Paramount Pictures Futurist Schilowitz returns for IGNITE Feb. 28
calendar icon20 Feb 2020
Lincoln, Neb.--Ted Schilowitz, the first-ever Futurist-in-Residence for Paramount Pictures, will present the IGNITE colloquium on Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Rm. 101. The event is free and open to the public.
IGNITE is a weekly colloquium for all Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts students, which involve guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative and professional development. The Center is located at 1300 Q St.
In his new role, Schilowitz, who was previously a consulting futurist at Fox, works closely with the Paramount and Vicacom technology teams to explore all forms of new and emerging technologies, with an emphasis on virtual reality and augmented reality.
An expert on the evolving art of motion picture creation, Schilowitz is a founding member of the product development team at RED Digital Cinema and an inaugural member of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Advisory Council.
At Fox, Schilowitz worked on the evolving art and science of advanced motion picture creation and devised strategies on future technology and the vision of cinema for the next generation of movie entertainment.
He was a founding member of the product development team at RED Digital Cinema, producing ultra-high resolution digital movie cameras. He also is one of the founders and creators of the G-Tech product line of advanced hard-drive storage products implemented worldwide for professional TV and multimedia content creation. Prior to RED Digital Cinema and G-Tech, he was on the team that developed and launched the Macintosh products desktop-video division of AJA Video Systems that created the groundbreaking Kona Cards and IO boxes in tandem with Apple.
Schilowitz also continues in his role as chief creative officer at Barco Escape, where he's been spearheading the creative aspects of the Barco Escape cinema project, which adds immersive right and left screens to movie theaters. Previous titles that have used the technology include The Maze Runner and Star Trek: Beyond.
Schilowitz is a member of the Carson Center’s Advisory Council.