Micro-friends video diary

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Contact: Richie Jones <richard.jones16@boeing.com>

This is your chance to be the next Instagram! As more people carry video-capture devices (Google Glass, Go Pro) we collect hours of video. Some of those hours include sequences of friends enjoying themselves. But nobody has time to review and edit all that footage. Your task is to use a face detection algorithm (Viola Jones works well) to extract those precious seconds where a friend's face is moving enough to be exciting. If your friends are a little less expressive, you can crop or speed them up as necessary. The goal is to turn the most engaging video extracts into a collection of animated GIFs, each one or two seconds long, that are embedded in a web page to provide a moving diary of your social life.