Stop-motion animation studio LAIKA will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Italy’s International VIEW Conference.
This year’s VIEW Conference will be the 16th event that celebrates all things related to computer graphics, interactive techniques, digital cinema, 2D/3D animation, gaming, and VFX. One of VIEW’s most anticipated events this year is the ten year anniversary presentation of LAIKA. Steven Emerson, LAIKA’s visual effects supervisor, will present the world of big visual effects inside the tiny world of the studio and will screen LAIKA’s hit films Coraline and ParaNorman.
The five day festival will also include an astounding array of talent and movies for animation fans. Highlights include:
- World premiere presentations of The Little Prince, The Peanuts Movie, and Kung Fu Panda 3.
- Animation Film Directors panel with Mark Osborne (The Little Prince), Jorge R. Gutierrez (The Book of Life), Kris Pearn (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), Richard Starzak (Shaun the Sheep Movie) and Shannon Tindle (On Ice).
- Aardman creative director Richard Starzak and producer Paul Kewley present Shaun the Sheep Movie.
- Michael Kurinsky explores Hotel Transylvania 2.
- A panel of powerful Women in Animation, featuring Producer Jinko Gotoh, Pixar’s Kim White, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Director Mikki Rose, SCAD Professor Deborah Fowler, and Producer Eleanor Coleman.
- Presentation of The Peanuts Movie with Supervising Animator Scott Carroll.
- A look at Home with Jason Reisig, Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation.
- Keynote speaker director Jorge Gutierrez journeys through his life of storytelling with pictures.
- Director of Photography Kim White illuminates Joy, the main character in Pixar’s Inside Out.
The VIEW Conference grand finale will be a world premiere keynote address on Kung Fu Panda 3 by DreamWorks Animation co-director Alessandro Carloni (below).
VIEW Executive Director Maria Elena Gutierrez adds, “In addition to our extraordinary conference planned for this year, I also want to tell people to be sure to register now for the interactive workshops that happen on Monday, October 19, and during the conference. We are presenting a wonderful opportunity for students and professionals from around the world to learn from Screenwriter David Misch, Director Kris Pearn, Photographer Michael Rubin, Chief Creative Officer Henry LaBounta, and all our other wonderful workshop coaches. I can’t think of any other gathering in the world where such a diverse array of talent would ever be possible.”
VIEW Conference 2015 takes place in Torino, Italy from October 19 – 23. More information can be found on its official site here.
Do you enjoy watching LAIKA’s movies? Would you like to attend Italy’s VIEW Conference?
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes