The VFX of Gravity at VIEW Conference with Max Solomon
Gravity – Synopsis
Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuarón. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
- Christopher Townsend, overall
- Despicable Me 2 CG supervisor Bruno Chauffard of MacGuff will talk about digital minions;
- Paul Debevec, one of the most highly regarded computer graphics scientists, will present “Advances in Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors and many others!
In addition to the speakers, VIEW 2013 again offers its extremely popular, practical workshops geared toward professionals and aspiring professionals who want to perfect their craft. A list of these workshops, which participants can reserve in advance, is on the VIEW conference website.
Preceding the VIEW conference, the annual VIEWFest, the Italian evolution of Resfest, features presentations by Monsters University director Dan Scanlon of Pixar Animation Studios, the European premiere of Siggraph 2013’s Electronic Theater’s selection of the best short films, visual effects excerpts, scientific visualizations, gamecinematics, and commercials.
As you can see it’s a very rich program, which focus also on animation, gaming, stereosc