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Determining dramatic intensification via flashing lights in movies

Truong, Ba Tu and Venkatesh, Svetha 2001, Determining dramatic intensification via flashing lights in movies, in ICME 2001 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, IEEE, [Washington, D. C.], pp. 61-64, doi: 10.1109/ICME.2001.1237655.

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Title Determining dramatic intensification via flashing lights in movies
Author(s) Truong, Ba Tu
Venkatesh, SvethaORCID iD for Venkatesh, Svetha orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-6631
Conference name International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (2001 : Tokyo, Japan)
Conference location Tokyo, Japan
Conference dates 22-25 Aug. 2001
Title of proceedings ICME 2001 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2001
Conference series International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Start page 61
End page 64
Total pages 4
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication [Washington, D. C.]
Keyword(s) algorithm design and analysis
atmosphere
computer science
data mining
layout
mood
motion pictures
robustness
streaming media
video sequences
Summary Movie directors and producers worldwide, in their quest to narrate a good story that warrants repeated audience viewing, use many cinematic elements to intensify and clarify the viewing experience. One such element that directors manipulate is lighting. In this paper we examine one aspect of lighting, namely flashing lights, and its role as an intensifier of dramatic effects in film. We present an algorithm for robust extraction of flashing lights and a simple mechanism to group detected flashing lights into flashing light scenes and analyze the role of these segments in story narration. In addition, we demonstrate how flashing lights detection can improve the performance of shot-based video segmentation. Experiments on a number of video sequences extracted from real movies yields good results. Our technique detects 90.4% of flashing lights. The detected flashing lights correctly eliminates 92.7% of false cuts in these sequences. In addition, data support is compiled to demonstrate the association between flashing light scenes and certain dramatic intensification events such as supernatural power, crisis or excitement.
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ISBN 0769511988
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/ICME.2001.1237655
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2001, IEEE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044907

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