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Rolf Kloepfer (Mannheim)

How to describe systems of filmic effects

This is exactly the point, where the functionality of AKIRA III begins, which combines extensive functions of a presentation tools (different screens like full screen, window and presentation mode) with those of a tool for analysis (individually adjustable partition window). The partition window offers the possibility to write down first impressions unstructuredly in form of marks an snapshots (key images) an to comment them in additional text windows. Furthermore, for systematic analysis tracks of notes referring to selected criteria as for example camera effects, music and sound, particularities of the staging or the appearance of the different characters can be created. On this tracks parts (pieces of time on the track) may be fixed and coloured. Thus, parts in which a particular person appears may be attributed the same colour. Parts can also be commented by means of a text window.