Gone are the days, when the film industry used to rely on age-old techniques and technologies, for getting the films done. There is a huge stark in contrast between the quality of films produced in 2018, and the films produced exactly 10 years ago. That’s the difference technology makes to the mankind in just 10 years, and it really opens up the possibilities to push new boundaries with all the new technology that one has it at their disposal. Following are some of the biggest technologies that have continued to revolutionize the film industry.
Five Ways Technology Is Changing The Face Of The Film Industry
- Printing In 3D
3D printing has been at the forefront of the technology revolution that the film industry is seeing. Films such as ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘Guardian Of The Galaxy’ or even ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ have been successfully used 3D printing to quite some extent, as the print size, quality, detail and finish, is just astounding.
- Virtual Reality
Let’s face it, Virtual Reality is tomorrow’s future. A technology that can turn boring reality into an interactive virtual world, has changed the face of the film industry. VR will help in creating more lively and cinematic experiences for the audience, and now with the release of Oculus GO, everyone can afford a full sized VR headset now.
- Depth Sensors
Depth sensors are another way of going away with costly 3D motion capture. Cameras in console tracking boxes like the Microsoft Xbox Kinect, whose camera has huge capabilities to depth sense a particular frame or a human body, and even track its movement. It’s much more cost effective and easier to implement.
- Use Of Films
Many world class directors such as Christopher Nolan or J.J Abrams, have quite a fetish for age-old films for filming. For example, ‘Interstellar’ was shot on Imax 65mm or the new Star Wars films in 35mm. The amount of quality, deep colours, tones and textures that these films could provide is truly mind-boggling.
- Use Of Cloud And New Media
Use of digital communication methods, like the cloud, really helps in fast communication between the team which is doing the film. This makes the process so much easier and efficient. Whereas, New Media is defined as the digital streaming technologies that can be seen today – Netflix, Amazon Prime or YouTube. One can say that a German film producer or director can Deutsche YouTube views kaufen – but it’s totally not the case. If a film is good, it will get more views on YouTube, regardless. No one can stop it from having millions of views.