3D, and feature films are all set for discussion. The VES is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners; artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers working in all areas of entertainment including film, television, commercials, music videos and games. Createasphere will host a VES Meet Up at the end of the day on September 21st; details will be announced as the event nears. Kristin Petrovich Kennedy, President of Createasphere, said, "To look at the work of these talented individuals and these companies is simply awe-inspiring; great creativity and technology pushed to its limits. The New York visual effects community is creating world class work and we're proud to present such an influential group. We are also proud to continue our collaboration with VES." In addition to the HOT VFX NYC panel, September 21st & 22nd includes a 3D panel focused on the content creator's readiness to create 3D which will feature some of the most compelling filmmakers and companies working in 3D, and a soon to be announced Keynote Conversation with a production team from a major project. Createasphere has expanded to a two-day event after two successful years in New York, and nine in Los Angeles. Petrovich-Kennedy commented, "Our Createasphere team members were receiving consistent requests from our community and exhibitors to grow the event. So, it seemed to us that the interest in the event makes the time right. There is so much to see on the show floor, interesting panels and great networking opportunities and now there is enough time to explore." Immediately following the Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo, Createasphere presents its Digital Asset Management Conference on September 23rd & 24th. The Digital Asset Management Conference premiered in Los Angeles in February with great reviews and the participation of key industry players. The DAM New York event, a paid conference, will feature some of the most important organizations and companies in the DAM space including Showtime, MLB, The Smithsonian, The Whitney, Active Storage, Media Beacon, National Geographic and many more. Createasphere returns to The New Yorker Hotel in mid-town Manhattan for the events. Registration for Createasphere's Entertainment Technology Expo is free and available online until September 20th at https://www.speedbadge.com/sreg2.php?s=hdny&clear=1. After September 20th you can register on-site. For further information about Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo, visit www.createasphere.com. For more information and registration for the Digital Asset Management Conference visit, http://createasphere.com/En/index.php/dam-ny-conference-home. About Createasphere Since 2001, HD EXPO has created venues where the entertainment and technology communities meet and exchange invaluable information, community and education. At the start of 2010, HD EXPO transitioned to Createasphere, a world where entertainment technology and creative vision converge. Createasphere, building on the success of HD EXPO, is an integrated organization presenting multi-tiered offerings that include expos and events, a membership organization, ongoing professional educations, and a dynamic online content resource. Createasphere is headquartered in Burbank, California. About Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference and Exhibition, launching in February, 2010, extends the commitment of the Createasphere brand by shaping the standards and exploring the urgent, evolving global issues of asset management in the entertainment and media sectors. As those industries head towards a new understanding and protocol, Createasphere DAM Conference will be positioned at the center of the transition, presenting multi-tiered offerings that include online learning, events, and education. DAM is headquartered in Burbank, California. # # # Media Contact: Chris Purse - ignite 818.508.0450,chris@ignite.bz or mimi@ignite.bz