Started 5th Aug, 2021

Video Database for Emotional Psychological Experiments

Hi everyone,
I am looking for a neutral video clip for my control group. I am not looking for specific face datasets, but rather a neutral video about mundane content (e.g. a person explaining something or a neutral/ordinary day-to-day activity such as making the laundry). The video clip should be around 4-5 minutes long and free to use for academic purposes (without copyright issues etc.). If anyone has any suggestions I would highly appreciate them! Thank you!

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João Lucas Hana Frade
University of São Paulo
Hello. I am not sure if you already made it, but you can try the resources of the Standford's Psychophysiology Laboratory (https://spl.stanford.edu/resources#films) or the videos from Soleymani et al. (2011) (https://mahnob-db.eu/hci-tagging/media/uploads/manual.pdf). Maybe one of their videos can meet your needs.

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Frank T. Edelmann
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Dear Sophie, thanks for posting this technical question on RG. As an inorganic chemist I'm absolutely not a proven expert in your field of research. However, I can suggest to you a few potentially useful links. For example, please have a look at the following article which is freely as public full text right here on RG:
Database of Emotional Videos from Ottawa (DEVO)
Also please check this link:
The Chieti Affective Action Videos database, a resource for the study of emotions in psychology
This article has been published Open Access so that it is freely accessible on the internet (see attached pdf file).
I hope this helps. Good luck with your work!
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Sophie Slawik
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dear Frank, thank you so much for your reply. I came across some of your suggestions in the meanwhile too (DEVO and CAAV). I also had a look at the database by Schaefer et al. (2010). Unfortunately, the videos I am looking for (neutral) are always too short.
Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it!
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João Lucas Hana Frade
University of São Paulo
Hello. I am not sure if you already made it, but you can try the resources of the Standford's Psychophysiology Laboratory (https://spl.stanford.edu/resources#films) or the videos from Soleymani et al. (2011) (https://mahnob-db.eu/hci-tagging/media/uploads/manual.pdf). Maybe one of their videos can meet your needs.

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