The European Conference for Visual Media Production (CVMP 2011) held at the BFI at London's south bank aims to bridge cutting edge research with best practice in media production. This year marked the 8th edition of the event, chaired by the author of this post.
A number of keynotes and invited talks were setting the industrial scene, with Google's Jeremy Doig talking about challenges of delivering video in the internet age. Nicola Hoyle from Double Negative gave some insides into the special effects on the movie 'Inception' together with tips how to get from University into post-production industry. Roberto Cipola, Professor at Cambridge University and Director at Toshiba Research Europe gave an overview of vision-based 3D modelling techniques. Sylvain Paris, Researcher at Adobe Systems demonstrated latest research work on automatic stylisation of home-made photos.
The mainly industrial invited talks were complemented by oral and poster sessions with reviewed paper submissions mostly coming from academia. This year's best paper prize sponsored by BBC R&D went to Neill D.F. Campbell (University of Cambridge) For his paper entitled Automatic Object Segmentation from Calibrated Images
What attendees seem to like most is the compact programme and the fact that 'you get the same high calibers as at SIGGRAPH, but you can actually talk to them'. We hope to keep this familiarity and close contact for all attendees as CVMP grows and looks for a bigger venue for next year.