A Notation Based Approach To Film Pre-vis

Chakravarthy, Ajay, Beales, Richard, Jung, Yvonne, Wagner, Sebastian, Jung, Christoph, Yannopoulous, Angelos, Koutsoutos, Stefanos, Schiffmann, Rolf, Hedtke, Rolf and Saenen, Ignace (2010) A Notation Based Approach To Film Pre-vis. In, 7th European Conference on Visual Media Production, London,


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This paper describes ANSWER which is a new approach to the creative process of film production. It is based on a symbolic notation system called Director Notation (DN) through which film directors are free to express their creative intent much like a music composer uses musical notation. The notation populates a semantic model which is machine processable and this input is automatically converted into a lightweight 3D pre-vis. ANSWER is integrated with DFT BONES Dailies, so that in post-production editors can quickly synchronise and compare pre-vised and actual footage. In this paper we will describe the various software tools which have been developed as part of the ANSWER project to achieve this goal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 2010
Keywords: Director Notation; Pre-Vis; Real-time Rendering; Animation; Ontology; Story Boarding; Film Production
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > IT Innovation Centre
ePrint ID: 272341
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Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:20
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272341

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