If you happen to be traveling around Europe next month and want to take in an informative and fun confab about the global state of CG animation and visual effects, you should check out the VIEW event Oct. 26-29 in Turin, Italy.
This year, key artists and vfx supervisors from Double Negative, ILM, Sony Pictures Imageworks, PDI/DreamWorks, Moving Picture Company and Pixar reveal some of the behind-the-scenes details of some of 2010′s most talked-about feaures, including Inception, Iron Man 2, Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon.
Tim Johnson, co-director/exec producer of How to Train Your Dragon will keynote the event and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special.
‘We are thrilled to have Tim Johnson with us this year,’ says conference director Maria-Elena Gutierrez. ‘Tim is a director and a producer, and he has won awards for films and television productions, so he has a broad range of experience to share with us. The fact that he’s bringing us a world premiere of Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special is a wonderful gift for our conference attendees.’
Other notable speakers include:
‘ Ken Perlin, director of New York University’s Games for Learning Institute.
‘ Paul Franklin, vfx supervisor for Inception and co-founder of Double Negative
‘ Kim White, director of photography for lighting on Toy Story 3
‘ Heny Labounta, senior art director on Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Criterion Studios
‘ Parag Havaldar, software architect at Sony Pictures Imageworks
‘ David Schaub, animator director at Sony Pictures Imageworks for Alice in Wonderland
‘ Adam Avitablile, vfx supervisor of Look Visual Effects (ABC’s Lost)
For more info about all the top panels and vfx classes, visit www.viewconference.it.