Non-profit technology research company MovieLabs has developed an ontology for production technologists who are designing software-defined workflows for the media and entertainment industry.
The conceptual framework and set of defined terms enable both people and software to communicate with
The ontology has been co-developed with the Hollywood studios DreamWorks Animation, Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros, with contributions from leading software companies across the industry.
According to MovieLabs, the need for a common ontology is driven by the complex world of media creation, “in which different production participants and software tools rely on unique sets of concepts with various defin
The goal is to improve the efficiency of human–to–human as well as machine–to–machine communication in the production process, whether in verbal or visual form. In the case of software, the ontology is a foundational
Richard Berger, CEO Movielabs,
“We created the ontology to aid the communication between humans, machines and automated processes. The adoption of the ontology will deliver consistent communications which will save time within the production process and also reduce the chance of misinterpretation and error.”
The Ontology for Media Creation is available here.