How Technology has Provided an Edge to the Filmmaking Industry
Technology had its transforming effect across all industries ranging from retail, real estate, healthcare, transport media, and journalism to all industry niches imaginable. In a similar fashion, technology has made a paradigm-shifting impact on the film industry as well. From the ways movies are made to the editing mechanism to sound engineering and post-production and marketing aspects, technology has made a never-before impact on the film industry as a whole.
Among the various impacts of technology on movie making and film industry we can take into account qualitative aspects like the new visual technologies ensuring more crisp and engaging visuals, the improved sound effects capable to mitigate all the differences between real-life and movie sound and easier editing tools to help stitching together the raw visuals and sound bites for producing a richer movie experience.
From the perspectives of the moviegoers and viewers also new screening interfaces like VR headgears, 3D spectacles, mobile screen movie watching and connected movie watching experience across multiple screen interfaces have completely transformed the movie experience. Another big impact of technology has been in the area of movie commerce or movie marketing. Thanks to new online distribution channels like YouTube, Netflix, and several others, the movie business is now more multifaceted than ever before. In many ways, technology has completely simplified and broadened the scope of movie making, movie watching and doing business with movies.
Some New Technologies in Movies
In movies, the use of the state-of-the-art technologies has been primarily possible thanks to a few well-equipped gadgets, devices and new audio-visual techniques that were out of reach of the moviemakers in earlier times. For some time, these audio-visual techniques and hardware technologies made it possible to deliver awe-inspiring visuals with ease.
Do you know, all the mind-blowing panoramic views you enjoyed in Hollywood movies for decades were mostly shoot using helicopters or low-flying airplanes? Well, in those glorious days of the ’60s or 80’s it was really expensive to shoot such movie shots. The drones came as a handy and truly useful technology to help moviemakers shoot panoramic or bird’s eye-view shots at a lesser cost and involving much fewer complexities. Being less expensive and effective means to shoot movie scenes from atop, drones have quickly become the favourite alternative to helicopters in the film industry.
- 4k+3D Technology
4K technology coupled up with 3D effects has really been a key element of visually engaging action drama and sci-fi movies. This actually involves virtual reality technology and use of latest camera like the Lucid VR camera capable to shoot 3D videos with 4k resolution. This is the kind of technology that allows filmmakers to shoot scenes underwater and achieve maximum depth to deliver an immersive experience to the viewers.
- Dual Camera VR
Dual camera virtual reality or Dual Camera VR is the latest shooting technology that is being used in too many movies across the niches. While one camera shoots the surroundings the other grabs the movie characters. Integrating both visuals with the VR it actually helps viewers get an experience of more realist and immersive 360-degree viewing.
- 3D Movie Technology
We all remember how we had our first 3D movie watching experience back in 90’s when in the movie theatres paper-made 3D glasses used to be handed over to us prior to the start of the movie screening. Since then, the 3D technology only progressed and made 3D viewing experience further better. Now, we are almost in an era where 3D viewing experience is possible without any external spectacle or gadget.
- Intelligent Screenplay Writing through AI
Technology in movie making mostly refers to the plethora of gadgets and improvements in audio-visual experience for the users. But, what about technology actually replacing the role of filmmakers? Well, that is no longer a distant possibility. Recently, some researchers from New York University have built an AI software which is capable to write screenplays. The best thing about this AI-powered thinking robot called Benjamin is that it could even write a song after the researchers trained it with more than 30,000 other songs. Can Benjamin really write the script of an Oscar-winning movie someday? Well, that’s no longer something weird to think of.
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