publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

As film goes byte. The change from analog to digital film perception

Miriam L. Loertscher; David Weibel; Simon Spiegel; Barbara Flueckiger; Pierre Mennel; Fred W. Mast; Christian Iseli;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Zenodo
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The digital revolution changed film production in many ways. Until the end of the 20th century, most film professionals and critics preferred celluloid film. However, no previous empirical study compared complete narrative films recorded with analog and digital cinematography. Three short narrative films were produced with an analog and a digital camera attached to a 3D rig in order to control all optical parameters. In postproduction, a third version of a digital film was created to mimic the analog film aesthetics. In a cinema experiment with 356 participants, we tested whether the three film versions are perceived differently. The two capturing technologies p...
Subjects
free text keywords: Institute of Cinema Studies, 700 Arts, 900 History, Practice-Based Research, Analog Film, Digital Cinema, Film Perception, Audience Research, Cinema Experiment, Field Research, Cognitive Psychology, 770 Photography & computer art, 150 Psychology, 770 Photography & computer art, Celluloid, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Byte, Digital Revolution, Psychology, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Digital camera, business.product_category, business, Narrative, Movie theater, business.industry, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cinematography
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