An Introduction to Movie Making
A movie, also known as a motion picture, movie script, or digital movie, is a complex work of visually powerful art, usually intended to simulate actual experiences that convey emotions, stories, impressions, beauty, or other atmosphere through the utilization of moving pictures. Unlike paintings and other visual mediums, a movie incorporates interaction between characters, plot, dialogue, and visual images in order to tell a story. It is often set during a time of historical significance, popular culture, or political significance and presented as a celebration of those events.
The term “movie” was first used in connection with a form of early film expression. The term was probably derived from the Greek word “mime,” which means “aplay.” Movies appeared in print around the start of the Common Era, probably as early as the 7th century BCE, though the earliest surviving movie material is dated from the second century BCE. In the years leading up to the first modern movie theater, such elaborate presentations of movie images as were seen in fashionable British theaters during the “talkie” era were probably not realized.
As movie technology advanced and movies became more readily available to the general public, the term “movie” gradually began to lose favor. Today “moviemaker” is generally used to refer to any type of electronics device that produces some type of moving image, including computers, television sets, cell phones, handheld video devices, and DVDs. One type of movie technology that has steadily increased in popularity is the development of digital video production or DV products, which use computer chips and special software to produce high-quality digital movies.