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Data Stories: Movie Length, Gendered Scripts, and Real-Time Animation

These visualizations track a film’s length versus its quality, consider trends in scriptwriting, and explain the use of deep learning in animating dialogue.

 

Maximizing Your Viewing Time

length vs duration

‎How might you quantify the quality of a movie? These charts plot various measures -- critical scores, box office receipts, etc. -- against the length of the film in an attempt to find the most enjoyment per minute.

 

Hidden Assumptions in the Script

The Pudding

The Pudding analyzed 2,000 scripts to track which screen directions were applied more often to either male or female characters.

 

Deep Learning in Animation

deep learning animation

 

This research presentation demonstrates a new technique in using neural networks and deep learning to animate speech in real-time.

 

About the Author

Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her at lstares@tdwi.org.


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