Film & new media issues for discussion

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Film & new media issues for discussion

  1. 1. FILM/CGI/IMAX/DVD • What has CGI brought to the cinema? How has it changed audience experience? • How has CGI changed the way we think about ‘reality’ in cinema? • What has been the impact of IMAX cinemas? How widespread is the appeal? What is the appeal of IMAX cinemas? What audiences do they target/attract? How has this been marketed? • How has DVD changed viewer experience? What impact have DVD technologies had on viewing habits? To what extent has ‘home cinema’ challenged traditional film-going? What are the actual ‘extras’ of DVD technology? Are people simply being Re-sold something they already have? Is VHS effectively dead as a media form? • What has been the effect of the new generation of digital cameras, camcorders and editing software? What has changed in terms of home movie-making? Has home movie style penetrated box office films – i.e. Blair Witch? To what extent can people distribute their own films over the Internet? • In what ways and to what extent have blockbuster films – Lord of the Rings/Harry Potter – simply become part of an international merchandising enterprise? • How popular is downloading/streaming films straight from the internet. Is this going to replace DVD-watching?

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