Take it from me, if you want to get a handle on some of the best visual effects, animation, games and VR content being produced right now, come to Turin, Italy in October for the VIEW Conference.
Some big, big projects will be the subject of discussion, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Rogue One, The Little Prince, Cars 3, LEGO Batman, The Emoji and Smurfs: The Lost Village.
And that doesn’t even include other insights you’ll get on VR and gaming and the business of the creative industries by coming to VIEW.
I’ve been trying to work out in this post, too, just how to describe how impressive VIEW is.
On the one hand, you can literally sit in the main room for five days straight and pretty much never get up – the talks are always fantastic. But then, since it’s also a relatively intimate conference, there’s time to interact with the speakers and other attendees. Few VFX/animation events let you do that.
The conference is also located in a fantastic city – Turin – where there’s a lot of other things to do and explore, if you have time.
VIEW begins October 23rd and runs until October 27th. I’ll be there, and would love to say hi to any vfxblog readers.
There are details on tickets and pricing here, and below is a list of the confirmed VIEW speakers:
Legendary Game Designer, known for WORLD of WARCRAFT – CEO Bonfire Studios
Chief Creative Director Baobab Studios
Founder – HTC VIVE
Senior Staff Engineer, Research Prof. – Google VR, ICT
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Weta Digital
Overall VFX Supervisor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Vicki Dobbs Beck
Executive in Charge – ILMxLAB
Director – The Little Prince
Director of Photography – Lighting, Cars 3 – Pixar Animation Studios
Head of Animation – The Lego Batman Movie – Animal Logic
Animation Supervisor – Rogue One – ILM
Production Designer – Smurfs: The Lost Village – Sony Pictures Animation
VFX Supervisor – Smurfs: The Lost Village – Imageworks
Production Designer – The Emoji Movie – Sony Pictures Animation
Director: The Willoughbys – Bron Animation
Red Hands – Studio Minstral
Founder & Chief Photo Officer – Neomodern
VFX Supervisor – Gabriele Salvatores Invisible Boy sequel
Technical Director – National Film Board of Canada, VR
CEO, Co-Founder – Baobab Studios
Chief Technical Officer – Baobab Studios
Executive Producer/Program Manager – Oculus Game VR
Director/Writer – Sony Pictures Animation
Director of Rehabilitation Innovation – Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai
COO – Twitch.TV
Senior Interaction Designer – Sólfar Studios
Paper sculpture designer – Origami, Kubo and The Two Strings
Managing Partner – Affiniti Ventures | AV(M)
Animation Supervisor – Supergirl – The CW