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A Smart Assistant for Shooting Virtual Cinematography with Motion-Tracked Cameras

Christophe Lino 1 Marc Christie 1 Roberto Ranon 2 William Bares 3 
1 MIMETIC - Analysis-Synthesis Approach for Virtual Human Simulation
UR2 - Université de Rennes 2, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D6 - MEDIA ET INTERACTIONS
Abstract : This demonstration shows how an automated assistant encoded with knowledge of cinematography practice can off er suggested viewpoints to a fi lmmaker operating a hand-held motion-tracked virtual camera device. Our system, called Director's Lens, uses an intelligent cinematography engine to compute, at the request of the lmmaker, a set of suitable camera placements for starting a shot that represent semantically and cinematically distinct choices for visualizing the current narrative. Editing decisions and hand-held camera compositions made by the user in turn influence the system's suggestions for ubsequent shots. The result is a novel virtual cinematography workflow that enhances the fi lmmaker's creative potential by enabling e cient exploration of a wide range of computer-suggested cinematographic possibilities.
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Christophe Lino, Marc Christie, Roberto Ranon, William Bares. A Smart Assistant for Shooting Virtual Cinematography with Motion-Tracked Cameras. ACM Multimedia, Nov 2011, Scottsdale, United States. ⟨hal-00646396⟩



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