THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY ON GRAPHICS AND COMMUNICATION IN NOLLYWOOD MOVIES
Film is an art, and it is also a product of the development of science and technology. Without science and technology, humans cannot have this magical art that can make our fantasies become reality. Throughout the history of film, every revolutionary technological advancement has dominated the development direction of film. However, since 1960s, with the emergence of digital technology, the whole film industry entered a new era. People all over the world can experience an unprecedented pleasant amazement and audio-visual experience when they are watching films. Meanwhile, digital technology has become a powerful tool, allowing many filmmakers who have the great passion to make their own movies easier than before. Now, everyone can make “films”.
This paper studied the evolution of the film industry under the emergence of digital technology from the perspective of interviews of some professional practitioners, history of film development and film industry economics. First of all, the research addresses the current situation of film industry, which involves every link of the film industry such as production, distribution etc. We move then to find the fundamental changes hiding inside the industry to learn that what digital technology really means to film industry.
Finally, the paper will address the impact of new digital technology on film industry.