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Date posted: 29/09/2007

DreamWorks Animation?s new CG film, ?Bee Movie? had a problem. DreamWorks is in Glendale, California., but director, producer and star Seinfeld preferred to stay in New York City.

The solution? Telepresence. DreamWorks Animation used an HP Halo high-end video system to produce the movie on two coasts simultaneously without anyone ever having to get on a plane.

Manny Francisco, director of virtual studio collaboration at DreamWorks said "The only reason we can get Jerry to make a movie here in Glendale, when in reality he lives in New York, is through a conferencing system such as this. "

DreamWorks co-developed the Halo system with HP when the film "Shrek 2" was being made and DreamWorks wanted to gather animators and others from Glendale and Redwood City, California, and Bristol, England. Telepresence makes better use of workers' time because they travel less, he says. "They get part of their lives back."

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