The Effect of Film Frame Series on Viewer’s Reflective Processes (In the Crossroad of Art, Epistemology and Psychology)


  • Yervand RUMYAN Armenian State Pedagogical University named by Khachatur Abovyan



reflection processes, series of shots, editing structure, film effect, meaningful structure of shot series, editing, perception process


What kind of a toolkit should be used and how in order to have impact on the viewer’s reflective processes as well as guide such processes through a film? The author of this article explicates the idea that editing arrangement of shots (frames) series is essential in this aspect. He believes that the full effect and precision of what you want to say is conditioned by the meaningful structure of the series of shots (frames). The latter is achieved as a result of well-thought-out editing. The analysis, hypotheses, and statements presented in the article are subject to further detailed study, particularly from the perspective of general psychology and epistemology. However, it is beyond any doubt that specific succession of shots is forming a contextual and implicative information environment enabling to guide the audience’s perception process, thus affecting person’s contemplation processes and emotional state.


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Author Biography

Yervand RUMYAN, Armenian State Pedagogical University named by Khachatur Abovyan

PhD student of psychology at Kh. Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Yerevan, Armenia. By the first profession, he is a film director. He had finished the same university and has earned a Master’s Degree in TV movies and programs production. He worked at “Ordfilm” film company, “Doping Creative Advertising” branding agency, “Shoghakat TV” and till now works at “Armenian Information Center” company as a director. Rumyan is the author of documental films, commercials, song clips and TV programs.


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How to Cite

RUMYAN, Y. (2019). The Effect of Film Frame Series on Viewer’s Reflective Processes (In the Crossroad of Art, Epistemology and Psychology). WISDOM, 12(1), 108–113.