TURIN, Italy — The VIEW Conference, Italy’s largest computer graphics conference, is proud to announce three outstanding keynote speakers: Multiple Academy-Award winning director of sound design for Skywalker Sound Randy Thom and Pixar Director of photography Sharon Calahan and Cory Doctorow, science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist.
Calahan, who was the director of photography for Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 will open the conference on October 25 and Doctorow will deliver his keynote on Wednesday, 26 October while Thom will give the closing address on October 28. In addition, Calahan will offer an in-depth photography/lighting workshop, and Thom, an in-depth sound design workshop. “We are delighted to welcome these brilliant professionals to the VIEW conference and to Torino,” says VIEW director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “We are thrilled that both our keynote speakers have also offered to share their expertise in separate workshops. I’m so excited that our attendees will have this unique opportunity to learn from these masters. Their generosity epitomizes the spirit of the VIEW conference.”
Other headliners traveling to Turin include two visual effects supervisors from Industrial Light & Magic: Academy-Award winner Scott Farrar, visual effects supervisor for Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, and two-time Oscar nominee Roger Guyett, visual effects supervisor for Cowboys & Aliens; BAFTA award nominee Peter Nofz, digital effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks for Green Lantern; Gavin Graham, co-head of 3D at Double Negative for Captain America: The First Avenger; and from the Moving Picture Company, Adriano Rinaldi, who was lead effects technical director for X-Men: First Class and Daniele Bigi, look development lead for X-Men: First Class.