The First Group of Speakers Confirmed for VIEW Conference 2021

VIEW Conference is delighted to unveil the first group of speakers confirmed for this year’s event.

VIEW Conference 2021, the 22nd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, and computer graphics conference, takes place from October 17 to 22, in the beautiful city of Torino, Italy. Industry professionals, students, and enthusiasts are invited to attend on-site at Torino’s spectacular OGR venue. In addition, online access opens up the event to a global audience.

VIEW Conference welcomes keynote Speaker Academy Award nominee Tom McGrath, director of this year’s hit animated feature film The Boss Baby: Family Business, his sixth movie for DreamWorks Animation. A graduate of the Cal Arts Character Animation program, McGrath is the co-writer and director of the Madagascar movie franchise along with Eric Darnell. He went on to direct Megamind in 2010 and the Academy Award-nominated The Boss Baby in 2017. His films have generated 2.8 billion dollars at the box office worldwide.

Also from the world of feature animation comesTomm Moore, co-founder of Cartoon Saloon and director of the Oscar-nominated Wolfwalkers. Also attending are Kris Pearn, director of The Willoughbys and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Brad Lewis, producer of films including How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and The Lego Batman Movie, along with Kim White and Deanna Marsigliese, director of photography and character art director of Luca, this summer’s feelgood animated feature from Disney and Pixar.

This year’s visual effects speakers include Sean Walker, Weta Digital’s VFX supervisor on Marvel Studios’ and Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and, also from Weta Digital, VFX supervisor Luke Millar talking about Disney’s Jungle Cruise. VIEW Conference is also thrilled to welcome VFX supervisor Scott Squires, whose extraordinary career spans films from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Blade Runner to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and beyond, plus VFXsupervisors Volker Engel and Douglas Smith, both Oscar-winners for Independence Day and veterans of countless blockbuster features. And don’t miss legendary animator and visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett, whose credits include the Star Wars original trilogy, Jurassic Park, and Starship Troopers, not to mention his hallucinatory passion project Mad God.

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