This day-long London Games Fringe event at BAFTA will look at the often used term “convergence” to discover a real crossover in the production and post-production processes involved in games, film, TV.
The concepts of convergence are not new, but it’s rare that practitioners from film and games are able to meet up and swap notes. A diverse range of major players from these industries including Geomerics, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Natural Motion and Evolution Studios (MotorStorm), Double Negative (The Dark Knight, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince) and Framestore (Casino Royale, Mission Impossible II) will be present to discuss the state of the art in rendering and realism, software, animation and lighting.
In a series of seminars and demos, we hope to look at how far their fields have merged, and whether this has lead to more standardisation, more collaboration, new hybrid practices and innovative working methods.
Skills Week is a week-long series of events designed to raise the skills of game developers and graduates, and will conclude on Friday the 31st with “The C Word”. The day will consist of discussion panels chaired by Pixel-Lab and FDMX, as well as taking questions from the floor. The day will also include a networking lunch.
As places are limited, we will be allocating them for a mix of games, film and TV professionals (including freelancers), so we ask that you email a few words about your current or recent work to [email protected]. Please email that information to BAFTA by Thursday 16 October, specifying that you'd like a place for The C Word, and you will be notified by Friday October 17 if you have been allocated a place.
The C Word is part of Skills Week and the London Games Fringe, a festival of alternative gaming events at the end of October 2008, organised by artists, academics, gamers, game developers, educators and creative professionals from a wide range of different media: www.londongamesfringe.com & www.skillsweek.com
Official Website: http://www.skillsweek.com/cword
Added by rjbirkin on October 8, 2008