View Conference Explores Impact of AI on Animation and Storytelling
The View Conference, a renowned event in the world of animation, virtual production, and immersive media, is set to take place in Turin, Italy from October 15-20. This year, the conference aims to tackle the pressing questions surrounding the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on animation and storytelling.
As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, the creative industries are increasingly incorporating AI into their processes. The View Conference aims to provide a platform for industry professionals to discuss the impact of innovative technologies, particularly AI, on their respective fields.
Maria Elena Gutierrez, the CEO and executive director of the View conference, highlights the significance of the AI theme in this year’s program. She acknowledges that while some people fear AI will have devastating effects on our communities, it is crucial to explore both sides of the argument. The conference intends to showcase how AI can be harnessed in a positive and innovative way, allowing professionals to thrive in the age of AI.
Several panels and discussions have been organized to delve into the current implications of AI in animation and storytelling. These include topics such as AI and Education, Out of Distribution: Thriving Creatively in the Age of AI, and Copyright and How to Secure Your Digital Artworks. These sessions aim to facilitate conversations on how AI is shaping the industry and its potential role in shaping the future of storytelling.
In addition to the panels, the conference will feature talks by esteemed industry figures, including Henry Selick, Peter Sohn, and Jeff Rowe. Doug Chiang, the vice president and executive creative director at Lucasfilm, will deliver the keynote speech titled Old and New: How ‘Star Wars’ Shaped My Art and Design. Directors Joaquim dos Santos and Peter Ramsey, known for their work on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse series, will also engage in a conversation about the multiverse.
While animation takes center stage, the View Conference will not neglect other facets of the entertainment industry. Prominent professionals involved in notable films of the year will attend, such as Mark Ulano, the Oscar-winning sound engineer behind Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, and VFX supervisors Andrew Jackson and Joe Letteri for their respective projects.
Although the film festival side of the conference will be scaled down in 2023, it remains an integral part of View’s offerings. This year, three Italian premieres are scheduled, including sneak peeks of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Wish, Dreamworks’ Trolls Band Together, and Netflix and Aardman’s Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.
For the View Conference, nurturing young talent and providing mentorship opportunities are paramount. The conference offers a non-intimidating environment for emerging professionals to learn from industry masters. This dedication to education and fostering new generations of talent remains at the core of the conference’s values.
As the View Conference explores the intersection of AI and animation, it promises to offer valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of the creative industries. With its lineup of esteemed speakers and a focus on fostering new talent, the conference is poised to shape the future of storytelling and inspire industry professionals to embrace the potential of AI in their work.