In celebration of its 21st anniversary, VIEW Conferences brings together no less than 160 world-class specialists and becomes free for everyone.
VIEW Conference 2020 takes place from October 18 to 23. For this year only, all content – both the regular program and the special Business Innovation Summit – will be absolutely free. Traditionally held in Torino, Italy, this year’s conference will be an entirely virtual event, with all sessions being made available online to a global audience.
Keynoting the conference is Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and former president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios. A true computer graphics visionary, Catmull pioneered such fundamentals as texture mapping, bicubic patches and spatial anti-aliasing. He is author of the book Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, described as “the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar.”
The VIEW 2020 lineup includes more than 30 studio heads and chief creative officers. Mireille Soria, president of Paramount Animation, joins Disney’s Osnat Shurer, producer of Raya and the Last Dragon and Moana, and Maureen Fan, co-founder and CEO of Baobab Studios, for a panel Women in the Animation Industry and others. VIEW 2020 also brings together 30 directors of animated feature films, short films, and animated television series.
Game developers and artists are equally well represented in a huge range of workshops, masterclasses and sessions. Topics include the art of storytelling with Nordeus’ Nikola Damjanov – who also joins concept artist Sébastien Hue and Respawn art director Todd Sue for a panel on game art – art direction with Guerilla Games’ Jan-Bart Van Beek, and creating a game studio with Nordeus co-founder Milan Jovovic.