Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 16 Civic Design Innovation in 3D

Design concern Ziba now operates far beyond it's original industrial design roots. They are hosts and participants for an example today: GOOD Ideas for Cities. GOOD magazine and CEO's for Cities are sponsoring the event in select American cities. The link details the Portland creative teams and the challenges they address with their substantial design chops. The event tickets are sold out. At Ziba Design Auditorium 810 NW Marshall Map Doors 6PM, talk 7 Free

3D is the Next Big Thing in filmmaking. But it's hard to do well. Not only is it necessary to do all the things right, that can otherwise doom a conventional film; it's necessary to use the 3d to support the narrative without making people sick.

Portland is actually a major 3D center. Pacific University studies 3D display fatigue and illness, one of the three major 3D cinema system makers makes glasses here, and there are several 3D medical display makers here.

So cool Cinema 21 has scored a showing of Pina, a documentary about the late avant garde modern dance choreographer, Pina Bausch, who passed while the film was in production. The seminal director of the film, Wim Wenders will be in attendance at tonight's showings. Details on the Cinema 21 website. (Note the film moves to the Living Room theaters next) At Cinema 21 616 NW 21st 7PM and 9:40 $11