Torino, Italy-based VIEW Conference has announced new details about its 23rd edition which takes place Oct. 16-21 this year. According to event organizers, most of the speakers will attend in person. Among the latest slate of animation luminaries expected at the event this year are Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson, Paramount Pictures Animation and Nickelodeon Animation president Ramsey Naito and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey (director of My Father’s Dragon and The Breadwinner) and writer-director Chris Williams (The Sea Beast, Moana, Big Hero 6 ), director-producer Peter Ramsey (Lost Ollie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Shannon Tindle (Lost Ollie, Kubo and the Two Strings).
Among the many workshops featured at VIEW Conference this year is a special masterclass with Georgina Hayns, puppets creative supervisor on Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, the new stop-motion animated feature directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson, released in selected theaters in November and streaming on Netflix in December 2022. Mark Hewis, head of the Aardman Academy also delivers a must-see workshop titled “The Art of Stop Motion Production.” Technical artist and games guru Simon Verstraete leads a cutting-edge workshop on procedural concepts with SideFX Houdini and Unreal Engine 5.
This year’s VIEW Conference features a special track dedicated to the Metaverse, bringing together some of the leading thinkers in this fast-moving field and led by Marc Petit, vice president and general manager of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Among the speakers are Julien Fournié, CEO, and Jean Paul Cauvin, COO, of Julien Fournié Haute Couture. Explorers of the Metaverse, they will be on stage in front of a live audience to discuss their innovative work with PUBG Studios and present their vision of how arts can combine in the Metaverse. Also speaking is Guidi Quaroni, senior director of engineering, 3D and immersive at Adobe.
Risto Jankkila and Sharman Jagadeesan from Housemarque will also be at the VIEW Conference this year, with presentation on the roguelike sci-fi shooter game Returnal.
VIEW Conference 2022 also includes a spectacular recruitment fair. The fair gives students and professionals from schools and studios an opportunity to pitch their talents to major game and movie studios, show their reels and meet their mentors, and gives recruiters access to a vast pool of outstanding talent. Recruiters include Industrial Light & Magic, Framestore, Twister, Axis and many more.
Recruiters are invited to email the VIEW Conference 2022 recruitment team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome our honored guests to VIEW Conference in Torino this year,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “It is truly a privilege to open our doors to so many leading lights from the world of animation, design and visual effects, not to mention all the creative thinkers who are converging on VIEW Conference to discuss their visions of the Metaverse. This year’s event is going to be unforgettable!”
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