Nine-time Academy Award winner Dennis Muren to keynote VIEW 2018.Jurassic World; Fallen Kingdom VFX Supervisor David Vickery to present.
Turin, Italy: Industrial Light & Magic’s Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director Dennis Muren, A. S. C. received his ninth Academy Award for supervising the visual effects in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park and his 13th Oscar nomination for Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. He holds two Guinness World Records – for most Oscars and most Oscar nominations for visual effects and was the first visual effects artist honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In February 2007, the Visual Effects Society honored Muren with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and he became a VES fellow in 2010.
As Creative Director of ILM, Muren is currently a key member of the company’s leadership team and collaborates with all of ILM’s supervisors on each of the films that the company contributes to. In addition, he is writing a book on “observation” for digital artists.
Beginning with Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, many of the features Muren supervised were breakthrough films in terms of visual effects, not the least of which was Jurassic Park, the first film in the Jurassic series. It was the first feature to star soft-body CG creatures, and its billion-dollar box office convinced Hollywood filmmakers it wouldn’t be the last.
In fact, twenty-five years later, Industrial Light & Magic’s David Vickery was the overall supervisor for the fifth Jurassic film, this year’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which has earned more than a billion dollars at the box office. Vickery joined ILM in London as a visual effects supervisor in 2015. Prior to that, he received a visual effects Oscar nomination and a BAFTA Award in 2012 for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Muren and Vickery join ILM colleague Rob Bredow, SVP, Executive Director and Head of ILM at VIEW 2018.
The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere event for Computer Graphics, Interactive and Immersive Storytelling, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, and VR, AR, and Mixed Reality, brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops.
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