Yesterday, the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), the coordinator of the SCENE Project, hosted its 1st online workshop focusing on understanding end-user needs & requirements for filmmaking platforms. The primary objective of this event was to convey to stakeholders within the filmmaking industry how the SCENE Project plans to impact film production using AI technology. This includes the implementation of tools such as audience-building tools, location-scouting tools, audio and lighting simulation modules, and 3D-modeled locations. Furthermore, the items produced will be tokenized through blockchain technology, ensuring protection under intellectual property rights. The workshop, with over 50 individuals participating, was successful, showcasing the potential impact the project is expected to have on the sector.

To develop these tools, it is crucial for us to understand the needs and requirements of filmmaking professionals, our end-users. In pursuit of this understanding, we have launched a survey aimed at uncovering the challenges and opportunities professionals face in each phase of production. This ensures that the SCENE Project is aligned with the industry’s demands. During the workshop, each project partner presented their respective modules under development. CERTH shared insights into the development of SCENE-Ontologies, lighting modules, and blockchain and Intellectual Property Rights elements. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft detailed the integration of 3D models in the post-production phase, DigitalTwin Technology discussed 3D construction and re-construction from various sites, Hypertech provided insights into the Audience Building Tool, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki outlined the development of the audio simulation module, and MOG Technologies explored opportunities arising from distribution and recommender systems.

These presentations set the stage for a discussion, with many participants engaging in Q&A sessions, highlighting the aspects of the project that resonate most with industry professionals. If you are involved in filmmaking, we invite you to share your insights by participating in our survey. Your input is invaluable in shaping the future of filmmaking platforms. Please take a moment to complete our survey by clicking here: