Master of Science, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, June 1996.
Cinema is a stream of audio and visual elements orchestrated in time providing us with a rich language and tradition of storytelling. New media technologies, particularly structured video, open up possibilities to expand and evolve the language of cinema and establish new modes of content delivery.
The work described in this thesis investigates and demonstrates the cinematic potential of structured video techniques. With structured video we are no longer limited to the immutable frames that constrain conventional cinema. We are now able to composite images from a collection of media objects in real time at the moment of presentation.
This thesis describes the design and production of "Two Viewpoints," a short narrative providing the viewer with a choice of subjective viewpoints. "Two Viewpoints" is implemented using structured video techniques. The design and implementation of an authoring toolkit for developing and previsualizing structured video movies is discussed.
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