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The Director's Lens: An Intelligent Assistant for Virtual Cinematography

Christophe Lino 1 Marc Christie 1 Roberto Ranon 2 William Bares 3, * 
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1 MIMETIC - Analysis-Synthesis Approach for Virtual Human Simulation
UR2 - Université de Rennes 2, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D6 - MEDIA ET INTERACTIONS
Abstract : We present the Director's Lens, an intelligent interactive assistant for crafting virtual cinematography using a motion-tracked hand-held device that can be aimed like a real camera. The system employs an intelligent cinematography engine that can compute, at the request of the fi lmmaker, a set of suitable camera placements for starting a shot. These suggestions represent semantically and cinematically distinct choices for visualizing the current narrative. In computing suggestions, the system considers established cinema conventions of continuity and composition along with the filmmaker's previous selected suggestions, and also his or her manually crafted camera compositions, by a machine learning component that adapts shot editing preferences from user-created camera edits. The result is a novel workflow based on interactive collaboration of human creativity with automated intelligence that enables effi cient exploration of wide range of cinematographic possibilities, and rapid production of computer-generated animated movies.
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Christophe Lino, Marc Christie, Roberto Ranon, William Bares. The Director's Lens: An Intelligent Assistant for Virtual Cinematography. ACM Multimedia, Nov 2011, Scottsdale, United States. ⟨hal-00646398⟩



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