This work presents a patented virtual camera editing assistant which proposes alternative camera angles for filming movies based on previously recorded shots so that the computed suggestions reflect continuity and composition and editing style tendencies of its users.
Although the system relied on a hand-coded set of fifteen basic shot types, it was the first to dynamically learn a transition matrix that models the probability of cutting from one type of shot to another.
For more information please visit my colleague Marc Christie’s Director’s Lens web page.
The Director’s Lens plugin for Motion Builder is now available as SolidFrame! (Siggraph 2015)