David Nicksay

Innovator in Entertainment Technology

About David Nicksay

Over the course of his career, David Nicksay has led the production of numerous hit films and television series. He has built a reputation as one of Hollywood's leading independent producers, having collaborated with such major studios as Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century Fox, and Walt Disney Pictures. Among his major studio releases, David Nicksay has served as executive producer on such recent hits as Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Glee! The 3D Concert Movie.

Experienced in the use of advanced film technology, David Nicksay has earned media attention for his use of digital technology in entertainment production. He stands out as a past member of the New Technology Committees for the Directors Guild of America and the American Film Institute, and he has extensively studied the FUSION technologies developed by the Cameron-Pace Group. He currently serves as a senior lecturer at the OTIS College of Art and Design, where he teaches digital media.

David Nicksay applies cutting-edge technology in his work on the upcoming Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie. As the film's executive producer, he leverages in-depth familiarity with advanced graphics technology to create a unique movie-going experience. In addition, Mr. Nicksay recently began preparations for Step Up 5. The movie will be released in 3D and is the latest in the franchise from the studios behind Twilight and The Hunger Games.                            

Confirmation - New HBO Series Portrays Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas

David Nicksay is a respected Hollywood producer who has led production on features such as "Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3-D Movie". David Nicksay is currently engaged as executive producer of "Birth of the Dragon", a Groundswell Productions and Kylin Pictures movie which provides a dramatic retelling of the 1964 clandestine kung fu match between Wong Jack Man and a young, reckless Bruce Lee.

Groundswell is the company behind the film "Confirmation", which first aired on HBO in April 2016. The movie details the story of then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas’ tumultuous 1991 confirmation hearings. Intertwined with actual news footage, it portrays the process through which Anita Hill emerged with allegations of sexual harassment from the years when she worked under him at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

As a lone African American woman whose motives and sanity were questioned by many in the establishment, Hill stuck to her guns and brought important questions of relations between the sexes in the workplace to the forefront of American debate. Writer Susannah Grant speaks of "Confirmation" as a way of underlining the importance and bravery of Hill’s testimony, which was ultimately unsuccessful in derailing the confirmation of Thomas to his current position as Supreme Court Justice.

Cameron Pace Group Offers 3D Sandbox Program

An executive producer at Heliopolis Entertainment, David Nicksay possesses more than two decades of experience in the film industry. David Nicksay has produced films in tandem with major media companies including Disney, MGM, and Paramount and has also worked with Cameron Pace Group, a production technology company owned by renowned director James Cameron.

In addition to the development of technological products and tools, Cameron Pace Group (CPG) runs the 3D Sandbox. Offered to filmmakers in the industry, the 3D Sandbox is a training program that gives professionals an opportunity to learn more about, and work with, three-dimensional film technology.

Specifically, 3D Sandbox introduces filmmakers to CPG’s Fusion 3D technology. An advanced camera and workflow system used by many in the industry, Fusion 3D allows left and right recorded images to be combined in a method similar to that used by the human eye. Filmmakers using Fusion 3D have a choice of camera and lenses, which are equipped with an “advanced stereoscopic acquisition system.”

Participants of the 3D Sandbox program experiment with filming and screening their creations, using top-of-the-line theater equipment, and assisted by a trained set manager. Members of the Directors Guild Association, Producers Guild of America, and American Society of Cinematographers may enroll in the program.

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