It looks as if another College has gotten on board with 3D and it’s paying off as they bring the Savannah Films Festival into the third dimension.
The Savannah College of Art and Design, a private, nonprofit, accredited institution, has partnered with RealD Inc., a leading global licensor of 3D technologies, to be the exclusive 3D cinema provider at the university’s 15th annual Savannah Film Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 3. RealD will also provide SCAD with the company’s patented 3D lens and glasses for permanent use, allowing the university’s film and digital media students to screen their projects in 3D.
“This partnership with RealD will make SCAD one of the only universities teaching 3D filmmaking, either in film or animation, from concept to projection on the world’s most widely used 3D cinema technology,” said Danny Filson, executive director of the Savannah Film Festival. “With SCAD’s comprehensive education in film and animation, our talented students are provided with state-of-the-art technology, such as RealD, to be visual storytellers that will prepare them for professional careers.”
Since its inception in 1998, the Savannah Film Festival has focused on enriching and educating an expanding audience, while promoting quality independent films and filmmakers. This year, RealD will be a platinum sponsor and provide glasses for all 3D film screenings during the festival.
“We’re thrilled to be helping the next generation of filmmakers as they explore new ways to tell a story utilizing RealD 3D technology,” said Joseph Peixoto, RealD’s President of Worldwide Cinema. “These students are at the forefront of this new medium and I’m excited to witness what they do with it in the future.”
Tickets for the 2012 Savannah Film Festival will go on sale on Monday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Festival passes are still available for purchase. Tickets and passes can be purchased online at savannahboxoffice.com. For more information, visit filmfest.scad.edu or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at @savfilmfest.
About RealD Inc.
RealD (NYSE: RLD) is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD’s cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees to prepare talented students for professional careers. As the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, SCAD offers more than 40 majors and more than 50 minors at distinctive locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning.
SCAD has more than 20,000 alumni and offers an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of more than 10,000 students, comes from all 50 United States and nearly 100 countries worldwide. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of more than 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. These professors emphasize learning through individual attention in an inspiring university environment. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications, including 3D World, American Institute of Architects, BusinessWeek, DesignIntelligence, U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Times.
Source: Press Release
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