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October 26, 2011

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Chad Dezern

Please join us on November 15th at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII for our final fall 2011 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.

Our special guest speaker will be Chad Dezern, NC Studio Director of Insomniac Games. His talk topic will be “The Care and Feeding of Ideas.

As Studio Director at Insomniac Games’ studio in Durham, North Carolina, Chad oversees all aspects of creative development and content creation, most recently for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. Chad started in the games industry in 1995 as a production artist. He joined Insomniac in 1998. Chad was the Art Director for Resistance 2, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. He was the Environment Art Director for Resistance: Fall of Man and Ratchet: Deadlocked. Before that he contributed production art to the Ratchet & Clank and Spryo the Dragon series. Chad serves on the Board of Directors for the Triangle Games Initiative and on the Advisory Board for North Carolina State’s Digital Games Research Center. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1994 with a B.F.A. in illustration.

AbstractEvery project starts with big ideas and limitless optimism. Reality sets in during production; deadlines force scope changes, and great ideas end up on the cutting room floor. This presentation is about harnessing the excitement of the initial brainstorm. It’s about learning when to push, when to let go, and what to do to get as many great ideas as possible into a shipped game.

The event is free and open to the public.  Ample free parking is also available.

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