Industry giants from film and gaming share insights at GCU

08 October 2012

GCU will host games development sessions

GCU will host games development sessions

World-renowned experts from the film and computer gaming industries are being welcomed to Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) for a series of inspiring and hands-on previsualisation and creative software events.

Spanning the 24th and 25th October, GCU’s School of Engineering and Built Environment will host sessions including Previsualisation Techniques for film and gaming, using 3D animation and virtual environment tools, Adobe Creative Suite Tips, and Games Development.

Our keynote speaker, Dan Gregoire, is founder of Halon Entertainment, a full-service previsualisation company committed to advancing storytelling – working with filmmakers to visually see their shots before filming begins – by using a digital process where technological complexity yields to the creative process.

Halon artists have contributed to some of the biggest blockbusters of our time, including Avatar and Kung Fu Panda.

The events, held at GCU’s modern Glasgow campus, will showcase a Previsualisation overview and techniques, software and hardware solutions, and industry perspectives for the film and gaming markets for students, academics and interested industry guests.

Speakers will also present Autodesk’s Digital Entertainment solutions, which help filmmakers, game developers, television content creators, and advertising agencies create innovative and distinctive entertainment faster and more efficiently.

Both Previs and Games Development sessions take place on the 24th of October. An Adobe Creative Suite: Tips and Software Tools run by Steve Burnard, Solutions Consultant from Adobe follows on the 25th of October.

Virtual Reality simulation and 3D visualisation are extremely effective means of bringing complex ideas and conditions to life and have ever-expanding applications in science, education, health and engineering fields. Here at Glasgow Caledonian University, talented researchers are using virtual prototypes in unique healthcare and automotive applications. The team has developed a unique laboratory at Glasgow Caledonian University to explore imaginative and novel uses of advanced 3D digital visualisation and interaction technologies, which visitors to the events will be able to tour.

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