Thursday 13 September 2012

Mark Walsh (And More!) To Appear At View Conference

Tomorrow (as well as the last day of voting in Groups 1 - vote here - and 2 - vote on the right-hand sidebar of this site - of our Round Two "A113 Ten Years" polls; and the day after my birthday!) is the US re-release of Pixar's Finding Nemo, in 3D! Accompanying Nemo 3D is a brand new Toy Story Toon, directed by Finding Nemo's directing animator Mark Walsh, Partysaurus Rex.

However, those of us in Europe don't get Finding Nemo 3D until mid-March - so no Partysaurus Rex until then either! However, a select few won't have to wait that long! Mark Walsh will be appearing at the VIEW Conference, a huge computer graphics and animation expo that runs in Turin, Italy from 16th to 19th October. In addition to appearing at the event, Mark will bring with him Partysaurus Rex, for its European premiere!

In addition to Walsh, Genndy Tartakovsky will be on hand to present exclusive footage of Sony's Hotel Transylvania, as well as DreamWorks' Madagascar 3 co-director Eric Darnell; the VFX supervisor of The Dark Knight Rises Double Negative's Paul J. Franklin; the former director of Pixar's newt, Skywalker Sound's Gary Rydstrom; and even Halo creative director, Josh Holmes, who'll premiere Halo 4 at the event! Check out the website for fuller listings - it certainly looks to be a must-attend event if you can afford the flights!

Check out the full press release which the VIEW PR team sent me, after the jump break - with details on how and when to get tickets.
The VIEW Conference is proud to announce award winning director Mark Walsh, animator, actor, storyboard artist, writer and director at Pixar Animation Studios.
Walsh graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1997, winning a Student Emmy for his animated short film, “Extra Crispy.”
At Pixar, Mark became part of a group of fellow actors and stuntmen, animating on such films as “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.,” the animated short, “Presto,” and the Academy Award®-winning feature “The Incredibles.”

Known for his acting skills – a crucial ability for animators – Walsh served as directing animator on the Academy Award®-winning “Finding Nemo,” helping guide a team of animators to bring the character of Dory to life.

Walsh then served as supervising animator on another Oscar® winner, “Ratatouille.” Inspired, he moved onto writing and directing original short content at Pixar, creating shorts for “Up,” humorous teasers for the “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” re-release in 3D, and original commercials for “Toy Story 3.”

Most recently, Walsh completed his directing debut for a theatrical short, “Partysaurus Rex,” a “Toy Story Toon” that will be released in theaters in front of “Finding Nemo” in 3D.

The 2012 VIEW Conference also features award-winning sound designer and animated film director Gary Rydstrom from Skywalker Sound, writer/director Eric Darnell from PDI/DreamWorks who directed the Madagascar trilogy, television director and winner of the Directors Guild of America award Dan Attias, creative director of all the Halos Josh Holmes, who brings to VIEW the premiere of Halo 4, award-winning writer and director Chris Perry, academy award-winning computer graphics pioneer Glenn Entis, academy award-winning author and Autodesk Fellow Tom Wujec, ILM’s Jason Smith, visual effects associate supervisor will discuss "The Avengers", and many others.

VIEW Conference 2012 is made possible with the support of: Compagnia di San Paolo, Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Torino, CittĂ  di Torino, Fondazione CRT, Camera di Commercio di Torino and Autodesk.

Registration is now open for the VIEW conference, which takes place October 16 to 19, and for VIEWFest, our digital movie festival following the VIEW Conference from 19 to 21 Oct. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at or by phone +390116680948
Follow us on our Facebook page “VIEW Conference” and on twitter @ViewConference.
For inquiries:
TEL. +39 011 6680948 - +39 011 19785575;
FAX +39 011 6501214 |

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