publication . Thesis . 2014

Mascelli's functional analysis of camera angles versus viewers' interpretations of unconventional camera angles in Avatar and The English Patient / Carli Uys

Uys, Carli;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Paraguay
Abstract
The primary research strategy of this study was to elicit meaningful answers from viewers by means of a focus-group procedure; this is a method associated with qualitative research (see Creswell, 1998; Berg & Lune, 2011) The group consisted of ten adults, whose visual literacy in terms of narrative films, was described as high (they frequently watch films at home, or in the theatre). The researcher acted as the moderator; and a set of semi-structured questions, based on meanings attached to camera-angle codes as defined by Mascelli, were answered by the participants. The codification scheme of Mascelli was applied to the unconventional camera angles in Avatar an...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMethodologies_IMAGEPROCESSINGANDCOMPUTERVISIONComputingMethodologies_COMPUTERGRAPHICS
free text keywords: Avatar, The English Patient, James Cameron, Anthony Minghella, Motion pictures, Mise-en-scène, Cinematography, Editing, Production techniques, Media aesthetics, Cognitive theory, Visual literary theory, Focus groups, Camera angles, Joseph V. Mascelli, Herbert Zettl
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