Speaker - Guest Lectures & Seminars on
Giant Screen filmmaking, Independent Film Production,
& Producing THE FLIGHT OF THE GOSSAMER CONDOR
by Academy Award® winning
Producer/Director/Writer/Designer
Ben Shedd

Speaker - Guest Lectures:
Experimental Aircraft Association/EAA AirVenture 2008 "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" Oshkosh, Wisconsin  The Flight of the Gossamer Condor 30th Anniversary DVD - 7 screenings and Making Of The Film presentations, including outdoor big screen FLY-IN theater screening with 3,000 to 4,000 in audience, 3 EAA AirVenture Museum SkyScape Theater screenings, Honda Pavilion screening, and 2 Hero’s Theater EAA KidVenture screenings.

Mutual Concerns for Air and Space Museums The Flight of the Gossamer Condor 30th Anniversary DVD Exhibitor 2008

Boise State University Engineering Week 2008, Green is the Color of Money

American Polysteel Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008  The Flight of the Gossamer Condor 30th Anniversary DVD and Green is the Color of Money

Boise State University 2007 The Flight of the Gossamer Condor 30th Anniversary DVD

Boise State University Sustainability Day 2007, Green is the Color of Money

BetterBricks Awards event, 2007, Boise, Idaho, Green is the Color of Money

Oscar Docs screening, September 2007, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Linwood Dunn theater, Los Angeles, California, The Flight of the Gossamer Condor preservation print from original 16mm negative by Academy Film Archive

USC School of Cinematic Arts Documentary course 2007 guest lecture and screening The Flight of the Gossamer Condor 30th Anniversary DVD and Green is the Color of Money

30th Anniversary Screening, August 23, 2007, The Flicks, Boise, Idaho The Flight of the Gossamer Condor 30th Anniversary DVD Remastered film to HD

U.S. Green Building Council, Idaho Chapter, 2007 Green is the Color of Money

Discovery Center of Idaho Board of Directors screening Green is the Color of Money

Discovery Center of Idaho Premiere screening February 6, 2007  Green is the Money

Discovery Center of Idaho Teen Scientists Club 2006 The Flight of the Gossamer Condor

GI2 Vis KickOff Stage III ARDA, Tampa, Florida 2005 Exploding The Frame: Working with Wall-Size Computer Screens

ProClarity Software Company, Boise, Idaho 2004 Creative Collaboration in Film Production - IMAX Behind-The-Scenes

Creative Economies Conference, Boise State University & INEEL, Boise, Idaho 2004 Creative Collaboration in Film Production - IMAX Behind-The-Scenes

TVTV Public Access Station Summer Workshops Boise, Idaho 2004 Framing and Editing Videos

MITRE Corporation, McClean, Virginia & Broadcast Company Wide 2003 Exploding The Frame: Working with Wall-Size Computer Screens

InfoVis 2003 Conference IEEE, Capstone Speaker, Seattle, Washington 2003 Exploding The Frame: Working with Wall-Size Computer Screens

Princeton University Department of Computer Science 1999-2002 Corporate Affiliates Meetings Display Wall Demonstrations

Princeton University Department of Computer Science 1999-2003 Alumni, Graduation, Academic Visitors, International Visitors, Corporate Visitors Display Wall Demonstrations & Lectures

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York 2003 Exploding The Frame: Working with Wall-Size Computer Screens, with Tim Housel

SIGGRAPH Annual Conference - Course, Los Angeles, California 2001 Exploding The Frame: Principles of Immersive Design

Lodestar Planetarium, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2001 Exploding The Frame: Design for giant screens

Princeton University Frist Campus Center Opening 2000 Display Wall Demonstration for Robert Venturi and Frist Family & guests

Princeton University Board of Trustees Meeting 2000 Display Wall Demonstration

Stanford University Department of Computer Science 2000 Exploding The Frame: Design for giant screens

University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture: Form-Function Lecture Series 1999
Exploding The Frame & Making The Flight of the Gossamer Condor film

Giant Screen Theater Association Pre-Conference Symposium on Giant Screen Films and Lifelong Learning 1999 Designing Effective Giant Screen Films

International Space Theater Consortium 1998 Vision 2005 Presentation

International Space Theater Consortium 1998 Expanding Educational Qualities of Imax Films

Alden B. Dow Creativity Center Fellowship 1998 20th Anniversary Reunion  Exploding The Frame 

Westfield Elementary School NJ 1998 The Making of the TROPICAL RAINFOREST film

Princeton University 1998 Film Studies Committee Campus lecture Exploding The Frame

Princeton University 1998 Department of Computer Science lecture, Exploding The Frame

International Space Theater Consortium 1995 Special Venue Films for Science Centers and Museums: What Makes Them Unique?

Alden B. Dow Creativity Center Fellowship 1994 Creative Thinking Five Year Update

SMPTE 135th Meeting 1994 Exploding The Frame:  Seeking A New Cinematic Language for Giant Screen Films 

International Documentary Association 1992 Panel discussion on future technologies


Considering Giant Screen Films as Traveling Exhibits:
Association of Science & Technology Centers 1993 Considering Giant Screen Films as Traveling Exhibits

International Space Theater Consortium 1993 A Case Study: Giant Screen Films as Traveling Exhibits

International Space Theater Consortium 1992 Considering Imax ® and Ominmax® Theaters as Traveling Exhibits

International Space Theater Consortium 1989 Exploding The Frame


Seminars and Lectures on Independent Film Production:
Boise State University, 1970s Film Seminar taught by Heather Rae, 2005

Princeton University Film Foundation Lecture 2000 Behind-The-Scenes Production Management Planning

University of New Mexico, Gifted Students Seminar taught by Robert J. Weber, 1994

University of New Mexico, School of Fine Arts Alumni Annual Luncheon, 1990

IMAX International Filmmakers Symposium, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, England 1988

California State Universities Summer Arts Institute
      3 Day Seminar 1987 & 1988 with Mitchell Block

San Francisco Film Arts Foundation - Academy Visiting Artist
Weekend Seminar 1986 with Mitchell Block and Lynne Littman
The Buckley Middle School, Los Angeles 1984, Harvard High School, Los Angeles 1984

UCLA Extension Courses in Documentary Preproduction and Editing 1984 & 1985

Humbolt State College 1983 Academy Visiting Artist with June Foray

Northwest Film Studies Seminar, Portland Museum - Academy Visiting Artist
      Weekend Seminar 1983 with Mitchell Block & Bill Couturié
      Weekend Seminar 1985 with Mitchell Block & Martha Coolidge

Academy Student Film Achievement Awards Seminar 1983

FOCUS Student Winners Seminar 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988

University of Mexico, Monterrey 1980 ? Academy Visiting Artist
Iceland/American Film Festival, Reykjavik - Weeklong Seminar 1980

Los Angeles Schools Gifted Students Young Filmmakers Symposium, Academy Visiting Artist - 1980, 1981


Making of The Flight of Gossamer Condor film lectures:
Boise State University Department of Communications courses 2004-2005 

Princeton University Ivy League Old Guard 2003 Behind-The-Scenes Making THE FLIGHT OF THE GOSSAMER CONDOR

Princeton University Research Faculty Odyssey Seminar Series Kickoff Lecture 2003 Behind-The-Scenes Making THE FLIGHT OF THE GOSSAMER CONDOR - 25th Anniversary

Princeton University Atelier Course 2004

Princeton University Freshman Seminar 2002, 2003

Princeton University Large Screen Design Course 1998-2002

University of New Mexico School of Fine Arts courses 1989-1990

California Institute of the Arts courses 1985-1989

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts courses 1979-1989 

Princeton University 1979

New York University 1979

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston 1979

University of Maryland, Baltimore 1979

Cochran Museum of Art, Washington DC 1979

University of Southern California Alumni Association 1979

Northwest Film and Television Seminar, Seattle 1979

Amos Alonzo Stagg Senior High School, Alumni, Stockton 1979

San Francisco State University Alumni 1979

Revised September 10, 2008

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