Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Motion pictures -- Philosophy; Motion pictures -- Semiotics;
Because there is more than one panel with moving pictures being viewed simultaneously, many questions can be posed about the audience's ability to process and interpret the multiple images, the construction of intended messages, and the appropriateness and ramifications of the use of this type of technique in moving visual mediums. The question central to this study will deal with analyzing the split/multiple moving image technique: How does the use and arrangement of multiple images or panels influence the viewer's interpretation of the message? Further, through a review of previous studies, an attempt also will be made to learn the following: how the viewer might "read" the codings which appear simultaneously; in what instances the technique adds to or detracts from the intended message; and whether the message would be clearer if presented using alternate techniques.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Communications and Training Technology
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©1992 Barbara J. Erickson
Erickson, Barbara J., "Split- and multiple-images in filmic presentations: Concise information or multiple confusion?" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 2338.