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Cinemetrics, a Digital Laboratory for Film Studies.
Yuri Tsivian, University of Chicago

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Cinemetrics: Measuring Movies (Picturing the Picture) (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Michael Baxter
Publication: Significance
Date: 10/24/2012
Abstract: In “Picturing the pictures”, Mike Baxter discusses his new discovery, cinemetrics, the statistical analysis of cinematic data. Inspired by Cinemtrics, Mike applied the statistical analysis of film style to some of his favourite movies.

Genotype of a Film [Genotip filma] (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Vasilii Koretskii
Date: 8/2/2012
Abstract: Interpreting Cinemetrics results and perspectives

Dancing with Films (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Lydialyle Gibson
Publication: The University of Chicago Magazine
Date: 1/15/2012
Abstract: Popular rendering of Cinemetrics concept and methods

Measure for Measure (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jesse P. Finnegan
Publication: Filmcomment
Date: 7/1/2012
Abstract: Account of the work Cinemetrics does in film history

CineMetrics (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Evan Davis
Publication: The Slant Magazine
Date: 7/2/2010
Abstract: Rendering Cinemetrics

It's all in the timing: U. of C. hosts a conference on Cinemetrics this Saturday (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ben Sachs
Publication: Chicago Reader
Date: 2/26/2014
Abstract: Announcing the forthcoming conference on Cinemetrics

The Gender Gap in Screen Time: Applying cinemetrics to this year’s Oscar contenders (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kevin B. Lee
Publication: The New York Times
Date: 3/2/2014
Abstract: History of Cinemetrics and its practical applications

Review of A Numerate Film History? Cinemetrics Looks at Griffith, Sennett, and Chaplin (1909–17) (Review)
Author(s): Zdenko Mandušic
Publication: The Moving Image Vol 14 Number 2
Date: 9/19/2014
Abstract: Encounters between century-old films and today’s computational statistics challenge received understandings of film history, how films are analyzed, and the history of film studies. Tools of the digital age, such as the measurement software Cinemetrics, make it easy to count and measure the length of shots, calculate average shot length (ASL), and catalog the cinematographic qualities of shots. More than just a tool for local, one-time usage, Cinemetrics is an online collaborative project that allows scholars to collect, share, and compare statistical data on films. The value of and reservations about the application of such data in the study of moving images were the focus of the one-day conference “A Numerate Film History?” at the University of Chicago, March 1, 2014.

Cinemetrics quantifies creativity in film (Review)
Author(s): Susie Allan
Publication: The University of Chicago News
Date: 5/27/2015
Abstract: History and present-day activities on Cinemetrics