ILM VFX Legend Dennis Muren to Present and Do Live QnA at VIEW 2020
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The VIEW conference has confirmed the participation of Dennis Muren from Industrial Light & Magic in the upcoming 2020 event from October 18-23. During a one-hour virtual session, the legendary visual effects master will talk about his long career and unique artistic vision and answer questions from conference attendees.

Muren has been a trend-setting light in the film industry for decades and an inspiration for artists of all disciplines. Anyone who takes their seat for this prestigious event is sure to be enlightened and excited about the future possibilities in the field of visual effects. This special session with mudslides is an integral part of the spectacular final day of VIEW 2020 and will take place on Friday evening, October 23rd. No effects fanatic will want to miss this event.

Muren won nine Oscar prizes for best visual effects and an Oscar for technical achievement, and began his career with Industrial Light & Magic in 1976 as a cameraman for miniature effects on the original Star Wars: A New Hope. Throughout his long career, Muren has always been on the cutting edge of technology, advocating the use of digital imagery in landmark films such as The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park. As Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic, Muren remains at the forefront of the company's ongoing development.

"Dennis Muren is a true living legend," says conference leader Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Whenever I hear him speak, I have the same feeling as when I go to a beautiful exhibition, go to a wonderful concert or see an amazing film. His views are bold and profound, but at the same time he has great humility and is always ready to learn from young people. Wherever he directs his attention, Dennis always takes things to a higher level. "

In another program note, Dr. Gutierrez also confirms that Paul Debevec will deliver a keynote address on virtual production. The well-known scientist is Senior Staff Engineer at Google on the Daydream team and Adjunct Research Professor of Computer Science at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He works in the Vision and Graphics Laboratory at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Among a multitude of awards, Debevec won two prizes from the Scientific and Engineering Academy in 2010 and 2019.

The international VIEW conference, Italy's first event for computer graphics, interactive and immersive media, animation, visual effects, games, real-time rendering, virtual production, AI, VR, AR and mixed reality, brings top professionals from these fields to the world beautiful baroque city of Turin, Italy for a week with lectures, presentations and workshops.

The 2020 VIEW Conference will take place virtually in Turin's state-of-the-art OGR venue from October 18-23. "Since the VIEW conference will be both online and on-site this year, we are taking the wonderful opportunity to involve notable experts from all over the world," says conference leader Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. "VIEW 2020 is going to be amazing."

The VIEW 2020 conference is made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, the CRT Fondazione, the Piemonte Region, Città di Torino and the OGR.

Registration is now open. Additional information can be found at the event website.

Source: View conference

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