What Is a Movie?
A movie, also known as a motion picture, short video, digital short, animated short, or viral movie, is an imaginative work of visual artwork used to portray various concepts, ideas, emotions, impressions, beauty, or setting through the application of moving pictures. While the term “movies” often refers only to visual motion pictures, the term is generally used in a broader sense to include artistic creations ranging from computer animations to stage plays. Movies are one of the most popular forms of art in the world with each year accounting for more than a billion dollars in revenue. The advent of modern movie technology has produced astonishingly realistic and visually stunning movies that have won awards and prizes around the world. While some movies are produced by major Hollywood production companies, other movies are produced by small independent film companies.
The major motion pictures are often used to depict everyday life such as news reports, sports events, and romantic dramas. The independent films, on the other hand, are more often used to entertain or to teach the viewer. Most independent films are produced through the process of self-expression in which the director will often use powerful imagery and verbal content to tell a story or provide some sort of symbolic meaning.
A major motion picture is often based on a book, poem, novel, play, or other form of creative writing. Often times, when a story is developed for a film, the author is consulted and a relationship is established with the director in order to provide their approval of the final product. Collaboration between writer and director is common in the creation of a successful motion picture as the two parties work together to develop the story, prepare the script, and find and utilize an artist or group of artists to execute the final visual elements. Many of today’s movies are produced on a budget that requires each aspect of the production to be highly accurate and limited to a small number of visual special effects and dialogue.
English-language films are mostly used to celebrate events or commemorate lives by creating scenes that portray the events as if they were happening in the real world. Due to advances in technology, the development and depiction of motion pictures has improved so much that realistic portrayals of reality can now be achieved. Many films today have earned millions of dollars at the box office. While some films that have been produced use special effects to create a unique and advanced visual medium, most films today are created using the conventional film process with live action and backgrounds.
The term’motion picture’ generally refers to any film that is of television or movie quality, and which contains moving images or pictures. The word ‘filmmaking’ generally refers to the process of creating a motion picture. The term movie came from the Italian term’miseglia” which means handwork or craftsmen. The term motion picture was made popular in late nineteenth century by Italian writer Marlowe, who made his most famous play ‘The Master of Torricellana’. Marlowe is credited for first using the term motion picture in his play, although it was already in common use earlier in Italian, and in the French language.
Today, a motion picture is often used as a term referring to a professionally made theatrical play, without the involvement of a director or writer. Movie studios are often credited with originating the term, because it allowed them to create a home entertainment option to watch their movies on a large screen, in cinemas. Today, many independent films are made and marketed as motion pictures, and they are often used as a way of marketing and publicizing upcoming projects. Motion pictures also have become increasingly popular in advertising and entertainment, and in particular online websites that offer internet based entertainment options such as video game and interactive television shows.