It is no surprise that movie making is not what it use to be. We have gone a long way from something like “Steam Boat Willy” (1928) to Monsters Inc (2001) The ways of movie making is beyond amazing. The CGI in movies are realistic. Not only that, but they way we record has evolved as well. I recently found my fathers SONY Video Recorder from the early 90s and compared it to my Iphone I carry in my pocket. I was blown away how bulky the Video Recorder was and how portable and convenient my Iphone was. When some historical event occurs or something interesting happens, us humans, pull out our cellular devices and upload that clip to the social web, where other friends and family can watch either on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, the options are endless.
I tend to use digital recording when I spend time with my friends or I’m at a location that I want to share with my friends. My favorite feature is having the option to edit my recording with different capture, speed of the video, ect. People record for many different reasons, sharing a sight that they found that is absolutely breath taking, a rare event occurred (baby being born or the eclipse that just occurred) or even saving memories with friends or family to watch for the rest of their lives.
My point about all this is that the Cinema much like is stated through the article, is “dead”. Even with the new way of film making, film making will always be film, while video is its own thing. There was a quote that stood out to me when reading the article and I would like to explain how I took it.
“Film and Video use different kids of detached displays, for example, and their conveyance of an impression of movement is rendered technically possible through different recording and presentation technologies.” (39)
The reason I enjoyed this quote is due to it making a lot of sense. I recently watched a Netflix movie about Walt Disney’s life it was called “Walt Before Mikey.” Throughout the movie, it showed Walt and his struggle before Mikey Mouse came around. Through the movie, he made films with ink. They were silent, moving picture films. It blew me away seeing them make films like that, but then seeing the behind the scenes making of Marvel’s “The Avengers” with green screen and computer animation.
This is a quote that kept me reading over and over. It hit me and I completely understood what he meant. Much like how VHS’s are no longer the present, old fashioned film is not the way we make movies now.
Film is nothing but black and white with picture movement where video is CGI, high definition movies. This is why from the future and on, film/cinema is dead and Video is the new found for movies.
I’m not saying that’s a bad thing at all, in fact, animated movies is what interested me to get my DTC Major. I love the way we use technology. Film, computers and even video games have evolved over time and I find them all so fascinating.