Creativity Support for Novice Digital Filmmaking

Creativity Support for Novice Digital Filmmaking, Proceedings of CHI'13.

Machinima is a new form of creative digital filmmaking that leverages the real time graphics rendering of computer game engines. Can novice machinima creators benefit from creativity support tools? We show that novices generally have difficulty adhering to cinematographic conventions and identify cinematic conventions novices typically violate. We report on a Wizard-of-Oz study showing a rule-based intelligent system can reduce the frequency of errors that novices make...

Because of the low barrier to entry, machinima has become a popular creative medium for hobbyists and novices while still retaining borrowed conventions from professional filmmaking. We use our studies as a launching point for a broader discussion on the role of error reduction in creativity support tools.