Joining Brad Bird, Michael Giacchino, and Ralph Eggleston in Turin this year for the VIEW 2019 conference is another raft of high-end speakers from live action and animated feature films, broadcast television, and games.
Director Peter Ramsey received an Oscar, BAFTA, and two Annie Awards as one of the directors of Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spencer Cook was senior animation supervisor on this year’s blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and worked at Framestore leading teams creating Alien Covenant and Beauty and the Beast. He has a BAFTA nomination for Spider-Man 3 for which he was Animation Director while at Sony Pictures Imageworks.
“Also among our great speakers this year is Siobhan Reddy, a powerful woman in the games industry, and Sergio Pablos who is creating a 2D animated feature in Madrid for Netflix,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “We’ll see Image Engine’s dragons in Game of Thrones, Spencer Cook’s Godzilla animation, Todd Sue’s art direction for Apex Legends, and Sebastien Hue’s concept art. And we’re bringing back four of our most interesting speakers with new, exciting material to share: Josh Holmes, Rob Bredow, Tom Wujec, and Alex Williams. I love the quality and diversity in this year’s program.”
Yes, Escape Studios’ Head of Animation, Alex Williams will also be there to discuss his 25 years in animation. He has worked on The Lion King, Robots, The Road to El Dorado, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Iron Giant. An immensely satisfying career.
Image Engine VFX Supervisor Thomas Schelesny and Animation Supervisor Jason Snymanwill present their work on Daenerys’ Dragons in the final season of Game of Thrones. The two artists have a wealth of experience with live action visual effects for broadcast and feature films.
I’m looking forward to catching up with so many names here, some I’ve worked with and met before, some I have only ever chatted with or emailed. The VIEW Conference, in its new larger venue, has so much to offer students, veterans, journeymen, and anyone in this expanding visual industry.
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 Turin, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops.
This year’s conference takes place from October 21 to 25. Registration is now open.