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Filmic space-time diagrams for video structure representation

Parkes, Alan P.; Butler, Sean; Parkes, Alan P


Alan P. Parkes

Sean Butler
Senior Lecturer in Games Technology

Alan P Parkes


In this paper, we propose a novel approach to computer representation for interactive film editing. We describe a prototype system developed at Lancaster which uses this approach, and show how such a system supports film editing. Our work involves the isolation of several principles of filmicity and the combination of these with an event structure and film grammar to produce a system which can intelligently edit a film. Filmic principles are rules which can be used when editing a film to produce a sequence which guarantees a smooth perception of the film in its entirety. The visual structure representation method discussed herein is a tool used in our research.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 1996
Journal Signal Processing: Image Communication
Print ISSN 0923-5965
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Pages 269-280
APA6 Citation Parkes, A. P., Butler, S., & Parkes, A. P. (1996). Filmic space-time diagrams for video structure representation. Signal Processing: Image Communication, 8(4), 269-280.
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