Polaris 25 and Mind's Eye
It's TIME!Coming up this weekend from July 15th - 17th various cast and crew from the fantasy series Mind's Eye will be attending the popular sci-fi and fantasy convention, Polaris 25. In it's silver anniversary year, Polaris has chosen Mind's Eye to host a series of panels as well as present workshops and even attend as official presenters to the official Constellation Awards held on Saturday evening.
Expected guests from the show in attendance; Clair Moran (Young Nadia), Aidan Harris (Young Patrick), Thomas Gofton (Creator/Director and Patrick), Tom Brown (Writer and Mark), Andrew Ellis (Young Mark), Johnny Quinn (The Dolgrath Demon), Susan Leigh Nham (Series Illustration), Aaron Soch (Sound Designer), Nick Montgomery (Director of Photography and Visual Effects Supervisor), David Pickthorn (Series Video Game Graphics Designer and Animator), Wes Wallcott (Series Video Game Audio Engineer and Writer) and Jason Reginer (Series Video Game Programmer).
The Panels at Polaris 25;
TransmediaWhether Indie or Blockbuster, filmmakers are conforming to a trend that’s not so new to the industry of filmmaking. Transmedia is the art of taking your project from one platform to the next, platforms such as graphic novels, literature and games. Marketing as an artist labelled ‘Indie’, transmedia could be the difference between going to the next level and shelving an old idea. The creator, Thomas Gofton and the crew of Mind’s Eye the Fantasy Series are here to answer any and all questions about this awesome tool, transmedia.
Scheduled day/time: Friday 7:00 PM
Filming on a dimeEver wanted to make a film? Don’t have the resources? Don’t know how to go from development to distribution? Synn Studios Inc. is an indie production studio from Guelph, Ontario. They can help understand what it takes to make your first project, your second project or your most ambitious project yet. Learn about camera operation, mechanical effects, visual effects and much more.
Scheduled day/time: Sunday 10:00 Am
Mind’s Eye the Fantasy SeriesMind’s Eye is a fantasy series is about the world’s greatest heroes disguising themselves as children in order to protect humanities last hope. The concept of a web series is now the growing future for film and television. In this panel you will learn about the show from how it started to where it’s going next. The first season is complete and we’ll show you everything on how we made it from special effects all the way to wardrobe. If you’ve watched the show, you’ll have the chance to ask some key creators any questions about anything that is Mind’s Eye.
Scheduled day/time: Saturday 6:00 PM
The Indie Video Game Mind’s EyeMind’s Eye is a cross-platform fantasy series which is not just a show. We’ve got a video game! This video game has all sorts of interesting facts behind it and we want your opinion. Join the game designer, game programmer and game audio engineer as well as the show’s creator as they present the beta testing of Mind’s Eye the Video Game. You’ll have the chance to give some feedback while playing the game for yourself. Test the controls; see the game’s development and most of all learn some tricks of the indie game trade.
Scheduled day/time: Sunday 4:00 PM
The Saturday evening Constellation Awards CeremonyYoung actors Aidan Harris (Young Patrick) and Claire Moran (Young Nadia) have been specially selected to present this years "Best in technical achievement award." at the 2011 Constellation Awards held on the Saturday evening of Polaris 25.
In addition to the presentation, Harris and Moran are both up for their own awards in the best actor categories for their gender. Mind's Eye has been nominated four times this year including "Best contribution to the Canadian Sci-fi genre."
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