Xastol – LookingOutwards09

As stated in my final project proposal, I want to create a program that generates movie plot-lines. My initial influence from this project came from the short science-film Sunspring. Unlike other films, Sunspring is generated from an AI named Benjamin, which uses Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) to develop a script based off of other scripts fed into. Although Benjamin was created over the course of a year, I hope to develop a similar AI, or algorithm, that can do the same thing but on a smaller scale. Rather than actually generating the entire script of the movie, I hope to at least generate these movie plot-lines with their corresponding characters, conflict, resolution, etc. (i.e. – film synopsis).

lo9-plotgen-xastol

Very similar to this idea is the Story Idea Generator – Automatic Plot Generator. This plot generator creates a small synopsis and a few lines of “praise” for the film generated. I think this provides a good start and could definitely be improved, as this plot generator isn’t entirely generative (fills in random characters, items, etc. for an already written template for “Paranormal Romances”, “Comedies”, etc.).

Sunspring: http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/06/an-ai-wrote-this-movie-and-its-strangely-moving/

Plot Generator: http://www.plot-generator.org.uk/