President of Paramount Pictures Animation and Nickelodeon Animation Ramsey Naito and top hat Sony Pictures Animation Kristine Belson will be guest speakers at the VIEW 2022 conference, taking place October 16-21 in Turin, Italy. Naito and Belson will be there in person as the conference is primarily an on-site event.
In his role at Paramount and Nickelodeon, Naito oversees animation across all platforms: linear, digital, TV movies, theatrical films and SVOD. She’s behind Nick’s hit projects like ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’, ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ and the SpongeBob SquarePants universe expansion. She’s also behind Paramount’s upcoming theatrical releases of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,” produced by Seth Rogen and Point Gray Pictures, and “The Tiger’s Apprentice,” directed by Raman Hui. She will talk about these projects and more at the conference.
Belson, who took the helm at SPA in 2015, will talk about the studio’s 20 years of innovation, including his hits “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” and the popular ” Hotel Transylvania” the franchise. She discusses the studio’s most impactful creative breakthroughs, what sets SPA apart from other studios, and some of her future plans.
Also speaking at the conference is cartoon living room co-founder Nora Twomey, which will showcase its upcoming Netflix feature “My Father’s Dragon.” Twomey received the 2018 VIEW Conference Visionary Award.
Other speakers include “The Sea Beast” director Chris Williams and producer Jed Schlangner; and Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey, who will discuss their Netflix series “Lost Ollie.”
In addition to its list of speakers, the VIEW Conference is featuring a special masterclass with Georgina Hayns, Creative Puppet Supervisor on “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson and slated for release in select theaters in November. . Additionally, Aardman Academy head Mark Hewis will lead a workshop on ‘The Art of Stop Motion Production’.
The conference will also feature a special title dedicated to Metavers. Speakers on this track include Marc Petit, vice president and general manager of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine; and Guidi Quaroni, senior director of engineering, 3D and immersive at Adobe; and Julien Fournie Haute Couture Julien Fournie and Jean Paul Cauvin, who will present their vision of how the arts can combine in the Metavers.
On the gaming front, speakers include tech artist and gaming guru Simon Verstraete, digital artist Scott Eaton and Housemarque’s Risto Jankkila and Sharman Jagadeesan, who will present the sci-fi shooter “Returnal.”
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome our honored guests to the VIEW conference in Turin this year,” said conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “It is truly a privilege to open our doors to so many personalities from the worlds of animation, design and visual effects, not to mention all the creative thinkers who converge on the VIEW conference to discuss their visions for the metaverse. This year’s event will be unforgettable.
The conference brings together top talent in computer graphics, interactive and immersive media, animation, visual effects, games, real-time rendering, virtual production, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality, both in person at the venue of the ‘OGR , and virtually.
Registrations are open at SEE the conference website.
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