FITC Toronto 2011
DesignDevInspire
  • 2011-05-02 00:00:00 2011-05-04 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2011 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto

Presentations

ADHD FTW, LOL!
How do you leverage a short attention span or fragmented work day into creative output? Grant will share a diverse range of work he’s built in small sprints of focused,… Read more…
Inspire
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
Advanced Blitting
Everything I have ever learned about programming came from playing video games. Growing up as a kid I had no idea that my passion for playing and wanting to build… Read more…
Web Dev
Jesse Freeman
Announcing Union 1.0!
Join the official launch of Union 1.0–the multiuser application development platform. Learn multiuser programming techniques in ActionScript and JavaScript. Play live phone-controlled multiplayer games. Bring your users together!
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Web Dev
Colin Moock
Developer, http://moock.org/
Anybody can use TouchDesigner to Make Anything they see Other People Making
Fast Company describes Derivative’s TouchDesigner as something like Microsoft’s Surface, something like the G-Speak Minority Report user interface, and something totally new. It’s also at the core of some very interesting… Read more…
Inspire
Greg Hermanovic
President, Derivative
Steve Mason
Avoid Shooting Yourself In The Foot
Code rewrites. The bane of every developer’s existence. If you want to reduce the amount of rewrites and increase efficiency of your next project, this session is for you. Implementing… Read more…
Web Dev
Michel Boudreau
Back to the Future: Part II
Time to rock! Staying enthusiastic about your art and design is not entirely about finding new clients, nor is it about the changing industry. We need inspiration, entertainment, progression, a… Read more…
Inspire
James White
Artist and Designer, Signalnoise
Beyond the Bar Graph: A Visual Narrative with Data
As the use of data visualization is growing exponentially across practically every profession today, we can see now that the way we understand complex relationships can’t always speak to us… Read more…
Web Dev
Wesley Grubbs
BLOOM
New forms of display technology, together with innovations in cloud computing and the possibilities of generative code, have inspired a different approach to digital storytelling for media installations. Apologue has… Read more…
Inspire
Branden Hall
CEO/Maker, Automata Studios
Tali Krakowsky
Partner, Design, Prophet
Brass Monkey, Seriously Fun Control
Next Generation Mobile Interactions with Digital Signs and More Brass Monkey President and CTO, Chris Allen will present their new cutting edge Brass Monkey® SDK for creating cross platform experiences.… Read more…
Web Dev
Chris Allen
Breaking Out of the Television Studio
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Television studios are chock-a-block full of professional… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Brian Lesser
Build a Flash Game in Under 3KB
Size matters when developing games for the mobile market. Many of the most addicting games are built with very little overhead. In this presentation, we’ll build a multi-screen, multi-input game… Read more…
Web Dev
Chris Black
Cause an Effect
Our globalized society is morphing rapidly from an information era into the age of ideas—at the same time our fragile planet accelerates towards the edge of survival. Those of us… Read more…
Inspire
Robert L. Peters
Coding The Universe
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. The Universe as we know it is… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Jon Keon
Coloring Outside The Lines – Creating app’s, art, & profit
App stores and emerging distribution platforms have ushered in countless practical and entertaining apps. And while innovation is in abundance, expressive apps seem largely under-represented. This presentation is about creative… Read more…
Inspire
David Fasullo
Comparing Web Video Technologies, from Flash to HTML5 to Silverlight
Flash is dead. Long live HTML5. Or not? There’s a lot of misinformation spread by both standards and plug-in advocates. In this session, you will learn the benefits and disadvantages… Read more…
Web Dev
Robert Reinhardt
CreativeJS and HTML5 fun
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Seb Lee-Delisle
Delivering the Best Flash HD Video: Stage Video & OSMF
Video in Flash just keeps getting better and better. Now, with Flash Player 10.2, you can deliver higher quality HD video to a much wider audience. Using the new Stage… Read more…
Web Dev
R Blank
Design IO: Interactive Installations and Experimental Storytelling
For many people interactive is synonymous with web, but for designers Emily Gobeille and Theodore Watson of Design IO interactive has a completely different meaning. To them interactive means engaging… Read more…
Inspire
Theodore Watson
Emily Gobeille
Developing Adobe AIR apps for the BlackBerry® Tablet OS
Join Julian as he takes you through the process for creating Adobe® AIR® applications for the BlackBerry Tablet OS. During the session Julian will show off some of the key… Read more…
Web Dev
Julian Dolce
Developing Social Games with the PushButton Engine
Social games are on track to be a multi-billion dollar industry. The PushButton Engine is an open source Flash game framework used by Playdom/Disney, Zynga, RockYou, Hive 7 and others… Read more…
Web Dev
Ben Garney
Digital Fun for the Digital Home: TV, Tablets, and Smartphones
Interactivity with devices of all sizes in a digital home setting. Learn how to leverage the AIR runtime across platforms and screens to create engaging user experiences. Come play with… Read more…
Web Dev
Renaun Erickson
Digital Invaders: Growing Talent for an Industry
eing fed-up of not finding the talent they wanted for their increasing client needs and projects, Grupo W took a practical yet risky approach: growing it. That’s how “Digital Invaders”… Read more…
Inspire
Edgar Ortiz
Ulises Valencia
Don’t Hate the Player
Flash has long been the best tool for creating casual games for web. It is also an increasingly great option for building mobile games as well. This session will deliver… Read more…
Web Dev
Lee Brimelow
Don’t Feed the Board Monkeys
What separates a “board monkey” from a genius? Whether you call it interaction design, information architecture, service design or experience design, it’s a discipline that is increasingly gaining importance in… Read more…
Inspire
Matt Walsh
Doodleizer! Microsoft Paint on Crack.
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Doodleizer is an experimental audio and visual… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Andrew Kostuik
Drive Photoshop with Your Own Tablet Application
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Find out how to leverage the new… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Renaun Erickson
Exploring the Kinect
Microsoft’s Kinect allows players to interact without using any controllers. Hackers were quickly able to connect it to a computer and extract the data coming from the Kinect Sensor. What… Read more…
Web Dev
Dennis Ippel
Fresh AIR: New Flash Animation Workflows for TV and Film
With the addition of AIR to render our results, Flash users can now tackle the kinds of problems that can only be solved by an animator and a developer working… Read more…
Web Dev
Nick Fox-Gieg
Animator, Nick Fox-Gieg Animation
From Design to Development for Devices: A Primer
Many talk about development, but few seem to talk about design. Its time to start considering more than just development best practices as we create experiences for the new generation… Read more…
Web Dev
Stacey Mulcahy
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Garage
Getting Complex Designs Into Flex 4
See how to take a visual design and put it into Flex 4 using the 3 main methods: Catalyst, Flash, and Photoshop production art. He’ll cover the pro’s and con’s… Read more…
Web Dev
Jesse Warden
H.APP.Y
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Scott Janousek, an early adopter to the… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Scott Janousek
Hands on Tonfall
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Coding music apps with the open-source Tonfall… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Andre Michelle
Harnessing the Abundance
Because of today’s technological landscape, it has never been easier to make anything we can conceive. We live in a world where we have the Internet, inexpensive and accessible computing,… Read more…
Inspire
Mike Creighton
Harnessing the Power of HTML5 and Flash Using the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for PlayBook
Transform your existing Web content into a fully-featured, standalone application for the BlackBerry PlayBook using the WebWorks SDK. Attendees will discover how to leverage supported technologies such as HTML5, CSS,… Read more…
Web Dev
Rajeev Massand
HOW DO YOU TURN THIS THING ON?
Having just celebrated our tenth birthday, we’ve earned ourselves some bragging rights: we’ve been around the block a few times and are a few stories better for it. We’ve watched… Read more…
Inspire
MK12
mk12.com
How to Create More, Better, Different
Caution: contents may change the way you think. Creative Director Jason Theodor brings 15 years of professional experience, and a lifetime of personal creativity to his Creative Method and Systems… Read more…
Inspire
Jason Theodor
Experience Design Director, Caulfield & Trout
How to Upload Huge Ass Files with AIR
n Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Join Robert Reinhardt as he discusses how… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Robert Reinhardt
HTML5 Insight From a Flash Veteran
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Grant has spent a lot of time… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
HTML5 Insight From a Flash Veteran
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Grant has spent a lot of time… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
HTMLArraaagh!
Are you a Flash designer that is feeling lost in the world of HTML5 and CSS3? Let¹s admit it­ HTML5 was created by geeks for geeks. Making this new technology… Read more…
Inspire
Doug Winnie
Inside SOUR/MIRROR
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Join Masashi as he takes us inside… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Masashi Kawamura
Integrating Flash and HTML 5
Working with both Flash and HTML has always been a key skill for Flash developers. With the advent of HTML 5, this has become even more important. In this session,… Read more…
Web Dev
Mike Chambers
Interactive on Readers & Tablets
Explore the interactive space between reading and applications across reader and tablet devices. Ted will cover business, screen, and workflow strategies for building rich interactive content across both Android and… Read more…
Web Dev
Ted Patrick
Less Coding, More Cool
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. In an environment where there is constant… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Mikko Haapoja
Director of Creative Technology, Jam3
Live Performance Tools
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Greg will show a few approaches to… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Greg Hermanovic
President, Derivative
Look Ma’ No Hands
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. There have been a number of interesting… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Yosef Flomin
Makin’ it Real – Generative Programming for 3-Axis CNC Mills
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Building with pixels is fun, but using… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Branden Hall
CEO/Maker, Automata Studios
Making Contrast With Details
This presentation will explore the process of taking a complex or blurry idea from the brain to the canvas, including how to create a composition that fits the right mood.… Read more…
Inspire
Mc Bess
Marketing Your Skillz
(a.k.a. Self Promotion for the Shy Creative Type) You can make the world’s-best designs, but if no one sees them, you won’t get the recognition. It is a fact that… Read more…
Business
Daniel Schutzsmith
Digital Technology Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Mobile Schmobile, Make the idea
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Mobile is no longer an after thought… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Christian Spinillo
Multi-Platform Flash Multiplayer Games
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. We are in the middle of a… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Jobe Makar
Multiplatform 3D Content Development Made Easy
Unity Evangelist Tom Higgins will give an overview of the award-winning Unity platform for creating games and rich 3D applications for the desktop, web, mobile devices and consoles. The session… Read more…
Web Dev
Tom Higgins
Narratives in New Spaces
What happens when technology becomes indistinguishable from magic? Digital technology represents the magical quality that is creating a paradigm shift in how we communicate and experience the world around us.… Read more…
Inspire
Steve Di Lorenzo
Dave Girolami
Tali Krakowsky
Partner, Design, Prophet
Theodore Watson
New Tools for HTML Animation from Adobe
Attend this unique session led by Adobe Fellow, Mark Anders and get a glimpse into future tools and technologies Adobe is working on in the HTML space. Learn more about… Read more…
Web Dev
Mark Anders
OSMF for the Absolute Beginner
So you need to build a video player in Flash, and everyone’s telling you “Don’t reinvent the wheel; use Open Source Media Framework!” Sounds great, but does it have all… Read more…
Web Dev
Lisa Larson-Kelley
Online Video & Communication Sherpa, Learn from Lisa
Others: Content and Creative Community
Film has always been understood as a collaborative medium. In contrast, graphic design is a vocation historically undertaken by individual artists or craftsmen. In the sixties, the collaboration between copywriters… Read more…
Inspire
Kyle Cooper
Founder, Prologue
Practice Makes Perfect, So What Are You Practicing?
Six years ago, Robert Hodgin created his first programmed magnetic repulsion effect. In the years that followed, he continued to fine tune and explore the phenomenon of electrostatic fields and… Read more…
Inspire
Robert Hodgin
Pulsatile Crackle
By combining physics with sound, one can enter a wonderful new relationship of oscillating, pulsating objects. Andre Michelle combines all of his experience in game, physics and audio programming to… Read more…
Inspire
Andre Michelle
Put Your Prototype Where Your Mouth Is
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Your notepad full of semi coherent –… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
David Neumann
Simulating the Real
The natural world is responsible for many human preconceptions when viewing or interacting with our environment. When constructing a digital experience (be it game, website, app or toy), re-creating familiar… Read more…
Web Dev
Rob Bateman
Source + Imagination
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
Mc Bess
Owen Brierley
Robert L. Peters
Jason Theodor
Experience Design Director, Caulfield & Trout
James White
Artist and Designer, Signalnoise
Ten Years – A Retrospective
Travel back in time for ten years of Flash history with some of the luminaries within our industry who have been there since day one. See their early work, who… Read more…
Inspire
R Blank
Branden Hall
CEO/Maker, Automata Studios
Colin Moock
Developer, http://moock.org/
Stacey Mulcahy
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Garage
Robert Reinhardt
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
The Adobe Keynote
Want to know what Adobe is up too? Join us for an overview of the Flash Platform and a quick look at Adobe’s future direction. Also, learn about the latest… Read more…
Inspire
David Wadhwani
The Bitchwhocodes Couch Session
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Join Stacey Mulcahy (Bitchwhocodes) for an impromptu… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Stacey Mulcahy
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Garage
The Cool Shit Hour – Japan Edition
FITC is very excited to bring you three FITC Awards finalists all from Japan, to discuss their work. Read more…
Inspire
Masashi Kawamura
Kenichi Nagai
Yoshihiro So
The Dawn of A New Era: Flex SDK 4.5 & Flash Builder 4.5
Join Deepa Subramaniam, Senior Product Manager of Flex SDK, to learn about the new features in the upcoming releases of Flash Builder and Flex SDK. In this session she’ll demonstrate… Read more…
Web Dev
Deepa Subramaniam
The Lazy Programmer
Are you a slacker? Always looking for shortcuts? Those aren’t personality flaws–they’re how good programmers turn difficult challenges into manageable tasks. In fact, if you’re a programmer spending most of… Read more…
Web Dev
Phillip Kerman
The Most Awesomest Talk Ever
The Most Awesomest Thing Ever is much more than a site where you vote for Thing 1 or Thing 2. It’s the story of a lunch table conversation that became… Read more…
Inspire
Jamie Kosoy
Head of Technology, Arbitrary
The Multiplicity And Confusion Of Things
“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Issac Newton Mathematics is the grain of sand upon which formed the… Read more…
Web Dev
Branden Hall
CEO/Maker, Automata Studios
The Technical of Transmedia
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. The term and genre of ‘Transmedia’ has… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Ryan Andal
President, Secret Location
James Milward
Trainyard: a Flash Dev’s Journey to App Store Success
The App Store is oversaturated, overprotected, and overhyped, but it can still be a great market if approached correctly. Learn how a single developer was able to beat the odds… Read more…
Web Dev
Matt Rix
TRON GFX
For the last 14 months, Munkowitz and a team of 5 graphic all-stars infiltrated Digital Domain’s vfx pipeline and pushed through over 8 minutes of onScreen graphics for the film… Read more…
Inspire
GMUNK
Design Director, gmunk.com
UbiComp done Small, Cheap, Simple
Devices don’t have to be big, expensive, or complex to say something meaningful, connect people and spaces in interesting ways, and participate in creating rich environmental data and interaction. “Small,… Read more…
Web Dev
Joshua Noble
Using node.JS and Flash
node.js is starting to gain a lot of traction. It allows developers to write JavaScript on the server and uses concepts from JavaScript to create more scalable and efficient server… Read more…
Web Dev
Ryan Stewart
Sr. Product Manager, Adobe
Video Tapestry
Video Tapestry is a novel approach to navigation video. It was created by Adobe Creative Technologies. It uses the same content-awareness algorithm as in Photoshop to detect faces and points… Read more…
Inspire
Véronique Brossier
What the Flux!? The Future of Flash
I hate to bring this up, but have you noticed that some people don’t like Flash very much at the moment? So how on earth do we respond to that?… Read more…
Inspire
Seb Lee-Delisle
When I was a Start-Up Douche
Almost a decade ago, Doug Winnie started a new business called iTutorOnline. The premise was simple, provide people that bought their spankin’ new Mac with online training to help them… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Doug Winnie
Who Needs Flash When You Have the Flash Player?
Interactivity and Rich Media are terms being tossed around like dust in a sand storm. Both InDesign CS5 and Catalyst CS5 allow you to prototype of create some rather amazing… Read more…
Web Dev
Tom Green
Workshop: Audio Code Clash
Note that this workshop is offered on the Pre-Festival Workshop Day and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. Have you ever… Read more…
Web Dev
Andre Michelle
Workshop: Design Business Bootcamp
Note that this workshop is offered on the Pre-Festival Workshop Day and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. A complete guide… Read more…
Web Dev
Daniel Schutzsmith
Digital Technology Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Workshop: Flash Gaming Deep Dive
Note that this workshop is offered on the Pre-Festival Workshop Day (May 1) and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. In… Read more…
Web Dev
Lee Brimelow
Workshop: Intro to Creative Coding in openFrameworks
Note that this workshop is offered on the Pre-Festival Workshop Day and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. openFrameworks is a… Read more…
Web Dev
Theodore Watson
Workshop: Unity for Multiplatform Development
Note that this workshop is offered on the Pre-Festival Workshop Day and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ or the ‘Pre-Festival Workshop’ ticket. Unity Product Evangelist… Read more…
Web Dev
Tom Higgins