Tintin, Spielberg's first computer-animated feature, opens in Italy on October 28. Based on the popular classic comic books by Belgian artist Herge (Georges Remi), the story centers on young explorer Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy. The film, the first installment of a planned trilogy co-produced by Peter Jackson, stars Daniel Craig as Red Rackham, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, and Jamie Bell as the voice of Tintin.
VIEW 2011 takes place October 25 through 28 following the digital movie festival VIEWFest, October 21 through 23 in Turin, Italy.
The Adventures of Tintin also marks Weta Digital's first animated feature film. Prior to Tintin, Stables was a visual effects supervisor on
Avatar, and a 3D/sequence supervisor on the
Lord of the Rings trilogies.
"We are so excited that our attendees will be the first in the world to see a presentation by Wayne Stables on the techniques used by the artists at Weta Digital to create this breakthrough film," says Maria Elena Gutierrez, VIEW conference director.
Keynoting the VIEW Conference are Pixar Animation Studio's Sharon Calahan, director of photography on Disney/Pixar's Cars 2; Skywalker Sound director of sound design Randy Thom, a two-time Academy Award winner who created the sound design for
Rio; Tom Wujec, Autodesk fellow and author of many books on innovation; and Cory Doctorow, technology activist, science fiction author, and journalist. Calahan, Thom, Wujec, and Pixar's story artist Enrico Casarosa and shader writer Davide Pesare are also offering workshops at the conference.
VIEW is also bringing to Turin, visual effects supervisors and artists who worked on the films likely to be nominated for 2012 Oscars, game developers, automotive technology inventors, scientists involved in medical imaging, and many others. For a list of all the speakers, to register, and to sign up for the workshops, visit www.viewconference.it