Question by Marissa: 2000s the Internet arrives but aside from being a useful marketing tool?
2000s the Internet arrives but aside from being a useful marketing tool, has the digital era disrupted studio power over filmmaking much?
Answer by Gregory N
No. Movies still require big budget for many types of genres. The internet allows some things to happe more efficiently. Via file transfers, previews, emails, etc. But the movie gear and talent needed is still requiring deep pockets, whether doing special effect on computers or on location.
The independent filmmaker can do more than he used to with less, but it’s a rare thing that some films do big business with little budget. Blair Witch Project, 28 Days, Fahrenheit 9/11 were some low budgets among other that make money without big studios backing them, but they still need them for theatre distribution.
We are already at a digital end to end solution era, and some tools are refined and other still need tweaking but they exist and being used daily now.
In the end I still like to go see flick on the big screen, i don’t think that will change. You gotta have a movie date occasionally right?The studios will figure out how to make money from their products regardless of the technology of the internet.
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