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VFX Luminary Rob Legato Bringing ‘The Jungle Book’ to VIEW 2016

Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor who has worked with James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and Martin Scorsese to present keynote address on his recent collaboration with director Jon Favreau on Disney’s photorealistic CG/live-action adventure reboot of the classic animated film.

Italy’s VIEW Conference has announced that Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato will be presenting “The Art and Science behind creating a photo-realistic Jungle Book” at the 2016 edition of the confab.

During the presentation, Legato will emphasize the art form of mixing live-action sensibilities as the analog creative input device for CGI created imagery, using “more or less” the rule book of live-action cinema photography, lens choices, blocking and staging without taking advantage of the perfection of CG, but rather stressing the imperfection of live-action photography and live-action randomness.

Running October 24-28 in Turin, Italy, the VIEW Conference -- now in its eighth year -- brings top professionals in the animation, visual effects, game development, and overall computer graphics industry to Italy. Speakers at previous conferences have included Oscar winning directors, sound designers, screenwriters, game designers, musicians, visual effects supervisors, and researchers.

 This year will see the participation of top industry creatives like Byron Howard, Conrad Vernon, Mike Mitchell, Roger Guyett, Sharon Calahan and more in a series of talks and workshops. Check out the full program line-up at

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.