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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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Tuesday, June 13 • 14:30 - 15:00
SP Miriam Laura Loertscher and Christian Iseli. The Cinematic Look and the Paradox of High Frame Rates

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High frame rates (HFR) have raised many questions and generated controversial discussions among filmmakers and critics about the cinematic look and the potential of digital innovations. An artistic research project was conducted to test the effects of HFR on visual exploration, presence and emotional reactions. A fictional short film was shot in 96 frames per second (fps) and produced in three frame rates (24* / 48* / 96 fps, *frame rate conversions in postproduction) for a cinematic experiment. These three film versions were presented to 49 participants while their eyes were tracked. All spectators filled out a questionnaire after each film version and described their emotional and cognitive reactions. The analysis of the eyetracking results revealed a significantly higher number of fixations for the high frame rates. This result replicates an earlier experiment with test sequences in HFR. Open questions for filmmakers and for future research projects on HFR will be discussed.

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Miriam Laura Loertscher

University of Bern
Miriam Laura Loertscher studied Media, Social and Neuropsychology at the University of Bern and Cinema Studies at the University of Zurich (lic.phil.hum). Currently she is a Phd student at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Bern and a research associate at the Institute... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki