Leading figures in film are flying in from Park Road Post, New Zealand and Walt Disney
Animation Studios in LA to speak at the 3D Creative Summit at the BFI, London.
Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society announce further industry speakers for the 3D Creative
Summit – the inaugural two-day international event held at the BFI on 27 and 28 March 2013.
Speaking for the first time in the UK, Phil Oatley (Head of Technology) of Park Road Post from The
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will join the summit, to discuss delivering the first feature film in
It has also been confirmed that Robert Neuman, Stereoscopic Department Head for Walt Disney
Animation Studios, will showcase ‘Wreck-it-Ralph’.
“Given the notorious lack of resources out there for filmmakers embarking on a 3D project, it’s essential
to have an event like the 3D Creative Summit. I’m excited to be speaking at the summit because I
know I’ll find an audience of industry professionals who are as enthusiastic as I am about making great
These speakers join an already impressive line-up of industry figures who are producing the best 3D
films and programmes in the UK, including
• David Attenborough and Atlantic Productions’ Anthony Geffen on Sky’s ground-breaking
TV series Galapagos hosted by Sky News’ Dermont Murnaghan.
• Lead stereographer Chris Parks – an in depth conversation with Jack The Giant Slayer – full
screening and Q & A
• Dreamworks Phil McNally and Jim Mainard showcase material from The Croods and talk
about creating 3D for animation.
• A Liar’s Autobiography – Producer Justin Weyers and Director Ben Timlett explain the
process of bringing Monthy Python’s Graham Chapman’s personal memoirs to life in this
revolutionary 3D animation project.
The 3D Creative Summit is funded by Creative Skillset and sponsored by an array of the UK’s top film
and TV players including: Sky 3D, Vision 3, Onsight, SGO, Meduza & Deluxe Digital Cinema EMEA.
“The 3D Creative Summit is an exciting industry platform to showcase excellence in Stereo 3D content
from the people who unlock creativity through passionate commitment and ground-breaking
production.” Geoff Mills, Director of Global Sales and Operations, SGO
For the first time, the 3D Creative Summit will also be running a ‘3D Producers Lab’ where a selected
group of producers will have access to the leading UK and international 3D experts. There will also be a
half day Research Programme with Dr Lizzie Jackson, Head of Learning Innovation at Ravensbourne,
which will draw together academia and industry to critically examine stereoscopic film and television.