An Introduction to Film Making
(also called motion picture or pre-visual”) A product which contains a constantly-moving, continuously-shooting, still image, typically shown on a film screen which rotates slowly over time with each frame. A non-moving picture is commonly called “still” or “non-moving”. The term can also be shortened to “novele” (which is French for “no sound”). The term “motion picture” is sometimes used interchangeably with ” motion picture” or “pre-visual”, which implies some form of visual information before the audience can actually see the movie itself.
Motion pictures are made up of images which are put together in order to give a moving picture to viewers. Film is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression available to humans today. Throughout history, film has been used not only to relay events but to decorate art and other works of the human mind. Movie making is an expensive proposition for independent filmmakers, but advances in technology have made it possible to create home movies or mainstream films with digital video recording systems using camcorders, compact disks, and other types of media capable of storing high quality videos. Movie clips are assembled into a completed film using a process called editing.
Movies are generally categorized into two categories: live action films, in which the action takes place in the same environment as the characters in the film, and stage plays, which are staged, or partly staged, on a fixed location. Most movies take the form of a story that begins with plot development unfolding on the background of the protagonist(s). The protagonist(s) are typically a human character with a defined set of characteristics, personality traits, and strengths, who undergoes different emotional and mental experiences in the course of the story. The major characters in films are those whom the audience identifies with or identify with, and whose actions affect the outcome of the story. The antagonist is usually a malicious, malevolent figure, whereas the hero is the counter part, or sometimes even an innocent victim. The heroes are usually the personification of the ideals that society espouses, such as love, honesty, and bravery.