About Feature films
• Feature films is a film with a running time approx.. 70
mins (more or less)
• They were first produced in 1910s when they were
silent movies. Early films with sound was Oliver Twist
• Examples of feature films genres are horror, comedy,
• Feature films are mostly exhibited in cinema before
arriving on home entertainment with DVDS and blu ray.
There are also varies of websites to go on for films like
Netflix and love film.
• Series are like a series of episodes of a TV production, such
as Vampire Diaries, Being Human. These are single camera
as they are in different locations. Different techniques like
close ups, editing and stuff are used in this. As there is
more time to produce it and make it right for the shows.
• Most TV series will be shot using both single and multi
camera technique, depending on what type of programme
they are. For example EastEnders will be muti camera as
they need to meet the busy schedules and it allows the
process to be a lot quicker.
• TV Series can be watched on platforms, like Netflix,, love
film. But mostly DVD and video which you can watch when
ever you can.
• Insidious is a feature horror film,
which came out in 2010. This
would have been multicamera
camera as each part is on for a bit,
but kept cutting back. Films like
this can be viewed on cinema
where they are first published, but
then to go on DVD, blu-ray and
Netflix to watch.
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• A single drama is a one off kind of drama. It will last for a few
episodes and will not be carried on afterwards in to another series.
A single drama would be murder, which is was aired on bbc1. It
would be a single camera when shooting for the drama as they
have the budget and time to shoot using only one camera. This will
give them the shots that they need and they can retake them. A
single drama can be viewed on a number of different platforms,
which are most published on TV first. But from there you can view
them on websites, such as love film and Netflix, and some may also
be released on to DVD.
• Soap operas, such a EastEnders, Coronation
street and holly oaks are multi camera. They are
multi because they are half an hour long and shot
in different scenes. They follow a strict schedule
and new episodes are needed very quickly,
because it is showed 5-6 days. It is also less
expensive to use multicamera because it would
take more than the time they use on different
schedules and stuff too. Soap opera are viewed
on television where they are first published, they
can also be viewed on DVD in old series and also
online on catch up, such as, ITV and BBC iPlayer.
• Music video, such as narrative, performance or either
both are single camera or multicamera (performance,
live) narrative will be single as it is a music story and
they are planned take by take, scene by scene. Live
performances will be multi as it will be live so there will
be 4 or more camera with a room full of the camera
shots and will choose the best shots throughout of the
• Music videos can be viewed on a number of different
viewing platforms, for example, YouTube, which can
also be viewed on mobile. And also on music channels,
which are more popular. You can get live show DVDs
also such as Busted live.
• Documentary, such as documentaries on actors,
history or any genre really. Will be a single, as a
person with camera will take a recording of
everything they want in the document and then
will just edit it throughout or afterwards and put
it all together. An example of a single camera
documentaries would be Tupac documentary,
which spoke about Tupac's life and death. Such as
interviews focused on them with one camera.
They can also be viewed on different platforms
such as television, DVD, sometimes on Netflix and
love film too.