The full program for VIEW 2019 is now online and as the lists below contest, this is going to be the most amazing week of meetings, sessions and new media education anyone can gather together.
The second VIEW Visionary Award will be presented to Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston at the VIEW 2019 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, for Inside Out, Finding Nemo, and Toy Story and three Art Directors Guild nominations for The Incredibles, Wall-E, and Incredibles 2, among many other honours. In 2018, he received Annie Awards’ Winsor McCay Award. I’ve interviewed him a couple of times on this site and for CGSociety.
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-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.
Creatives of 16 feature films 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. Phew!
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,” VIEW Director Maria-Elena 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).
Dylan Session from Pixar is also going along to VIEW 2019 to teach a masterclass. Like most years, teaching from deep within RenderMan, how the software was used on the latest feature films from the company. He’ll be pulling apart some of the technical breakdowns from Toy Story 4. There are a lot of cutting edge features in the lighting and look development areas of Pixar’s RenderMan. Dylan is your man for finding out the best bits.
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.
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.
VIEW 2019 full program: