Section: Application Domains
Film Post-Production and Special Effects
We will apply our 3D object and scene modeling and analysis technology, as well as our human activity capture and classification work to problems such as digital prop and actor capture and tracking, inpainting, and illumination and shadowing. A particularly challenging problem with tremendous applications in film post-production is image-based facial motion capture. This task is made difficult by the (relative) lack of texture and the subtle motions of human faces. We are pursuing these and other applications to post-production and special effects through existing collaborations with Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effects company behind Star Wars and dozens of other Hollywood films.