VIEW Conference Announces the VIEW 2019 Visionary Award

VIEW  Conference 2019

VIEW Conference Announces the VIEW 2019 Visionary Award Goes to:
Ralph Eggleston, Pixar AnimationStudios’ Filmmaker and Short Film Director

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ VFX Supervisor Steve Goldberg to preview Frozen 2

Torino, Italy: VIEW 2019 is announcing its second Visionary Award will be presented to Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston at the October 21 to 25 conference. Eggleston received an Oscar in 2002 for directing his short film “For the Birds.” As a production designer, he has won three Annie Awards (Inside Out, Finding Nemo, and Toy Story)and three Art Directors Guild nominations (Incredibles 2, Wall-E, and The Incredibles), among many other honors. In 2018, he received Annie Awards’ Winsor McCay Award.

VIEW Conference is also announcing that Walt Disney Animation Studios Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Goldberg will preview that studio’s work on Frozen 2, which is scheduled for release November 22. Goldberg was the veteran VFX Supervisor on Tangled, the Oscar(r)-winning  Frozen, and Frozen 2. Goldberg received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects on Disney’s 1992 Aladdin.

Also recently added to the roster are Alex Schwartz, producer for The Addams Family; Patrick Hackett co-creator and Drew Skillman, creative director for Tilt Brush; and Frances Adair McKenzie, who will present in the VIEW Conference VR space.

All told, representatives from 16 feature films plus Game of Thrones will present talks and give workshops at VIEW 2019. Films include The Lion King, Toy Story, Avengers: End Game, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Klaus, Frozen 2, The Addams Family, Incredibles 2, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Aladdin, Gemini Man, Abominable, and Star Wars.

VIEW 2019 attendees will also see presentations from Two-time Oscar winning Director Brad Bird, Incredibles 2; Three-time Oscar-winning Rob Legato; Oscar-winning Director Peter Ramsey, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Two-time Oscar nominee Director Dean DeBlois, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World; Palme d’Or nominee Conrad Vernon, The Addams Family; Netflix’s director Sergio Pablos with Klaus; Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino; Two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Eric Darnell, COO Baobab, director, Madagascar series; Oscar nominee Rob Bredow, SVP and Head of ILM; Maureen Fan, CEO Baobab Studios; Tom Wujec, tech pioneer, writer; 

PUBG’s creator Brendan Greene and CEO CH Kim; Daniel Zajfman, president of the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science.

In addition, multiple award-winning composer Michael Giacchino will conduct a concert Tuesday night, October 22. Giacchino received an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Up and an Oscar nomination for Ratatouille. He has multiple Annie awards, multiple IFMCA Film Composer of the Year awards, and multiple ASCAP awards. He received Grammies for Ratatouille and Up and Grammy Nominations for Star Trek, The Incredibles, and Coco.

“I’m so excited that the brilliant and imaginative Michael Giacchino will return to VIEW for our 20th annual conference,” Dr. Gutierrez says. “People in Torino and past attendees are still talking about the amazing concert he organized during his previous visit. We encourage everyone to reserve space early.”

Some of the topics covered this year at VIEW 2019 that range from “The Art of the Movie Opening” (Director Brad Bird) to “The Future of Work” (Tom Wujec, Tech Pioneer); from “Welcome to Light Fields” (Paul Debevec, senior engineer at Google VR), to “Parr Home Renovations” (Ralph Eggleston, Pixar production designer); from “How XR (AR/MR/VR) Will Impact How We Create and What We Create” (Eloi, Champagne), to “Costume Matters” (Deborah Landis, costume designer), and from “The Timelessness of Dreams” (Kareem Ettouney, Media Molecule) to “Four Decades of Storytelling with Innovation” (Rob Bredow, SVP and Head of ILM).

Especially important for students and professionals are masterclasses, which will give attendees a chance to dive deeply into such subjects as: public speaking, concept art, storyboarding, visual effects editing, directing, writing, building a career, design, acting for animation, legal issues, game art, cyber ethics, visual effects in automobile production, costume design, production design, CG technology, and storytelling. Masterclasses in Maya, RenderMan, and Houdini will give participants a chance to polish their skills.

You can view the full program online at: https://www.viewconference.it/assets/pdf/2019-program-en.pdf

The 20th annual international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere event for Computer Graphics, Interactive and Immersive Storytelling, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, and VR, AR, and Mixed Reality, brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops.

This year’s conference takes place from October 21 to 25.  Registration is now open. Please join us! Our new venue is the OGR in Corso Castelfidardo 22. Turin, Italy

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