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These year Viewfest is proud to present six Italian Premieres, which include the premiere of ‘Terminator II’ in HD –CAM, Mark Osborne’s Award nominated ‘MORE’, ‘Digital France’ and Shelley Page’s ‘Eye Candy’ showcase, the ‘Best of SIGGRAPH '08’ and ‘The Pixar Story’.
Come experience the world's best animation and visual effects in a special showcase version of the SIGGRAPH Conference's Computer Animation Festival. This primo special edit reel of feature work, art, science, broadcast and games is brought to us by Computer Animation Festival Chair, Jill Smolin.
Left to right: © 2007 ESRA Bretagne; © 2007 GOBELINS, école de l'image; © 2008 HFF "Konrad Wolf"
The Pixar Story takes audiences behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animation and forever changed the face of filmmaking. Using never-before-seen footage from the Pixar library, along with historic archival animation and first hand accounts by animators, studio executives, directors, producers and voice performers, Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks tells the riveting story of the Bay Area start-up that revolutionized Hollywood. In the mid 1980s, an inspired and inspiring trio of innovators combined their gifts in art, science and business to launch a new way to make 3-D animated films and changed the face of filmmaking forever. Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs overcame years of creative struggle and financial loss to launch an entirely new animation industry. Starting with the first full length CG film Toy Story, Pixar has entertained millions of people worldwide, and established an unprecedented and as yet unparalleled record of box-office success. Iwerks takes viewers on a dramatic journey filled with personal sacrifice and fueled by passionate belief in the possibilities of a new medium as Pixar Animation Studios is born. The Pixar Story features exclusive interviews with some of the key players in the Pixar story including John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, George Lucas, Michael Eisner, Bob Iger, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Tim Allen, Brad Bird and more.
© 2007 Disney/Pixar · All rights reserved
The Kung Fu Panda co-director Mark Osborne will present his Academy Award nominated film: MORE “A stop-motion animation film depicting a gritty, futuristic dystopia where true happiness and bliss are very hard to come by”.
November, 1998. Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles-based director Mark Osborne has completed MORE, a six-minute, experimental animated short filmed for the "Giant Screen" format and the premiere screening filled the 500-seat theatre to capacity. MORE was shot on 65mm 15-perforation negative film, which is printed on 70mm/15-perforation positive film, known in the industry as 70/15p. As a result, MORE has the distinction of being the first fully-animated stop-motion film to be presented for exhibition in the 70/15p format. MORE will premiere on November 19, 1998 at the state-of-the-art California Science Center IMAX Theater in Los Angeles' Exposition Park. MORE will then be screened in front of Everest for three days, November 23-25. A 35mm/4-perforation print will also be created for showing in more traditional venues. An experimental amalgam of animation techniques and styles portraying a narrative storyline, MORE brings latex and clay puppets to life in a constructed three-dimensional environment, enhanced with multiple-pass animation of light and color. In all, MORE features over 7,000 individual frames of animation, including 30 seconds of hand-drawn cel animation, designed by independent animator Lorelei Pepi, for a fantasy sequence in the film. The film score is an extended mix version of the song "Elegia" by the world-renowned pop group New Order.
MORE tells the story of an old, tired inventor as he struggles through joyless life in a drab and passionless society, leading the same cold and colorless existence accepted by the identical drones around him. At once tortured and inspired by his dreaming of and yearning for his younger carefree days, he struggles to finish the invention he hopes will give his life meaning and worth. His world, and the world of those around him, is transformed when his secret invention is completed. However, his subsequent success does not come without sacrifice. The inventor realizes that the true essence of his inspiration cannot be manufactured...
MORE is the first fully animated, stop-motion film to be presented for exhibition in the IMAX 70/15p format. The six-minute short premiered in November 1998 at the state-of-the-art California Science Center IMAX Theater to a standing-room-only audience. 35mm reduction prints of this film are being utilized for more traditional venues where it has won such awards as the SXSW Best Animated Short, Best Short at Sundance ’99, Grand Jury Prize at the USA Film Fest, the Critics Week selection for CANNES ’99 and fifteen others. It was also nominated in 1998 for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject.
© 2008 Mark Osborne · All rights reserved
VIEWFest is not only animation cinema created by the major production companies, but rather, intends to be a showcase and an opportunity to give visibility to authors who are making their debut, for independent production companies, and for domestic and international animation schools. A selection of the most cutting edge independent production from France will be proposed precisely for this reason with a program that foresees both works by independent production companies and works produced by the best schools, a selection dedicated to the most innovative and original short films from the world scenario. VIEWFest will present a cross-section of French animation cinema with the presentation of works by masters and by young talents during the twentieth anniversary of the Supinfocom school, in partnership with the ‘Centre Culturel Français de Turin’
En Tus Brazos © Supinfocom/Premium films
Shelley Page, European Representative of DreamWorks Animation, will present her personal selection: the very best of the most recent short films, musical clip, student films, TV commercial from Europe and more.
'Ex-ET' - © Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques de Montpellier 2008
The last Italian preview is the HD CAM version of a great science fiction movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) by James Cameron. A unique chance to see this classical movie in its completely digitalized version.
Mark Osborne Director at PDI Dreamworks will be present to the screening of Kung Fu Panda.
Mark Osborne, co-director of Kung Fu Panda, is an Academy Award© nominated for his animation film, MORE, a mid-life crisis film about reawakening the ‘fire in the belly’ and the perils of seeking success. Osborne has also directed a majority of the live-action material for the popular animated TV series Spongebob Squarepants. Osborne will also be involved in the upcoming Spongebob Feature Film.
Founded in ’94 by three friend, two of which are partners to this day, with the intention of having a good time and maybe do some work, LOBO presents itself as a design and animation studio. The team of artisans leaded by Creative Director Mateus Santos seeks to employ the full extent of its capabilities to the craft, with the constant objective of doing unique work every time around. Lobo clients so far include Panasonic, Boomerang Channel, Toyota, Sony Playstation, Anime Channel, and more. Lobo’s worldwide attention includes reviews and interviews on magazines and book such as Creativity, Creative Review, Design Is Kinky, Die Gestalten, Etapes, How, ICG, Plus 81, and XFuns.
In the last edition, VIEWFest decided to screen two movies which have done, respectively, the history of sci-fi and that of fantasy: Blade Runner (on HD) and Beowulf (on 3D). Pursuant the big terrific success and the evaluation from the audience, we have decided to repeat: thanks also to the collaboration with Warner Bros, VIEWFest has selected three movies in their digital version: Speed Racer, I am Legend, and the animated movie: Star Wars - The Clone Wars, produced by George Lucas and entirely realized on 3D animation.
© Warner Bros
For this section, we're proud to announce the presence of: Javier Jimenez, Executive Producer of Motion Theory, and Mauro Gatti, Co-founder of Mutado, protagonist of the Italian New Media Design, a creative studio based in London and in Milan,producing online systems and games, online advertising, motion graphics and identities.
Among the proposals of this section, we highlight:
Motion Theory, a company that is redefining the production industry through a combination of creative development, filmmaking, and innovative visual effects. The company's unique studio model unites the efforts of directors, animators, designers, visual effects artists, writers, resulting in a deeply collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to making commercials, music videos, and other creative content. We’ll screen, among other things, the video for Dashboard (Modest Mouse) directed by Mathew Cullen and Grady Hall: Reflecting the nautical theme of Modest Mouse’s new album, Motion Theory set out to bring the ultimate fisherman’s tale to life, creating an innovative and colorful vision of the sea and its inhabitants. The video takes the viewer on a surreal journey deep into the heart of the sea and back again, to the point where the tale and the truth might all be one and the same. Motion Theory Art Director Guilherme Marcondes and Visual Effects Supervisor Nick Losq helped to seamlessly bring together the live action, animation, illustration, and visual effects into the kind of tale that becomes taller every time it’s told. David Ellis, a long time collaborator, added extra inspiration with his vision of the speakerfish and the intersection of music and technology.
© 2008 Motion Theory
A.A.A.A Advertising As An Art (Francis Lawrence, USA, 2007, 100’) will be screened.
As for advertising, VIEWFest will present, among other things, works by Saddington & Baynes, a company that provides award-winning creative retouching and CGI solutions to advertising. Their innovative visual solutions are revolutionising the traditional image creation process by combining artistic flair, creative experience and a full understanding of photographic realism with cutting edge technology.
© 2008 Saddington & Baynes
A section entirely devoted to Torino and to its artistic scene. The "Torino that Rocks" section, curated by two directors and producers from Torino, Andrea Bessone and Pier Milanese, means to retrace, with a sort of focused retrospect, some of the outstanding stages of the musical activity in Turin and in Piedmont throughout the videos of its artists, from the very first experiments on Eighties till the most recent productions. Into the section, we highlight:
seinunascatola (You are in a box) Director Luciano D'Onofrio;
I Fratelli di Soledad, Director Mimmo Calopresti;
A never seen before excerpt of La città elettrica, video reportage on “Torino rock anni Ottanta”, a Betacam documentary film that, in its final version, will be 50 min long, produced by two piedmontese companies: Digit and RouteOne – subject by Davide Dall'aquila and Paolo Manera.
It’s getting dark in the outskirts of Turin. Boy goes out racing of house and reaches the center of the city...
Organization: Associazione culturale VIEW Conference
Where and When: Cinema Massimo, via Montebello 20, Torino, dal 7 al 9 novembre 2008
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