HOME    »    PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES    »    Annual Thematic Program
IMA Annual Program Year Workshop
The Mathematics and Art of Film Editing and Restoration
February 6-10, 2006

   Organizers
Guillermo SapiroUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lance WilliamsApplied Minds, Inc.
Andrew ZissermanUniversity of Oxford
  Description

We enjoy movies on a daily basis, but are rarely aware of the image processing involved in creating and editing a film. Examples of frequent operations are format conversion, compression, scratch and blotch removal, introducing special effects, motion estimation, camera calibration, segmentation and super-resolution. These techniques are so important that, today, virtually every movie undergoes some digital image processing. Still, some of the fundamental problems remain unsolved, often involving very time-consuming manual labor. The quality standards are also very different -- often far stricter -- than those in most common applications of image processing. This brings significant mathematical and engineering challenges. The goal of this workshop is to have a uniquely interactive setting in which engineers, mathematicians, and artists implicated in film editing, restoration and "post-processing" are assembled in order to inform and instruct each other as well as discuss possible solutions and directions of research. The workshop will start with a number of tutorials by leaders in the area (from industry and academia) and will be followed by interleaved talks in the interdisciplinary aspects of movie editing and restoration.

  Schedule
  Participants

Connect With Us:
Go