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Old 11-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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CVMP Conference to Explore Cutting-Edge Advances in Post Production Technology

Recently added speakers from ZOIC Studios, Framestore, BBC Research, Double Negative and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

London, 19th November 2012 – This December, the 9th annual CVMP Conference – Europe’s best opportunity to see and discuss the latest ideas and trends in visual media production – is returning to London.

For two days (5th and 6th December, 2012) in Leicester Square’s Vue Cinema, CVMP will bring together production and post-production specialists from the film, broadcast and games industries with well-respected imaging and graphics researchers.

A selection of carefully selected speakers anchor the event’s learning portion through discovery sessions that highlight unseen papers, tactics and research. CVMP features members from both academia and professional production studios, inviting them to share innovative ways they’ve approached common industry problems. The confirmed speaker list includes:

Mike Romey: CG Supervisor at ZOIC Studios
Olga Sorkine: Assistant Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich
Tom Mertens: CEO and Co-Founder at Camargus
Fredo Durand: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
John Zubryzcki: Archives Research Section Leader at BBC Research and Development
Alexander Seaman: Effects Animation Supervisor at Double Negative
Mark Wilson: CG Supervisor at Framestore
Hannes Appell: Cinematic Artist at Crytek
Adrian Hilton: Vision, Speech & Signal Processing at University of Surrey

Irregular modeling techniques, broadcast innovations undertaken during the London Olympics, and retrieving visual data once thought to be invisible are among the speaker topics up for discussion; academic topics will explore ideas like “Can Our TV Robustly Understand Human Gestures?” and “Collaborative Visual Story Boarding.”

CVMP is an impartial event organised by The Foundry, a world-leading innovator in visual effects software, and committee members Trinity College Dublin, BBC R&D and the University of Surrey. Leading sponsors include: Google, MPC, VES (The Visual Effects Society) and CGChannel.

If you would like a full complimentary press pass to the event, please get in touch directly and for more information visit: www.cvmp-conference.org


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About The Foundry / Luxology
The Foundry was established in 1996. It is now the fastest-growing company in its field today, and is internationally renowned for its product design and collaborative and open approach to development.

Led by CEO Bill Collis and a management team that still includes the original founders, The Foundry is backed by The Carlyle Group with a substantial portion still owned by the staff.

In September 2012, The Foundry merged with Luxology, an independent US-based technology company. Together they develop award-winning computer graphics and visual effects (VFX) software used globally by leading artists and designers. The portfolio lets users create inspiring and technical high-end visuals across a wide range of industries including film, TV, commercial and games, as well as the CAD, design and architecture markets.

The Foundry has a stable of award-winning 2D and 3D VFX software including its industry standard compositor NUKE. Luxology is well known for its innovative 3D modelling and rendering technology and its flagship product, modo.

The Foundry has established itself as a critical partner to major feature film studios and post production houses worldwide including The Mill, ILM, The Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Domain.

The company's products have been used to create breathtaking effects sequences on a wide range of features, television projects and commercials. High profile examples include the 2012 Oscar® winners, “HUGO” (Best Visual Effects) and “Rango” (Best Animated Feature Film) as well as the EMMY award winning “Boardwalk Empire.”

In 2012 the company made the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for the third year, ranking in 70th position. The Foundry is a finalist for the 2012 National Business Awards’ Blackberry Growth Strategy of the Year award. In 2011 The Foundry also placed in The Sunday Times International Track at number 54, made the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for the first time and was awarded a laureate in the Computerworld Honours.

© The Foundry, its logo and product names are registered trademarks in the UK, USA and/or other countries. © Copyright 2002 - 2012 Luxology LLC. modo and Nexus are registered trademarks of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

For further information and press passes contact:
Ian Hall The Foundry / Luxology T: +44 (0)20 7968 6828 E: ian@thefoundry.co.uk
 
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