VIEW Conference 2019 will present director Brad Bird, composer Michael Giacchino and Pixar filmmaker Ralph Eggleston, each giving keynote addresses at the October 21-25 symposium in Torino, Italy.
“Year after year, VIEW Conference has established its reputation as the event where the best and the brightest from the world’s digital industries convene to exchange experiences, discuss their work, and to enrich, teach and inspire us,” says conference director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Increasingly, VIEW is not just an event – it’s an experience, a community. It ’s where you should be, too.”
The conference brings together the world’s top directors, studio heads, animators, game developers, visual effects artists and inventors who create live-action films, animated films, games, and virtual reality for a week of talks, masterclasses and networking within the relaxed beauty and culture of the northern Italian city.
Bird, Giacchino and Eggleston join the already announced Dean DeBlois, writer, director and executive producer of “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” and Changhan (CH) Kim, CEO of PUBG Corporation, known for its online multiplayer game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, at the event.
Other industry heavyweights giving keynotes include Maureen Fan, CEO and co-founder of Emmy- and Annie-award-winning Baobab Studios; renowned physicist Daniel Zajfman, president of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel; and Janelle Croshaw Ralla, a VFX supervisor on the international blockbuster “Captain Marvel.” Eloi Champagne, technical director at Montreal’s NFB Animation Studio; Nikola Damjanov, lead game artist at Nordeus; Escape Studios Director Ian Palmer; and Wieke Schrakamp, research manager health & behaviour at Amsterdam’s playful learning studio IJsfontein, will also speak at VIEW.
Brad Bird is the award-wining director, screenwriter, animator, producer and voice actor, whose “Incredibles 2” was on of last year’s biggest hits. In addition, he is known for his animated feature films “The Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille,” as well as the animated short film ÒFamily Dog.” His live-action films are “Mission: Impossible Ð Ghost Protocol” and “Tomorrowland.” He is currently writing a live-action musical for Sony Pictures which will include twenty minutes of animation and feature music by Michael Giacchino.
Prolific composer Michael Giacchino has scored countless hit films, including the Oscar-winning score for the 2009 Pixar film “Up.” His work will be heard this year in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and he composed the music for last year’s “Incredibles 2,” “Bad Times at the El Royale” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” In addition, he’s composed the music for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Doctor Strange,” “Coco” and “Inside Out.” His list of credits stretches across more than 130 films, TV series and video games. In addition to his keynote address, Giacchino will perform a concert of his music during the conference.
Longtime Pixar filmmaker Ralph Eggleston was the production designer on Bird’s Incredibles 2 and other Pixar hits Inside Out, WALL-E and Finding Nemo, was the art director on The Incredibles and Toy Story, and won an Oscar for his animated short For the Birds.
The 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, workshops, B2Bs and recruitment.
This year’s conference takes place from October 21 to 25 in our exciting new OGR venue. Registration is now open.