Filmmaking is a very responsible job that not only requires dedication, hard work, and time but also, advanced techniques to make a movie perfect. To showcase all the emotions and situations perfectly in every scene is not an easy task. Moving the audience to the story and its presentation is a hard task to perform. Although technology has changed the game, how? Let us see the impact of technology on the development of filmmaking.
1. Digital Cameras
Earlier film cameras were used to make movies. In which the scenes were imprinted on the film reels. But now, as the technology grew, digital cameras came to the film industry, which is faster and easier to control. It provides high technical advantages like extra focus, more clarity, and digital footage of movies rather than film reels. It captures motion objects easily and clearly with precision. It is easy to use as well.
In fact, the digital revolution has led to more access to filmmaking than ever before.
2. Visual Effects
One of the impacts of technology on the development of filmmaking is bringing the fantasy world alive. Especially something so dreamy that we know doesn’t exist. To make your dream world look realistic, the foremost thing required is technology. And that is Visual Effects. Yes! With the help of visual effects, it became possible to make people enter the dreamland and believe it’s not just fictional but real. This editing technology brings life to the movie. It represents even the non-existent places and animals in movies in a way that you might consider is real, and it does exist.
3. Premium Theatre Experience
Theatres that give you a real thrilling experience of a movie are also equipped with advanced technology. Nowadays, a variety of theatres are there to provide you with different and premium experiences. For instance, a movie by Christopher Nolan, The Oppenheimer, was made to watch in IMAX theatres.
It was a clear announcement that if anyone wants to experience how a nuclear attack feels then, visit IMAX theatres to watch the movie and get thrilled. Similarly, 2D, 3D, 4DX, IMAX, and many more types of theatres have been equipped with new technologies to provide the best experience to the viewers.
4. Film Storage
As most film shooting has changed ways and now switched to digital cameras the storage of movies is easier now. Prior generations used to store movie scenes on film reels. So the entire movie used to be stored on a very long reel. For instance, a 16mm film reel for 3 hours of video will be 50 to 800 feet in length. But now digital cameras store footage of a scene which does not require a reel instead it gets saved in a file format like MP3 or MP4, and so on. This made it easy to store even the long films.
Nowadays, even “smartphones” are used to make films. The high technology and pixel smartphone cameras have made it possible to record a film in a smartphone itself. That is why, a lot of people who make short films use the latest smartphone camera for filmmaking.
The recently released film “The Oppenheimer” by Christopher Nolan was filmed with an IMAX camera and stored on a film reel 11 miles long.