Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Day begins at the Scotiabank IMAX Theatre, 239 Richmond Street
8:45 – 9:00AM Welcome
Opening remarks by Janine Marchessault PhD, York University
9:00-10:45AM IMAX Screening and Keynote
Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen 3D flights through the farthest reaches of the universe, and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Key Note by Graeme Ferguson
Graeme Ferguson has been enjoying 3D films for 60 years, starting with Norman McLaren’sAround Is Around (1953). Later he was a participant in the development of IMAX Corporation’s film-based 3D projection systems, including IMAX 3D and IMAX Solido, as well as the Solido and 30 perf cameras. His team’s IMAX 3D films have done boffo box office. Ferguson will provide some observations, and will hazard a prediction or two about the future of 3D.
Presented by Janine Marchessault PhD, York University