Dennis Muren Brings his Unique Visual Effects Vision to VIEW Conference
Torino, Italy – September 11, 2020 – VIEW Conference is delighted to confirm the participation of Industrial Light & Magic’s Dennis Muren at its annual event in October 2020. In this hour-long virtual session, the legendary master of visual effects will talk about his long career and unique artistic vision, as well as responding to questions from conference attendees.
For decades, Muren has been a guiding light in the motion picture industry, and an inspiration to artists of all disciplines. Everyone who takes their seat for this prestigious event is sure to come away feeling illuminated and enthused about future possibilities in the field of visual effects. An integral part of VIEW 2020’s spectacular final day, this special session with Muren is scheduled for the evening of Friday 23 October. It’s an event that no effects aficionado will want to miss.
Winner of nine Academy Awards® or Best Achievement in Visual Effects, plus a Technical Achievement Academy Award®, Dennis Muren began his career at Industrial Light & Magic in 1976 as miniature effects cameraman on the original Star Wars: A New Hope. Throughout his long career, Muren has remained at the cutting edge of new techniques, championing the use of digital imagery for such seminal films as The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Jurassic Park. As Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic, Muren remains at the forefront of the company’s continuing evolution.
“Dennis Muren is a true living legend,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Whenever I hear him speak, I get the same feeling as when I go to a beautiful exhibition, or attend a wonderful concert, or watch an amazing movie. His views are bold and profound, yet at the same time he has great humility and is always willing to learn from young people. Wherever he turns his attention, Dennis always elevates things to a higher level.”
About VIEW 2020
The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere event for Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, Real-time Rendering, Virtual Production, AI, 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.
The 2020 VIEW Conference will take place from October 18 to 23 in Torino’s state-of-the-art OGR venue and virtually. “Because VIEW Conference will be online as well as onsite this year, we are taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity to include remarkable professionals from all over the globe,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “VIEW 2020 will be amazing.”
VIEW Conference 2020 is made possible thanks to the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Regione Piemonte, Città di Torino and the OGR.
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