Frederic Brodbeck has been busy measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them.
For his Bachelor Graduation project he has presented information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion which are extracted, analysed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted, or compared side by side.
Brodbeck is a student of the Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag and his interest is “how generative and computational design and the role that writing code can play in new approaches to graphic design”.
But what value is this for the common man you might well ask?
Brodbeck sees Cinemetrics as assisting film choice; if you don’t want to spend time viewing something that is dark, simply gravitate towards a lighter-colored graph.