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Moncrieff, S., Venkatesh, S., & Dorai, C. 2003, July 6–9, Horror film genre typing and scene labelling via audio analysis. Paper presented at International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. 
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Resource type: Proceedings Article
DOI: 10.1109/ICME.2003.1221586
BibTeX citation key: Moncrieff2003
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Categories: Film Music/Sound
Keywords: Horror
Creators: Dorai, Moncrieff, Venkatesh
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Collection: International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
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Abstract
"We examine localised sound energy patterns, or events, that we associate with high level affect experienced with films. The study of sound energy events in conjunction with their intended affect enable the analysis of film at a higher conceptual level, such as genre. The various affect/emotional responses we investigate in this paper are brought about by well established patterns of sound energy dynamics employed in audio tracks of horror films. This allows the examination of the thematic content of the films in relation to horror elements. We analyse the frequency of sound energy and affect events at a film level as well as at a scene level, and propose measures indicative of the film genre and scene content. Using 4 horror, and 2 non-horror movies as experimental data we establish a correlation between the sound energy event types and horrific thematic content within film, thus enabling an automated mechanism for genre typing and scene content labeling in film."
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Notes
Automatic classification of horror films through the detection of affect events -- particular sound energy events indicating intended emotional inflection for the events visually portrayed on-screen.
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Quotes
   "The manipulation of sound energy represents a concrete and commonly used method to convey horror themes and to heighten the impact of on-screen events."   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Keywords:   Horror
   Affect events are indexical by nature with a "high level of semantic association between the sound energy and affect events" and this "can be extended to attribute a semantic correlation between affect events and the broader thematic content of the film."   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Keywords:   Horror Indexicality Semantic categorization Semiotics
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