MIT AI Olympics 1997: The Directors' Cut
















THE DIRECTORS' CUT
1997 AI OLYMPICS



  • Films are due in 100 hours from start
  • Results will be viewerd during MOVIE NIGHT II
  • Aim for around 20 minutes of footage.

Genre

movie must be of this type
  • Comedy Barbarians
  • Tragedy Vikings Gangsters
  • Drama
  • Docu-drama
  • Romance
  • Thriller Crusaders

Director / Style

movie must conform to this type of style
  • Shakesperian Gangsters
  • Soap-opera Crusaders
  • Hitchcock
  • Tarrantino
  • Bergman Barbarians Vikings
  • Spielberg

Time of day

at least 1 scene must take place at this time
  • Dawn Vikings
  • Morning
  • Noon
  • Evening Crusaders Gangsters
  • Night Barbarians
  • Midnight

Time Period

must be based on events in this time period
  • 50's-60's Barbarians Crusaders Gangsters
  • 80's Vikings
  • Future
  • Prehistoric
  • Roman
  • Medieval

Quote

one character must say this line in at least 2 scenes
  • "Back off man, I'm a scientist!"
  • "Oh my god! Its full of stars!" Barbarians Vikings
  • "There's no place like home."
  • "The abdomen is the largest cavity in the body." Crusaders Gangsters
  • "Do you know, Little Man, how an eagle would feel if he were hatching chickens' eggs."
  • "Donít be fooled, however, by the simplicity of the sequences given in the above diagrams"

Location

one scene must take place in this location
  • Infinite Corridor Barbarians
  • Media Lab Crusaders
  • Kresge Auditorium
  • Bridge over the Charles
  • Any "square" Central, Kendal, etc. Gangsters
  • In a T station

Object

must be used differently in every scene
  • An apple Barbarians
  • A telephone Gangsters
  • A helmet
  • A ladle Vikings
  • A lamp
  • A keyboard Crusaders

Bonus:

  • +10 pts: A cameo appearance by Tom Knight

Scoring:

  • +3 pts for every team member on film
  • +5 pts for every criteria met (+10 for object)
  • +3 for especially creative uses
  • -2.5 for 'questionable' interpretations
  • up to 10 pts for originality
  • up to 10 pts for entertainment value
  • +5 for each time the judges are suprised/shocked/horrified/bewildered
  • -5 for each time the judges are confused
















Editing Room / Cameras:

Editing Room HoursTeamCamera
  • 12p 4p 8p 12a 4a 8a
  • 1p 5p 9p 1a 5a 9a
  • 2p 6p 10p 2a 6a 10a
  • 3p 7p 11p 3a 7a 11a
  • Gangsters
  • Barbarians
  • Vikings
  • Crusaders
  • CL - Cog Lab
  • LL - Leg Lab
  • VL - Vision Lab
  • HL - Haptics Lab



Jeremy S. De Bonet, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, jsd@ai.mit.edu