Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 2 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Category: Entertainment

So, it's been a bit since I've posted. I worked ALL weekend and got zero sleep. Good times, good times. 

Today, I want to talk about Viral Videos and the evolution of film. Sound boring? It really is, but I'll make it fun!

Back in the day, it cost SO much to make a film and only those with huge sacks of money (aka the studios) could afford to do it. The cameras used were bulky and difficult to transport, not to mention they shot everything on film! It would take months and months to edit the footage by hand and were shown in theaters with no sound. How awful does that sound?!

Today, every one and their mother is carrying an HD camera right in the back pocket. Our cell phones have cameras that are reaching 16.0 megapixels now. Not to mentions most college students have access to programs like Final Cut and After Effects, so they can edit a video in no time. If you think about how it was back then compared to now, it is almost unsettling how much we've progressed.

Nowadays, we upload videos on sites like Youtube and Vimeo where people comment, discuss, and interact with each other. You can make a movie on a $0 budget with a cell phone and laptop. It's amazing how far we've come.

So, when you look back to a time when it tooks years to create a movie, appreciate that it only takes a few minutes to make yours.

More to come.


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