Frederic Brodbeck - Cinemetrics

Since motion pictures are a time-based medium, they can only be seen one image at a time – only as a fraction, never as a whole – that’s why it’s hard to capture and display them in their entireness. Taking this as a challenge, Frederic Brodbeck developed Cinemetrics. Cinemetrics is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them.

Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side. Cinemetrics is an experiment to find out if the data that is inherent in the movie can be used to make something visible that otherwise would remain unnoticed.

At TodaysArt Cinemetrics will be presented in the form of an installation.