5D Newsletter

Image credit: Thomas Demand, 1995, based on a still of Olympia by Leni Riefenstahl


5D questions everything, and is always curious.

Our ability to extend the full range of our curiosity is aided immeasurably by the breadth and depth of our illustrious 5D Founder Members who number now more than 70 individuals at the highest arc of their field — thought leaders, storytellers and visionaries at the core of narrative cross-media...

This month, we are honored to welcome six new founder members whose range of talent exemplifies the interdisciplinary curiosity of every 5D conversation.

5D is also delighted to partner once again with FMX 2011, the leading conference on Animation, Visual effects and immersive process in Europe.

For the first time in 5 years there will be no 5D track at FMX this year... but we are pleased to encourage you to look for the many 5D Founder Members and friends who will be at the conference, including:

Learn more about FMX 2011:

5D is delighted to announce new Founder Members:

Thomas Demand

Thomas is Demand is a German sculptor and photographer.
He currently lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles.


Sergei Gepshtein

Staff Scientist, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Sergei investigates the biological and computational factors that control human "window of visibility," the range of spatial and temporal modulations of light that evoke visual sensations.

At the Vision Center and Systems Neuroscience Laboratories of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, he combines experimental and computational methods toward a better understanding of how front-end visual process shape visual phenomenology: conscious experience of the natural world and visual media.

Nelson Gayton

Executive Director & Senior Lecturer,
The Center for MEMES at UCLA Anderson School of Management

Nelson specializes in entrepreneurship in media, technology and entertainment. He is a noted speaker and industry panelist. He has served as a jury member at a number of international film festivals, and has led delegations of graduate students to Europe, Latin America and China.

At UCLA, Nelson teaches Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Media and Entertainment to full-time and fully employed MBA students and undergraduates. In addition, he leads and manages a host of industry-related, experiential projects in interactive and digital networked media.

Eric Hanson

VFX Designer

Eric Hanson is a visual effects designer specializing in the creation of digital environments.

His work with leading visual effects houses can be seen in The Day After Tomorrow, Cast Away, Mission to Mars, Fantasia 2000, and The Fifth Element, among others.

He is a partner of xRez Studio, a company specializing in gigapixel photography and effects work, and is also Associate Professor of Cinematic Practice at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, leading their curriculum in visual effects.

James Haygood

Film Editor

Jim edited the action thriller The Game for David Fincher on and continued his collaboration with the acclaimed director on the films Fight Club and Panic Room. Haygood then worked as an additional editor on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; edited Unscripted, for director George Clooney; cut the independent feature Lies & Alibis and then The Astronaut Farmer for Warner Brothers. He edited Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are, and recently completed Tron: Legacy with director Joseph Kosinski.

Jim is a speaker and teacher regarding the art of film editing at USC Film School and the International Film School in Cologne, Germany, amongst others. He is also an advocate for bicycles as transportation and can be seen riding to work daily as a way of expressing a deep interest in alternative urban infrastructure and energy technology.

Tom Wujec

Autodesk Fellow

Tom is a Fellow at Autodesk. He is recognized as a thought-leader in visual strategy, team collaboration, design thinking, and technology innovation.

Tom is an adjunct professor at Great Northern Way and Singularity University. He has brought several products to market, including Maya, which won an Academy Award for its contribution to the film industry; and SketchBook Pro which has become a top grossing iPhone and iPad application.

He is author of several books on innovation, creativity and imagination, including Pumping Ions, which has been translated into over 20 languages.

He graduated from the University of Toronto with degrees in astrophysics and neuropsychology.

Tom Wujec recently launched an important new book, with Autodesk, about immersive and technology-based design:

Imagine, Design, Create:
How Designers, Engineers and Architects are Changing Our World

This book is available here:


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