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PsychocinematicsExploring Cognition at the Movies$
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Arthur P. Shimamura

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199862139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.001.0001

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Truth, Lies, and Meaning in Slow Motion Images

Truth, Lies, and Meaning in Slow Motion Images

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(p.149) 8 Truth, Lies, and Meaning in Slow Motion Images
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Psychocinematics
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Sheena Rogers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0008

Slow motion images in film and video are often thought to truthfully represent events in the real world, hence they are used in action replays and courts of law as evidence. While such films preserve information about what, who, where and how often, a close look at a variety of film and video images and empirical work from the author’s laboratory demonstrate that some properties of the physical world are transformed. These transformations could be considered lies in some contexts but they can also be the basis of powerful aesthetic experiences when used artfully in film. This chapter’s three level framework of image meaning is used to organize possible psychological responses to slow motion images.

Keywords:   art, awe, chills, event perception, film, perception, Rodney King, slow motion, truth, video

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