The VIEW Convention, Italy’s premiere worldwide occasion on Pc Graphics, Interactive Strategies, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming, and VFX, has introduced award-winning stop-motion movie director Henry Selick, Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang, and ILM’s Hal Hickel will take part in particular person on the upcoming occasion, delivering a set of talks and workshops.
VIEW 2023, an English-speaking occasion, takes place October 15-20, 2023, within the lovely baroque metropolis of Turin, Italy. Tickets at the moment are out there from the official VIEW Convention web site.
The Academy Award-nominated director of stop-motion animated movies, together with Laika’s BAFTA Award-winning Coraline, will attend VIEW in particular person, sharing his wealth of expertise and expertise through an onstage presentation and a particular workshop.
Selick directed Disney’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas and James and the Large Peach, each produced by Tim Burton. In 2022, he returned to stop-motion function animation as director of Netflix Animation’s Wendell & Wild, based mostly on an authentic story by Selick; the movie was co-written and co-produced with Jordan Peel.
As Vice President and Government Inventive Director of Lucasfilm, Academy Award-winner Chiang oversees designs for the Star Wars franchise, together with movies, theme parks, video games, and new media. He’ll attend VIEW Convention 2023 in particular person, delivering an onstage presentation and a hands-on workshop.
Chiang’s Star Wars expertise spans over 25 years, starting in 1995 when George Lucas chosen him as Head of the Lucasfilm artwork division for the Star Wars prequel movies. He has since been Lucasfilm’s principal designer for Disney World Resort’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and Manufacturing Designer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Considered one of Industrial Mild & Magic’s most skilled Animation Supervisors, Hickel, will seem on stage at VIEW Convention with a presentation on the animation and visible results of the award-winning Disney+ Star Wars streaming sequence The Mandalorian – Season 3. He additionally brings his distinctive abilities as a mentor, inviting the VIEW Convention viewers to ‘ask him something’ in regards to the world of animation and VFX.
Hickel joined Industrial Mild & Magic in 1996 as an animator on The Misplaced World: Jurassic Park, then served as lead animator on Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, and as animation supervisor on Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Synthetic Intelligence. As well as, he has labored on a number of award-winning movies, together with Pirates of the Caribbean: Lifeless Man’s Chest, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He additionally served as animation director on the Academy Award-winning Rango, ILM’s first animated function.
“I’m thrilled to disclose our first trio of audio system confirmed for VIEW Convention 2023,” stated Convention Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez, “and much more excited to announce that they may all be attending this yr’s occasion in particular person. With their unimaginable suite of shows and workshops, Henry Selick, Doug Chiang, and Hal Hickel will deliver a particular magic to VIEW Convention and provides everybody who attends the occasion a singular alternative to satisfy their heroes. And that is just the start! I can not wait to announce among the different legendary masters who will probably be talking this October in lovely Turin.”
In anticipation of VIEW Convention 2023, the convention has hosted a number of profitable on-line “PreVIEW” occasions, together with the March one-hour panel with the administrators of the 5 movies competing for the Academy Award for Greatest Animated Characteristic. Company included Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio); Domee Shi (Turning Crimson); Joel Crawford (Puss in Boots: The Final Want); Chris Williams (The Sea Beast); and Dean Fleischer Camp (Marcel the Shell with Footwear On).
Supply: VIEW 2023