The Impact Of Digital Technology On Film Form And / Or Exhibition
This is an era of rapidly changing technology. This technology changes the way people eat, move, work… it affects every aspect of everyday life.
Technology is also affecting film form. The way that the industry makes, edits and releases films is all affected by digital technology. High Resolution digital cameras are utilised in most budgeted film productions, most productions go through an editing process performed on a digital platform, and the final product is released a variety of digital formats. Films like Michael Bay’s Transformers in 2007, and Shane Black’s take on Marvels’ Iron Man in 2013 exhibit the fact that digital technology is affecting and evolving the film industry from what it once was into something else.
With the evolution of digital technology, better equipment has evolved from it.
Film has evolved from black and white to colour and from celluloid film to digital files.
In 1889, the first transparent film roll was developed and in 1891 Thomas Edison developed this into one of the first motion picture camera’s. However it would be some time before this technology could be used in creating a feature picture.
As explained by Lev Manovich; “The movement itself was limited in range and affected only a clearly defined figure rather than the whole image.” (.3)
In 1906 the first feature length film was made and released in the form of ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’.…