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Automated 3D Pre-Vis for Modern Production

Automated 3D Pre-Vis for Modern Production
Automated 3D Pre-Vis for Modern Production
Hand-drawn storyboards have served the industry for decades and in recent years artist-created digital pre-vis animations have allowed directors, screenwriters and commissioners to ‘see’ their film long before the first scene is shot. However the nature of programme-making is changing. Digital effects, mixed-reality production and now stereoscopic 3D are becoming mainstream. Blurring the distinction between production and post-production, they bring complex planning issues that leave linear pre-vis approaches wanting. This paper describes ANSWER, a new approach to the creative process of film production based on a symbolic notation system akin to a musical score. The notation populates a machine-processable semantic model, or ontology, of the director’s creative intent, which in turn is used to automatically create lightweight 3D pre-vis animations. ANSWER is also integrated with DFT Bones Dailies, so that in post-production editors can quickly synchronise and compare pre-vised and actual footage.
3D, pre-vis, film, production planning
Beales, Richard
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Chakravarthy, Ajay
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Hedtke, Rolf
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Jung, Christoph
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Jung, Yvonne
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Koutsoutos, Stefanos
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Yannopoulos, Angelos
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Beales, Richard
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Chakravarthy, Ajay
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Hedtke, Rolf
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Jung, Christoph
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Jung, Yvonne
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Koutsoutos, Stefanos
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Yannopoulos, Angelos
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Beales, Richard, Chakravarthy, Ajay, Hedtke, Rolf, Jung, Christoph, Jung, Yvonne, Koutsoutos, Stefanos and Yannopoulos, Angelos (2009) Automated 3D Pre-Vis for Modern Production. At International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2009 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2009. 10 - 15 Sep 2009.

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Abstract

Hand-drawn storyboards have served the industry for decades and in recent years artist-created digital pre-vis animations have allowed directors, screenwriters and commissioners to ‘see’ their film long before the first scene is shot. However the nature of programme-making is changing. Digital effects, mixed-reality production and now stereoscopic 3D are becoming mainstream. Blurring the distinction between production and post-production, they bring complex planning issues that leave linear pre-vis approaches wanting. This paper describes ANSWER, a new approach to the creative process of film production based on a symbolic notation system akin to a musical score. The notation populates a machine-processable semantic model, or ontology, of the director’s creative intent, which in turn is used to automatically create lightweight 3D pre-vis animations. ANSWER is also integrated with DFT Bones Dailies, so that in post-production editors can quickly synchronise and compare pre-vised and actual footage.

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Submitted date: 14 May 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: 10th-15th September, 2009
Venue - Dates: International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2009, 2009-09-10 - 2009-09-15
Keywords: 3D, pre-vis, film, production planning
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, IT Innovation

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Local EPrints ID: 267619
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267619
PURE UUID: daa142c0-86ba-4e06-8e71-8b42e4b786d6

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2009 10:55
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:02

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