VIEW 2021 conference in honor of Sir Roger Deakins
The WATCH the conference announced that Sir Roger Deakins will receive the VIEW Visionary Award this year. Oscar-winning cinematographer’s films include Shawshank’s Redemption, Blade Runner 2049 and 1917. Previous recipients of the award, awarded for outstanding contribution to the visual arts, include pioneering visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren, animated feature filmmaker Nora Twomey and Pixar designer / director Ralph Eggleston.
Mark your calendars for October 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PDT when, as part of the VIEW Visionary Award celebrations, Deakins participates in an exclusive one-on-one interview with animated feature director Dean DeBlois, notably Lilo & Stitch and How to train your dragon. The legendary cinematographer will discuss highlights from his long and illustrious career, offering insight into the creative genius who made him one of the world’s most sought-after and respected DPs.
“Roger Deakins is one of the true living legends of cinema,” said conference director Dr Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Throughout his career he has captured some of the most iconic and memorable images ever made on screen, of Tim Robbins exulting in the rain in Shawshank’s Redemption, to Ryan Gosling exploring a Las Vegas shrouded in dust in Blade Runner 2049. Roger’s unique vision is unprecedented, and it is a privilege to honor his accomplishments at VIEW 2021 by presenting him with this year’s VIEW Visionary Award.
The VIEW 2021 conference will take place October 17-22 online and in person in Turin, Italy. The international conference is the premier Italian event for animation, visual effects and computer graphics, where industry professionals, students and enthusiasts are invited to enjoy an inspiring week of lectures, presentations and d ‘workshops. Additionally, online access opens this year’s event to a global audience.
About Roger Deakins:
Deakins CBE is an English director of photography best known for his collaboration with directors Denis Villeneuve, Sam Mendes and the Coen brothers. He is a fellow of the British Society of Cinematographers and the American Society of Cinematographers and has received five BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography. Nominated 15 times for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, he won twice for Blade Runner 2049, and 1917. His most famous films are Shawshank’s Redemption; Fargo; brother; Where are you ?; A beautiful spirit; Fall from the sky; Sicario; Blade Runner 2049; and 1917. The American Society of Cinematographers awarded Deakins a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, and in 2013 he received a CBE from the Palace for his services to the cinema. In the 2021 New Year’s honors, he was knighted as a celibate knight.
About Dean DeBlois:
Golden Globe winner and two-time Oscar nominee, DeBlois is best known for writing, directing and executive producing in the 2010s How to train your dragon and its sequel from 2014. He served in those same roles on How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), the final installment in the trilogy and the culmination of popular animated franchises. Before collaborating on the original How to train your dragon with Chris Sanders, the duo wrote and directed Walt Disney Animation Studios Lilo & Stitch (2002), after having first been co-responsible for the article on Mulan (1998). DeBlois has also written and sold various live-action feature film projects to Disney and Universal Studios. He has directed musical films and documentaries, most notably The Darling of Independent Critic of 2007 Sigur Rós: Heima. His continued collaboration with Sigur Rós leader Jónsi has led the singer-songwriter to the How to train your dragon soundtracks. Dean graduated from Sheridan College’s Animation Program and received an honorary degree in 2016. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild, and ASIFA.
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