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The Role of Cinematics on Understanding Filmed Narratives

EasyChair Preprint no. 3913

12 pagesDate: July 21, 2020


This study explores the impact of editing and shot-scale on film comprehension. Participants (n = 120) viewed a film depicting a man and woman performing a modern dance. Two versions employed editing to focus on either the male or female dancer; a third version was from a single objective camera position. After viewing, participants were asked to recall what they saw. These recalls were analyzed to examine how the editing choices influenced viewers’ sense of narrativity and character.

Keyphrases: Cinematics, film, narrative comprehension

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Eleanor Fang Yan and Kathryn S. McCarthy and Tom Ackerman and Christopher Kurby and Raymond A. Mar and Joseph P. Magliano},
  title = {The Role of Cinematics on Understanding Filmed Narratives},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3913},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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