Free PreView session to feature <I>Mandalorian</I> animation director
June 25, 2020

Free PreView session to feature Mandalorian animation director

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.

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View Conference 2020 will take place from October 18th to 23rd in Torino’s OGR venue and virtually. Registration is now open (