August 12, 2008 in Seminars and Events (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, CA - Creative Inspirations: Big Spaceship, the fourth release in a new documentary series for lynda.com, makes its theatrical debut at the Flashforward Conference and Film Festival August 20th in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room.
The series focus is on creative people and companies, and tells the inside story of those who produce extraordinary work. This documentary takes viewers inside Big Spaceship, a leading digital agency, to hear them express their unique philosophy, how they engage clients, assign work, and even how they set up desks. The new documentary expands the traditional lynda.com focus from instructional content to include inspirational offerings and is perfectly suited to the Flashforward Conference and Film Festival.
"Nothing inspires creative people like other creative people," said Lynda Weinman, Founder of lynda.com. "Our goal is to inspire our subscribers by providing an inside look at the work, careers, and lives of top creative professionals. Big Spaceship is an extraordinary company that has set out to reinvent what it means to be creative, and we are thrilled to present them in our Creative Inspirations series."
The Big Spaceship documentary makes its theatrical premiere at the Zeum Theater during the Flashforward Opening Night party. The screening includes two repeating segments of a half hour each. The first segment includes highlights from the Creative Inspirations documentary, and the second segment marks the premiere of an entirely new lynda.com series called Start to Finish, the goal of which is to document the step-by-step creation of real world projects.
The premier installment of Start to Finish showcases the creation and animation process Big Spaceship used for their own logo featuring stop motion, practical effects, and digital effects. Creative Inspirations and Start to Finish were produced in HD by the special projects team at lynda.com including Scott Erickson, lead cinematographer/editor; Michael Anderson, cinematographer/editor; Gaea Klingberg, producer; and Billy Pittard, executive producer.
"This is an opportunity for Flashforward attendees to visit Big Spaceship - one of the most talked about, awarded, and innovative digital agencies - to see how they redefine the work in this space," said Beau Ambur, CEO Metaliq and Flashforward Conference and Film Festival. "Big Spaceship is rethinking how they do everything - they have a unique team structure, a seamless integration between strategy, design, and programming, and they all work very closely."
Tickets for the Flashforward Conference and Film Festival, which include the private screening of Creative Inspirations, can be purchased at the Flashforward website. Additional documentaries from the lynda.com series Creative Inspirations can be seen at her website.
Flashforward2008 San Francisco is supported by Adobe, Metaliq, 24 Seven, Academy of Art, Artisan Creative, Aquent, Electrotank, FlashEff, FILTER, lynda, Permission TV, Powerflasher Multimedia, Rackspace, R/GA, Walt Disney Internet Group, Xuinet, Yahoo! Developers Network, and YouTube. Media Partners include Actionscript.org, Flash & Flex Developers Magazine, IdN world, netdiver, productionHUB, Ribbit Films, and Stash magazine.
Flashforward is the longest-running and largest Adobe(R) Flash(TM) user conference in the world. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, entering its ninth year, is a three-day event filled with sessions led by the world's leading Flash professionals, offering education, best practices, and inspirational case studies in Flash, Flex, ActionScript, and AIR. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, developed and produced by Beau Ambur, in cooperation with the team at Metaliq, includes the international Flashforward Film Festival and Awards ceremony and a Flash-related industry Expo Hall and community center with opportunities for the entire Flash community to network and share knowledge. August 20-22, 2008 Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco.