Volume 9, Number 6
Project Collaboration - The Outlook Is Digital
Entertainment creators are moving quickly to use new capabilities in "digital collaboration". Telecom-based file transport, videoconference review, online storage and on-system high performance rendering are being provided in a fast, secure environment on a pay per use basis. Toronto-based, JCI Corporation are key players in connecting studios and post houses in and between LA, NY, Toronto and Vancouver with an industry-wide digital collaboration platform and its FIRELINE suite of services. In this session, presenters will outline the role and benefit that Toronto-based entertainment creators have in this major industry shift. Performance issues (such as capacity, security, support, etc), lessons in best practices and a case study of usage will be presented.
Presenters:John Marshall, Founder and CEO of JCI Corporation
David Plant, SGI will provide SGI perspectives on the shift toward on-system, as-required storage and trends in Digital Asset Management and media format conversion.
Ken Lawton, Lucent Canada will briefly outline the opportunities and threats associated with various approaches to digital file transport (i.e. internet, VPN, satellite, Extranet)
Tom Eliseuson, will outline how netASPx's high performance computing capacities (1.5 teraflops/second) is being used by firms to improve production cycles and resource usage.
Robi Roncarelli, PixelNews and author of the Roncarelli report on computer graphics and animation will outline key elements of his latest report that identifies changes and directions in corporate structures, technology infrastructure and revenue sources for computer graphics and animation creators.
A Case Study:A 14 minute video demonstration of digital collaboration to 270 studio and post production executives in which facilities in New York (Kaufman Astoria Studios), Toronto (Command Post Toybox) and LA (LaserPacific and the live audience at the Beverly Hilton). Moderated by Producer Ken Topolsky (Part of Five, Wonder Years, Bates Motel, Flashdance), this short piece is an entertaining walk through of the application of videoconference review of dailies, file transport and file modification.Topics will include:
- Summary of digital collaboration tools and how they have evolved.
- The commercial impact of connectivity and the potential impact on time and cost savings for production
- Comparison of the various "collaboration tools"
- Potential for new business afforded by connectivity
- Issues of security in digital collaboration.
Contact:Lyle Bunn, Director Marketing JCI Corporation 416-798-1770
Date Tues, 13 March, 2001 ** please note early date Time 7:30 pm Place Deluxe Toronto Address 424 Adelaide Street East , Toronto
(One block East of Sherbourne)
TTC King streetcar East from King Subway or Sherborne bus South Pre-Meeting "Dutch Treat" dinner 5:30 pm Montreal Bistro
65 Sherbourne (at Adelaide)
Pre-registration Space is limited so please pre-register by
phoning National Mail Box at (416) 922-8122
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