A Liquid Narrative Group System
The Zuzen framework is an intelligent tool set for assisting in the generation of machinima. With Zuzen, users that are novice cinematographers do not need to use complex movie-making tools. Rather, they only need to specify a set of high-level cinematic directives for use in filming a story and Zuzen will produce a video file that reflects their specifications. This forgoes the usual learning curve associated with typical machinima or cinematic content creation tools. The Zuzen framework is a tool set for assisting in the generation of machinima. With Zuzen, complex tools are not necessary to create videos. The user only needs to input a set of cinematic directives and he or she she will receive a video file back from the system. This forgoes the usual learning curve associated with other tools.
- R. Michael Young (faculty contact)
- Sam Munilla (lead developer)
Munilla, Sam and Young, R. Michael. Zuzen, a Cloud-based Framework for Automated Machinima Generation, in the Proceedings of the Advances in Computer Entertainment conference (ACE), 2009. [PDF]