Firebolt is the final phase of cinematic generation in the N4SA design. Its function is conceptually similar to a class of programs called cinematic sequencers wherein a human author places actors and cameras in a scene and then coordinates their movements through a graphical interface.

  • Employs a tripartite, formal, declarative representation to specify its inputs rather than hand-selected actors and event timings.
  • Currently in use in four applications – as part of a traditional cinematic sequencer (ScreenPlay), as the cinematic renderer for interactive cinematics in Bardic 2.0, as a stand-alone cloud-based renderer for AVI movie files and as a tool used by a human author for creating films with controlled variations for use in cognitive psychological research.