The Secret Behind the Data of TV and Movies

Have you ever wondered how movie and TV producers make decisions regarding character and script?

Collecting data from different sources, then combining analyses from each dataset gives a better understanding of a situation at hand. This approach, “data quilting,” is much like assembling a quilt: separate pieces of data come together to form a more complete view so that better decisions can be made. This camp will introduce girls to analytics and the basic concepts of layering different types of data to answer complex questions. Using an episode of a popular TV show, the girls will combine the analyses of several data types to form insights and conclusions about relationships between different characters. They’ll analyze motion data from the characters’ movements, text data from the episode’s script, and social network data from character interactions, then combine analyses to gather and present insights, sharing how all components collectively tell the story.

Camp run by Drexel LeBow College of Business. Please email Jane at jtk92@drexel.edu with any questions. Thank you!

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During the camp week, the girls will learn:

Day 1

  • Introduction to analytics
  • Introduction to combining data (data “quilting”)
  • Introduction to motion analytics

Day 2

  • Introduction to text analytics
  • Learning to identify different parts of text
  • Data cleaning and word frequency generations
  • Introduction to sentiment analysis

Day 3

  • Introduction to social network analytics
  • Mapping social networks
  • Interpreting social networks

Day 4

  • Combining motion, text, and social network data
  • Interpreting the data analysis
  • Storytelling and presentation practice

Day 5

  • Presentation to family and friends

More Information

Camp Date: August 5 to 9, 2019
Camp Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Camp Location: Drexel LeBow College of Business, 3220 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
Camp Fee: $250
Snacks and lunch will be provided
Computers will be provided