Accession Number:

ADA464770

Title:

A Lightweight Intelligent Virtual Cinematography System for Machinima Production

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Machinima is a low-cost alternative to full production filmmaking. However, creating quality cinematic visualizations with existing machinima techniques still requires a high degree of talent and effort. We introduce a lightweight artificial intelligence system, Cambot, that can be used to assist in machinima production. Cambot takes a script as input and produces a cinematic visualization. Unlike other virtual cinematography systems, Cambot favors an offline algorithm coupled with an extensible library of specific modular and reusable facets of cinematic knowledge. One of the advantages of this approach to virtual cinematography is a tight coordination between the positions and movements of the camera and the actors.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics
  • Photography
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE