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Full VIEW Conference 2019 Announced

Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato to present ‘The Lion King;’ director Conrad Vernon to present animated ‘The Addams Family’ at October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Three-time Oscar winner Rob Legato will present the ‘The Lion King’ at the upcoming VIEW Conference 2019. Image © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The complete program lineup for the upcoming VIEW Conference 20th edition has been announced, with keynote speakers Rob Legato, Conrad Vernon and Eric Darnell joining the already packed program filled with presentations from industry luminaries and top professionals taking part in the upcoming October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Three-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Legato will be presenting his work on Disney’s smash photorealistic animated hit, The Lion King. In addition, director Conrad Vernon will present the upcoming animated feature, The Addams Family, which hits U.S. theatres October 11, while two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Eric Darnell, COO of Baobab Studios, will present his latest immersive VR film work. They join 10 keynote speakers already confirmed for the conference, including Brad Bird (Incredibles 2) and Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), who will also be conducting Masterclasses.

“We’re so excited that directors Brad Bird, Peter Ramsey, Conrad Vernon, Dean DeBlois, Eric Darnell, and Sergio Pablos, will be at VIEW 2019 for our 20th anniversary celebration,” says conference director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “It’s a further honor that Brad and Peter will give our attendees a chance to learn from them in Masterclasses. Our attendees can also sign up in advance for workshops by Danny Dimian, the visual effects supervisor on Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse, Ralph Eggleston, who is a filmmaker and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios, the innovative tech pioneer Tom Wujec, screenwriter David Misch, and others. And they are just a few of the amazing speakers on our program this year.”

Director Conrad Vernon will present the animated feature film, 'The Addams Family,' which hits U.S. theatres October 11.

Recently confirmed additions to the roster include speakers from live-action films, animated films, and broadcast television.

From live-action: Three-time Oscar nominee Guy Williams, visual effects supervisor at Weta Digital for Gemini Man; VES Award winner Daniele Bigi, VFX supervisor at ILM for Aladdin; VES Award winner Trent Claus, VFX supervisor at Lola for Captain Marvel; and Oscar-winner Hal Hickel, animation supervisor at ILM on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

From animated films and immersive media: Cinzia Angelini, director of Mila; Sebastian Sylwan, CTO at Félix & Paul Studios; and Dadi Einarsson, co-founder of RVX, who will present a VR journey into feudal Iceland.

From broadcast television: Two-time Primetime Emmy nominee David Misch, screenwriter, and Primetime Emmy award winner Donna Zakowska, costume designer, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

In addition, Terrance Masson, chair of the Computer Arts MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, will conduct a portfolio review, while Angie Wojak, director of Career Development at the school, will moderate a talent panel. For RenderMan practitioners, Dylan Sisson, Pixar marketing manager, will conduct several RenderMan Masterclasses. Also, Helge Maus, 3D/VFX artist and trainer at pixeltrain, will be conducting Masterclasses in using Houdini for visual effects.

These speakers join the large group of previously announced speakers: Two-time Oscar nominee Director Dean DeBlois, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World; Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino, who will also be performing a live concert; Oscar nominee Rob Bredow, SVP and executive creative director, ILM; Maureen Fan, CEO Baobab Studios; CH Kim, CEO PUBG; and Daniel Zajfman, president, Weizmann Institute of Science.

You can download the full program here or visit the conference website for full details.  

The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premier event for Computer Graphics, Interactive and Immersive Storytelling, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, and VR, AR and Mixed Reality, brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Turin, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, workshops, B2Bs and recruitment.

This year’s conference takes place from October 21 to 25 in the exciting new OGR venue. Registration is now open.

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