The VIEW conference today announced that nine-time Academy Award winner Dennis Muren to present a keynote at VIEW 2018 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom VFX Supervisor David Vickery will be presenting as well.
Industrial Light & Magic’s Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director Dennis Muren, A. S. C., received his ninth Academy Award for supervising the visual effects in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park and his 13th Oscar nomination for Spielberg’s War of the World.
As Creative Director of ILM, Muren is currently a key member of the company’s leadership team and collaborates with all of ILM’s supervisors on each of the films that the company contributes to. In addition, he is writing a book on “observation” for digital artists.
Beginning with Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, many of the features Muren supervised were breakthrough films in terms of visual effects, not the least of which was Jurassic Park, the first film in the Jurassic series. It was first feature to star soft-body CG creatures, and its billion-dollar box office convinced Hollywood filmmakers it wouldn’t be the last.
In fact, twenty-five years later, Industrial Light & Magic’s David Vickery was the overall supervisor for the fifth Jurassic film, this year’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which has earned more than a billion dollars at the box office. Vickery joined ILM in London as a visual effects supervisor in 2015. Prior to that, he received a visual effects Oscar nomination and a BAFTA Award in 2012 for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Muren and Vickery join ILM colleague Rob Bredow, SVP, Executive Director and Head of ILM at VIEW 2018. The conference runs from October 22-26 in Turin, Italy. Tickets are still available for the conference and can be purchased at the VIEW website.