Starting from the most noticeable difference between then and now – the quantity of production. Fifty years ago, most TV programs are news programs and sport events. Few TV shows, such as “The Andy Griffith Show”, “My Three Sons” and “Coronation Street” were available back then. What’s worth mentioning is that some of these long-run TV shows, like “Coronation Street” are still available today. One thing they have in common is that the producer uses real actors and sceneries because of limitations of A picture of Coronation Street’s opening technologies back then.
No special effects were available and crews struggled with poor equipments that’s ten times larger than modern equipments today yet provides 1/10 of the quality available today.! ! ! Speaking of quantity, all Programs were all in Black and White until 1972. Televisions uses the 405-line Page 2 of 5 television system, which was already called “high definition” at that time since its name came through comparing that with even earlier standards, not today’s modern 1080p or 4K standards. Neither stereo sound or 3D broadcasting was available on TV back then.
A 405-line That’s why people used to go to big cinemas as a social event in order to have an immersive experience of watch films. Due to limited spaces, relatively small cinema holds up to 3,000 people simultaneously back then while today even huge ones only hold 500 people with over ten different screens.! ! Technology develops rapidly. Just 20 years ago, the evolution of CGI (Computer Generated iImagery), which is also known as “Special Effects” in spoken language led to the form of virtual cinematography.
CGI enables people to generate static or continuous images with computers. The CGI technology opened a whole new world for professional film makers, individual artists and even small companies to create whatever they want, A Poster On without being restrained by basic physics laws. However, another problem encountered Film! “Sim0ne” with the development of CGI. – “Do we need real actors anymore? ” Argue of this question goes on but based on what most of us accept, the answer is yes, and it might still be yes for a very long time.
A film called “Sim0ne” discussed about the possible consequences of using virtual actors, including unclear boundaries between reality and imagination, as well as many other ethic issues.! Page 3 of 5 ! ! As you might have guessed correctly, CGI was brought to Television as well and had a similar impact, just like what it had in movies. Nowadays, technology evolves every single day. There’s more and more ways to watch a TV show without actually sitting in front of an TV. Free, pirated episodes available on the internet raised copyright issues.
This issue goes on and on, but luckily was reduced, not resolved by ondemand internet streaming medias such as Netflix, Hulu, etc. In certain countries like china, many video websites now even host authorized movies or TV shows for free with ads.! ! ! Beside that, everyone can make a movie or TV show with low costs today. Many smartphones take 1080p or 4K footages and unlike before, they now can be edited on any modern desktop computer with ease because they of Moore’s law.
Then, they can be uploaded to video sharing websites like Youtube or Vimeo and promoted through social medias like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram , thanks to Web 2. 0 standards. All An ind epe film nde ma nt ker rec ord ing raw for foo his tag film e on iP hisho n these combined opens up a whole new world of video production in the 21st century. There’s infinite possibilities because everyone can contribute something to it.! ! ! Like John Keating said in the Dead Poets Society “To quote from Whitman, ‘O me!
O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of Page 4 of 5 cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? ’ Answer: That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse …! ! ! What will your verse be?! ! ! ! ! ! ! Reference Sources:! ? Computer Generated Imagery – Wikipedia! ? Television – Wikipedia! ? Sim0ne – Wikipedia! ? Net? ix – Wikipedia! CITI/ITGSHPDF/2014-2-18