Users' response to affective film content: A narrative perspective

Luca Canini, Steve Gilroy, Marc Cavazza, Riccardo Leonardi, Sergio Benini

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Abstract

In this paper, we take a human-centred view to the defini-
tion of the affective content of films. We investigate the rela-
tionship between users physiological response and multime-
dia features extracted from the movies, from the perspective
of narrative evolution rather than by measuring average
values. We found a certain dynamic correlation between
arousal, derived from measures of Galvanic Skin Resis-
tance during film viewing, and specific multimedia features
in both sound and video domains. Dynamic physiological
measurements were also consistent with post-experiment
self-assessment by the subjects. These findings suggest that
narrative aspects (including staging) are central to the un-
derstanding of video affective content, and that direct map-
ping of video features to emotional models taken from psy-
chology may not capture these phenomena in a straightfor-
ward manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Event2010 International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI) - Grenoble, France
Duration: 23 Jun 201025 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI)
Period23/06/1025/06/10

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    Canini, L., Gilroy, S., Cavazza, M., Leonardi, R., & Benini, S. (2010). Users' response to affective film content: A narrative perspective. 1-6. Paper presented at 2010 International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), . http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5529892/