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ILM Celebrates its 40th Anniversary at VIEW Conference

ILM Will Present “40 Years of Creating the Impossible” and “The Park Is Open: Journey to Jurassic World” at VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

ILM 40th anniversaryThe 16th annual VIEW Conference (Oct. 16-18, 2015), Italy’s premiere gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends in computer graphics, interactive techniques, digital cinema, 2D/3D animation, gaming and VFX, has announced that Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will present two special sessions during this year’s event. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/

“It’s so exciting that ILM will be marking their 40th anniversary with VIEW this year,” says Prof. Maria Elena Gutierrez, conference director. “Their two special sessions are guaranteed to draw standing-room-only crowds at this year’s conference!”

The ILM Sessions are:

“ILM – 40 Years of Creating the Impossible”
Wed, October 21 – 6 to 7.30 p.m.

For 40 years, ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo-chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures, to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM consistently breaks new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. In this VIEW session, the presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.

Ben Snow, Visual Effects Supervisor
Tim Alexander, Visual Effects Supervisor
Lorne Peterson, ILM Modelshop Supervisor

“The Park is Open: Journey to ‘Jurassic World’ with Industrial Light & Magic”
Friday, October 23 – 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

In 1993, ILM brought living, breathing dinosaurs back from extinction—a move that would help shape the future of cinema itself. Steeped in the “Jurassic” franchise, the ILM panelists at VIEW will share the advanced on-set visualization tools used during production and the new visual effects techniques developed for modeling and texturing, environment creation, and advanced motion capture retargeting technology that allowed ILM to breathe life into Jurassic World, the latest installment directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Tim Alexander, Overall Visual Effects Supervisor
Glen McIntosh, Animation Supervisor

September 29, 2015