The film also called a movie or motion picture, is a visual art-form used to simulate experiences. It helps to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere, by the means of recorded or programmed moving images, with sound and more. The word “cinema”, short for cinematography.
Traditionally, movies were recorded onto celluloid film through a photochemical process and then shown in a movie projector onto a large screen.
The moving images of the movie are created by the motion-picture camera, by photographing drawings and Other Visuals Editing.
Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures. They reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. The film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment.
The earliest films were simply one static shot that showed an event or action with no editing or other techniques. Around the turn of the 20th century, films started stringing several scenes together to tell a story.
The scenes were later broken up into multiple shots photographed from different distances and angles.
Another major technological development was the introduction of “natural color,” which meant color that was photographically recorded from nature rather than added to black-and-white prints by hand-coloring.
In the 1920s, the development of electronic sound recording technologies made it practical to incorporate a soundtrack of speech, music and sound effects synchronized with the action on the screen.
In the United States, much of the film industry is centered around Hollywood, California.
Other regional centers exist in many parts of the world, such as Mumbai-centered Bollywood, the Indian film industry’s Hindi cinema which produces the largest number of films in the world.
Though the expense involved in making films has led cinema production to concentrate under the auspices of movie studios, recent advances in affordable film making equipment have allowed independent film productions to flourish.
A preview performance refers to a showing of a film to a select audience, usually for the purposes of corporate promotions, before the public film premiere itself. Previews are sometimes used to judge audience reaction