An Introduction to the Movie Industry
A movie, also known as a motion picture, short film, video, short video, animation or digital movie, is an animated work of visual art, usually of short duration which shows daily activities, themes, emotions or views typically shown in movies by Hollywood films. Movies are usually released theatrically before being shown on TV. Since motion pictures, especially movies made by Hollywood studios and produced on VHS, have very poor quality when it comes to in-depth special effects, many home video releases of motion pictures have been released as DVD’s to cater to the audience’s lower budget for viewing home videos.
The term independent film derives from the fact that most of these home videos are created by ordinary people for an independent artistic purpose. Independent films are often used as a platform to tell personal stories and portray the artist’s creative mind and spirit. Independent films, especially those which deal with social issues and political matters, are often used as a vehicle to fuel an artist’s political views and ideologies. A social message is often conveyed through an independent film.
Home video distribution has made it easier for smaller companies to get their films into the hands of cinema viewers. Many people do not have access to large cinemas and are only able to see their favorite films on selected movie screens. Distribution of motion pictures to home video provides a huge marketplace with millions of potential customers. It is estimated that in the next five years the revenue generated from home video distribution will exceed the revenue generated from the sale of conventional cinema tickets. With the tremendous success of independent films and dramatic increase in ticket sales has encouraged major studios to produce more family oriented movies.
Movie producers, directors and actors make money from the money they make from the movie theaters. Movie theaters are constantly making movies to sell out. The producer of a motion picture will take money from investors to produce a movie and then divide the profits between them. The producer makes money from the rent and utility bills paid by the general public.
In the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies, Hollywood produced a number of popular movies and a revolution in the movie industry occurred. The ” blacklist” was enforced in response to the racial and social protests of the time. Studios were forced to produce films for all genres instead of targeting only those targeted for their particular genres. This allowed African American, Asian American and other prospective filmmakers to produce and distribute their own motion pictures. As a result, today there are many more types of films than ever before.
Another type of film that is commonly used in the United States is spoken language (English or American English). This is used in movies to convey feelings of emotions in a realistic manner. Students who study film grammar learn the basic rules of how spoken language is used. This helps them to analyze how spoken language is used on screen in their field and in the real world.