- Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
VIEW 2015 has added a special Celebration of Laika's 10th Anniversary, and also several special presentations about the Future of Videogames, and the making of "Everest," to this year's extraordinary gathering of talent. "This year's VIEW Conference will be, without question, the best one we've ever presented!" says Professor Maria Elena Gutierrez, Executive Director. "I can't wait for this year's conference to begin." VIEW 2015 takes place in beautiful Torino, Italy October 19 to 23. To register, and for more information, visit: www.viewconference.it
Among its dozens of outstanding presentations, VIEW 2015 will host a special 10- Year Anniversary Presentation by stop-motion animated specialists Laika. Visual effects supervisor Steven Emerson will present the world of big visual effects inside the tiny world of Laika, and will screen the Laika hit films "Coraline" and "Paranorman."
VIEW is also hosting various sessions on the Future of Videogames:
► "Let's Play Together: The Culture of Multiplayer in Videogames" & "Message In A Bottle: The Story of Telling Stories in Videogames":
Led by Marco Mazzaglia, IT Manager/Videogame Evangelist with Ovosonico, the "Let's Play Together" workshop will discuss how Massively Multiplayer Online games like "World Of Warcraft" are only the final step of different ways of playing with other people. The goal of the workshop is to teach different ways of "playing together," not only bounded to usual controller devices like keyboard/mouse/joypad, in order to enable attendees to start making their own best multiplayer game.
In his talk "The Story of Telling Stories in Videogames," Mazzaglia will discuss how sometimes technology evolves faster than human creativity and how technology offers tools that wait to be used to tell stories or "send messages" to people in most disparate ways. Videogames are now one of the mediums that follow this rule. What are these tools and these techniques today? What "powers" do users have to tell their own stories? This session presents a journey through history and technology that will allow audience members to experience the new "alphabet of the future."
► Additional Videogame themed presentations will include those from Harvey Parker and Scott Harber of Natural Motion Games talking about the new "CSR2" autoracing game, Oscar® Nominee Henry Labounta & Chief Visual Officer at Zynga, and Art Director Ben Brundenell, who creates the "Dawn of Titans" game
Recapping the remakable Highlights of VIEW 2015:
► World premiere presentations of "The Little Prince," "The Peanuts Movie," and "Kung Fu Panda III"
► Visual Effects Supervisor Dadi Einarsson takes a look at "Everest"
► A 40-year anniversary tribute to ILM with Oscar nominated visual effects supervisors Ben Snow and Tim Alexander, and a look at the making of "Jurassic World," the number three box office leader of all time, with ILM's Glen McIntosh, Animation Supervisor, and Tim Alexander, ILM's Visual Effects Supervisor
► A panel of powerful "Women in Animation," featuring Producer Jinko Gotoh, Pixar's Kim White, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Director Mikki Rose, SCAD Professor Deborah Fowler, and Producer Eleanor Coleman.
► Animation Film Directors' Panel with Mark Osborne ("The Little Prince,") Jorge R. Gutierrez ("The Book of Life,") Kris Pearn ("Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,") Richard Starzak ("Shaun the Sheep Movie,") and Shannon Tindle ("On Ice")
► Aardman's creative director Richard Starzak and producer Paul Kewley present "Shaun the Sheep Movie"
► Michael Kurinsky explores "Hotel Transylvania 2"
► Keynote speaker director Jorge Gutierrez journeys through his life of storytelling with pictures. Keynote speaker Shannon Tindle shares his adventures making a Google Spotlight Story. Oscar winner Glenn Entis recounts the spirit and stories of PDI.
► Director of Photography Kim White illuminates Joy, the main character in Pixar's "Inside Out"
► Presentation of "The Peanuts Movie" with Supervising Animator Scott Carroll
► Keynote Speaker Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound and two-time Oscar winner, presents "Teaching the Camera to Listen: From Apocalypse Now to The Peanuts Movie"
► A look at "Home" with Jason Reisig, Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation
► "Pixels" presentation with Daniel Kramer, Visual Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks
► Behind the scenes with "Night at the Museum 3," with MPC's Visual Effects Supervisor Erik Nash
► VIEW Conference Finale: World premiere Keynote address about "Kung Fu Panda III," by Co-Director Alessandro Carloni of DreamWorks Animation. Also: Keynote address from Oscar nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Chris Townsend, presenting "Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hulk, Vision, and the Gang"
VIEW Executive Director Maria Elena Gutierrez adds, "In addition to our extraordinary conference planned for this year, I also want to tell people to be sure to register now for the interactive workshops that happen on Monday, October 19, and during the conference. We are presenting a wonderful opportunity for students and professionals from around the world to learn from Screenwriter David Misch, Director Kris Pearn, Photographer Michael Rubin, Chief Creative Officer Henry LaBounta, and all our other wonderful workshop coaches. I can't think of any other gathering in the world where such a diverse array of talent would ever be possible."
This year's VIEW Conference's digital movie Festival, VIEW FEST, takes place October 16-18th also in Turin: www.viewfest.it