A hot tip for VIEW: get there a day early for the workshops and masterclasses

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Most of the incredible visual effects and animation talks at the upcoming VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy start on Tuesday 24th October. But if you’re in town on Monday 23rd October, I would definitely suggest heading to the masterclasses and workshops.

Now, if you already have a ‘full access’ pass to VIEW, then you’re all set for both the masterclasses and workshops. Otherwise, you can buy individual tickets to attend the workshops and masterclasses. There’s a lot of diverse subjects to choose from, and a lot of short or longer ones, too, from digestible 2 hour sessions to half-days and full days! Many are on that first Monday, while others continue through the week.

Here’s my take on just a few of the must-see masterclasses and workshops to check out at VIEW. Continue reading A hot tip for VIEW: get there a day early for the workshops and masterclasses

‘Son of Jaguar’ is a VR short I really enjoyed

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I’m going to be honest, I get really motion sick in VR. But it’s not what happened when I watched Jorge Gutierrez’s Son of Jaguar at SIGGRAPH at the VR Theater – this short made by Reel FX knows how to respect audience space and audience viewing habits in VR. Gutierrez and I had a chat at the conference about how he had to learn new things in directing Son of Jaguar, and you can read the transcript at Cartoon Brew.