Environment Expression: Telling Stories Through Cameras, Lights and Music

  • Celso de Melo
  • Ana Paiva
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11590361_15

Volume 3805 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
de Melo C., Paiva A. (2005) Environment Expression: Telling Stories Through Cameras, Lights and Music. In: Subsol G. (eds) Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling. ICVS 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3805. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This work proposes an integrated model – the environment expression model – which supports storytelling through three channels: cinematography, illumination and music. Stories are modeled as a set of points of interest which can be characters, dialogues or sceneries. At each instant, audience’s focus is drawn to the highest priority point of interest. Expression channels reflect the type and emotional state of this point of interest. A study, using a cartoon-like application, was also conducted to evaluate the model. Results were inconclusive regarding influence on story interpretation but, succeeded in showing preference for stories told with environment expression.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Celso de Melo
    • 1
  • Ana Paiva
    • 1
  1. 1.ISTTechnical University of Lisbon and INESC-IDPorto SalvoPortugal