VFx Past, Present & Future at View
OLD-SCHOOL PRACTICAL EFFECTS, AND VIRTUAL PRODUCTION, PANELS TO CHECK OUT AT THE CONFERENCE.
Coming up very quickly is the VIEW Conference 2020. It’s being held on 18-23 October 2020, with a physical event in Turin, Italy, plus many periods on-line. I’m hosting a few these, together with two panels that may showcase two very totally different facets of the VFX industry.
The first is ‘The Whole New World of Virtual Production’, occurring on Monday nineteenth October at 10.30pm CET time. It will feature Jay Worth (VFX supervisor, Westworld), Sam Nicholson, (VFX supervisor, Stargate Studios) and Habib Zargarpour (head of movie development, Unity Technologies). Each of those panelists has had important latest interaction with virtual production and real-time instruments on TV and movie projects, so I’m excited to listen to their real-world views on LED walls, real-time rendering and alternatives in different virtual production areas. This is unquestionably one of many sizzling subjects in VFX proper now.
Then there’s ‘Are We in a Practical Effects Renaissance?’, a panel on Thursday twenty second October at 10.30pm CET. The members of panel are Alan Scott (Legacy Effects), Jeremy Hays (special effects supervisor) and Simon Weisse (miniature effects supervisor and modelmaker). Audiences love–and sometimes demand–practical effects, but for some time there it appeared that every part had ‘gone’ digital. Now it definitely looks like an increasing number of effects are tried for actual throughout filming. The panel will elaborate on recent projects the panelists have been a part of, similar to The Call of the Wild, Tales from the Loop and a number of other Wes Anderson movies.
I’m additionally moderating a discussion with VFX supervisor Phil Tippett on Sunday 18th October at 10.30pm CET. Phil’s going to go deep on his personal MAD GOD project–a preview of this speak still to return.
Go to the VIEW website to see the whole programme, and register.