5D : The Immersive Design Conference

  1. 15.02.2011 - Shekhar Kapur, Alex McDowell

    Creating the physical world surrounding a film story involves not just design but also in-depth research, problem-solving and technical insight. As a creative process of visualising and physically developing an environment, it becomes a key element of the storytelling process. This workshop, for a selected group of production designers, is led by two master craftsmen: Indian filmmaker and producer Shekhar Kapur and production designer and producer Alex McDowell. Shekhar Kapur has made critically acclaimed films like BANDIT QUEEN, the award-winning historical biopic ELIZABETH and its sequel ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, which was nominated for two Oscars. Alex McDowell is one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed production designers with films such as MINORITY REPORT, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, FIGHT CLUB and CORPSE BRIDE comprising his film portfolio. Showing excerpts from their films, the two professionals will examine in-depth the production of a plausible and realistic world on screen. Participating Talents will have the opportunity to discuss their own projects and receive input, insight and guidance.

    Experts of this programme event:

    Shekhar Kapur
    Acclaimed Indian film director and producer. He rose to popularity with his film BANDIT QUEEN. Among others, he directed ELIZABETH, which was nominated for seven Oscars and ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, starring Cate Blanchett. His future projects include PAANI, to be released in 2011, produced by Danny Boyle.

    Alex McDowell
    British production designer and film producer, he has worked with Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg and David Fincher. His filmography includes FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, FIGHT CLUB and minority report . He is also founder and director of “5D Conference”, an interdisciplinary network focusing on the impact of technologies in design fields.

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    for more info on the Berlinale Talent Campus find them on the web at

    berlinale-talentcampus.de/campus/event/home

    for more info on the 5D Conference find us on the web at 5conference.com

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  2. 15.02.2011 - Shekhar Kapur, Tali Krakowsky, Saku Lehtinen, Alex McDowell, moderated by Andrew Shoben

    Our lives are subject to a structure within which we enact our daily acts and rituals, play our games and design our future. The five guests on this panel – each an expert in his/her field of specialisation – will address how one can create a virtual landscape of things and spaces around us and consequently in art and film. This session brings together production designer Alex McDowell (FIGHT CLUB, MINORITY REPORT), he is also the founder of 5D: The Future of Immersive Design; filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (ELIZABETH and ELIZABETH THE GOLDEN AGE); experience designer and founding member of 5D Tali Krakowsky; founder of Greyworld, an artists‘ collective creating art in public spaces, Andrew Shoben; and art director of Remedy Entertainment Saku Lehtinen, who is responsible for the audiovisual experience of games. Based on the core idea behind the 5D Conference – talking about learning about seeing better stories – the five panellists will explore the notion of “playing“ at the centre of the new creative collaborative space, and the designer’s recent ability to build worlds using digital tools, for an immersive audience experience.

    Experts of this programme event:

    Shekhar Kapur
    Acclaimed Indian film director and producer. He rose to popularity with his film BANDIT QUEEN. Among others, he directed ELIZABETH, which was nominated for seven Oscars and ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, starring Cate Blanchett. His future projects include PAANI, to be released in 2011, produced by Danny Boyle.

    Tali Krakowsky
    Former director of experience design at Imaginary Forces, she is a founding member of “5D: Future of Immersive Design”. Throughout her career, she has led the conceptual and strategic development of projects integrating storytelling, new media and physical environments. She has published several articles and given lectures on the topics of design, technology and architecture.

    Saku Lehtinen
    Finnish art director of Remedy Entertainment Ltd, he is responsible for the entire audiovisual experience of games such as the recent psychological action thriller game “Alan Wake“

    Alex McDowell
    British production designer and film producer, he has worked with Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg and David Fincher. His filmography includes FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, FIGHT CLUB and minority report . He is also founder and director of “5D Conference”, an interdisciplinary network focusing on the impact of technologies in design fields.
    moderated by

    Andrew Shoben
    Founder of Greyworld, which has created works in hugely coveted locations across the world and has permanent installations in twelve countries. In 2004 he launched “The Source”, a permanent installation for the London Stock Exchange. Shoben is a regular contributor to television, radio and print.

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    for more info on the Berlinale Talent Campus find them on the web at

    berlinale-talentcampus.de/campus/event/home

    for more info on the 5D Conference find us on the web at 5conference.com

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  3. It is impossible to say goodbye to David Taylor. It is wild, and humbling, and devastating, and heartbreaking, and entirely unthinkable to have lost such a rare person.

    David was the Future of Immersive Design. He was the Head of Performing Arts for Arup—a theater designer working for the world's largest engineering firm; designing the future of performance spaces; exploring emerging forms of art; building tools that will redefine the future of design; imagining alternative forms of living; creating new spaces for culture to thrive; developing novel ideas around storytelling and interactivity; provoking, challenging, innovating, entertaining, loving, laughing, learning, teaching all of us all the time.

    David Taylor was one of 5D's most active and cherished Founders. He traveled the world, contagiously spreading the ideas of 5D. He was our colleague, our friend, our drinking partner, our moderator, our supporter, our inspiration.

    It is impossible to imagine a world without David Taylor, and it will be impossible for our immersive world to forget him.

    We send our deep condolences to David's wife and his amazing boys.

    Tali Krakowsky
    Alex McDowell, Chris Scoates, Rick Markovitz
    on behalf of all David's friends at 5D

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  4. Moderator
    John Underkoffler
    Founder and Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries

    Panelists
    John Underkoffler
    Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries

    Mark Mangini
    Hollywood sound engineer who earned an Academy Award nomination in the Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing category as sound supervisor on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

    hernan Diaz Alonso
    Architect, Xefirotarch, Los Angeles, CA. Also teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci_arc) and the GSAPP at Columbia University.

    Pamela Z
    Composer/Performer. recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, the ASCAP Music Award, and the NEA and Japan/ US Friendship Commission Fellowship.of Architecture (sci_arc) and the GSAPP at Columbia University.

    Rychard Cooper
    Rychard Cooper has worked as a recording engineer, producer, sound designer, and has contributed to the design and construction of many recording studios in the Los Angeles area.

    5D and the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach present The Architecture of sound, a panel discussion on the future of sound and emergent technology in design.

    The event will engage the potential of spatialized soundscapes within architecture, and investigate the role of sound in building new kinds of environments in all narrative media from film to interactive games to real-world experiential architecture—redefining what physical space can be and the new immersive creative process that is involved in such endeavors.

    This event is in conjunction with the exhibition, BRIAN ENO: 77 Million Paintings currently on view at the University Art Museum, CSULB.

    for more info on the 5D Conference find us on the web at

    5dconference.com

    for more info on the University Art Museum find us on the web at

    csulb.edu/org/uam/

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  5. The 5D Conference presents the second in a year-long series called 5D/Design is Change: How Storytelling Can Change the World, created to explore the role of immersive media in social change and humanitarian design. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, creator of the AlloSphere, a one-of-a-kind scientific instrument for visualizing, hearing and exploring complex multi-dimensional data, is joined by Kevin Carpenter of Hanson Robotics and other innovators to discuss the design of non-dialectic language, its use in narrative media, and its impact on human understanding. (Run Time: 2 hours)

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As today's digital technology blurs the boundaries between design, environment and storytelling, 5D explores our common goal of shaping immersive experiences through creative world-building.

At the Vimeo 5D : Immersive Design Conference Channel you will see highlights from past 5D events, and interviews with leading members of the design community.

For more information and to see about upcoming events check out our website


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As today's digital technology blurs the boundaries between design, environment and storytelling, 5D explores our common goal of shaping immersive experiences through creative world-building.

At the Vimeo 5D : Immersive Design Conference Channel you will see highlights from past 5D events, and interviews with leading members of the design community.

For more information and to see about upcoming events check out our website at 5Dconference.com

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