Enhancing Believability Using Affective Cinematography

  • Jarmo Laaksolahti
  • Niklas Bergmark
  • Erik Hedlund
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)

Abstract

This paper presents a system that implements affective camera control based on cinematographic idioms in a virtual world. The purpose of the system is to enhance and clarify emotions and relations between characters by focusing on socially and emotionally important aspects of a setting. Idioms are implemented as state machines that encode information about camera position, lighting and other cinematographic aspects. Cinematography is seen as a believability enhancing technique in itself but can also solve problems related to simultaneously showing multiple characters on a small screen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarmo Laaksolahti
    • 1
  • Niklas Bergmark
    • 1
  • Erik Hedlund
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Institute of Computer ScienceKistaSweden

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