VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.
VIEW 2013, from 15th to 18th October in Torino, will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.
19 August 2013, Turin, Italy:
“We are deeply honored and incredibly excited to announce that John Knoll, who has been such an important leader in the world of visual effects and computer graphics, will be our 2013 keynote speaker,” says VIEW Conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “John will present ILM’s work on Guillermo del Toro’s amazing film Pacific Rim and share his knowledge with VIEW attendees during our annual conference, October 15 to 18.”
At ILM, Knoll led the award-winning studio’s work on LucasFilm’s Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III, and Disney’s first two Pirates of the Caribbean films. He was a computer graphics designer on director Jim Cameron’s 1989 film The Abyss and more recently, visual effects supervisor at ILM for the Oscar-winning films Hugo (Martin Scorsese), Rango (Gore Verbinski), and Avatar (Jim Cameron), three of the 35 films for which he’s credited.
In 2007, Knoll received an Oscar and a BAFTA film award for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. In addition, Knoll has received five Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations, nine VES nominations, and two VES awards for visual effects. The ILM veteran and long-time member of the ILM brain trust became the studio’s first chief creative officer in 2013.
“In addition, of special interest to all our VIEW conference attendees is that in the early 1990’s John Knoll and his brother Thomas invented the program everyone now knows as Adobe’s PhotoShop,” Gutierrez says. “I can’t think of a more influential computer graphics program.”
“Each year we try to make the VIEW Conference in our beautiful baroque city of Turin, Italy something our attendees will remember for the rest of their lives,” Gutierrez adds. “This year, I have no doubt we will do just that and more.”
MASTERCLASS : Tuesday 15th October – 09.00-10.00
Discover the Visual Effects behind “Pacific Rim” here : http://wiki-fx.net/pages/pacific-rim/
This year Roger Guyett, ILM’s visual effects supervisor will present at VIEW Conference his last work with J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster re-imagining of the legendary Star Trek franchise, Star Trek – Into Darkness. For this effort, Guyett again received Oscar and BAFTA nominations as well as a VES nomination for Best Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature.
Roger Guyett joined ILM in 1994 to work on the groundbreaking computer animation in Casper. He was a principal member of the team that produced over forty minutes of 3D character animation, marking the first time in cinematic history that a leading role was played by an entirely synthetic actor.
In 1995, Guyett led the technical direction of key sequences in Dragonheart, where ILM’s proprietary facial animation software brought Draco the CG dragon to life. As computer graphics supervisor on Twister, he oversaw a team of digital artists that created stunning images of one of nature’s fiercest weather events. Three years later, Guyett was recognized with a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for his innovative work as co-visual effects supervisor on Saving Private Ryan. For his work on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Guyett earned both Oscar and BAFTA nominations and won the Visual Effects Society Award for Best Visual Effects.
In 2009, Guyett was named to the PGA ‘Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers List’ by the Producer’s Guild of America which honors those who have made the most vibrant and exciting contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling.
MASTERCLASS : Friday 18th October – 16.30-17.30
Discover the Visual Effects behind “Star Trek: Into Darkness” here : http://wiki-fx.net/pages/star-trek-into-darkness/
Erik Nash‘s career spans three decades and dozens of films. He was twice nominated for Academy Awards®, for work on I, Robot and Real Steel. His visual effect supervisor credits include Iron Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Armageddon, Rules of Engagement, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Red Planet and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Previously, Erik was visual effects director of photography on Apollo 13, Chain Reaction, Star Trek: Nemesis, xXx, Stealth and Titanic. Earlier in his career Erik was a visual effects camera operator on Star Trek: The Motion Picture and spent eight seasons as lead visual effects cameraman on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His work on the Star Trek shows earned him two Emmy Awards. Erik is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
MASTERCLASS : Friday 18th October – 15.15-16.15
Discover the Visual Effects behind “Iron Man 3” here : http://wiki-fx.net/pages/iron-man-3/
At the 14th International VIEW Conference Max Solomon, animation supervisor for Framestore, will unveil the making of the latest Warner Bros blockbuster movie: Gravity. Max Solomon will deliver a talk covering the evolution of Gravity from Storyboard to Final, focusing on previz and animation.
MASTERCLASS : Tuesday 15th October – 11.15-12.15
Peter Muyzers began his career as a 3d artist working in televison commercials and identifications in 1995, with experience also including large format Motion Ride and IMAX 2D and Stereoscopic films. He has since worked at The Moving Picture Company, UK as Computer Graphics Supervisor where he played a key part in building the visual effects pipeline for the MPC film division. His credits from this time encompass a variety of high profile feature films including Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, the first three Harry Potter films and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Since joining Image Engine in 2006, Peter has led the development of Image Engine’s robust film visual effects pipeline and assembled what is currently Vancouver’s best visual effects R&D department. This technical and creative development has been instrumental to the sucess of District 9 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, where Peter also played a key role as Digital Production Supervisor. Peter Muyzers is the Visual Effects Supervisor on Neill Blomkamp film Elysium.
MASTERCLASS : Wednesday 16th October – 17.30-18.30
Discover the Visual Effects behind Elysium here : http://wiki-fx.net/pages/elysium/
This is the french “Cocorico!”. Bruno Chauffard, MacGuff‘s CG Supervisor on Despicable Me 2 will present a making-of at View Conference !
MASTERCLASS : Tuesday 15th October – 18.30 – 19.30
Discover the Artists behind “Despicable Me 2” here : http://wiki-fx.net/pages/despicable-me-2/
23 August, TURIN, Italy: VIEW Conference 2013 is delighted to announce that Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, the directors of Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will present a keynote address at this year’s gathering of computer graphics luminaries, students, and professionals. They join keynote speaker John Knoll, Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer, on the roster during the October 15 to 18 conference in Turin, Italy.
“I can’t wait to see the keynote presentation by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn,” says conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “I know they will be inspirational, entertaining, and fun. And, I’m excited they can give our Italian attendees a sneak peak of this new animated feature.”
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 builds on the delicious success of the 2009 hit comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, also from Sony Pictures Animation (SPA). The animated comedy releases September 27 in the U.S. and December 25 in Italy distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Italia.
Prior to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, director Cody Cameron helmed Sony Pictures Animation’s direct-to-video Open Season 3 and the short film The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas. His story artist credits include the original Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Surf’s Up, Shrek, Shrek 2, and Madagascar. Cameron also occasionally provides voices during his spare time such as Pinocchio and the Three Pigs in the Shrek series, or Mr. Weenie in Open Season.
Director Kris Pearn served as head of story on the original Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He was also a storyboard artist on various Sony Pictures Animation projects including The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Arthur Christmas, Surf’s Up, and Open Season. He received Annie Award nominations for his work as a storyboard artist in 2007 for Open Season, and in 2012 for Arthur Christmas.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation’s mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention — a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – “foodimals!” Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!
“One of the amazing things about the Cloudy films is how the artists make the CG food look so appealing,” Gutierrez says. “I know our attendees are hungry to know more about the whole creative process.”
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is Sony Pictures Animation’s ninth animated feature film. The studio’s features have received numerous Oscar, Golden Globe, Annie, and Visual Effects Society nominations.
Paul Debevec is a Research Professor at the University of Southern California and the Associate Director of Graphics Research at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies where he leads the ICT Graphics Laboratory. His work has focused on image-based modeling and rendering techniques beginning with his 1996 Ph.D. thesis at UC Berkeley, with specializations in high dynamic range imaging, reflectance measurement, facial animation, and image-based lighting. He serves as the Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH and received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® in 2010 for his work on the Light Stage facial capture systems.
The full program is available here : http://viewconference.it/Press_Releases/Eng/VIEW_Program_2013.pdf
Registration is now open for the 14th annual VIEW Conference, which typically finds 8,000 students and professionals from Italy, throughout Europe, and beyond enjoying the carefully crafted, practical, and inspirational conference program. The VIEW Conference immediately follows the annual ViewFest, the Italian evolution of Resfest.
VIEW Conference is brought to you thanks to the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione Crt, Chamber of Commerce, City of Turin and the Piedmont Region.