The annual VIEW conferenceA special series of online PreVIEW sessions leading up to the main event will take place from October 18-23 in Turin, Italy and online. Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey will attend a session to review his career journey, including his recent work as co-director of the critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The event will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. UK / 7:00 p.m. CET and will be broadcast live to a global audience. registration is free and open now.
"Peter is a master of storytelling," commented conference leader Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. "Listening to him talk about his passion for filmmaking is a privilege."
During this live session, Ramsey will be in a virtual conversation with the Deputy Dean and Director of Escape Studios, Saint John Walker. He will also respond to a selection of questions submitted by attendees on the event website during the session.
In his early career, Ramsey worked as a storyboard artist on an impressive catalog of live action features such as Backdraft, Boyz n the Hood, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Minority Report, Cast Away, Independence Day, Being John Malkovich, Fight Club, Hulk, and many other. He completed the role of Second Director for roles such as Godzilla, Tank Girl, Higher Learning, and Poetic Justice.
In 2012, Ramsey made his directorial debut with the DreamWorks animated film Rise of the Guardians. Together with co-directors Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman, he received an Oscar for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from Sony Pictures Animation, which won the 2019 Oscar for best animated feature film. He is the first African American to be nominated for and to win an Oscar in this category. At the Annie Awards, the same directing team received the award for outstanding performance in directing an animated feature film production.
His most recent article in the New York Times states: "See paradise behind a dashboardRamsey reflects the influence of his formative years, which he spent in Los Angeles, where he still lives and works today.
"Decades later I found myself one of the directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," wrote Ramsey. “When I was recording and taking notes in our digital newspapers, I kept introducing myself as a kid, sitting in a darkened theater and watching Miles Morales (who actually looked like me, which is a whole different story) and his friends on screen Moments of attachment, heartbreak, triumph, heroic sacrifice. Jung I see this on a giant screen? I know it would have been absolutely everything. I can hardly understand how the dream I had as a child to be part of this magic somehow came true. "
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PreVIEW IV is organized by the VIEW Conference in collaboration with OGR (Officine Grandi Riparazioni), VFXFestival and Escape Studios.
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