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Astonishing guests…

Michael Giacchino VIEW announces its 2009 keynote speaker:
Musical genius extraordinaire: Michael Giacchino


Emmy Award Winner, Michael Giacchino, is the most famous composer of musical scores for the movies at the moment. Michael is the first composer of music for games to have been nominated for an Academy Award. He wrote the score for an amazing series of movies, including some of the world's most popular ones like the TV series LOST and ALIAS. Just to name a few examples, he wrote the music for UP, Partly Cloudy, Star Trek, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible III, Speed Racer and Cloverfield.
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Glenn Entis Glenn Entis (Vanedge Capital)

Glenn is a pioneer and 30+ year veteran of computer animation and video games. He co-founded Pacific Data Images (PDI), where he animated, directed, produced and helped lead the studio for over 12 years. Glenn also co-wrote PDI’s first animation system, for which he earned a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts.  Read more →

A_LaBounta_SHbone_look6c Henry LaBounta (Electronic Arts)

Chief Visual Officer at Black Box, Academy Award nominee, will speak about Art Direction Tools for Photo Real Games.
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ILM Roger Guyett (Industrial Light & Magic)

Directly from Industrial Light & Magic, the Academy Award winning motion picture visual effects company that was founded in 1975 by George Lucas, Roger Guyett (Visual Effects Supervisor) is ready to tell the VIEW's public A Creative Journey through the Galaxy of Star Trek.  Read more →

Bob Whitehill Bob Whitehill (Pixar)
In combination with visual techniques such as color and composition, stereography can enhance mood, evoke emotion, and draw an audience further into a film's story. Using examples from "UP", "Toy Story", and "Toy Story 2", Pixar's Stereoscopic Supervisor Bob Whitehill discusses the use of 3D as a visual storytelling device in Pixar's films.
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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs Rob Bredow (Sony Pictures Imageworks)

The Sony Pictures Imageworks Chief Technology Officer Rob Bredow will be at VIEW to give us a delicious look Behind the Scenes of Sony Pictures Animation's new animated movie: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.  Read more →

NA_Knight Jonathan Knight (Electronic Arts)

Will present his eagerly-awaited videogame Dante’s Inferno: “Can the world’s most exciting and dynamic entertainment medium tackle the challenge of making games based on dusty old literature?”.
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ILM Jeff White (Industrial Light & Magic)

Directly from Industrial Light & Magic, the Academy Award winning motion picture visual effects company that was founded in 1975 by George Lucas, Jeff White (Associate Visual Effects Supervisor) will talk about the Revenge of the Robots: Creating Bigger Robots and more Destruction for Transformers 2.  Read more →

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs Danny Dimian (Sony Pictures Imageworks)

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs: A delicious look Behind the Scenes of Sony Pictures Animation's new animated movie by Sony Pictures Imageworks Computer Graphics Supervisor Danny Dimian.  Read more →

UP Travis Hathaway (Pixar)

3D Animator, responsible for scenes throughout Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille, will speak about the latest Pixar effort, UP.  Read more →

Jayme Wilkinson Jayme Wilkinson (Blue Sky Studios)

will discuss the strategies, challenges, and solutions he and his team brought to Blue Sky’s first ever stereoscopic 3D film effort, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.   Read more →

Luca de Biase Luca de Biase, Journalist (Sole 24 Ore), Editor in chief of Nòva, Writer, will talk about The Future of Technology: an insight into the technologies that have changed – and that will change – our world.   Read more →

Prestigious workshops…

Dylan Sisson Workshop with Dylan Sisson: "Pixar's RenderMan®"

For the first time in Italy Dylan Sisson, the main Pixar's RenderMan expert will teach in an exclusive technical lesson the secrets of the famous Pixar's RenderMan software, including topics such as the software's story and origins, and its use in the last Pixar's masterpiece, UP. A technical demonstration, showing how Maya user's may incorporate RenderMan into their own work, will follow. Go to the workshop description →

NVIDIANVIDIA WORKSHOP announced!

From 9:00-18:00 on Nov 4th, NVIDIA's CUDA WORKSHOP: an overview of NVIDIA's tools and technology that are defining the future of GPU's, conducted by Will Braithwaite. At View Nvidia worldwide leader in the development of graphics processing units and chipset technologies for workstations, personal computers, and mobile devices. Do not miss the occasion!
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Paul Debevec Workshop with Paul Debevec: "Image-Based Techniques for Photoreal Computer Graphics in Cinema and Games"

VIEW is proud to offer to its public an entire day of workshop with Paul Debevec "Image-Based Techniques for Photoreal Computer Graphics in Cinema and Games." It cover Image-Based Modeling and Rendering, Global Illumination, High Dynamic Range Imaging, Image-Based Lighting, Advanced Reflectance Models, and Photoreal Digital Actors. It will include a description of the underlying technologies used in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Go to the workshop description →

Travis Hathaway Workshop with Travis Hathaway: Animation Workshop “Creating Effective, Spontaneous Performances”

Travis Hathaway (Pixar) animated characters in such films as Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and their latest picture, Up, along with many short projects including One Man Band and Presto. He's currently hard at work on Pixar's 2011 holiday release, The Bear and the Bow. Go to the workshop description →

Mike Springer Mike Springer: Google Earth, Google Maps and a view on the World

Google Earth and Google Maps provide people from around the world unprecedented levels of information about the world around them. Come and learn in a workshop by Mike Springer, Software Engineer, Google how these products are changing the world.  Go to the workshop description →

Top-IXThanks to the collaboration between the TOP-IX Consortium and VIEW, special attention will be devoted to the training realized by means of open source tools: in the special TOP-IX section OPENSOURCE FOR THE CREATIVITY, the TOP-IX Consortium and the Faculty of Industrial Design of Politecnico of Turin organize 4 workshops aimed to realize and distribute multimedial products by means of free/open source software (Blender and Cinelerra).  Go to the workshop description →

3D Cinema

UP UP and Partly Cloudy in Disney Digital 3D™

UP, the last Pixar's chef-d'oeuvre, a movie for all ages, at the same time touching and poignant, will be at VIEWFest in its 3D version! And UP will be shown along with the quick short Partly Cloudy, a fable about how storks and clouds co-operate to deliver babies.

UP Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 3D

In the third chapter of the incredible saga by the Blue Sky Studios, Scrat founds his love... Are you ready to watch Ice Age 3 in 3D?

A Toy Story Toy Story & Toy Story 2

In the VIEWFest Program, don’t miss the Disney-Pixar masterpieces Disney-Pixar Toy Story and Toy Story 2, this time in Disney Digital 3-D™.

 

Amazing Italian Premières…

A Christmas Carol From Walt Disney Studios: Disney’s A Christmas Carol a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking, performance-capture 3D motion picture event. And for the first time in Italy, the very best of the worldwide animation with the Siggraph 2009 Computer Animation Festival and the Siggraph Asia 2008: a review of the most entertaining and inspiring examples of the latest and greatest animation techniques and visual effects.

 

Digital Applications

Cultural Heritage Cultural Heritage:
The Future in Reading of Cultural Heritage: Immersive 3D Virtual Reality, by Elena Biondi & Alessandro Bovero, Centro Conservazione Restauro "La Venaria Reale".
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Medical Imaging Medical Imaging:
Training Doctors with Virtual Reality, by Ofek Shilon, Algoritmics Team Leader, Producer Project Manager at Simbionix Ltd.
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Silvio Aime, Professor of Molecular Imaging, Center for Molecular Imaging of the University of Torino.
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