The four days of talks at the 2018 edition of the VIEW conference are packed with a great lineup of speakers – a lineup that is arguably the best in Europe outside of Germany’s FMX conference in the spring. It’s an incredibly important event for artists located in southern Europe, as well as students working on their degrees in Italy.
You can check out the full lineup of speakers for the conference and register for the event at the VIEW website. This year, the conference upgrades with a move to a new location with more space and improved facilities for attendees.
What I really enjoy about the event is the diversity. It brings together professionals in the animation, visual effects, virtual reality, digital design and gaming industries. There are workshops and other events, but the talks are a big attraction for us. There is one main theater where the talks are scheduled and what’s nice about that is that you don’t end up with the conflicts that inevitably happen at big conferences.
Of course, if the speaker lineup wasn’t strong that would be a problem — but that’s not the case at VIEW. What ends up happening is being exposed to interesting presentations that are maybe slightly outside one’s focus, expanding one’s knowledge in a different way.
Turin is also a easy city to explore via walking, with shopping streets close by and beautiful walks along the Po River. And then there’s my favorite place in the city, Open Baladin Torino, an amazing brew pub with a goal that the owner says is to “turn Turin into the capital of Italian craft beer in northern Italy.”
Here are a few highlights from the list of what will be many great talks at the event. You can download the full conference schedule on the VIEW website.
CREATIVELY DRIVEN – THE VFX FOR SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (Tuesday at 0900)
Rob Bredow – SVP, Executive Creative Director, Head of ILM,Overall VFX Supervisor: SOLO
STEP INTO MY MUSIC (Tuesday at 1200)
Hans Zimmer – Film Score Composer, Record Producer,Oscar, Golden Globe, American Music AwardWinner
INCREDIBLES 2: CRAFTING CREDIBLE VISUALEFFECT FOR AN INCREDIBLE WORLD (Wednesday at 1000)
Bill Watral – VES Award Winner, Effects Supervisor, PixarAnimation Studios
WESTWORLD (Wednesday at 1400)
Jay Worth – Primetime & VES Award Winner,Overall VFX Supervisor for HBO’s Westworld
FROM SKETCH TO SCREEN: LAIKA’S HAND-DRAWN ARTISTRY (Thursday at 0900)
Emanuela Cozzi – Storyboard Artist, LAIKA
COCO: BRINGING LIFE TO THE LAND OF THE DEAD (Friday at 0900)
Danielle Feinberg – Annie Award Winner, Director of Photography and Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios
MAKING THE BREADWINNER: FINDING THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN EMPATHY AND ENTERTAINMENT (Friday at 1000)
Nora Twomey – Director and Co-Founder Cartoon Saloon
WHAT IS THE MAGICVERSE? (Friday at 1730)
John Gaeta – SVP Creative Strategy Magic Leap, Academy Award Winner, BAFTA Winner, VES Award Winner
VISUAL EFFECTS: DEFINING THAT CRITICAL, ELUSIVE AND FINAL 5% (Friday at 1830)
Dennis Muren – 9-time Academy Award Winner, Creative Director,ILM