CVMP 2013 – an insight into VFX, broadcast, post, graphics & imaging

One of the most interesting VFX and post production-related conferences each year is CVMP. It’s somewhat unique in bringing together practitioners, experts and researchers from broadcast, film, games, imaging, graphics and other areas for two days of presentations.

A still from Gravity.
A still from Gravity.

This year CVMP (Conference for Visual Media Production) takes place on 6th and 7th November at Leicester Square’s Vue Cinema in London.

So what can you expect to see at the conference?

Gravity will be heavily represented via a talk from Framestore visual effects supervisor Tim Webber, as well as a presentation by Eoin Greenham and Rajat Roy from Prime Focus who contributed to the film’s 3D conversion.

Another key talk will be from Professor Thorsten Herfet, Director of Research and Operations at the Intel Institute of Visual Computing, who will give an overview of the European Commission funded project SCENE, which invents a new scene representation maintaining all information captured and enabling pre-processing to add semantic information that eases the post-production process.

NVIDIA’s Wil Braithwaite will discuss 10 years of GPUs in VFX and post production

Here’s a run-down of the main talks, which during the 2 days will be interspersed between various papers and also demos from several companies.

  • Eoin Greenham & Rajat Roy (Prime Focus World) – The Art and Science of Stereo Conversion
  • Paco Galanes (YouTube) – YouTube Live: Technology and Challenges of Live Internet Broadcasting
  • Thorsten Herfet (Intel Visual Computing Institute) – Scene representation in the era of computational videography
  • Andrew Davison (Imperial College London) – Real-Time Tracking and Modelling with a Single Camera
  • Phil Willis (University of Bath) – Vector Representation of Video
  • Tim Webber (Framestore) – Gravity
  • Christian Theobalt (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik) – Capturing and Editing the Real World in Motion
  • Wil Braithwaite (NVIDIA) – 10 years of GPUs in the VFX & Post Production
  • Oliver Grau (Intel Visual Computing Institute) – A Decade of Visual Computing

Find out more about CVMP, now in its 10th year, at A special rate full conference pass is available now for £200 each (with the discount code vfx200). Students can purchase a conference pass for £150.