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Walter Murch Joins VIEW 2015 Keynote Lineup

Three-time Oscar winner to deliver “From Godfather to God Particle and Beyond,” addressing the changing vocabulary of film in relation to new digital technologies.

Walter Murch joins VIEW 2015 Keynote Speaker lineup.

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 the addition of multi-Academy Award winner Walter Murch to its Keynote Lineup.

Kicking off today in Turin, Italy, the VIEW conference takes place October 19-23. The curated conference, features talks, panel sessions, workshops, and awards for outstanding work.

Widely credited as the originator of the term “sound design,” Murch is a renowned film editor and sound designer with three Academy Awards to his name. Murch will present a Keynote Talk entitled “From Godfather to God Particle and Beyond” at VIEW 2015 on Friday, October 23. His presentation will address how film vocabulary constantly changes, and does not change, as new digital technologies are introduced into the industry.

A longtime collaborator with Francis Ford Coppola, Murch started editing and mixing sound with Coppola's 1969 film, The Rain People. Subsequently, he worked on George Lucas's THX 1138 and American Graffiti and Coppola's The Godfather, before editing picture and mixing sound on Coppola's The Conversation, for which he received an Academy Award nomination in sound in 1974. Murch also mixed the sound for Coppola's The Godfather Part II, and did sound design work on Apocalypse Now, for which he won his first Academy Award in 1979.

In 1996, Murch worked on Anthony Minghella's The English Patient, for which he won Oscars both for his sound mixing and for his editing. Murch's editing Oscar was the first to be awarded for an electronically edited film (using the Avid system,) and he is the only person ever to win Oscars for both sound mixing and film editing.

In 2003, Murch edited another Anthony Minghella film, Cold Mountain, on Apple's sub-$1,000 Final Cut Pro software using off the shelf Power Mac G4 computers, and received another Academy Award nomination for this work.

Murch is the 2012 recipient of the Nikola Tesla Award given by the International Press Academy Satellite Awards for "Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology.” Previous recipients of the Tesla Award have included Douglas Trumbull, James Cameron, Roger Deakins, Dennis Muren and George Lucas.

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.