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Implementing film grammar with 3D graphics

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Implementing film grammar with 3D graphics

Zheng, Aimin (2005) Implementing film grammar with 3D graphics. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In film conversation shots, there are constraints that specify the players' positions as they are projected on the screen. How to project the two players on the appropriate position on the screen is the main problem focused on this thesis. Some important rules of film grammar for two players are stated in this paper and an algorithm based on camera control to achieve desired projected position on screen for players are provided. The results of the algorithm for lots of shots in two players conversation satisfy all the constraints related with camera placement for two players in film grammar. Translating film grammar into mathematic requirement for 3D graphics and building the corresponding equations are showed in this paper. And a creative and effective way to solve these equations is stated. This algorithm provides a feasible way to control the camera in graphics environment. And several cinematographic shots are implemented by this algorithm, and also a sequence of shots is applied into a film scene.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Zheng, Aimin
Pagination:ix, 89 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Grogono, Peter
ID Code:8461
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:26
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:28
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