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SUCCESSFUL NEW IMZ ACADEMY at ITF Golden Prague, 29-30 SEPT

For the 4th time the IMZ brought together professionals with a cultural business background for this year’s Academy edition ‘Dance in the Digital World’.

  • IMZ Academy \'Dance in the Digital World\' 2016 | Copyright: © IMZ

    IMZ Academy \'Dance in the Digital World\' 2016 © IMZ

  • IMZ Academy Director Peter Maniura / IMZ Academy \'Dance in the Digital World\' 2016 | Copyright: © IMZ

    IMZ Academy Director Peter Maniura / IMZ Academy \'Dance in the Digital World\' 2016 © IMZ

  • IMZ Academy 'Dance in the Digital World' 2016 © IMZ | Copyright: © IMZ

    IMZ Academy 'Dance in the Digital World' 2016 © IMZ © IMZ

  • IMZ Academy 2016 | Copyright: © IMZ/EuroArts

    IMZ Academy 2016 © IMZ/EuroArts

The year’s edition of the IMZ Academy focused on dance, covering all aspects of the visualisation of the art form: Our experts from the dance, film and media scene gave an insight track on how to best visualise the story of a dance production and how to effectively reach the audience. Topics which were discussed as well were performance capture whether for television, cinema or online, as well as the latest technologies in capture, editing and editorial curation. The Academy sessions examined best practice in multi-camera performance capture, streaming and low-cost options.

Talks and discussions looked at artistic, as well as technical and financial challenges. The interactive part was an important component of the IMZ Academy approach. Experts were working hands on with all participants. During workshop sessions participants teamed up in small groups to develop original ideas from real life examples and brand new future projects. The active exchange and knowledge sharing improved skills and competences and helped to professionalise.

"I really want more!"
"High professional people."
"Extremely good and qualified instructors - fantastic!"
"It was a throughout enjoyable and uplifting experience."
"Great. Knowledgeable. Enthusiastic and generous instructors!"
"It is great to get an opportunity to get insights from skilled professionals."

(statements by Academy 2016 participants)


Academy Experts
The sessions was led by IMZ Academy director Peter Maniura (Head of Digital Development, BBC Arts) with experts and guest speakers Tony Followell (Head of Media, Royal Opera House) and award winning filmmaker Ross MacGibbon specialised in stage-to-screen adaptations, who revealed their exclusive know-how on all the latest developments and technologies in the field including new digital platforms.

The IMZ thanks Peter Maniura, Tony Followell and Ross MacGibbon for their contributions to the Academy sessions and wants to say thank you for the interest and enthusiasm of all the participants!
A big thank you as well to the IMZ partners ITF Golden Prague and Czech Television!

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