ISAAF Founding Co-Chairman, David Bolinsky, Medical Director and Partner of XVIVO Scientific Animation, which produces advanced state-of-the-art 3D scientific renderings for Harvard Medical School, The Smithsonian Institute, and major international pharmaceutical companies inspired the audience with his body of work and gave the keynote address to the Forum, which was held in a converted factory that felt like a New York artist's loft.
The refurbished building had space dedicated to the furtherance of scientific animation, along with the establishment of the Asian-Pacific Animation & Comics Association (APACA), which hosted the inaugural ISAAF event.
The sciences and the arts have been two major complementary fields of study throughout time, one grounded in perceived facts and the other inspired by imagination.
They have often been supportive and resonant, but rarely as unified as is the case of scientific animation.
Scientific facts and beliefs regarding aspects of life that cannot be seen by the naked eye are creatively interpreted by animation artists, so as to best visually convey them for better understanding inside and outside the scientific community.
A televised awards show will be aired later this year and includes a live orchestra tribute to the legendary Hayao Miyazaki's animated films, with musical themes serenading brief montages from many of his animated features.
The renowned Jane Hurd, founder of Hurd Studios, juror, and one of the pioneers in the field of digital medical animation, presented her medical animation work out of competition, and addressed the emerging industry at the
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved