SOURCE: Art Directors Guild

February 20, 2008 20:37 ET

Art Directors Guild and California State University, Long Beach Announce Plans for 5D, an Innovative Two-Day Production Design/Technology Conference Set for October 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - The Art Directors Guild (ADG) and the University Art Museum (UAM) of California State University, Long Beach today announced detailed plans for an innovative two-day conference called "5D - The Future of Immersive Design." It will be the first-ever conference dealing with the convergence of visual storytelling and design technology across all narrative media and will take place October 4-5. 5D will explore the new role of design in these five dimensions, thus the name 5D: Film, TV, Animation, Interactive, and Environment. The venue for the conference will be the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSU, Long Beach.

A two-day international conference, 5D will bring together an eclectic gathering of recognized industry pioneers, visionaries and experts. The event will be comprised of six in-depth panels, a keynote address from renowned MIT media analyst Henry Jenkins, sponsored workshops and a marketplace allowing more personal contact.

Keynoter Henry Jenkins is one of the most productive and influential film and media analysts in the world. He is the author and/or editor of nine books on various aspects of media and popular culture, most recently the highly acclaimed "Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide." According to the Los Angeles Times, "Jenkins is an astute observer of media culture and his insights are spot-on." Jenkins' work in identifying the impact on popular culture driven by the struggle over convergence facing the industry will give participants a valuable foundation for the two day program and beyond.

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