The first speakers for the upcoming VIEW Conference in October 2019 have been announced. Dean DeBlois, writer, director and executive producer of this year’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from DreamWorks Animation, and Changhan (CH) Kim, CEO of PUBG Corporation, will both be giving keynotes and are the first (of many) speakers in what is shaping up to be another exciting event.
The expanded drawcard of speakers are usually announced at key point during the year, approaching VIEW and the Director of the conference, Dr Maria-Elena Gutierrez says the field will be an eclectic group of directors, studio heads, animators, game developers, visual effects artists and inventors who create live-action films, animated films, games, and virtual reality.
“I’m excited to reveal a stellar group of speakers who are the top professionals in their fields,” Dr. Gutierrez says. “I know they will educate, collaborate with, and inspire our attendees. I look forward to welcoming them to Torino and to our VIEW Conference community.”
CH Kim is the CEO of PUBG Corporation, known for its successful online multiplayer game PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), which pioneered and revolutionized the battle royale genre in gaming. PUBG holds multiple Guinness World Records, in addition to various industry accolades and awards, including “Game of the Year” at the Steam Awards 2018 and “Best Multiplayer Game” at The Game Awards 2017.
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Joining these two fine people are:
Michael Fukushima, Studio Head and Executive Producer, National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Studio.
Danny Dimian, visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, who led the artists who created the groundbreaking animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
William Reeves, global technology supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, was one of the founding members of Pixar. He invented the first motion blur algorithm and methods to simulate particle motion in CGI.
Paul Debevec, senior staff engineer at Google VR and adjunct research professor at USC Computer Science & USC ICT graphics lab, is best known for his work in utilizing the Light Stage.
Jan-Bart van Beek, the Art Director at Guerilla Games. He was responsible for the Killzone series of games, as well as Horizon Zero Dawn.
Milan Jovovic, the Chief Creative Officer at Nordeus, the famous Serbian mobile game studio that created Top Eleven Football Manager.
Jack M. Gibson, the studio art director for Rovio’s Stockholm Sweden branch. The Stockholm studio developed the hugely popular Angry Birds 2.
This year’s conference takes place from October 21 to 25 in our exciting new OGR venue. Registration is now open.