FITC Toronto 2010
DesignDevInspire
  • 2010-04-25 00:00:00 2010-04-27 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2010 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto

Presentations

3D Graphics 101
This session will present the fundamentals of 3D graphics, giving attendees an understanding of the process required to turn a 3D scene into a 2D image. In a whirlwind tour… Read more…
Web Dev
Richard Monette
Adobe Keynote
Want to know what Adobe is up to? Join us to learn about the current state of the Flash Platform and to take a peek at where we’re taking things… Read more…
Inspire
Mark Anders
Richard Galvan
Analog Designer in a Digital World
“Whenever you use advanced technology or a pencil, what matters is the initial idea and the process of it’s creation.” During this session, you will be presented with a creation… Read more…
Inspire
Greg Hoyna
Creative Director, Pencil Rebel
Back to the Future
This presentation brings together wonderful design and art inspiration from the past and culminates with modern graphic software to bring the past to the present. The presentation is broken into… Read more…
Inspire
James White
Artist and Designer, Signalnoise
Building iPhones Apps with Flash CS5
Flash CS5 will introduce the “iPhone Packager” that will take all of your beautiful tweens and ActionScript and turn them into an iPhone app that can be put on the… Read more…
Web Dev
James Eberhardt
Building Maintainable Applications with PureMVC
During those coding moments when you just know that the creativity and the logic are all flowing unimpeded, coding at the speed of thought, it can be exhilarating! Yet six… Read more…
Web Dev
Javier Julio
Building the Future of Artistic Tools
How do you make great art? You do it by developing the best tools. New technology has always been followed by great art, but what happens when new technology is… Read more…
Inspire
Eskil Steenberg
Character Animation for Games
An introduction to making characters react in a life-like and improvisational manner, using animation and AI. The techniques introduced in this session are based on industry standards, and are currently used to create some… Read more…
Web Dev
Shane McCartney
Cool Japanese Hour!
Join us for this special presentation straight from Japan! Yoshihiro Shindo (a.k.a. BeInteractive!/Yossy) – Presentation: BeIneractive!’s latest ActionScript topics Takayuki Fukatsu – Presentation:Tips for developing iPhone application with Flash. Read more…
Web Dev
Takayuki (fladdict) Fukatsu
Yoshihiro (BeInteractive!) Shindo
Creativity and Chaos
Unexpected life events, miracles, tragedies, random occurrences, freak accidents, remembered dreams, screw-ups, messes, falling leaves, falling in love, craziness, evolution, madness, traffic snarls, boredom, depression, lottery winnings, overdoses, auditory elation,… Read more…
Inspire
Jason Theodor
Executive Director of Experience Design and Imagination, CAPCO
Designgineering with Orchid
Samuel Agesilas takes aim at bridging the divide between interactive designers and developers by offering an in-depth look at Orchid, an open source framework for the Adobe® Flash® Platform. By… Read more…
Web Dev
Samuel Agesilas
Developing for the Social Media Douchebag – An Introduction to Social Media APIs
Many projects have a social media aspect – whether it be to create custom applications around a particular social media service or integrate choice features into a site. This presentation… Read more…
Business
Stacey Mulcahy
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Garage
Everything You Know is New Again
Gathering digital creatives, Todd Denis, Victoria Ha, James Milward and Tony Walsh, this panel will break out tales of the challenges & success strategies in designing groundbreaking interactive stories that… Read more…
Todd Denis
Victoria Evans
VP, Strategy, Relish Interactive
James Milward
Tony Walsh
Eyes Can Hear, 5 Ways.
his session looks at Sound Visualization in Flash from 5 perspectives.  In Real Time, Without Time, Rendered, in Society and in Nature.  There will be many new examples to drive… Read more…
Inspire
Jared Ficklin
Chief Creative Technologist, argodesign
FLARManager: AR and Alternative Controllers
Augmented reality offers a lot of promises, but is also prone to gimmickry and hype. FLARToolkit, a marker-tracking engine ported from C++ by Saqoosha and the libspark team, brings all… Read more…
Web Dev
Eric Socolofsky
Front End Engineer, Flickr
Flash Catalyst
Adobe Flash Catalyst is a new interaction design tool for rapidly creating application interfaces and interactive content – without coding. In this session, Mark will show you how you can… Read more…
Web Dev
Mark Anders
Flash Platform Workflows
Join Andrew Shorten, Senior Product Manager for Adobe Flash Builder, on an exploration through the integration of Adobe Flash Catalyst, Flash Builder and Flash Professional. Andrew will walk you through… Read more…
Web Dev
Andrew Shorten
Flashier Rich Media Advertising
Join Meng Zhu, Director of Creative Technologies from interactive digital ad provider EyeWonder, as he presents the very latest in cutting-edge rich media ad design. This session will cover case… Read more…
Web Dev
Meng Zhu
From Flash to Unity (And Back)
Unity is a new technology that is taking the web by storm. Along with Flash engines such as Papervision and Away3D it announces a shift in general web designing, where… Read more…
Web Dev
Bartek Drozdz
From Solo to CEO – Managing Growth – Panel
What happens when somebody transitions from a solo developer/designer into the owner or leader of their own studio? This panel will explore that journey and offer tips and insight for… Read more…
Business
R Blank
Simon Conlin
Strategist,
Hoss Gifford
CTO & Maker, Hoss Gifford
Robert Lindström
Founder, North Kingdom
Paul Pattison
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
Future Stories: New Tools for New Screens
Workflow, projects, and practices in the Augmented Reality Lab, as well as discussion and demonstration of software including the NM2Tools. This presentation part of Storytelling X.O. which is a special presentation about exploring narrative… Read more…
Inspire
Andrew Roth
Marian Ursu
Gaia Framework For Adobe Flash: Revolutionize Your Workflow
Gaia is an open-source front-end Flash Framework for AS3 and AS2 designed to dramatically reduce development time. Gaia is targeted at anyone who develops Flash sites. It provides solutions to… Read more…
Web Dev
Steven Sacks
Hacking SWF
his session gives an overview of the SWF file format and provides hands-on examples of useful SWF hacks and tricks, from changing the script timeout limit to exporting embedded vector… Read more…
Web Dev
Claus Wahlers
Hacking The Newsroom
In February, the New York Times announced that it was giving away the keys to 28 years of data – news stories, movie reviews, obituaries, and political statistics – all… Read more…
Web Dev
Jeremy Thorp
Hearing Pictures with Synthia
Synthia hears pictures; she turns any picture into music — an infinite classical canon. She is the first publicly usable musical instrument to emerge from Project Ludi, a long-term skunkworks project… Read more…
Inspire
R Blank
Hello World – Technology and its Changing Role Within the Creative Process
Many developers possess an untapped passion and creativity for making things – their ideas can provoke deeper understanding of the digital space and provide the opportunity to trigger innovation. By… Read more…
Web Dev
Mathew Ray
Brian Skahan
ISO50: Blending Analogue and Digital
Deconstructing concepts and methods for seamlessly combining the synthesized and the real. Scott will be discussing the technique and methodology of his poster art, breaking down the concepts behind the… Read more…
Inspire
Scott Hansen (Tycho/ISO50)
It Has To Be This
Over the past three decades, we’ve ruinously forgotten the singular importance of interface: we invented one in 1984 (it was called the Macintosh at first), and then we stopped. Since… Read more…
Inspire
John Underkoffler
Oblong Industries
Large, Physical, Flash
How do you build a 32 foot interactive table running Flash? How do you design physical group experiences? Learn the how behind some of the large, physical flash experiences Second… Read more…
Web Dev
Thomas Wester
Less, but Better.
n this session Hoss deconstructs his latest creation, BlenderTen.com, a online drawing tool that provided him with an opportunity to eat his own dog food. For years now Hoss has… Read more…
Inspire
Hoss Gifford
CTO & Maker, Hoss Gifford
Lessons from the Trenches: 10 Habits of Highly Effective Programmers
Being a successful programmer is about more than writing good code. It’s also about working effectively with existing code and team members, as well as producing code that will be… Read more…
Web Dev
Ross Ladell
Location, Location, Location
A non-technical look at the creative and cultural significance of Location Based Services (LBS) and Geo-Aware devices. Read more…
Inspire
Dré Labre
Futurist, TBD.company
Make Money. Put Flash on Nokia Phones Now.
Nokia is expanding it’s presence in Canada with more N and E-series smartphones and Ovi Services such as Ovi Maps and Ovi Store, available now from all of the major Canadian mobile operators. Attend this… Read more…
Web Dev
Martin Barclay
Robert Burdick
Making Meaningful Data Meaningful
As the use of data visualization grows among a broader audience, designers and developers find themselves lost in the process when trying to visually represent large amounts of information. One… Read more…
Web Dev
Wesley Grubbs
Marketing Your Skillz (aka Self Promotion for the Shy Creative Type)
You can make the most amazing designs in the world but if no one knows what you did, then you won’t get recognition for it. It is a fact that… Read more…
Business
Daniel Schutzsmith
Digital Technology Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Merging Motion: Working between Flash and After Effects
Flash and After Effects have an odd relationship. They do a lot of the same things, but they’re usually used for entirely different purposes. This session will show examples of… Read more…
Web Dev
Val Head
Design Evangelist, Adobe
Mobile Flash Player 10 Internals
Flash Player is coming to a SmartPhone and NetBook near you! You’ll see what’s different about the player on these low powered devices. Topics covered include what we had to… Read more…
Web Dev
Jim Corbett
Multiuser Application Development with Union
Colin Moock explores the code and concepts behind multiuser application development with the Union Platform. Read more…
Web Dev
Colin Moock
Developer, http://moock.org/
North Kingdom – An Inside View
Step inside North Kingdom and get better notion on how things are conducted inside the creative monarchy. With great experience gained from collaborating with the worlds leading brands, North Kingdom… Read more…
Inspire
David Eriksson
Chief Creative Officer, North Kingdom
Robert Lindström
Founder, North Kingdom
Open-Source Flash 3D
Curious about what’s going on in the 3D world of Flash? Then this session is for you! We’ll cover the latest and greatest of what’s available in open-source Flash engines,… Read more…
Web Dev
John Lindquist
Producing Creative: Playing for Keeps in a Global Digital Playground
With expectations getting higher and technology becoming more accessible, the heat is on Producers to make magic. This panel will be discussing the art of creative production. Even though it… Read more…
Inspire
Tasha Dean
David Eriksson
Chief Creative Officer, North Kingdom
Adrian Gunadi
Jen Mete
Amy Miranda
Programming Art
As soon as computers had visual displays or printouts, people were using them to create art. In this presentation we’ll take a short look at the history of computer generated… Read more…
Web Dev
Keith Peters
BIT-101
Quick as a Flash
Making interactive experiences and application more responsive and less CPU intensive requires a multi-pronged approach that considers code, art, animation, and user experience. This session will teach you basic optimization… Read more…
Web Dev
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
Radiohead Thinks this Stuff is Cool
Radiohead’s House of Cards was made entirely out of Voxels, they must be cool right? What on earth is a Voxel? During this presentation Mikko will go into more detail… Read more…
Web Dev
Mikko Haapoja
Director of Creative Technology, Jam3
Scene.org Awards: The Best Real-Time Graphic Demos of 2009
This screening will showcase the absolute best in real-time non-interactive art – also known as ‘demos’ – accompanied by insights, facts and fun. The Scene.org Awards were established in 2003,… Read more…
Inspire
Bent Stamnes
Set your Code on Fire
A session not to be missed if you want to improve your Flash and Flex development workflow and boost your programming efficiency. Michael demonstrates how the coding flow can significantly… Read more…
Web Dev
Michael Plank
Sixteen Colors
Forget about pixels, let’s talk characters. This session explores the creative world of native machine textmode in Flash, from the absurd to the practical. Peter, a self-professed code art addict,… Read more…
Web Dev
Peter Nitsch
CTO, Wattage
Source + Imagination – Panel
Where does inspiration come from? Who or what is your muse? How do you take inspiration and bring it into your projects from sketch to finished project? How do you… Read more…
Inspire
Brendan Dawes
Designer and Artist, Singleman
Greg Hoyna
Creative Director, Pencil Rebel
Tali Krakowsky
Partner, Design, Prophet
Eric Socolofsky
Front End Engineer, Flickr
Craig Swann
Standardize Your Flash with Adobe OSMF
The brand spankin’ new Adobe Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) is an amazingly powerful code library that can significantly assist your Flash development. Just as Flex is a framework that supports and… Read more…
Web Dev
R Blank
Standing Out in a Sea of Interactive
Case Study #1: Adrian Belina’s presentation will discuss Jam3’s recent award-winning website for the NFB’s Waterlife and the development of past & recent projects, including Autotopsy.com the stand-out web-extension of… Read more…
Inspire
Adrian Belina
Storytelling: Absorbed, Obsessed And Immersed
Digital technologies and new forms of interactive storytelling are changing the way that we imagine, design and create experiences in the virtual and built environment. These new spaces of fiction… Read more…
Inspire
Tali Krakowsky
Partner, Design, Prophet
Ben Kreukniet
Alex McDowell
Jeremy Thorp
John Underkoffler
Oblong Industries
Terraforming Narrative
As interplanetary scientists hypothesize the deliberate modifying of planets to make them habitable, so the immersive designer takes on the task of building narrative worlds that will immerse their audience… Read more…
Inspire
Alex McDowell
The Apparat
Apparat is an aggregate of frameworks to optimize and manipulate SWF files. Its core feature is TAAS the ThreeAddressActionScript compiler. Joa Ebert will show how TAAS works and why it… Read more…
Web Dev
Joa Ebert
The Consent of Imagination
Anita will discuss how storytelling fights uniformity and why living with multiple truths, ambiguities, and mysteries is not only possible, but necessary and magical. This presentation is part of Storytelling X.O. a… Read more…
Inspire
Anita Doron
The Cool Shit Hour!
Join us for this one hour presentation where we’ve selected 5 presenters who we think are doing cool shit, and asked them to get up on stage for 10 minutes… Read more…
Inspire
Chris Allen
Didier Brun
Joa Ebert
David Fasullo
Mikko Haapoja
Director of Creative Technology, Jam3
The Importance of Whiskey While Working (and other work flow tips, too!)
Big Spaceship is a place where pushing the limits meets extreme deadlines on a regular basis. The keys to success? A philosophy that affords close collaboration and communication, coupled with… Read more…
Inspire
Jamie Kosoy
Head of Technology, Arbitrary
Tomorrow is So Yesterday, How to Live in the Future Now
Change is now the constant of how we tell digital stories, in not only the media we use but also the speed with which we can access and alter the… Read more…
Inspire
Caitlin Fisher
Tali Krakowsky
Partner, Design, Prophet
Alex Mayhew
Alex McDowell
Siobhan O’Flynn
Touch Me Baby
Flash Player 10.1 introduces a full, native multi-touch API that allows you to create some amazing applications. Multi-touch interactions are now very common thanks to devices like the iPhone. In… Read more…
Web Dev
Lee Brimelow
United Visual Artists (UVA)
United Visual Artists are a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation. Coming from a background in architecture, Ben joined UVA in 2008 and… Read more…
Inspire
Ben Kreukniet
UnitZeroOne : Skunkworks
In this session Ralph will explore and reveal his journeys into creating real-time graphics with code. With all new and shiny tips & tricks from his “graphics coding black book”.… Read more…
Web Dev
Ralph Hauwert
Welcome to the Sideshow
The Flash circus is in town again and everyone is enjoying the great performers and trainers. After marveling at breathtaking code taming and visual artistry it is time to visit… Read more…
Inspire
Mario Klingemann
Artist, Quasimondo
What’s New in Flash Builder
Join Andrew Shorten, Senior Product Manager for Adobe Flash Builder and learn more about the new features in Flash Builder 4. Andrew will highlight the developer productivity improvements added to… Read more…
Web Dev
Andrew Shorten
What’s New with Flash Professional
Do you want to know more about the next version of Flash professional? Now you can! Join the Flash Pro product manager and learn about the new developments and features… Read more…
Web Dev
Richard Galvan
Workshop: Bridging Physical and Digital Through Arduino and Flash
Note that this is a Pre-Festival Workshop Day (April 24), and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ ticket, or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. Physical computing is… Read more…
Inspire
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
SparkFun
Workshop: Design Business Bootcamp
Note that this is a Pre-Festival Workshop Day (April 24), and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ ticket, or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. Computer Policy:
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Inspire
Daniel Schutzsmith
Digital Technology Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Workshop: Flash CS5: Exporting to iPhone and other API’s
Note that this is a Pre-Festival Workshop Day (April 24), and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ ticket, or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. With the release… Read more…
Web Dev
James Eberhardt
Workshop: Practical ActionScript 3
Note that this is a Pre-Festival Workshop Day (April 24), and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ ticket, or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. ActionScript 3 has… Read more…
Inspire
R Blank
Workshop: Whats New in Flash Professional
Note that this is a Pre-Festival Workshop Day (April 24), and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ ticket, or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. Want to learn… Read more…
Inspire
Lee Brimelow
You Talkin’ to Me ?
Didier will present demo based voice recognition & pitch detection. He will introduce the new VoiceGesture API and explain how to create a sound model, a voice group, and how… Read more…
Web Dev
Didier Brun