21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation by Wheeler Winston Dixon

By Wheeler Winston Dixon

They are shot on high-definition electronic cameras—with computer-generated results extra in postproduction—and transmitted to theaters, web content, and video-on-demand networks world wide. they're considered on computer, iPod, and cellphone monitors. they're videos within the twenty first century—the made from electronic applied sciences that experience revolutionized media creation, content material distribution, and the event of moviegoing itself.

21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to those worldwide adjustments and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is enjoying in making a choice on the electronic destiny for global cinema. It deals transparent, concise motives of a tremendous paradigm shift that keeps to reshape our courting to the relocating picture. packed with quite a few distinct examples, the publication will either teach and entertain movie scholars and picture fanatics alike.

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Still, one can confidently predict that this latest digital logjam is another obstacle that will eventually be overcome by new methods of image storage and retrieval that only a few of us have even given the slightest bit of consideration to—methods, no doubt, that will make newly minted billionaires of yet another group of young innovators. If the 20th century combined machine technology and electronic invention to create radio, television, talking pictures, and other mediums of image dissemination, the 21st century is surely the digital era in which all earlier image capture and retrieval systems will eventually be superseded or, in some cases, supplanted.

Dr. Horrible”) Dr. Horrible is one of many web series that are up and running on a regular basis, but most don’t get much attention from viewers because they’re buried under an avalanche of available online entertainment. Unlike conventional television, there isn’t (yet) a 1-stop programming guide for Webisodes, although the prospect of tunneling through all the various programs is truly daunting. Some come and go like mayflies and die a quick death; others build up a long-term audience and return year after year to a cadre of loyal viewers.

For Bay, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen succeeds because it appeals to “the kid in all of us—it’s a wish-fulfillment movie. This one is just a big, epic adventure. It’s got scope beyond belief and it’s got more heart,” while also noting that his long apprenticeship as a director of television commercials helped him immeasurably in capturing the audience’s attention. “The one thing commercials teach you is how 38 THE DIGITAL CENTURY to convey a message in 30 seconds,” he said. “And this I know for a fact: I shoot actors—even young actors—as if they were movie stars.

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