The VIEW Conference is bringing a who’s who of animation and visual effects talent to its 16th annual edition in Turin, Italy next month. That country’s largest gathering of computer graphics professionals, VIEW covers the entire digital arts spectrum from 2D/3D animation to interactive techniques, and from gaming to visual effects.
Our interests — animation and vfx — will be well represented, with numerous feature filmmakers, vfx supervisors, and other key talents delivering keynotes, workshops, and masterclasses. In fact, six of the event’s seven keynotes will have significant relevance to the animation community:
- Alessandro Carloni, co-director of Kung Fu Panda 3, will give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the upcoming DreamWorks feature.
- Oscar-winning Skywalker Sound director of sound Randy Thom (The Incredibles, The Right Stuff) will discuss his most recent work on The Peanuts Movie in his keynote “Teaching the Camera to Listen: From Apocalypse Now to The Peanuts Movie.”
- Mark Osborne, director of the upcoming CG/stop motion hybrid The Little Prince, will present “The Challenges of Adapting a Beloved Classic.” In his keynote, he’ll guide attendees through the challenging creative process he and his team underwent to translate the classic French story into an animated feature.
- Shannon Tindle, director of the upcoming Google Spotlight Story On Ice and a veteran visual development artist (The Croods, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends) will discuss the challenges and newfound freedoms in creating interactive animation.
- The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez will present the talk “Every Picture Tells a Story,” documenting his 25-year journey by from his Emmy Award-winning student film to his dot-com era webseries work for Sony, and beyond, including TV pilots for Disney, his Nick series El Tigre, and his first feature film.
- Christopher Townsend, VFX supervisor on The Avengers: Age of Ultron will give the talk: “Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hulk, Vision, and the Gang,” talking about the design, development, and implementation of some of the key characters in the film.
Other workshops and guest speakers include: