VIEW CONFERENCE 2013 Announces Speaker Line-up
Turin, ITALY – The full lineup of speakers planned for VIEW CONFERENCE 2013 has been unveiled, which in addition to the previously announced keynote presentation from ILM’s John Knoll, includes ILM’s Roger Guyett, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Image Engine’s Peter Muyzers, Sony Picture’s Troy Saliba and Parag Havaldar, the Moving Picture Company’s Marco Carboni, Sony Animation’s Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, Pixar’s Sandra Karpman and Lucia Modesto, MacGuff’s Bruno Chauffard, computer graphics scientist Paul Debevec, and more.
“I am so excited to let people know more about our VIEW 2013 program,” said conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “We have extraordinary artists coming to Turin from the worlds of live action visual effects, commercial production, animated features and short films, game development, and technical innovation to share their knowledge and inspire our attendees. I always say this year’s VIEW Conference will be the best one yet, and I’m going to say it again.”
Registration is now open for the October 15-18 conference in Turin, Italy.
From the world of live-action visual effects, VIEW welcomes key artists from the studios behind films certain to be in the running for the 2014 visual effects Oscar. Pacific Rim visual effects supervisor John Knoll, chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic will give the opening keynote. Five-time Oscar nominee Knoll received a visual effects Oscar for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Look for Knoll to explain how visual effects artists created believable 25-story tall robots who fought even bigger monsters in digital water and rain.
VIEW also welcomes two-time Oscar nominee Roger Guyett of Industrial Light & Magic who was the visual effects supervisor and second unit director for Star Trek into Darkness, and one of VIEW’s most popular speakers. The summer blockbuster Iron Man 3 has earned more than one billion dollars at the box office and two-time Oscar nominee Eric Nash the visual effects supervisor at Digital Domain will help attendees understand why. Peter Muyzers of Image Engine received an Oscar nomination for popular District 9 in 2010. This year, he led the visual effects for another Neill Blomkamp film Elysium and he will share the crew’s work on that film with the VIEW audience.
Another visual effects-dependent summer hit was the inventive Oz the Great and Powerful. Two speakers from Sony Pictures Imageworks, supervising animator Troy Saliba and software architect Parag Havaldar will speak about the creative visual effects and the use of native stereoscopy in that film. And, what would visual effects be without zombies? Marco Carboni, crowd simulation lead at the Moving Picture Company will show how that studio created zombies by the thousands World War Z.
From the world of animated films: Cloudy 2 directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn of Sony Pictures Animation will give a delicious closing keynote address. Cloudy 2 finds the hero of the the 2009 feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, for which Cameron and Pearn were story artists, fighting foodimals, the half-food, half-animal pun-driven monsters.
VIEW is also proud to announce the following speakers: The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow director Stephan Franck of Sony Pictures Animation. Franck is also co-creator of the cult TV show Corneil & Bernie (aka Watch My Chops), and comic book writer. Dark Planet Comics released Franck’s “Silver” in March.