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Wheeler Winston Dickson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813142173

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813142173.001.0001

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Streaming the World

Streaming the World

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Streaming
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Wheeler Winston Dixon

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813142173.003.0005

While film itself may vanish, for most audiences, the “films” themselves will remain, and audiences, now adjusted to viewing moving images in a variety of different ways, will still want to see their dreams and desires projected on a large screen for the visceral thrill of the spectacle, as well as the communal aspect inherent in any public performance. Film is indeed disappearing, but movies are not. If anything, they are more robust than ever, and are shot in a multiplicity of formats that boggle the mind; analog video, digital video, conventional film, high definition video, on cell phones and pocket-size hard drive fixed focus, auto exposure cameras, and a host of other platforms now just emerging from the workshop of image making. With more films, videos, television programs, and Internet films being produced now than ever before, and with international image boundaries crumbling thanks to the pervasive influence of the world wide web, we will see in the coming years an explosion of voices from around the globe, in a more democratic process which allows a voice to even the most marginalized factions of society.

Keywords:   Film, Video, Digital Production, Future of cinema, Streaming video

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