The c3: Board

Rick Pinckert

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Board

Rick Pinckert

Rick Pinckert is an Information Technology expert with a strong cultural and counter-cultural background. He is currently serving as a Production Manager and IT Strategist for Vortex Immersion Media, an immersive entertainment company that specializes in interactive media experiences, projection mapping and the fulldome format. Rick’s prior position was as Network Administrator, at the USC Annenberg School for Communication where he administered 20 virtual servers and managed the Distance Learning Technical and Video Conferencing programs. In addition, he held a decision-making role for faculty and students evaluating new technology for internet content. He also served as a Director of Technical Services at USC’s Advanced Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Center, where he directed and supervised IT technical support teams. Rick has also served as strategic adviser for Empowerment Works, Global Summit and Leaders Causing Leaders, Leaders Shift Conference. He recently joined the board of c3: Center for Conscious Creativity. As CEO of Remarkable Enterprises, Rick is working with a team to create a mobile applications for Ninth Heaven...

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Mariana Danilovic

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in Board, Uncategorized

Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director Ms. Danilovic is the Founder and Managing Director of Hollywood Portfolio, a developer, owner and operator of transmedia companies. Through Hollywood portfolio, Ms. Danilovic launched and helped develop several transmedia companies and serves as the CEO and Director of Infiom, served as the President, CEO and Director of Ultralivetv, serves on the Board of Directors of Reframeit (Observer), and the Board of Directors of Alphabird. Ms. Danilovic was the EVP Business Development for transmedia entertainment company NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN) and VP Business Development, Content Aggregation and Programming for MediaZone, broadband video company owned by NASPERS/MIH media conglomerate.  She also founded and directed the Digital Media Incubator at KPMG LLP, which developed about two-dozen digital media companies.  The companies Ms. Danilovic helped develop received institutional funding from KPCB, Sequoia Capital, Hummer-Winblad, Constellation Partners, Softbank, North Star Ventures, HP, and Intel. Ms. Danilovic headed business development for Peter Guber’s Mandalay Entertainment and was on the management team of the venture fund at Sony Pictures Entertainment, investing in media companies worldwide. Ms. Danilovic also worked for Michael Milken’s Knowledge Exchange and at the Twentieth Century Fox International Television Group.  She serves on the Board of Directors of c3, the Arts and Media Node of the Millennium Project, served on the New Media Council of the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Tim Draper’s Zone Club and was a member of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s Digital Coast Roundtable.  Mariana earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, with a Minor in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego....

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Michael Perricone

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in Board, Uncategorized

Michael Perricone, C.A.S. CEO, Lotus Post Michael Perricone started out playing guitar and bass at age ten. He played in all the requisite bands in high school. While in high school, he formed a sound company, which got him the chance to record one of the local bands in a commercial studio. This opened his eyes to recording and producing, and opened them wide. At age 19, Michael moved to Hollywood, took an assisting job in a 24 track studio and within a year became a mixer for major film and television music. Since then he’s recorded everybody from Joe Walsh and Alice Cooper to Johnny Mathis and Kermit the Frog. He also found a home in orchestral recording. Not being content with just music, he branched out into sound design for T.V. and film. He has sound edited, supervised or mixed hundreds of hours of television and dozens of features. In 1985 he co-founded Interlock Studios in Hollywood, which he ran successfully for 17 years averaging over $1 million in annual revenues until he sold the company in 2002. After the sale of Interlock, Michael served as Director of Audio Post for Threshold Sound for 6 years, until he got the calling to hang his own shingle again. On June 1st 2009, Michael launched his newest facility, Lotus Post, a 6-studio sound and video facility in Santa Monica, CA. He is also the president and founder of Omstream.com, an online music destination site. Recent film projects include sound-supervising and mixing for “Hit and Run”, “Angriest Man in Brooklyn”, “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” and screenwriting, mixing and music composition for “Pass the Baton.” He’s produced records in every genre, some making varied charts. His screenwriting career has seen him writing produced episodes of Paramount’s “Star Trek: Voyager”, Disney’s “In a Heartbeat”, Spelling’s “Savannah” and “Charmed”, the latter two for which he was on staff as Story Editor and Executive Story Editor...

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Jahna Perricone

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in Board

Jahna Perricone

As a singer with sparkling vocals, Jahna Perricone weaves the old with the new to create a transcendent classical world groove!  As songstress, songwriter and vocal meditation teacher, her spiritually exciting sound has been featured in films, television and live concerts;  including performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Fashion Designer Sue Wong’s extravagant Los Angeles Fashion Show for L.A. Fashion Week and featured live sets on The Global Village radio show at  KPFK 89.3fm. Her singing is featured in the opening title for ‘Mythic Journeys’ with Tim Curry and the ‘Y Yoga Movie’;  and Jahna’s single, ‘Flower Duet’ from her solo album ‘In The Balance’,  was featured on Showtime’s drama series, ‘The L Word’ and charted No. 1 on iTunes as the top download from ‘The L Word: The Third Season Soundtrack’. In addition, her singing is featured in the ‘Journey of Seven Bowls’ album series;  ‘FRESH’  CD with DivAria, and the  ‘Vital Voices Kennedy Center Awards Ceremony’ soundtrack.  She also co-wrote ‘Enlighten-Up’, featured song in the film ‘Enlighten-Up’ and winner of Best Narrative from Elevate Music and Film Festival. She is the singer in the internationally acclaimed video, ‘Legend of Zelda Movie Trailer’, which was viewed by over 2.5 million viewers in its first 24 hours,  and was ranked as the #3 Digg story in the world! Recently she’s teamed up with her husband and fellow artist, Michael Perricone, presenting concerts and sound meditation workshops at ‘Bhaktifest’, ‘Shaktifest’, ‘Tadasana’, ‘Conscious Life Expo’ Festivals and with the MARC institute/UCLA and Director Diana Winston.  She is currently working on her next solo album. To learn more, visit her...

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Alison Savitch

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in Board, Uncategorized

Alison Savitch is a producer in all aspects of multi-media entertainment; from blockbuster live-action movies & television to theme park attractions for the worlds leading parks to special venue production. She specializes in producing and supervising digital media including  VFX, animation, and themed entertainment worldwide. Ms. Savitch was the longest standing Chair of the Producers Guild of Americas New Media Council, and the Visual Effects Committee for the entire PGA and the Board of Directors for the Producers Guild,  Advisory Board of Gnomon School of VFX, founding Board Member of the Visual Effects Society, and New Media liaison to the First Lady’s Joining Forces Task Force. Savitch is known for her innovations in transmedia  for feature films, TV, theme park entertainment, animation, motion capture, and all aspects of new media and 3D stereoscopic platforms. Her producing and supervising credits include: Green Lantern, Conan the Barbarian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Piranha 3D, The Poseidon Adventure, Messengers, Rise, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Harold & Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay, Bangkok Dangerous, Alexander, The Abyss, Dracula, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Grudge & The Grudge 2, Aliens of the Deep, The Matrix,  Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Highlander: Endgame, The Imposter, Scary Movie, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, The Shadow, Beowulf, The Faculty, Dogma, Arachnophobia, The Last Action Hero, and the Mortal Kombat franchise. Savitch is known for her innovations in Theme Parks, Animation, Visual Effects, Motion Capture and 3-D stereoscopic production.  Most recently, she produced and supervised the animation and visual effects on numerous major theme park attractions, including an all CGI stereoscopic movie for Hershey Park, Star Trek: Borg Invasion a- stereoscopic ride/attraction film for Paramount’s Theme Park Division and the Walt Disney Company’s #1 ride ever.  “Mission Space” at Epcot Center as well as one of Euro Disney’s top attractions ARMAGEDDON, based on the blockbuster movie to name a few. Savitch produced both Mortal Kombat  features. Each one opened number one in the box office as they went on to gross nearly $200 million worldwide.  She also produced Mortal Kombat’s Animated series that was #1 on USA network, as well as Mortal Kombat, The Journey Begins, a direct to video animated special that ranked #1 on the Billboard Kid Vid sales and rental charts, in which Ms. Savitch pioneered the use of Motion Capture and went on to further develop Motion Capture for some of Hollywood’s most memorable and technically advanced moments on film. Savitch continues to develop and produce top trans-media properties across the media spectrum. Savitch was and is also involved in developing the launch of a new era in a 3D stereoscopic process for the main stream market place, including a complete 3D stereoscopic production studio as well as various museums and alternative venue...

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Glenn Weikert

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 in Board

Glenn Weikert directs and produces multimedia theatre.  He writes original electronic dance music in Ableton Live and he is also the owner of Glenn Weikert Design (www.GlennWeikertDesign.com), a boutique web development company that specializes in WordPress development.  Glenn attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia and Schiller International University in Heidelberg Germany where he earned degrees in Web Design, German and Communications. In 2000, Glenn and Alan Bell co-founded ArcheDream for HUMANKIND, an international blacklight mask and dance theatre company that communicates universal ideas and emotions to promote understanding and compassion. Merging ancient ritual and magical storytelling with modern technology, ArcheDream for HUMANKIND unites, uplifts and enchants audiences through riveting performances and workshops (www.adhk.org). In addition to his Executive Director and board duties, Glenn has been responsible for the production of over 150 ArcheDream for HUMANKIND events worldwide.  He has served as technical director, tour manager, booking agent, web designer, director, writer, choreographer, graphic designer, grants manager, accountant and chairman of the board for ADHK. Glenn’s gift as a producer lies in his ability to weave the many facets of live music, multimedia projections, performers, sound and lighting into one harmonious vision.  Some of the most notable events include: Gamelan X w/ ADHK @ TED 2009: The Great Unveiling – Long Beach, CA Two 15 City National Tours w/ DJ Shpongle featuring performances by ADHK OneDream @ The Kennedy Center – Washington, DC Deep Blue @ Dream Community – Taipei, Taiwan (27 shows, 20 workshops) The Disco Biscuits w/ ADHK @ Red Rocks Amphitheater – CO Luminosity (composer James Whitbourn, conductor James Jordan with performances by ADHK at Westminster Choir College – Princeton, NJ The Poet’s Dream @ The Annenberg Center – Philadelphia, PA Chorus of Dreams @ The 2008 Democratic National Convention [Screen Actors Guild After Party sponsored by MySpace) Burning Man 2007-2009 Deep Blue @ Preservation Hall, New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2009 Taste of Philly 2007-2009 at The Crystal Tea Room and Franklin Institute – Philadelphia, PA featuring entertainment by ArcheDream for HUMANKIND and a variety of Philadelphia...

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Olivia Bareham – Secretary

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Board, Uncategorized

Rev. Olivia Bareham is an ordained Minister of Healing. She holds bachelors degrees in Education and Natural Theology in Sacred Healing and is a certified Death Midwife. Olivia’s experience in the fields of auxiliary nursing, elder care and hospice volunteering inspired her to investigate a more meaningful and personal alternative to traditional funeral practices. “At the event of death and for a few days following, there is a window of opportunity for great healing to occur. I noticed that when the funeral director stepped in to take over the closing ceremonies, very often this window silently, and permanently, closed. Families were left feeling empty and helpless, often with a feeling of incompleteness.”   In an effort to provide a way to keep this window open and facilitate the healing process, Olivia completed a course in Death Midwifery, resulting in certification as a Home Funeral Guide. She subsequently created Sacred Crossings with the mission of inspiring, educating and empowering families to reclaim the lost art and healing ritual of a Home Funeral. Olivia is a writer, producer and public speaker and is a member of the National Home Funeral...

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Barbara Waddle – Treasurer

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Board, Uncategorized

Barbara Waddle currently serves as the Director of Montessori of the Village in Westlake Village.  She’s been a Montessori teacher and director at the primary and elementary levels.  Her goal is to foster quality Montessori programs internationally and develop a new curriculum to enrich the traditional Montessori program in the areas of creativity and emotional intelligence. Her specialties include:  Montessori teacher training, staff supervision and training, administrative support, classroom environment development. and curriculum...

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Ed Lantz – Board Chair

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Board

Ed Lantz – Board Chair

Ed Lantz is a media and entertainment engineer, inventor, scientist, artist and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leading authority in large-format digital cinema and immersive experiences for mass audiences, and continues to nurture the development of the “fulldome” medium which has surpassed IMAX’s installed theater base by replacing film and analog star projectors with large-format interactive computer graphics projected onto domed screens. Other areas of expertise include cable television, themed entertainment, photonics, virtual reality, events production, 3D animation and special effects for large-format film and video. Entrepreneurial activities include advanced digital mass media and e-commerce systems, interactive television, immersive video and film production, interactive place-based entertainment, real-time video/music performance, independent films with socially conscious themes, fine art visual music, and wellness applications exploiting the psychophysical effects of interactive digital media. Mr. Lantz has a background in hardware and software engineering, quantum physics and electromagnetics. He spent 7 years leading photonic signal processing R&D at Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida. He was lured away from aerospace engineering in 1990 by the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa, Florida where he led the development of the first polychromatic acousto-optic modulator (PCAOM) for laser graphics, an advanced DSP-based celestial motion control system, and design of Florida’s largest domed theater utilizing next-generation video graphics. In 1996 Lantz joined Spitz, Inc. (now merged with Evans & Sutherland) where he built a team that developed new products which transformed old-style planetariums into immersive visualization environments. Ed is President and CTO of Vortex Immersion Media, an entertainment technology boutique focused on developing branded immersive and interactive entertainment venues and original programming. Mr. Lantz is founder of Harmony Channel, a broadband television network delivering mood-elevating digital media including MoodZones which has been described as “MTV for the Soul.” He also operates Visual Bandwidth, Inc., an immersive cinema and fulldome video advisory network, and is a partner in Spherical Media Group, an immersive cinema production and artist management group. Mr. Lantz has published and presented numerous papers on VR and entertainment technologies, and is a regular contributor to ACM SIGGRAPH papers, panels and courses. He founded the International Planetarium Society’s Fulldome Video Committee and the first Fulldome Standards Summit held in Valencia, Spain in 2004, co-organized the first Immersive Cinema Workshop in Espinho, Portugal in 2005, co-founded the IMERSA trade association in 2008, and moderated the NASA Explorer Institutes focus group on fulldome video held at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA. He received an MS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University (1984), serves on the boards of the Center for Visual Music, IMERSA, and the Center for Conscious Creativity, and holds two US Patents on immersive video-based theater technology. www.vorteximmersion.com www.spherical-media.com www.imersa.org www.visualbandwidth.com...

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