Film audio pace

Moncrieff, Simon and Venkatesh, Svetha 2007, Film audio pace, International journal of intelligent systems technologies and applications, vol. 3, no. 3/4, pp. 296-308.

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Title Film audio pace
Author(s) Moncrieff, Simon
Venkatesh, SvethaORCID iD for Venkatesh, Svetha
Journal name International journal of intelligent systems technologies and applications
Volume number 3
Issue number 3/4
Start page 296
End page 308
Total pages 13
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1740-8865
Keyword(s) multimedia content analysis
film audio
film pace
narrative structure
visual narration
audio narration
plot development
audio pace
pattern recognition
Summary We explore the concept of film pace expressed through audio to analyse the film at a semantic level. We use domain knowledge to derive a number of measures for film audio pace. We then apply the audio pace to examine two semantic concepts: counterpoint and narrative structure. Counterpoint is a method used to highlight a salient event by contrasting the visual and audio aspects of a film. We divide narrative structure into visual narration, action, and audio narration, plot development. We hypothesise that changes in the narrative structure signal a change in the audio pace. We then test this hypothesis using eight films of varying genres. A pattern was established linking the audio pace features, guided by the properties of the audio energy, to the narrative structure. The method was successful in determining the narrative structure for seven of the films, achieving an overall precision of 76.4% and recall of 80.3%.
Language eng
Field of Research 080305 Multimedia Programming
Socio Economic Objective 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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