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Everything is illuminated. Zur numerischen Analyse von Farbigkeit in Filmen
Pause, Johannes; Walkowski, Niels-Oliver
2018In Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften
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Keywords :
Film; Colour; Zombie
Abstract :
[en] The article analyses the composition of colour in the mise-en-scène of the zombie-movies REC, 28 Days Later and World War Z via a computer based approach. It first evaluates some of the methodological problems of common colour-quantisation by using clustering-algorithms in the context of film studies, then a new developed process is presented which builds on the theory of colour contrasts by Johannes Itten. A simple statistical analysis of two contrast ratios for each of the movies demonstrates that this approach is capable of providing detailed insights into the composition of colour in movies in general. Furthermore, the analysis of the three movies reveals that the accentuation of colour contrast relations serves different functions: colours can support the narrative structure of the movie, emphasize repeating motifs or establish an autonomous aesthetic space.
Disciplines :
Arts & humanities: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Pause, Johannes  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
Walkowski, Niels-Oliver ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
External co-authors :
no
Language :
German
Title :
Everything is illuminated. Zur numerischen Analyse von Farbigkeit in Filmen
Publication date :
24 September 2018
Journal title :
Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften
ISSN :
2510-1358
Publisher :
Forschungsverbund Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Computational Sciences
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