ACE2004 Massive Video Production Paper on Berkeley Physics Alumni Outreach
Lynne Jolitz, CTO ExecProducer,
was notified on April 4, 2004 that her paper on using
massive video production to build alumni outreach was accepted to the
ACM SIGCHI International Conference on
Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology in Singapore (June 2004). The
Conference is considered the foremost international conference on cutting-edge entertainment
technologies in online games, CGI movies, interactive TV, virtual reality, and animatronics.
The participants range from academics and researchers to entertainment giants like Disney and Pixar.
According to Gino Yu, General Chair of the conference and of Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
"Entertainment applications are becoming the main factor driving innovation in digital technology".
ExecProducer is proud to be a participant in this exciting and growing area of
Massive Video Production digital entertainment.
The paper entitled
"Lessons Learned in Massive Video Production (MVP) for University Alumni
(Lynne Jolitz, CTO, United States)
details the yearlong trails of using Massive Video Production to encourage
alumni participation through produced video by students,
faculty, staff, and alumni of the department. Working with the Physics
Department of the
University of California at Berkeley, ExecProducer
created an entirely new mechanism to subscribe, process, and
approve up to 2,500 video productions viewable via the web
internationally, with links to news and information on endowments and donations.
The trails were launched as part of former
Chancellor Berndahl's rejuvenation of the department after
an official report critical of the future of the department was
released. Among it's findings were that building a stronger alumni
presence would assist the department in maintaining it's "luster"
as one of the most prestigious physics departments in the world.
Lynne is a alumna of the department.