WHAT IS CINEMA
Narrative Cinema is composed of the eleements of Character, Props, Setting , Action and Reaction. I had used actor improvisation in a blues screen enviroment. There I used trigger tapes- segments of existing movies- to prompt actors with backstory events or character behaviour to give a jump in point to start a creent scene. I also used preshot background "Cut -aways" as triggers for comment by a character. Thise could be inserted by chroma key and become part of shot content.
Much of this and work in "Private Eye-Public Eye" was based on "Dungeons & Dragons" Role playing methods and structures
COMPUTER GENERATED STORY
Two pieces of technology became "available" to
1. Use natural language to direct comuter generated characters to do things using "subject= verb- object" sentences usinf speech to text conversion and natural language parsing. This was "Improv" made by Ken Perlin and Athomas Goldberg at New Your University's Media Research Lab.
2. Generate narrative structures to direct characters within a "plot". Here characters were set up with Character "tendencies or traits" by setting numerical values for "Reliablitiy", " This was the creation of Chris Crawford's Erasmatron . It is now documented athttp://www.storytron.com
FOR LOVE OR MONEY
For Love or Money was an attempt to marry these two technologies together. 3D Characters and Sets were built with VRML and a plot line developed to constrain the story line but allow interactivity within each scene. Each scene had a condition which must me met to progress to the next .
FOR LOVE OR MONEY For 3d SETS &Episode One