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Viewconference 2013, program of talks

By Gianluca Panebianco, Publishing date: 2 October 2013, Last update: 2 October 2013

As every year, Turin (Italy) is preparing to host Viewconference, the most important event in Italy on computer graphics and special effects, probably one of the largest in Europe, due for the number of professionals and experts in those fields who participate every year.

Let's look at some preview of what we will have to attend this year, such as keynotes and the main guests who participate from 15 to 18 October 2013.

Tuesday October 15th

  • h 9.00 - 10.00
    Keynote: Deconstructing the visual effects of Pacific Rim
    John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer, Industrial Light & Magic | Academy Award winner and father of Photoshop
    (vfx - visual effects)

  • h 12.15 - 13.15
    Despcable Me 2: how to level up a sequel
    Bruno Chauffard, CG Supervisor, Illumination Entertainment
    (animation)
  • h 18.30 - 19.30
    A guide to the vfx of Gravity
    Max Solomon, Animation supervisor, Framestore
    (vfx - visual effects, animation)

Wednsday October 16th

  • h 9.00 - 10.00
    How MPC built a zombie apocalypse for World War Z
    Marco Carboni, Crowd Lead Technical Director, MPC
    (vfx - visual effects)
  • h 11.15 - 12.15
    Camera motion according to Pixar
    Sandra Karpman, Technical Director, Pixar Animation Studios
    (animation)
  • h 17.30 - 18.30
    Building the world of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium
    Peter Muyzers, VFX Supervisor, Image-Engine
    (vfx - visual effects)

Thursday October 17th

  • h 12.15 - 13.15
    The Smurfs: the legend of Smurfy Hollow
    Stephan Franck, Director, Sony Pictures Animation
    (animation and vfx - visual effects)
  • h 16.30 - 17.30
    Oz the great and powerful
    Troy Saliba, Supervising Animator, Sony Pictures Imageworks
    (vfx - visual effects)

Friday October 18th

  • h 9.00 - 10.00
    Inside Pixar's "Blue Umbrella"
    Christopher Burrows, Supervising Technical Director, Pixar
    (animation)
  • h 15.15 - 16.15
    Iron Man 3: behind the mask
    Christopher Townsend, Overall VFX Supervisor
    (vfx - visual effects)
  • h 16.30- 17.30
    Into Darkness: shedding light on the visual effects of Star Trek
    Roger Guyett, Visual Effects Supervisor / Second Unit Director, Industrial Light & Magic
    (vfx - visual effects)
  • h 17.30 - 18.30
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, Directors, Sony Pictures Animation
    (Animation)

Of course, program is much more plenty of talks, and to have more information you can visit the Viewconference official website where you can download the complete program in PDF format.>



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