The Filmmaking Evolution
Filmmaking is defined as the creation of a visual work, which is generally known as a movie, a short film, video, animation or other visual work and designed to communicate some sort of messages through the use of moving pictures. It may be for entertainment, social commentary, advertising, or for any other purpose. The concepts behind the production of a successful movie are not complicated.
Filmmaking is an art form that is more prevalent than most people think. Many films never make it to the festival circuit, but are widely distributed and available to the public via the internet or by DVD. Filmmakers are often considered masters of their craft when it comes to producing visually stunning works of art. Filmmaking has many sub-genres such as digital filmmaking, short film, independent cinema, Hollywood films, Internet films and TV shows.
Filmmaking can be categorized into two main areas: live action and stage plays. Live action movies are usually made in real locations and do not have a single director. They are made for television, the cinema, or other motion pictures. Movie producers and directors can be of any ethnicity. Some of the most popular films of the late twentieth century were made using this media, including Lawrence Of Arabia (19icably considered the greatest film ever made), Grease (both versions), and Marnie (yes, it was as bad as it sounds).
Stage plays are a type of cinema that differs in that the play is staged on a set, rather than in front of a camera. The term “stage play” is often used interchangeably with “films.” Most plays are written as a continuous conversation between the characters within the play, although sometimes the dialog is prerecorded for use in future productions. Some stage plays do not have spoken dialogue, but instead use symbolic images such as still shots or repeating backgrounds to convey messages.
Filmmaking can also include short motion picture biopics, such as Gerald Poirier’s My Fair Lady (either version) or Chris Van Loan’s Citizenfour. The term “short motion picture” is actually a misnomer; these types of films do not have a full length feature. Many of these motion pictures are eleven minutes long, sometimes less. These are known as the short films, or TV movies.
Filmmaking, then, has progressed greatly throughout the past century, especially since the invention of the computer. The advent of VHS has led to the creation of DVD and to the widespread distribution of movies across the world. The advent of cable TV has increased people’s interest in home entertainment, resulting in an increase in theatrical viewing. Filmmakers have responded to this increased demand by producing more sophisticated films. The late twentieth century will probably be remembered as the golden age of film, when talented filmmakers produced works that are unsurpassed by any other period in history.