The Evolution of Film Editing Technique and Its Implications to the Parsing and Summarization of Motion Pictures

Monday, February 6, 2006 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
EE/CS 3-180
John Mateer (University of York)
Techniques employed in film editing have evolved rapidly with
increasingly sophisticated and complex methods being used to enhance
storytelling. This talk will examine the relationship between scene and
shot, picture and sound with a discussion of how an understanding of
editing technique can be leveraged to enhance the automated analysis of
film content.

About the Speaker:
John Mateer joined the University of York in 2001 specifically to design
and develop the media production and analysis components of an
innovative new teaching and research initiative in Media Technology.
His expertise lies in the integration and application of new media
technologies in different traditional media production contexts. Prior
to this appointment, he worked for over 15 years as a producer, director
and production consultant. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of
the Arts and AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies, and
is an active member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

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