INFO 303 New Media Theory. New media & Cinema By: Minna yung Shan Peng. What is New Media?. The shift of all culture to computer-mediated forms of production, distribution and communication Affects all stages of communication and all types of media. What’s so “new” about new media?.
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New media & Cinema
The shift of all culture to computer-mediated forms of production, distribution and communication
Affects all stages of communication and all types of media
Or…maybe there’s nothing so new about it after all?
The film making process is being redefined with the widespread use of special effects
Digital film = live action material + painting + image processing + compositing + 2D computer animation + 3D computer animation (Manovich, 301)
Production has become the first stage of postproduction
1. Blue-Screen/Green Screen
3. Motion Capture (Motion Tracking)
New technologies are changing the way cinema is being produced.
Cinema undergoes major changes every few decades, and right now we are in the middle of that phase.
New technologies do not affect the extent to which cinema is more or less “authentic”; they are simply an extension and improvement from older techniques such as painting.
“We are moving toward a time when the only limitation on a filmmaker is his or her imagination.”