Metascore: User Interface Design for Generative Film Scoring

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Title Metascore: User Interface Design for Generative Film Scoring
Author Hedemann, Callum; Sorensen, Andrew; Brown, Andrew Robert
Publication Title Sound : Space - The Australasian Computer Music Conference 2008
Editor Wilkie, Sonia & Hood, Anthony
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Fitzroy, Australia
Publisher Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMA)
Abstract This paper outlines an application called Metascore that provides a visual interface for the control and synchronising of parameters for generative film music scores. Metascore is part of a project under development at the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID), the aim of which is to create a real-time automatic film scoring system. Metascore allows the user to compose music, using high-level descriptions of compositional intent, in synchronisation with video. Metascore allows control of constant parameters within sections that demarcate film cues, and control of continually varying parameters through free-form break point envelopes. Parameter values in Metascore can themselves be expressions or functions, enabling extensive flexibility for adaptive control of the algorithmic score. This paper will describe the Metascore interface design and illustrate its use in the context of producing an orchestral score for a documentary film.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2008. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1448-7780
Conference name Australasian Computer Music Conference 2008
Location Sydney, Australia
Date From 2008-07-10
Date To 2008-07-12
Date Accessioned 2011-08-10
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Performing Arts and Creative Writing
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Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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