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Horror film genre typing and scene labeling via audio analysis

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conference contribution
posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Moncrieff, Svetha VenkateshSvetha Venkatesh, C Dorai
We examine localised sound energy patterns, or events, that we associate with high level affect experienced with films. The study of sound energy events in conjunction with their intended affect enable the analysis of film at a higher conceptual level, such as genre. The various affect/emotional responses we investigate in this paper are brought about by well established patterns of sound energy dynamics employed in audio tracks of horror films. This allows the examination of the thematic content of the films in relation to horror elements. We analyse the frequency of sound energy and affect events at a film level as well as at a scene level, and propose measures indicative of the film genre and scene content. Using 4 horror, and 2 non-horror movies as experimental data we establish a correlation between the sound energy event types and horrific thematic content within film, thus enabling an automated mechanism for genre typing and scene content labeling in film.

History

Event

International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (2003 : Baltimore, Md.)

Pagination

193 - 196

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Baltimore, Md.

Place of publication

Washington, D. C.

Start date

2003-07-06

End date

2003-07-09

ISBN-10

0780379659

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2003, IEEE

Title of proceedings

ICME 2003 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo