Instant casting movie theater: The future cast system

Akinobu Maejima*, Shuhei Wemler, Tamotsu Machida, Masao Takebayashi, Shigeo Morishima

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We have developed a visual entertainment system called "Future Cast" which enables anyone to easily participate in a pre-recorded or pre-created film as an instant CG movie star. This system provides audiences with the amazing opportunity to join the cast of a movie in realtime. The Future Cast System can automatically perform all the processes required to make this possible, from capturing participants' facial characteristics to rendering them into the movie. Our system can also be applied to any movie created using the same production process. We conducted our first experimental trial demonstration of the Future Cast System at the Mitsui-Toshiba pavilion at the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135-1148
Number of pages14
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr


  • Automatic face modeling
  • Real-time character direction
  • Rendering cluster system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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