Niels Joubert


Tools to Facilitate Quadrotor-based Cinematography
2016 Thesis

Presents my overall thesis work on cinematography-first interaction with quadrotor cameras, enabling novices and experts alike to capture high quality video footage without manually pilotting a quadrotor.

Thesis defense video (youtube)
Thesis defense slides (just slides | with notes)
Towards a Drone Cinematographer: Guiding Quadrotor Cameras using Visual Composition Principles
2016 Paper

Presents an end-to-end system that autonomously captures cinematic shots of people using a quadrotor camera, by drawing on visual composition principles.

by Niels Joubert*, Jane L. E*, Dan B Goldman, Floraine Berthouzoz, Mike Roberts, James A. Landay, and Pat Hanrahan. Appears on arXiv 2016

Project Website | Research Paper

An Interactive Tool for Designing Quadrotor Camera Shots
2015 Paper

Demonstrates a tool to preplan and automously execute cinematic trajectories using quadrotor cameras.

by Niels Joubert*, Mike Roberts*, Anh Truong, Floraine Berthouzoz, and Pat Hanrahan. Appears in SIGGRAPH Asia 2015.

Project Website | Research Paper

Liszt: A Domain Specific Language for Building Portable Mesh-Based PDE Solvers
2011 Paper

Presents a programming language and runtime system for performant and productive mesh-based simulation programming.

by Zach DeVito, Niels Joubert, Francisco Palocios, Stephen Oakley, Montserrat Medina, Mike Barrientos, Erich Elsen, Frank Ham, Alex Aiken, Karthic Duraisamy, Eric Darve, Juan Alonso, and Pat Hanrahan. Appears in SUPERCOMPUTING 2011.

Research Paper


The Dusty Connection
2016 Theme Camp

Bringing Radical Intimacy to the Playa! A tearoom, inside which participants play a connection game based on the 36 Questions, designed to foster deep and meaningful personal connections between citizens of Black Rock City. Grown men were crying.

Co-founded by Niels Joubert and Fergus Noble

Black Rock City Hall
2015 Art Car

A mobile City Hall for Black Rock City, providing a convenient polling location for BRC's Majoral Election Race. Sadly the ballot boxes were lost shortly after the tragic and untimely demise of the electrical system.

Co-led by Ryan Mason and Niels Joubert

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