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Automated Control of Theater/Concert Production

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016233D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

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Automated Control of Theater/Concert Production One of the more expensive features of putting on a stage performance is engaging a crew to manage appropriate stage lighting and musical introduction. This is typically a human-intensive activity that requires participation of specialized staff. For lower-budget performances, sophisticated control of all of these systems can be prohibitively expensive. The goal of this invention is to automatically manage the control of stage lighting, music, and filming systems, particularly for performances that cannot sustain or justify a large filming and lighting crew. The proposed system will operate the entire lighting, music systems, and film capture at once through an automated program, using speech recognition and audio/video data from scenes. More specifically, the audio/video data from theater scene can be processed and match the prerecorded data to identify rules for controlling light, music/film capturing and scene changes.