Cinefex at VIEW Conference 2019

by Graham Edwards

If you’re a regular reader of Cinefex, you’ll know we’re committed to long-form journalism. We publish our journal of cinematic illusions six times a year, typically covering four films or television shows per issue. No soundbites. No clickbait. Just in-depth research journalism, delivered in print and through our iPad app.

Every once in a while, however, Cinefex likes to strike out. We did so last year, when we attended VIEW Conference in Italy. We’ll be there again this year at VIEW Conference 2019, catching up with our friends in the visual effects industry, and taking a few of them aside for a series of exclusive interviews, to be presented on this blog.

Just like last year, we’re aiming to bring you these interviews in as close to real time as we can. That means we’ll be transcribing, editing, formatting and publishing a wide range of illuminating conversations the industry’s top professionals within 24 hours.

Here’s a selection from the interviews we conducted last year at VIEW Conference 2018:

So who will we be talking to in 2019? Well, among the many guest speakers at VIEW Conference 2019 are Rob Legato, Rob Bredow, Hal Hickel, Guy Williams, Sven Martin, Theo Bialek, Trent Claus and Thomas Schelesny. That’s just a small selection from the wealth of talent attending the event. Also on the roster are directors Brad Bird, Peter Ramsey and Dean DeBlois, and composer Michael Giacchino, plus countless other names from the world of computer graphics, interactive and immersive storytelling, animation, games and virtual/augmented/mixed reality. Not forgetting visual effects, of course.

Will we catch everyone? Probably not – there are only so many hours in the day! Stay tuned to this blog, and to our social media feeds, and each time we get an interview in the bag you’ll be the first to hear about it.

Speaking about the upcoming 2019 event, VIEW Conference director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez commented:

“We’re so excited that Directors Brad Bird, Peter Ramsey, Conrad Vernon, Dean DeBlois, Eric Darnell, and Sergio Pablos, will be at VIEW 2019 for our 20th anniversary celebration. It’s a further honor that Brad and Peter will give our attendees a chance to learn from them in masterclasses.  Our attendees can also sign up in advance for workshops by Danny Dimian who was visual effects supervisor on Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse, Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston, the innovative tech pioneer Tom Wujec, screenwriter David Misch, and others.  And they are just a few of the amazing speakers on our program this year.”

The 20th VIEW Conference takes place October 20-25 in Turin’s new OGR conference center. For more information and to book your place visit the official VIEW Conference website.