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Futurist, 20th Century Fox; Chief Creative Officer, Barco

Ted Schilowitz


Ted Schilowitz was founding member, first employee, and integral part of the product development team at RED Digital Cinema, that has made a significant impact on the Motion Picture Industry, with many of the worlds biggest movies now being shot with these ultra high resolution digital movie cameras.

Ted currently spends his time in 2 blended worlds;  a major Hollywood movie studio and a major technology company in the Digital Cinema projection world.

As the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, Ted works directly with senior leadership at the studio on the constantly evolving art and science of advanced motion picture creation.  He advises and creates strategy on future technology and vision of cinema for the next generation of movie entertainment, exploring the emerging entertainment fields of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Immersive Cinema for the movie studio.

In his role as Chief Creative officer at Barco Escape, Ted is spearheading a project that is focused on the future of immersive, high intensity cinema experiences.  Initial successes with the Barco Escape Cinema project with some Hollywood tentpole titles in partnerships with 20th Century Fox and Paramount/Bad Robot.   An ever expanding footprint of these special Cinemas worldwide are showing that audiences are highly interested in new, modern highly immersive movie going options.

Ted is one of the founders and creators of the G-Tech product line of advanced hard drive storage products, that are implemented worldwide for professional Television and Multimedia content creation, and are the most recognized brand in the space, a staple of the cinema, episodic television, sports and news production industries.

Before being part of the founding teams at RED Digital Cinema and G-Tech, Ted 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.  These products are used on a massive scale worldwide for video production and post production at the highest levels, including some of the worlds biggest movies, TV shows and sporting events.

Ted has presented on the future of technology and strategy for the media and entertainment industry in many regions of the USA, Europe, China, India, the Middle East, and the Far East.  He has consulted worldwide on the technical advances of ultra high resolution digital cinematography and future of advanced next gen. visual experiences for the movie, TV, interactive and gaming industries.

Schilowitz has been featured in Wired, Variety, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC, Studio Daily, Videography, Film and Video, DV magazine, TV Technology, HD Video Pro Magazine, Digital Television Magazine, Engadget, Gizmodo, Millimeter, American Cinematographer, MacWorld, Post magazine, Popular Science, LA Times and countless other trade publications and mainstream press, discussing technology advancements in his areas of passion and exploration.