TORINO, ITALY — On Saturday, View Conference will host a free online session with The Mandalorian’s animation director Hal Hickel of Industrial Light & Magic. The premiere PreView session — set for 2:30pm PST — will look at the popular Disney+ series and the new virtual production technology that made it possible for artists to create feature film-quality animation and visual effects under broadcast television constraints.
Hickel oversaw all the animation for the creatures, vehicles and characters in The Mandalorian, and played a key role in visualizing ILM’s miniature/motion-control shots featured in the show. He received an Academy Award for work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and is a three-time Oscar nominee. His credits also include serving as animation director for Rango, which received an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
View Conference 2020 will take place from October 18th to 23rd in Torino’s OGR venue and virtually. Registration is now open (https://www.viewconference.it/pages/registration/).