Digital technology in the last decade has completely transformed the film industry. Focusing on the key methods of film making and the impact that technology has had on each area, this editorial will look at recent modifications in the pre-production part of film making, followed by a look at the new equipment and storage facilities being used by modern filmmakers. Film distribution and the negative impacts that technology has had on the field, particularly on the illegal sale and piracy of...
In society today advertisement continues to grow more aggressive, especially during hard economical times. The means of advertisement has also reached extremes, in some cases using actual people in a billboard with clear casing being pulled along the back of a truck. Some forms of advertisement can promote positive change in the world, while most serves as manipulation and persuasion of the consumers mind. A copywriter for advertisement stated, "They understand the process, and in turn,...
Sin dejar huella (Without Leaving a Trace, 2000) is a film written and directed by María Novaro. It is based on a journey undertaken by two female fugitives - Ana and Aurelia - travelling along the back roads of Mexico from Ciudad Juárez to Cancún. Sin dejar huella is similar to Novaro's other film productions: it is structured around a physical, objective journey and Novaro makes clear allusions and references to the melodramatic themes of motherhood, female friendship and...
Relationships, social bonds that are built up over time through interaction, have been utilized daily in a range of conditions, from the workplace to personal situations. In the past, relationships have been maintained by interacting "face-to-face," however, in the last decade, such interactions have evolved. A growing means of interacting and maintaining relationships are online social networks. Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, some of the leading online social networks have attracted...
In what respects, if at all, can the international media contribute to more democracy in China? Government control and influence is the basis of the People;s Republic of China's media. The largest China's media organizations are China Central Television, People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency, People's Republic of China Radio International; they are the governmental agencies, making the content more than the ruling party and government organizations to promote the direction of ideas and policies....
The emergence and popularity of online social networks in recent years has changed the Internet ecosystem leading to a more collaborative environment. Nowadays, hundreds of millions of Internet users participate in social networks, form communities, produce and consume media content in revolutionary waysIntroductionThe internet is basically about people but it is recently seen differently in comparatively terms. Currently, the transformation that is tossing both the worldwide web and the...
Over the last few years, there have been discussions on the Indian entertainment industry being on the verge of take-off, powered by new delivery platforms and technological breakthroughs, increasing content variety and favourable regulatory initiatives. This is expected to transform the entertainment landscape, with more players entering and traditional players being forced to adapt or perish. One can already witness changes that have the potential to alter the industry structure. The E&M...
Is print either superior or inferior to video? How would one decide such a matter? When superficially comparing two means of communication largely used nowadays, namely print and video, one could venture stating that the latter is 'better' just by looking at the audience rates for each medium. However, the issue of deciding which type of medium is 'better' is far more complex, starting even from establishing what 'better' means. Being in no position to offer a clear-cut answer to the essay...
It is hardly "newsworthy" to note that newspapers have been on the decline for some time (Meyer, 2004)-indeed, losing younger readers for decades now (Mindich, 2005)-but the quickening pace of losses appears to have caught the industry and its observers by surprise. Circulation, perhaps the most-watched measure of newspapers' health, is a good indicator of this drop-off: From 2001 to 2008, U.S. daily newspaper circulation fell 13.5% (Project for Excellence in Journalism, 2009a);...
Mass media has the greatest advantage of all it has the power to reach a large number of people in a very short period of time all around the world. It plays an important role in our everyday live. Mass media influences our likes and dislikes, opinions regarding many important issues, views, behavior and style. Its primary purpose is to inform, but looking at it from the perspective of the viewer its main purpose is to entertain. On everyday basis children are being exposed to television and...