Movie Trailer Similarity for Recommendation

Intro In a previous post, we discussed scraping a movie poster image corpus with genre labels from imdb and learning image similarity models using tensorflow. In this post, we extend this idea to recommend movie trailers based on audio-visual similarity. Data We started by scraping IMDB for movie trailers and their genre tags as labels. Using Scrapy, it is easy to build a text file of video links to then download with youtube-dl....

 · 4 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin

Movie Poster Similarity for Recommendation

This year marks a sharp increase in the use of streaming services. Many platforms use video posters as the main representation of content to watch. Naturally, the visual representation strongly influences a user’s propensity to watch the title. In fact, posters are designed to signal theme, genre and era. There are many theories on how poster elements can convey an emotion or capture attention. Netflix conducted a UX study, using eye tracking to find that 91% of titles are rejected after roughly 1 second of view time....

 · 3 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin