ERIC Number: ED185615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Empirical Studies on Television Composition.
A review of research on television's major compositional factors was undertaken to determine the status of such research and to note the major variables involved in the structure of television pictures. It was found that such research could be grouped in four categories--lighting and color, staging, editing, and sound--and that these areas covered only a small portion of the compositional variables involved in the structure of television images. It was suggested that one reason for the slow development of empirical research on television composition was the inability of early media theorists to distinguish television from film in terms of scope and nature. Other possible explanations for the dearth of research on television composition are the complexity inherent in the control and measurement of television's compositional factors and the lack of understanding of biometric research procedures, particularly in the areas of perception, neurology, and physiology. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Essay prepared at Temple University.