The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aesthetic, neurophysiological, and evolutionary-psychological approaches to the analysis of film and other moving-image media. The society is on the forefront of studying how moving-image media shape and are shaped by human psychological activity.

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Question about two-shots

By Catalin Brylla

Hello, Filmmaking manuals have repeatedly mentioned the importance of the two-shot (as opposed to the shot/reverse shot) as a method to align or connect two characters spatially and emotionally. However, I have not been able to find a reference from … more . . .

CfP CINEMA/SERIES A two-day international workshop

By Hector J. Perez

Universitat Politècnica de València. EPSG (Spain) – 6th and 7th November 2015 Confirmed keynote speakers: Veronica Innocenti (Università di Bologna) Manuel Palacio (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Roberta Pearson (University of Nottingham) Guglielmo Pescatore (Università di Bologna) Perhaps more than … more . . .

Fantastic ConferenceCFP: The Fantastic in a Transmedia Era: New Theories, Texts, Contexts

By Rikke Schubart


Observations on the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

By Carl Plantinga

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference was held at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, March 25-29. 478 Panels and workshops were held over five days, usually with 24 held concurrently during each session. In the evenings … more . . .