Fisher Technical Services Inc. announces a live demonstration of their revolutionary motion control system and integrated production technology, Navigator, May 23rd and 24th in Van Nuys, CA. The free two-day event will feature several opportunities for industry professionals to converge and interact with FTSI’s award-winning Navigator system, the only fully integrated technology available that seamlessly networks between cinematography, second unit, and special and visual effects departments to achieve ground-breaking cinematic effects.
The two-day program allows unprecedented access to the Las Vegas-based entertainment automation firm’s cutting-edge production software and hardware and to its creator, entertainment engineering expert, Scott Fisher. “We enjoyed presenting at Cinegear in the past but given the broad scope of Navigator’s capabilities we felt an exclusive event in Los Angeles would be the most effective demonstration of the advantages of using our gear and technology,” said Fisher.
In addition to live Navigator camera flight demonstrations using a Red One camera, the schedule of events include an open-house reception, one-on-one production workflow evaluations with Fisher and his team of expert operators, plus casual seminars focusing on how FTSI’s services and technology can streamline and enhance the film-making process. Said Fisher, “Filmmakers want to push the artistic envelope and our equipment allows them to, both creatively and technically, by unifying and synchronizing cinematography with complex stunts, visual, special or mechanical effects to deliver precise control and unlimited repeatability. Plus, Navigator can also control any camera move or effect individually, so the options for how professionals apply our technology are pretty unlimited.”
Fisher Technical Services Inc.’s live demo will take place on in Van Nuys, CA Sunday, May 23rd from 10:30am to 6:30pm and Monday, May 24th from 10:00am to 7:00pm at Pictorvision, a leading supplier of aerial stabilized camera systems for the broadcast, entertainment and commercial sectors. Tom Hallman, President of Pictorvision: “I knew FTSI was behind some of the biggest stunts I’ve seen on film recently but it wasn’t until I spent time at their Vegas headquarters that I understood what an impact Navigator is really making in all areas of film production. It’s a pleasure to let them use our new Van Nuys facility to showcase the power and flexibility of their gear and I’m excited Scott will be giving a special presentation specifically for the “Cinners” organization. I don’t think enough people in Hollywood know just how sophisticated motion control has become and with that the new capabilities now available to help filmmakers innovate.”
The two-day event will be capped off by a formal presentation by Scott Fisher Monday from 7:00-9:00pm, where he will address the “Cinners” Cinema Innovators Network as to recent advancements his research and development team have made in motion control for special effects, visual effects, stunts and camera control. Fisher will also reveal how his technology is being used in diverse applications within the live theater, architectural design, theme park and themed entertainment industries.
All events are free and open to the entertainment and technology communities. Refreshments and food will be provided. To RSVP or schedule a private demo during the two-day event please email FTSIDemoEvent@fishertechnical.com by May 14th. For full details on the event, please visit www.cinemainnovators.com.