ERIC Number: ED056517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Development of Childrens' Perceptions of Selected Filmic Conventions.
Rheinish, Robert K.
A study investigated how children between ages 5 and 11 perceive three types of film transition. A second purpose was to determine if there was an emergent recognition pattern among these three types of film transition devices: image magnification on a cut (a camera transition), lap dissolve (an optical transition), and clean exit (a subject transition). The research was conducted with 15 subjects from each of four age groups--5, 7, 9, and 11. Each child viewed three examples of each type of transition. Then he was asked to describe what he perceived as having happened relevant to that transition. Judges evaluated whether the child had perceived the intended meaning in each transition. Analysis of the data indicated that children perceive these transitions with increasing accuracy as they grow older. Also, they most frequently can identify examples of clean exit. They identify examples of the other types of transition far less frequently. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: Thesis submitted to the School of Education of Indiana University