VIEW 2019 ANNOUNCES FIRST SET OF SPEAKERS
The International Digital Media Conference to be Held October 21- 25 Dean DeBlois and CH KIM to keynote Torino, Italy:
Dean DeBlois, writer, director and executive producer of this year’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Changhan (CH) Kim, CEO of PUBG Corporation, will give key-note addresses and are the first conference speakers announced by Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez for the curated 2019 symposium. Speakers include directors, studio heads, animators, game developers, visual effects artists and inventors who create live-action films, animated films, games, and virtual reality. “I’m excited to reveal a stellar group of speakers who are the top professionals in their fields,” Dr. Gutierrez says. “I know they will educate, collaborate with, and inspire our attendees. I look forward to welcoming them to Torino and to our VIEW Conference community.”
Keynote speaker Dean DeBlois was writer, director, and executive producer of this year’s block-buster animated feature How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The writer/director of the acclaimed trilogy has been nominated for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA award and won a Golden Globe Award for How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Keynote speaker CH Kim
is the CEO of PUBG Corporation, known for its successful online multi-player game PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), which pioneered and revolutionized the battle royale genre in gaming. PUBG holds multiple Guinness World Records, in addition to various industry accolades and awards, including “Game of the Year” at the Steam Awards 2018 and “Best Multiplayer Game” at The Game Awards 2017.
Joining these two keynote speakers at the conference are:
Michael Fukushima, Studio Head and Executive Producer, National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Studio who has received multiple awards for his own animated short films and now leads a studio that has produced many award winning animators and directors, including Oscar – winners Torill Kove, Chris Landreth, and Alison Snowden and David Fine.
Danny Dimian, visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, who led the artists who created the groundbreaking animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film won over awards, including an Oscar for best animated feature, seven Annies, a BAFTA award, four VES awards and a Golden Globe.
VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX. VIEW 2019 will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.