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The Colour of Horror, Researchers Paint a Picture of Six Decades of Movies

The Colour of Horror

March 15th, 2023

In "The Colour of Horror", researchers paint a picture of six decades of movies. CSIT's Lesley Istead and her team from University of Waterloo generate the palettes of 29 thousand film trailers from 1960 to 2019. According to Dr. Istead, computer science can improve the process of film production by offering tools that can help us know whether a film will succeed. Part of that process is just getting a better understanding of film itself.

The study, The Colour of Horror, appears in the Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production.

Link to paper