The Effects of Digital Video Technology On Modern Film Production

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The Effects of Digital Video Technology On Modern Film Production In Nigeria A Study of Nollywood

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

The emergence of the film producing industry must pay tribute to technology, which offers opportunity for people to dream and presents moving pictures in front of our eyes. According to Jieyi Wang (2011), “It should be noted that the Lumière Family is considered as the inventor of film exactly because they offered technology that supports group watching, unlike the Kinetoscope by Edison that only allows one people to watch film alone” (p.1). After that, technological progress has had a progressively important impact on film: from silent film to sound film, black and white to color, followed by wide-screen, digital, huge-screen, and 3D films, even the revolutionary VR film. All these are products of technology in the field of film.

Compared to film revolutions ignited by technological development, how digital technology shapes the movie from the 1960s is the most impressive. Current research efforts on the relationship between digital technology and film are concentrated on changes to film form, film production, digitalized distribution. This has not included an overall, in-depth analysis of how digital technology affects film from a perspective of industry. After digital technology reaches its maturity, what profound changes does the film industry experience? Is this a disruptive revolution? All these questions have not been answered in the literature so far.

Advanced  technology brings various possibilities to the future of the film, and studying the history of film industry, firstly, helps us to gain a full picture of digital technology, and secondly, promotes analysis of the new form of American film industry and even the world’s film industry after total digitalization