A Brief Overview of the Film Industry
A film, also called a “Motion Picture,” is a collection of digital images that form a moving picture, generally with sound, which tell a story to viewers. Some of the most popular movies are the ones that have won Academy Awards and have made millions of dollars in box office. The most popular genre of films are the war and action movies. Most people enjoy watching motion pictures on the big screen and a personal computer for this purpose. Some individuals enjoy watching movies at the theater during special presentations of the movie along with family and friends.
The major motion picture industries have produced millions of films over the years. The film industry is highly competitive and there are a number of places that an aspiring filmmaker can turn to for their film financing. Film schools exist at many colleges offer classes on how to produce motion pictures and some even have complete production programs. There are also independent film festivals where independent films that have been produced by a small local group are shown to audiences. Filmmaking can be self-funded through the use of equipment and crew, but more often than not, film companies approach local film investors for money. Film investors typically provide a minimum investment and are not able to own the completed film.
There are a number of genres of motion pictures that have been created through the efforts of film filmmakers. The first two genres are comedy and drama. The next two genres are horror and science fiction. The third category is independent films, which are directed and produced by a handful of filmmakers. Independent films are often about social, political, and environmental issues. Each genre has its own specific characteristics that set it apart from the other.