Distributional Thinking about Film Style
Quantile comparisons of motion picture shot length data
Keywords:Computational film analysis, statistical literacy, film editing, shot length distribution, quantiles
This article illustrates the use of quantiles as a means of describing and comparing motion picture shot length distributions. This approach is conceptually and computationally simple and leads us to think distributionally about shot lengths rather than focusing on individual values. The result is a better understanding of how this element of film style of two (or more) films differs.
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