TORINO, ITALY — View 2019 (www.viewconference.it) has announced its second Visionary Award will be presented to Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston at the conference later this month. Eggleston received an Oscar in 2002 for directing his short film For the Birds. As a production designer, he received three Annie Awards (
Inside Out, Finding Nemo, and
Toy Story) and three Art Directors Guild nominations (
Incredibles 2, Wall-E, and
The Incredibles), among many other honors. And in 2018, he received Annie Awards’ Winsor McCay Award.
“We are giving the Visionary Award to Ralph Eggleston this year for his many years of bringing unparalleled beauty to this world,” says conference director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez.
View Conference also announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios visual effects supervisor Steve Goldberg will preview the studio’s work on Frozen 2, which is scheduled for release November 22nd. Goldberg was the veteran VFX supervisor on Tangled, the Oscar-winning Frozen, and Frozen 2. He received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects on Disney’s 1992 Aladdin.
Recently additions to the roster include Alex Schwartz, producer for The Addams Family; Patrick Hackett co-creator and Drew Skillman, creative director for Tilt Brush; and Frances Adair McKenzie, who will present in the View Conference VR space. All told, representatives from 16 feature films plus Game of Thrones will present talks and give workshops at View 2019. Films include The Lion King, Toy Story, Avengers: End Game, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Klaus, Frozen 2, The Addams Family, Incredibles 2, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Aladdin, Gemini Man, Abominable, and Star Wars.
Some of the topics covered this year at View 2019 range from “The Art of the Movie Opening” (director Brad Bird) to “The Future of Work” (Tom Wujec, tech pioneer); from “Welcome to Light Fields” (Paul Debevec, senior engineer at Google VR), to “Parr Home Renovations” (Ralph Eggleston, Pixar production designer); from “How XR (AR/MR/VR) Will Impact How We Create and What We Create” (Eloi, Champagne), to “Costume Matters” (Deborah Landis, costume designer), and from “The Timelessness of Dreams” (Kareem Ettouney, Media Molecule) to “Four Decades of Storytelling with Innovation” (Rob Bredow, SVP and head of ILM).
Especially important for students and professionals are masterclasses, which will give attendees a chance to dive deeply into such subjects as: public speaking, concept art, storyboarding, visual effects editing, directing, writing, building a career, design, acting for animation, legal issues, game art, cyber ethics, visual effects in automobile production, costume design, production design, CG technology, and storytelling. Masterclasses in Maya, RenderMan, and Houdini will give participants a chance to polish their skills.
View Conference is set to take place from October 21st to 25th. Check out the full program online at: https://www.viewconference.it/assets/pdf/2019-program-en.pdf.