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The May 28-30th Flash on Tap Conference today announced that Yoni Goodman, Director of Animation for Waltz with Bashir will join the line-up of keynote conference speakers. Goodman worked with Director, Ari Goldman, and Art Director, David Polonsky, to create this award-winning and critically acclaimed animated documentary that deals with the Israeli Army's mission in the 1982 Lebanon War, highlighted by animated interviews with those who took part.

Yoni Goodman

Waltz with Bashir was initially created as a real video based on a 90-page script. It was then shot in a sound studio and cut as a 90-minute length video film. From there the directors story-boarded the feature so that it could then be translated into 2300 illustrations used to create the animation. The animation format, invented by Goodman, is a unique combination of Flash animation, classic animation and 3D.

Yoni GoodmanGoodman will discuss his work on the film, including the creation of its unique Flash-cutout technique as well as his career as a designer and also as an instructor at Bazalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel.

"This project was a real breakthrough for the use of Flash for a feature film," said Goodman. "And, although our team has been speaking about the film and the unique animation technique to audiences around the world, it will be really exciting for me, as a designer, to speak with the core community of Flash designers and developers - the folks that really understand how Flash can be a versatile technique for so many new applications and art forms."

"We are excited to have Yoni Goodman come to the event and share a personal account of the techniques he used," said Paul Blakely, VP of Marketing for Influxis, Adobe Flash Media Server specialist and event co-creator. "We know his presentation will be well received by those in the Flash industry who understand and can appreciate all the detailed work that went into this film. Goodman's work ushers in a new era where Flash designers and developers can now translate their skills to the big screen."

Waltz with BashirScreening of Waltz with Bashir will take place during the conference. It is part of a full schedule of educational and inspirational keynote presentations, in-depth breakout sessions, skill-building workshops, beer-tasting activities and social networking events. For additional information about the speakers and conference please visit the Flash on Tap website.

To register for the conference, pre-conference workshops, a single-day of the event to hear Yoni Goodman's keynote address - go directly to the conference registration page.

Flash on Tap Conference: www.flashontap.com
Ticket Information: flashontap.eventbrite.com
Yoni Goodman www.yonigoodman.com

Influxis is an official Adobe hosting partner and specialist for the Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server. Since 2002, Influxis has built an international FMS hosting network and a series of customizable pre-built Flash applications. Customers include advertising firms, financial institutions, entertainment companies, software developers, professional sports organizations, social networks, government branches, and more. Influxis is continually at the forefront of streaming and interactive technologies, and is a recognized brand among the Flash industry for innovation, technical resource, and Flash hosting expertise. To learn more about Influxis' worldwide Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server hosting services visit their website.

Infrared5 is a consulting firm that specializes in developing cutting-edge experiences for the Flash Platform. With it's all-star team of designers and developers including Chris Allen, Keith Peters, John Grden, Andy Zupko, Joe Berkovitz, Dominick Accattato, Rebecca Allen and others, lnfrared5 has excelled at building sites, games, components, virtual worlds and RIAs for companies like Adobe, NBC Universal, Wrigley's and Ribbit. Infrared5 is also well known for their work and expertise on open source projects like Red5 and Papervision3D. For more information please visit their website.

Flash on Tap is the first conference created for Flash designers and developers by Flash designers and developers where attendees can experience the excitement of a beer festival while soaking in new ideas, knowledge, information and inspiration. Flash on Tap takes place in Boston May 28-30, 2009 at The Castle. This conference has been created by the teams from Infrared5 and Influxis.


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