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Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging paper

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 5, 2004 | Post #260 | Topic #258

On 06/07/2004, at 2:30 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > http://infodesign.no/diablog/index.php?p=190&more=1&c=1 (just text) > http://www.infodesign.no/artikler/Blogtalk/pres_blogtalk2004.html > (pictures) > > everyone may have already seen this, but Jon Hoems wrote up an article > on > Videoblogging. > he focuses on doing collective documentaries. > gets into a lot of the deeplinking issues we've been discussing here. good to see. He's working with the people I originally worked with in Bergen where we developed 2 prototype SMIL systems. One was using Potemkin's Odessa Steps sequence. Every shot was given metadata about scale, direction, movement and so on. You could then search for (eg) close ups with left to right movement. The engine found all shots, and could then play them all for you in sequence, regardless of where they occurred in the original. The second used the entire length of John Ford's The Searchers. I added metadata about doors in the film. If there was a door then was the camera inside/outside, looking inside/outside. you then searched for, say, doors inside looking inside. Every shot that met the criteria was pulled out and formed a comic strip panel. selecting any of those showed you the shot in context (and we were going to add roll back features so you could nominate how much surrounding context you wanted, the default was, from memory 15 seconds). This could have strung them all together but that wasn't the point of this system. My proposal at the time was to use this to build a documentary engine. Good to see that Jon's continuing the work, this needs to be done. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/