In verse studies, scholars count syllables, feet and stresses; in film studies, scholars time shots. Cinema is the art of timing; this explains why, early on, filmmakers including Abel Gance or Dziga Vertov in the 1920s, or Peter Kubelka or Kurt Kren in the 1960s, not only counted frames when editing, but also drew elaborate diagrams and color charts in order to visualize the rhythm of their future film.
Cinemetrics offers film scholars a tool to measure, record, visualize, and share quantitative data on films.
Top: Wireframe image of the tessellated 3D digital model of the South Cave, Northern Xiangtangshan. Xiangtangshan Caves Project, Center for the Art of East Asia, Department of Art History.