MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (POV DATA) (1929, Soviet Union)
directed by: Dziga Vertov

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IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019760

Submitted by Adelheid Heftberger on 2009-02-26

Adelheid Heftberger's comment:
MWMC with annotated Points of Views (POV)

The Shot type codes mean the following:
No Point of View (NoPOV)
Character Point of View (CharPOV)
Shot with Kaufman (Kauf)
Shot from Kaufman Point of View (KaufPOV)
Shot with Svilova (Svi)
Shot from Svilova Point of View (SviPOV)
Shot Showing the Film Theatre (MovThea)
Shot from the Audience Point of View (AudPOV)


Name:
NoPOV
CharPOV
Kauf
KaufPOV
Svi
SviPOV
MovThea
AudPOV
Number of shots:
1023
162
155
115
53
46
127
48
Length(min):
39.81
3.98
9.67
5.14
0.63
0.61
3.64
2.94
ASL(sec):
2.3
1.5
3.7
2.7
0.7
0.8
1.7
3.7
MSL 1.8 0.7 2.8 2.2 0.1 0.3 1.2 3.2
MSL/ASL
0.77
0.48
0.75
0.82
0.14
0.38
0.7
0.87
StDev 2.5 2 3.2 2.5 1.2 1.1 1.5 2.2
Min 0 0.1 0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3
Max 22.6 12.6 12.9 12.1 4.7 6 8.5 12.2
CV 1.07 1.38 0.85 0.94 1.69 1.39 0.86 0.61
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Users' comments:

Author: Heidi on CharPOV Date: 2009-03-09

My first work is completed: I have marked all shots (with the shotnote function) with the tag Character POV.

We have already a very nice overview of the total parts in MWMC where Character POV is used, if we look at the graph - the green lines in the bottom of the graph signal the shotnote. If you are interested which Character's POV is connected to the shot (meaning: with whose eyes are we seeing what is going on in the shot), just click on the shot and see the person.

As we can see in this way, these Character POV's are not scattered over the whole movie, but cumulate in certain areas. I will provide here a list of the dialogues that take place, attaching once more the leading actors and actresses:

1. The projectionist preparing the film, him looking at the machines:


2. The Mannequins in the windows, looking at the still silent street (one example here):


3. The clerk and the customers in the office, getting married and divorced, looking at documents:


4. The "crazy eye" looking at the street, look at the graph and you get an idea, how often that is intercut:


5. The people watching athletes, men and women, single and in pairs, I chose Esfir Shub here as an example:


6. Kids watching the magician:


7. The goalkeeper watching the ball:


8. The woman at the amusement park, sitting on a carrousel, her vision blurred from the speed:


9. Shooting gallery, in total two women aiming at bottles or figures:


10. Listener’s POV, eight people are listening to the concert with bottles and spoons. This example shows the woman who stays till the end:

 



Author: Yuri Tsivian Date: 2009-03-23

Congratulations! Another feat, Heidi, dear. And if someone doubts that mannequins may have points of view, send this person to me.



Author: Yuri Tsivian Date: 2009-03-23

So we have, all in all, 13 marked points of view shots -- a record, I would say, for a documentary film.




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