CHANGES IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

CHANGES IN THE FILM INDUSTRY 6

Changesin the Film Industry

AlliedAmerican University

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Thefilmindustryhas beenthereeversince the17th century.Itbeganwhenmotiontoyswereinventedto cheattheeyeinto seeingthingsin motion.Thedevelopmentof thefirstmotionpicturecamera andtheestablishmentof thefirstproductioncompanyhadabigimpactin theevolvement of thefilmindustry.Essentially,thispapershall lookat theevolutionof themovieindustryandits effecton thesociety(A memoir of Broadway and Hollywood, 2000).

TheFilm Industry

Q.1

After,thedevelopmentof thefilmindustry,there wasthedevelopmentof homevideos. Homevideos referto variousformsof entertainmentortheelectronicmediausedin thehomes.Thisincludesthetelevision,video recorder,dishnetworks,digital video recorders.Thehomevideos affectedthefilmindustryboth negatively andpositively.Negatively, thehomevideos ledto thedeclineof thestudiosystemandbecamea greatcompetitorforthemovieindustry.Thiswasbecausepeoplewatchedvariousformsof entertainmentandavoidedwatchingthemovies.However,ithadvariouspositiveeffectsas thefilmmakers startedproducinga newgenerationmoviesthat attractedpeople’sattention.Thisin turnledto a widermarketfortheir filmsas theywould bewatchedthrough thedigital video devices.Italsohelpedthefilmmakers to producemanyvideos, anditevenhelpedthefilmmakers to makemanyextrascenes,differentversionsandcommentarytracksin thevideos.

Q.2

Policiesof synergy andhighconceptsignificantly affectedthefilmindustry.Synergy meansworkingtogether.It’sa conceptwherebigindustriesworktogetherwith smallindustries.Forexample,a filmcompanycan producea movie,andthenadvertize itin a newspaperthat is ownedby a smallcompany.Thishelpsthereadersto knowabout themovie.Eventually,bothcompaniesbenefit.Forexample,thefilmon theAvengers wasproducedby thetimesWarner production,andanothercompanyproducedvideo gamesabout thefilm.Synergy helpsto increaseproductivityof thecompanies,as manypeoplewill knowabout theproductandtheneventuallybuyit.Highconceptin thefilmindustryrefersto theactof makinga storyto be veryexciting,fascinatinganddifferentfrom others. Thismakesthereadershavea catchyideaabout themovie.Forexamples,thefilmsabout thesixth senseandAmerican beautyhavethisconcept.Thisideausuallymakesiteasyto sellthestorybecausethere is something fascinatingabout it.

Q.3

Intensitycontinuityrefersto thepracticewherea seriesof shotsare continuous as ifthecamera changedonlyin a singleevent.Itis a styleof filmmaking makesthescenesto flowin a givenorder.Theconceptof intensitycontinuityis a newideathat is differentfrom classicalfilming. Thisconceptbroughtin thefollowingchanges.Firstly, itbroughtabout narrativecontinuitywhereone eventcould be visiblethroughout. There wasalsotheuseof cut-ins that helpto showvisibilityandhelpin thecharacterization. Theconceptof screendirectionalsochangedandthemadea personnot to viewtheactionbehindthestage.Thismadethespectatorsmaintainattention.There wasalsotheintroductionof masked pointof opinionsshotswherefrom one locationshotsof differentdirectionsaretaken.There wasalsotheintroductionof closershotsin orderto breakthelongscenes,forexample,in themovie,a hundred years.Finally,there wastheintroductionof thecross-cutting wheremoveshappenin differentplacesat thesametime.Thisgreatlyhelpedto createsuspense.

Q.4

Independentfilmsalsodeveloped.Theseare usuallymoviesthat are producedby filmmakers of independentcompanies.Thesefilmsbeganin 1980s due to thefollowingreasons.Firstly, there wastheneedto producewhatmajormoviestudioscould not show.Forinstance,sex,violence,druguse,nudity,andhorror.Thesemoviesarosedue to thedevelopmentof thecheapdigital cameras, which madefilmmakers shoottheir films.Independentmovieswerecheapto producewhich attractedmanyfilmmakers. There wasalsotheneedforfilmownersto owntheir workas thecompanieswerecontrollingall theproductionanddistribution.Theriseof manyactorslike Bruce Lee andVandameamong others alsoledto theincreaseof thesefilms.Acquisitionof smallerstudiosalsomadethesefilmmakers producetheir films.

Independentfilmmakers hadsupportsystemsthat helpedthem. Theseincludedthesocietyof independentmotionpictureproducers,which aimedto protecttherightsof independentfilmmakers. TheAvant gradefilmmakers werealsoformedby independentfilmmakers to supporttheir activities.Thefilmmakers co-operative alsohelpedthem. There wasalsotheunitedartists’organizationthat supportedthem. Finally,theSundance Institute alsohelpedby organizingmanyfilmfestivals.Themajortrendsin thesefilmsare usuallyhorror,violence,anddrugabuseandsexmovies.

Q.5

Thedigital revolutionhas helpedto preservetheviability of shootingfilmsbecausemanyfilmmakers are usingdigital cinema.Thisconcepthas helpedto createfilmsof high-quality theatersstillhavequalifiedstaffandwell-maintained equipmentanddigital projection.Themoviesthat havebeenmadecan be seenon theinternet, thesatellitedishnetworks.Q.6

Themovetowards thedigital exhibitionhas greatlyhelpedthefilmindustry.Thisis becausedigital presentationsare clearandcan be deliveredbetterin three dimensions. Thedispositionsare steadyon the image.Theimagesdonot usuallygetscratchedorfadeas others do.Thesepresentationsallowtheaudienceto engagein differentwayswith thetheater.Thisensuresfullparticipationof theaudience.Therollout of cinemasin theUnited States has takena longtimetheprocessis expensive.Thishas madetheatersandmoviestudiosare lookingforwayson howsharethecostof theneededequipment.

Q.7

Conveyancerefersto thedeliveryordistributionof anymediacontent. Thiscan bedonethrough audio-visual aid,video, video gamesandtheinternet. Whenfilmisexperiencedthrough differentsoftware, itmeansthatpeoplecan watchfilmsthrough theinternet, through digital video devices,andtheycan alsobe downloaded. Manystudiosare tryingto incorporaterecentinnovationsthrough ensuringthatmanytraditionalshowsare availableon theinternet. In fact,manyindependentdevelopers havecreatedgamesthat could bedistributeddigitally.

Conclusion

Thefilmindustryhas comea longway,anditis hereto stay.Through thevariousinnovationsandthechanges,thefilmindustryhas significantly evolved.Theseinnovationsincludetheuseof independentfilmmakers, digital presentations,synergy andhigh-intensity continuityandthehomevideos. Itis evidentthatthefilmindustryhas madegreatstrides.

References

Amemoir of Broadway and Hollywood. (2000). Original story. ChoiceReviews Online,38-1461.