A very important 3D feature film – Bwana Devil released in 1952 was based on the true story starring Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, and Nigel Bruce. The movie marked the beginning of Golden Era in 3D feature film but that lasted for only for few years till 1955. The 3D filmmakers experimented majorly in two mainstream areas like horror and science-fiction. It actually made a breathtaking impression on both the genres of movies.
Previously 3D filmmaking was considered utterly futureless and forgettable art that was unfairly compared with low-budget movie creations or only with special films that were associated with earth or space and were shown particularly in IMAX 3D theaters.
But lately, the finest director of all times James Cameron presented his new invention in form of a magnificent movie Avatar. The number one grossing film and highly acclaimed movie Avatar smashed the silver screen and brought a revolution in 3D cinema creation. James introduced new technology and used latest HD video cameras that were actually designed according to his dictated specifications.
From the year 2003, we have noticed a far steady rise in animated movies like The Polar Express, Toy Story, My Bloody Valentine, Avatar, and Clash of the Titans – that is released this year and is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.
The 3D movies are creating hype in Hollywood cinema studios as they are the most important part in building the revenue where theaters actually charge $ 5 or may be more to show a newly released 3D flick.
And a fact was discovered when Warner distribution executive Dan Fellman himself exclaimed that 52% of this past weekend’s total box office for Clash of the Titans came from 3D ticket sales.
Even the 80% of the revenue for famous movie Avatar came from 3D screenings.
Does all this mean that 2D filmmaking is declining and will soon be diminished? No, not pretty soon but the DVD sale is declining because of the ease and availability of streaming online content. Now the big banner studios are also flourishing to showcase many wonderful 3D blockbusters to attract as many 3d movie buffs as possible.
But one thing is for sure in this continuously changing 21st century the small budgeted movies are here to stay and there will be no shortage of Hollywood films in 2D or 3D. You can catch all the latest smashing hits showed on various channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax in brilliant High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, from DIRECT TV.
Question by crescendo pwns u (yes u!): What is a good HD video camera for a new filmaker?
before i start, i have a really low budget and im only 16
but im very experienced in filmmaking.
something within the $ 100-$ 200 dollar range
Answer by james
I recommend Canon DC310 DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom
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Producer’s Open Session Case Study: Salt of this Sea (Palestine 2008) Palestinian Feature Film December 2008 The difficulties of funding independent, political films & how to find support and maintain creative freedom. Written & Directed by Annemarie Jacir Produced by JBA Production Salt of this Sea sites: www.philistinefilms.org http