Torino, Italy VIEW Conference announces the latest 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 Torino, Italy, where industry professionals, students and enthusiasts are invited to enjoy an inspiring week of talks, presentations, and workshops. In addition, online access opens up this year’s event to a global audience.
VIEW Conference welcomes the talent behind Vivo, the new musical adventure from Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix. Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Zoe Saldana, the film follows the adventures of a music-loving kinkajou on a quest to deliver a special song to an old friend. Leading the creative team is director and co-writer Kirk DeMicco, together with production designer Carlos Zaragoza, visual effects supervisor Karl Herbst, and head of character animation Kevin Webb.
Also presenting at VIEW Conference 2021 are the makers of another hit animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix, The Mitchells vs The Machines, in which a dysfunctional family unites to save the world from an apocalyptic robot uprising.Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller take part in an exclusive VIEW Conference panel, while Mike Rianda, the film’s director and co-writer, presents alongside production designer Lindsey Olivaresand visual effects supervisor Mike Lasker.
Offering cutting edge insight into the world of animation is director Tim Miller, founder of Blur Studio and creator of the Netflix sci-fi animated anthology series Love, Death + Robots. Together with executive producer Jennifer Miller, he shares his experiences of making this Primetime Emmy award-winning show. VIEW Conference is also delighted to welcome Peter Ramsey, co-director of the Academy Award winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and winner of an Annie Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production, plus Elaine Bogan, director of DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed, about the friendship between a young girl and a wild mustang, and a director of Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, created by Guillermo del Toro.
Joining the conference this year is Everett Downing Jr., co-director of the Oscar-winning animated short Hair Love and veteran of animated features including Ratatouille and Monsters University. Also speaking are Celine Desrumaux, production designer on Over the Moon, the dazzling animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix, and Marlon West, head of effects animation on Moana and visual effects supervisor on the upcoming Disney animated series Iwájú.
In a special panel, Respawn Entertainment game director Peter Hirschmann joins filmmaker Anthony Giacchino and his brother, prolific composer Michael Giacchino, to celebrate the Medal of Honor series of videogames. Hirschmann wrote and directed the 2020 release Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, which features Colette, Anthony Giacchino’s Oscar-winning documentary aboutWorld War II French Resistance fighter Colette Marin-Catherine. Michael Giacchino composed the game’s soundtrack in collaboration with Nami Melumad.
VIEW Conference 2021 is also thrilled to announce the participation of Marc Petit, vice president and general manager of the Unreal Engine at Epic Games, and Sébastien Deguy, founder and CEO of Allegorithmic, the company that originally created the Substance 3D texturing suite, and now vice president of 3D & Immersive at Adobe.