主题: Interactive Visual Cinematography
Whether with synthetic images or realimages, the camera is a central component of the storytelling. This point of view impacts the perception and cognition the audience will have of the world. Hence it is of utmost importance to control the elements of this communication between the world and the audience (what should be displayed,with which motions and in which order should it be shown?). Increasing this control requires to design models and technologies that will support the creative process of placing cameras in real and virtual environments. This talk will focus on our recent progress in the topics of smart cinematography. We will cover models for interactive and automated cameras as well as automated editing and lighting, and also explore how these models can be extend to control real drones by assigning cinematographic tasks. We will also show how elements of cinematography can be learnt from real movies, and reproduced in some specific cases. Finally we will show how VR techniques can be used for content creation in the previsualisation of movie sequences. The talk will be illustrated by recent demonstrations of our tools and videos of our work.
Marc Christie is an associate professor at University of Rennes 1. His research is focused on virtual cinematography which is the application of real cinematography techniques to virtual 3D environments. The research covers a wide rang e of challenges like extracting data from realmovies, learning elements of film style (types of transitions,continuity between shots, editing patterns), proposing models and techniques tore-apply the learnt elements to virtual contents, computing camera angles and trajectories as well as optimal edits. Recently Marc focused his research on how these models and techniques can be transferred to drones, opening the topic of cinematographic drones. He co-authored 40+ conference papers on these topic,and led courses at Eurographics and Siggraph Asia.