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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Wednesday, June 14 • 13:00 - 13:30
SP Katalin Balint, Chantal Schoft and Brendan Rooney. The Effect of Formal Features on Viewers’ Narrative Engagement in Quentin Tarantino’s Violent Scenes

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This study investigated the effect of formal attributes (shot scale, shot length and camera perspective) on film viewers’ narrative engagement with violent film scenes from Tarantino-movies. Fourteen film scenes depicting violence were annotated for shot scale, shot length and camera perspective, and presented in a between-subject design experiment. Results show that shorter and closer shots increase narrative engagement; however the effect of shot length is moderated by camera perspective. Internal camera perspective decreased narrative engagement; although this effect was more characteristic to males. The findings elucidate complex interaction effects of formal properties of visual narratives on audiences’ narrative engagement.

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Katalin Bálint

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University
Katalin Bálint is an assistant professor at Tilburg University (NL) in New Media Design. She was a postdoc researcher at Utrecht University (NL) and after that at University of Augsburg (DE). Her research expertise lies in the domains of psychology, film studies and communication... Read More →
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Brendan Rooney

University College Dublin
Brendan Rooney BA Psych (Hons), MLitt, PhD is an assistant professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is currently chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Special Interest Group for Media, Art and Cyberpsychology. Rooney’s research interests include the interaction... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 13:00 - 13:30 EEST
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki