A movie, also known as a motion picture, video, digital movie, is a creative work of visual art designed to simulate real experiences, stories, senses, emotions, beauty, or environment through the employment of moving pictures. Moving pictures are used to tell stories and express emotions. The term movie actually refers to a bundle of images that usually have some central theme that is recurrently depicted throughout the movie. Although the term movie itself may refer to this bundle of images, in general the term refers to any work of cinematography that shows the effects of the action on the main characters in the movie.
While the history of moviemaking goes back to the silent era, the most common types of motion pictures are still films. The two most common types of motion pictures are the live action films (or pictures showing people performing actions) and the non-moving pictures (or pictures without any special movement). Both of these genres have many sub-genres. A few of these sub-genres are comedy films, fantasy films, science fiction, action, horror, romantic films and movies for kids.
Motion picture technology has evolved through the years. Early films used mirrors to move images around to create depth. Mirror viewing was popular in the late 1800s and early days. Later automatic processes made it possible to film motion pictures on a large screen and used complex optical illusions and special lighting effects to create an illusion of depth and moving pictures that looked like real actors (or at least parts of real actors).
The advances in film technology over the past century have also brought about a change in filmmaking methods. In earlier days, filmmakers mostly had to keep their sets and props ready in order to film on location. But in the past few decades, advancements in camera and computer technology have made it possible to shoot a movie in the same place where the story is supposed to take place while the actors are inside the studios.
The advent of digital cameras and videocameras has also played a major role in the evolution of movie making. Today, it is much easier to use video editing software to add special effects, sound effects and music to a film. In the earlier days, filmmakers had to use real actors to tell stories. But with digital video recorders and editing software, it has become easier to incorporate a wide range of visual effects. Digital sound and music recording has also helped the evolution of comedy films. This means that you can now use real funny moments from comedians who perform in open mic events to punch up your comedy script.
While some of these funny moments are cut out, you can insert them into the final version to make your movie funnier and more fun to watch. Horror movies are also made better with good acting, set design, and camera work. These elements help to give life to stories and make them more dramatic.