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Tech, Animation Giants Converge in Italy for VIEW

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Tech, Animation Giants Converge in Italy for VIEW

VIEW, Italy’s renowned computer conference on digital convergency, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with presentations from the likes of Pixar, Electronic Arts, Industrial Light & Magic, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Rainmaker, Double Negative and Blue Sky Studios.

Set for Nov. 4-7 in Turin, Italy, the conference will feature a keynote address from composer Michael Giacchino, who received an Oscar nomination in 2008 for his score for Ratatouille.

Highlighting the conference are computer graphics pioneers Glenn Entis, who co-founded PDI, was chief visual and technology officer at Electronic Arts, and now heads a digital media business investment fund; and Ken Perlin, 2008 recipient of the computer graphics achievement award from SIGGRAPH and professor in the media research laboratory at New York University.

Other presenters include Industrial Light & Magic’s Roger Guyett, who supervised effects for Star Trek; and Jeff White, associate visual effects supervisor for Transformers 2; Henry LaBounta, chief visual officer at Black Box, an Electronic Arts studio; and EA’s Jonathan Knight, who will present Dante’s Inferno.

Speaking on stereoscopic 3-D are Bob Whitehill, stereoscopic supervisor at Pixar; Jayme Wilkinson, stereoscropic supervisor at Blue Sky Studios; and Rob Bredow, CTO, and Danny Dimian, senior CG supervisor, at Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Details on the program and registration can be found at http://www.viewconference.it/

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