Apps for the iPhone, iPod and Other Portable Electronic Devices
Movies, also known as a motion picture, short movie, animated film, or video, is an artistic work of visual art intended to simulate real-life experiences that communicate emotions, ideas, themes, beauty, or setting through the use of moving pictures. Movies borrow from many disciplines, including theater, literature, and art, to create a multimedia experience. Movies have changed dramatically over the years, from early silent films to modern digital ones, often employing computer animation.
While some films are shot on film and are available to view in movie houses or on television, most movies are produced on videotape and are available for sale in traditional movie houses and on DVD formats. The development of motion pictures into the form of a digital multimedia experience has occurred over the last twenty years or so. In the past, movies were made by attaching moving images to conventional film stock, such as by blowing up a miniature black and white film cartridge or by creating a negative of an image and passing it through a process in which the lighter portions would be exposed to air, while the darker portion would remain in the film. Today, digital technology is used instead of film to create motion pictures.
The development of the iPhone, iPod, iPad and other portable electronic devices has opened up possibilities for individuals to view movies on the go, allowing audiences to stay in touch with the big screen while they commute to and from work or perform other activities while on the move. Viewing movies on the go and the convenience of viewing digital films on the go are both new areas of growth for the film industry. Film studios are no longer limited to viewing their movies over the loud, noisy theater screens. With the availability of movies to be viewed directly on the smaller, lighter electronic devices of our day, film makers can meet this new demand by offering apps for the smaller screen sizes of today’s consumers.