Elemental Director Peter Sohn Set to Speak at VIEW Conference

Pixar vice chairman and inventive director Peter Sohn will speak about his new animated movie “Elemental” on the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy, which runs from Oct. 15-20. Sohn will attend the convention in particular person to debate the artistic journey he took to convey the story to the display.  

“I’m so excited to welcome Peter Sohn to VIEW Conference 2023,” says convention director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Peter is a true force of nature – a multi-talented storyteller, film director, animator, actor; you name it. In bringing his unique energy and wisdom to VIEW Conference, he is certain to leave our global audience feeling energized and inspired.”

Sohn has been with Pixar since 2000, engaged on such Pixar classics as “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles” and “WALL-E.” He directed the 2009 quick movie “Partly Cloudy” earlier than making his characteristic directing debut with “The Good Dinosaur” in 2015. In addition to working within the artwork, story and animation departments, Sohn has additionally voiced plenty of Pixar characters, together with Emile in “Ratatouille,” Scott “Squishy” Squibbles in “Monsters University” and SOX in final 12 months’s “Lightyear.”

Each October, the VIEW Conference brings collectively an array of trade professionals, thought leaders and fanatics to share insights in regards to the fields of animation, VFX and video games. The convention options audio system, shows, workshops and masterclasses from among the largest names within the enterprise.

Other audio system set for the convention embrace writer-director Henry Selick, who has helmed “Coraline,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “James and the Giant Peach” and final 12 months’s “Wendell & Wild.” Seleck will ship an onstage presentation and preside over a workshop on the occasion.

Also taking part are Lucasfilm VP and govt artistic director Doug Chiang who will focus on his work overseeing designs for the “Star Wars” franchise throughout movies, theme parks, video games and new media, and Industrial Light & Magic animation supervisor Hal Hickel, who will speak about his work on the Disney+ sequence “The Mandalorian.”

Gutierrez is worked up that these first 4 confirmed audio system are attending in particular person, after the pandemic made the convention a digital, then a partly-virtual affair for a couple of years. “With their incredible suite of presentations and workshops, Henry Selick, Doug Chiang and Hal Hickel will bring a special magic to VIEW Conference and give everyone who attends the event a unique opportunity to meet their heroes. And this is just the beginning. I can’t wait to announce some of the other legendary masters who will be speaking this October in beautiful Turin.”

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