Can you still consider digital technology a new technology trend these days? Even though the tech started and revolutionized the world in the 1980s, you can still say that it is a technology trend, considering all the innovations and applications people develop and release at an amazing speed even now. This technology applies to many industries but with very special and innovative applications in the film industry. Current challenges encountered by filmmakers push them to test and exceed boundaries, or even break the rules to create and release stunning videos and films. And Australian film production companies are highly equipped and supportive of filmmakers when it comes to the integration of innovations and technologies.
What are the new digital technologies applied in film production?
- a. Green Screen
Do you wonder where in the world was that scene shot? It is most likely a visual effects technique, where you can place any background or foreground behind the actors. This technique is also used in newscasting.
- b. 4k +3D Shooting
Any tech-savvy would know that 4K is valuable in producing smoother and the best slow-motion videos, totally in demand for virtual reality videos.
- c. Autonomous Drones
Aerial cinematography has never been so dramatic, stunning, and mind-blowing, all because of this amazing tool. You can put all the superlatives together to describe how a person can be transported to a different world through the eye of a drone. This great invention has a lot of valuable use beyond film making.
- d. iPhone and Smartphone Filming
Have you seen some videos shot on an iPhone or a smartphone? Unbelievable! Even with some limitations, the users’ skill and creativity can make these phones produce videos almost close to the quality of DLSRs, even beating the quality of old DLSRs.
- a. Non-Linear Editing
During post-production in the past, editors used a linear method of editing where they work on a film from start to finish, literally cutting and splicing films. Non-linear editing uses digital tools to drag and drop sequences and check on the effects immediately. So no need for multiple copies of the film which saves time and money for the filmmakers.
3. Editing and Printing
- a. Algorithm Video Editing Technology
Gone are the days of expensive reshoots. Video editing has embraced the unorthodox form of editing using an algorithm. There is both danger and ease in this technology. Video editing using algorithms can be as easy as rewriting, dropping and dragging transcripts, with intelligent smoothing technique and neutral rendering. And the edited version will look real to an untrained eye. The danger is in the risk of crooked use of this technology. But, like all other innovations, people will mostly choose ease and novelty.
- b. 3D Printing
3D printing is otherwise called additive manufacturing. The more elaborate the characters and scenes in a movie, the more you think of 3D additive manufacturing. This technology saves film producers, costume designers, and prop makers a lot of time and money. You wonder how much money, time and skill were spent on Star Wars, Iron Man 2, or Avengers. Well, relatively not much and thanks to 3D printing.
VOD is so in-demand these days, and movie watching seems to show a slow decline. However, this should not cause an alarm for filmmakers. The new digital platforms become the medium to showcase the jaw-dropping videos being produced by many new talents. Raw talents which, using the latest trends and technologies, release enthralling videos. Indeed, the digital world is now the new stage. And talented debutant filmmakers of the country don’t have to worry about finding perfectly equipped Australian film production companies for their projects as more and more production houses are welcoming new talents nowadays with versatile technologies. Hence, these technologies significantly aid in their growth as internationally recognized filmmakers.
Jennifer Woods is a farmer of words in the field of creativity. She is an experienced independent content writer with a demonstrated history of working in the writing and editing industry. She is a multi-niche content chef who loves cooking new things.