Overview (2012)

“Digital Storytelling 2012″ was the seventh seminar on the creative use of technology in film, television and games, focusing on how visual effects and digital set design are used to advance storytelling and world building in feature film, television and games. Speakers from the Norwegian, Nordic and International film and games community gather in Oslo to present their work.

Digital Storytelling 2012 was arranged in cooperation with the Norwegian Film Institute and took place in the Tancred Cinema at Filmens Hus, Oslo Norway on 14-16 May 2012.

The seminar included a keynote presentation by international heavyweight Sebastian Sylwester from Weta Digital combined with an extensive Scandinavian VFX Omelette, allowing more in-depth presentations and room for networking and interfacing between attendees and presenters.

Speakers and presentation at Digital Storytelling 2012 included Alpo Oksaharju and Mikko Kallinen from Theory Interactive, Finland speaking on their game Reset with the presentation “Reset – the World Tells a Story” and Fido from Sweden represented by Claes Dietmann,VFX Producer, Mattias Lindahl, VFX Supervisor and Staffan Linder, CG & Animation Supervisor. Fido presented “New Creatures in the Pet Store”.

The Nordic VFX Omelette included short presentations from Placebo Effects, Netron, Electric Putty, Stripe, Qvisten Animation, Framestore Iceland, Gimpville, and Storm Studios.

The keynote presentation was by Sebastian Sylwan from Weta Digital, New Zealand talking on “The Evolution of Storytelling Through the Convergence of Art and Science.”

The seminar was followed by the opening of the “Vision for a Story World 2012:  An exhibition of concept art and matte paintings”, and the VFX workshops were led by Digital Storytelling friend Matt Leonard of Sphere VFX.

Angela Amoroso, Kim Baumann Larsen & Eric Hanson, Digital Storytelling and
The Norwegian Film Institute.

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