Everything You Need To Know About VIEW Conference 2017

VIEW Conference 2017

Time of the year is here when you get to see some of most prestigious people from the digital age in one place, This year’s VIEW Conference will be held in Turin, Italy from October 23-27.

With more than 50 speakers confirmed for the 18th annual confab, Italy’s largest digital media conference promises to offer inspiring and practical content to artists, animators, game developers, storytellers, content creators and other students and professionals who work with computer graphics.

Six visual effects Oscar winners, two Academy Sci-Tech award winners, animated feature film directors, virtual reality pioneers, computer graphics researchers, game developers, photographers, writers, and studio executives will converge in Turin, Italy from October 23-27.

“One of the special reasons to attend VIEW is that our speakers like to stay for the entire week and attend talks given by the other speakers, so our attendees have many opportunities to interact with them,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Another reason is that I think VIEW might be the only conference at which, in addition to talks, animated film directors and Oscar-winning artists offer small, interactive workshops and master classes.”

All told, VIEW boasts 15 master classes and workshops this year including those from Director Mark Osborne (The Little Prince) and Director Kris Pearn (The Willoughbys)who will offer storytelling and storyboarding tips. Character Artist Jason Bickerstaff (Pixar Animation Studios) and Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel (Industrial Light & Magic) who will delve into the mysteries of character animation; and, Professor Dr. Donald Greenberg (Cornell University) who will lead workshop attendees on an interactive exploration of virtual reality technology and techniques.

Also unique to VIEW is the game developers boot camp and accelerator program during which selected start-ups to receive mentoring from industry experts and equity partners leading to the opportunity to pitch their projects to potential investors.

“VIEW brings together the world’s best and brightest minds across multiple disciplines, in a uniquely intimate and collaborative place where creatives can incubate and celebrate,” says Dr. Gutierrez. “I’m as proud as ever of VIEW 2017. I hope you can join the VIEW family in beautiful Torino.”

See attached fact sheets for information about VIEW awards, the Game Developers Boot Camp, and a complete list of speakers and workshops.

The VIEW 2017 Conference is made possible with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Piedmont Region, Turin’s Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Turin, Twitch.tv.

VIEW Conference is a mixed media event that brings together the most brilliant and visionary minds working in CG from VFX to Games and from Animation to VR. We are at the forefront of innovation and technology. This year we have 6 Oscar Winners and One Academy Technical Achievement Award Winner.

This year’s world-class speakers confirmed, so far:

  • Rob Pardo (CEO, Bonfire Games, former Chief Creative Officer, Blizzard, Creator and legendary game designer of World of Warcraft and Diablo) keynote speaker, Games
  • Eric Darnell (Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios, Director and writer of all 4Madagascar films, Director, Antz) keynote speaker, Animation, Storytelling
  • Joe Letteri (VFX head of Weta Digital. 4 Academy Award winner, Overall VFX supervisor War for the Planet of the Apes) keynote speaker, VFX
  • John Nelson (Overall VFX Supervisor, Bladerunner 2049, Academy Award Winner) keynote speaker, VFX
  • Vicki Dobbs Beck (Exec in Charge, ILMxLab), keynote speaker, Storytelling
  • Cinzia Angelini (Director MILA) keynote speaker, Animation, Storytelling
  • Scott Stokdyk, (Overall VFX supervisor, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) VFX
  • Hal Hickel (Animation Supervisor, Rogue One: A Star A Wars Story) Academy Award Winner, Animation
  • Martin Hill, (VFX supervisor Academy Technical Achievement Award Winner) VFX
  • Christopher Townsend, (Overall VFX supervisor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) VFX
  • Randy Lake (President of Studio Operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks) VFX
  • Warren Franklin, Executive Producer Cinesite Studios, VFX, Storytelling
  • Shawn Walsh, Executive Producer Image Engine, VFX, Storytelling
  • David Rosenbaum, Chief Creative Officer, Cinesite Studios
  • Mark Osborne (Director The Little Prince, Kung Fu Panda), Animation, Storytelling
  • Kris Pearn (Director The Willoughbys, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2) Animation, Storytelling
  • Shannon Tindle (Director/Writer On-ICE,  Conceived Kubo and The Two Strings), VR, Storytelling
  • Kevin Lin (cofounder & COO, Twitch), Games, Storytelling
  • Bernard Yee (EP, Oculus Game VR) VR
  • Jan-Bart Van Beek (Horizon, Studio Director, Guerrilla Games) Games
  • Paul Debevec ( Senior Engineer Google, Academy Award Winner) VR
  • Don Greenberg (Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics Cornell University) VR
  • Elisabeth Morant (TILT BRUSH, Google) Design, VR, Storytelling
  • Maureen Fan (CEO, Co-founder Baobab Studios) VR, Storytelling
  • Larry Cutler (Chief Technical Officer, Baobab Studios) VR
  • Eloi Champagne (National Film Board Canada) Vr, Storytelling
  • Claudio Pedica (Senior Interaction Designer Solfar Studios) VR
  • David Putrino (Telemedicine/Vr Rehabilitation, Icahn School of Medicine @ Mount Sinai) VR, Storytelling
  • Martyn Culpitt (VFX Supervisor, Logan, Image Engine) VFX
  • Mike Ford (Overall VFX supervisor, Smurfs: The Lost Village) VFX
  • Victor Perez (Overall VFX supervisor, Gabriele Salvatores’s The Invisible Boy: Second Generation)VFX
  • Elaina Scott (Animation Supervisor, SUPERGIRL)
  • Mark Mullery (World premiere talk “The Breadwinner”, Techincal Director, Cartoon Saloon)
  • Alessandro Jacomini (World Premiere “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”, Director of Photography, Disney Animation Studios
  • Kim White (Director of Photography-Lighting, Cars 3, Pixar Animation Studios) Photography/Lighting , Animation
  • Rob Coleman (Head of Animation Lego Batman Movie) Animation
  • Noelle Triaureau (Production Designer, Smurfs: The Lost Village) Animation, Production Design
  • Carlos Zaragoza (Production Designer, The Emoji Movie) Animation, Production Design
  • Shelley LK (Games VC, Managing Partner Affiniti Ventures) Venture Capitalist
  • Leslie Iwerks (Academy Award & Emmy nominated Director) Filmmaking
  • Michael Rubin (Founder & Chief Photo Officer Neonodern) Photography
  • Megan Brain (Paper Sculture designer) Sculpting
  • Jordi Garcia (Director/Partner Post23) Animation, VFX, Storytelling

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