9th October 2015Category : EducationPublished by :Yuvan Subramani Reading Time : 4 Minute News Sourced : India
We all have seen movies before. Some of us just love movies for the fun of it. Some really like the various elements that go behind the making of a movie, or something that could be more field-specific and technical and analytical could also interest us. Some of us, are a unique mix of both of these, where we love the movies for their technical and reverberating thematic aspect. If you fall into the latter category, then you are one of those gems that people cherish as the "movie buff"!. These people have something that others don't - they have this unique perspective where they can see a film from their own point of view, and they could relate this to it and could bring out their own thoughts into something more opinionated and inclined towards creativity.
Well, talking about this clan of people who watch movies for more than the love for it, but also for the experience and the impressions it has upon them, we are bound to come through a specific demographic of movie buffs, who look at films in the most technologically inclined way possible. No matter how hard they try to escape the public eye, they may not be able to control their inner innate thoughts about the little technologically acute things that make up the whole movie. This may be so accurate on many terms for people, on various levels of viewing films. So, this may strike as a bit concordant for the generalized people belonging to this world of movies.
Coming to the point of technology in movies, it has been a very good journey in movie making as far as technological advancement is considered, so that people can enjoy a very special experience, which satisfies the common product statement, that aims to satisfy the consumer needs and brings more than that to the table. And, success is a journey, not being the destination itself, this kind of technological advent has been very welcome in most circles in the film industry - both regionally and internationally - provided people make the most of this technology to provide the viewer a more flexible and comforting, and visually enchanting movie-going experience.
However, improper and amateurish use of this technology in these films can be disastrous to all the circles involved in the making and the viewing of a good film. So, basically, one could easily infer that one needs a director or a person of authority who can handle technologies, that are evolving each and every day of this generation flawlessly well, with the utmost and the ultimate level of elan and that level of super-infectious curiosity that can awaken the dullest of senses into something of a viral phenomenon, thereby doing justice to both himself\herself and the people concerned in the well-developed quarters of film-making. Because, as one would have experienced in one's own life, criticism can be both destructive and constructive, and most of the criticism that the people involved in the media circle, is of the latter kind, which is quite obtrusive if one observed closely to such a situation.
For generalized examples, one can certainly feel the difference between film making then and film making now. Previously we didn't have any kind of complex techniques in, say, camera positions such that they had to convey something that would invoke the feelings and moments in our lives. Perhaps, we can say that for now we have such amazing movie making techniques that do such a good job in touching our hearts, or evoking any basic human emotion for that matter. Well, let us just say the more common and the "cool" concepts of 3D and the upcoming Virtual Reality are just additional fun things!
But some film makers have, well, really benefited with the more technologically armed devices, while others have squandered their golden goose. For example, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, which was fuelled with brilliant CGI and VFX, didn't do well at the box office, despite good reviews form critics and the movie buffs.
However, technology now is so advanced, that some conventional concepts of basic film making is slowly being dismissed in quarters. Experienced film makers like the attractively creative Richard Linklater, who is know for his live time films, like the Before trilogy, Boyhood and also for his films like A Scanner Darkly, that involves excessively commendable use of the technique of rotoscopy and Alejandro Inarritu have used methods like capturing the whole film in just one whole shot.