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ILM Continues 40th Anniversary Celebration at VIEW 2015

VFX powerhouse Industrial Light & Magic to present two special sessions, ‘40 Years of Creating the Impossible’ and ‘The Park Is Open: Journey to Jurassic World,’ during the 2015 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

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TURIN, ITALY -- The 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premier annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced that Industrial Light & Magic will present two very special sessions during this year’s event.

“It’s so exciting that ILM will be marking their 40th anniversary with VIEW this year,” says conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Their two special sessions are guaranteed to draw standing room only crowds at this year’s conference!”

The ILM Sessions are:

“ILM – 40 Years of Creating the Impossible”
Wed, October 21 -- 6-7.30 p.m.

For 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo-chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures, to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM consistently breaks new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. In this VIEW session, the presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.

Speakers: Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Snow, Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Alexander, and ILM Modelshop Supervisor Lorne Peterson.

“The Park is Open: Journey to ‘Jurassic World’ with Industrial Light & Magic”
Friday, October 23 -- 12:15-1:15 p.m.

In 1993, ILM brought living, breathing dinosaurs back from extinction -- a move that would help shape the future of cinema itself. Steeped in the Jurassic franchise, the ILM panelists at VIEW will share the advanced on-set visualization tools used during production and the new visual effects techniques developed for modeling and texturing, environment creation, and advanced motion capture retargeting technology that allowed ILM to breathe life into Jurassic World, the latest installment directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Speakers: Overall Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Alexander and Animation Supervisor Glen McIntosh.

The VIEW Conference’s digital movie festival, VIEW FEST, takes place October 16-18 also in Turin.

Source: VIEW Conference

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.