There so many great VFX and animation presenters and talks at the upcoming VIEW Conference (19-23 October in Turin, Italy) that it’s hard to choose only some highlights. But here’s a quick look at three aspects of the impressive programme that show just how comprehensive VIEW will be.

1. ILM has a big, big showing

jurassic-talkNot only will ILM celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special panel breaking down many of their VFX breakthroughs, but they’ll also be focusing on Jurassic World and go retro with a look at the ILM Modelshop days. The panel will feature vfx supe and fxguide podcast regular Ben Snow, plus vfx supe Tim Alexander and Modelshop supervisor Lorne Peterson. Alexander will be back with animation supervisor Glen McIntosh to delve into Jurassic World, while Peterson will focus on the Star Wars model shop. It’s been a big year for ILM already with films like Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Ant-Man and Jurassic – and of course The Force Awakens is right around the corner.

2. Get your Peanuts preview

thom-snoopyIt’s not out until November, but Blue Sky Studios will be at VIEW showing how they brought the classic comic strip to the feature film world. Supervising animator Scott Carroll will run through design and animation style approaches and the challenges of making 2D characters work in 3D. Then, in a unique addition to the conference, Skywalker Sound director of sound design Randy Thom will include The Peanuts Movie in his talk ‘Teaching the Camera to Listen, from Apocalypse Now to Peanuts’, about the process of enhancing visuals with sound, and enhancing sound with visuals.

3. Hear directly from the experts

view1Some of the presenters on individual films and topics will be presenting a panel on ‘Creating Captivating Worlds’ in VFX. This is a seriously rockstar panel, and will feature Ben Snow (Age of Ultron), Erik Nash (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb), Daniel Kramer (Pixels), Christopher Townsend (Age of Ultron), Steven Emerson (LAIKA), Tim Alexander (Jurassic World) and Dadi Einarsson (Everest).

Head to for more info and to buy tickets. Plus make sure you say hi to us – fxguide will be there covering the event!

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