Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Absolute Digital Movie Making - an old Synopsis

             Vibrations and radiations are ultimately indispensable in these days. In our hurry bury real life situations; we need some entertainment for our relaxation. All kind of peoples watch movies now-a-days. So as far as the entertainment is concerned, the movie making is absolutely essential.

            Celluloid movies have been watched by us for entertainment normally. In the digital era, we can see how the absolute digital movie making is going to be. The digital movie making is cost wise and technical wise cheaper than the celluloid movie making. More over, it is the current trend of the third wave.

            So I decide to take research in “Absolute Digital Movie Making”.
            There are three parts of movie making system have to be digitalized.

Ø  Sound system
Ø  Visual system
Ø  Editing system

 The third one already had been digitalized by using various soft wares. So we have to do the first two parts have to be digitalized.

v  Sound system:

§  Dubbing (separate work other than take the film)
§  Song recording (including mixing, re-mixing etc)
§  Re-recording (live sound clearance)
§  Extra sound effects (Doubly Digital Pro logic5.1, DTS, Doubly stereo, Sony Dynamic Surround System)

v  Visual System:

§  Digital Color Correction (increasing the quality of pixels, which provide the actual resolution in the screen)
§  Animation and Morphing and Graphics

v  Editing System:

§  Screenplay editing
§  Audio editing (cut, copy and pasting the movie and sound by using the soft wares)

            The third one had already been digitalized, which I have mentioned already.

            In this research/project is going to deal with the first two parts of digitalization. Even though, the third part had been digitalized, we have to enhance and enrich the methods of editing the film by using advanced soft wares.
 Drawbacks of celluloid movie:

v  Quality and clarity of the film/movie will be reducing in the long run.
§  The film/celluloid will be worn out after hundredth day.
§  Soundtrack will also be damaged in the long run.
v  Sound system especially stereo/mono will not be in clear quality after 150 days or after 600 shows.
v  We have to take or prepare more prints or copies for various theatres from different places/cities.
v  We should change the reels once in a while.
§  It depends upon the film and the projector, which is used to play the movie in the theatre.
§  Normally, the reels are changed once in 45 minutes for 16mm, 35mm and 70mm films.
v  The cost of converting the digital animations to celluloid/film is very high.
§  In these days, we are seeing many animations in the films. The conversion of the animation/morphing/graphics from digital (done by computers) to celluloid is high.
v  Editing is also difficult and cost high compare than digital editing.
§  In our Tamil movies, our operator himself cut the songs/fights as his wish. That is simple. But the cutting, which means the actual editing, is difficult in the celluloid movie making.
§  In the digital movie making, we can edit the movies by using various editing soft wares (Adobe Premiere 6.0, Dub It 2.0, etc).

 Why we go for digital movie making? / Advantages of Digital movie making:
v  Crystal clear film/movie quality, which will not reduce in the long run.
§  The crystal clearness quality is depending upon the projector used to show the movie and the digital camera, which is used to shoot the film/movie.
§  With respect to the pixel rate or the resolution the actual digital color will be corrected. This is known as digital color correction.
v  Sound systems will be effectively upgraded.
§  Dolby Digital / Dolby Stereo, Digital Pro Logic and DTS qualities as like as the live sound.
v  No need to take more prints or copies of the movie/film.
§  In the case of celluloid movie making, we take more prints for releasing various theatres where as in the case of digital theatre we take more prints with fewer amounts. In the complex, which has five or more theatres, they themselves take copy of the hard disk.
v  No need to change the reels once in a while because the machine or the projector is fully automatic.
v  Digital animations/graphics and editing can be done simply compare the celluloid movie making ease.

To overcome the all drawbacks, which we saw in the celluloid movie making, we should go for the Absolute Digital Movie Making.
Future of Digital Movie:
            In future, we can get satellite cinema through satellites by using dish antennas or other devices. This is going to be the next up gradation of the digital movie making. On that time no need for the picture or film boxes or separate prints for various areas or countries. By using a single box (Hard disk), we can transmit movies to all over the world in the same or different times.

            So the Absolute Digital Movie Making will lead us to the Satellite Cinema in the near future.