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Teaser & Bathroom Humor (NC-17)
celluloid's early days, many scientific investigators sought to test the psychological impact
of film editing. For example, when alternately pleasant and repugnant movie scenes were
intercut with the identical shot of a man's impassive face, focus groups felt certain the
actor's expression had changed, from delighted to disgusted. In the spirit of those
groundbreaking cinema pioneers, we'd like to present the Web's first rigorous examination
of a GIF file's Kuleshov Effect, replacing the human visage with an emoticon. Just follow
the usher, and watch your step... it's dark in here.
by Bill Mahiger, mousenstein.com & Alan C. Baird, 9TimeZones.com
[Francis Ford Coppola's Virtual Studio offers a free membership;
after joining the Graphics section, all Zoetrope links on this page
(including bios for Mahiger & Baird) will become active.]
Long wait for short films?
The files now showing here at the GIFilm CyberPlex:
take up very little bandwidth (under 50K) and need no special plug-ins.
They're the direct result of an animated discussion on the boards.
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