How Are Movies Made?

Movies are among the world’s best-known and most popular forms of entertainment. A movie, also known as a motion picture, a short video, or multimedia film, is a creative work of visual art intended to simulate events, themes, representations, emotions, beauty, or environment through the medium of moving pictures. The term ‘movies’ encompasses an enormous array of unique works ranging from the simple to the complex. All genres of movies are artistic creations that can be presented on different mediums such as motion pictures, films, videos, computer-generated images, live-action television, and even audio/video on CDs. There are numerous ways in which movies can be viewed and enjoyed including the classic theatrical style of film and the modern home entertainment format.


Motion pictures or films can tell stories using several different methods. Story telling through dialogue is one of the most basic methods of film expression, using simple spoken dialogues to tell stories and the dramatic effect these have on viewers. Movies that tell stories with dialogues usually use actors to deliver these words and use sound effects to create depth to the characters and the storyline. Movies that tell stories using sound effects include the use of audio or music in the background of the film instead of dialogue to give a more realistic and naturalistic sound effect.

Another common way of representing moving pictures in motion pictures is through the use of cameras. Movies are most commonly shot through the camera rather than using lenses and other forms of film as these are more time consuming to master. Cameras are also used in the creation of video games and other mediums such as television shows. Movies are shot in a number of different formats such as 35mm film for the motion picture industry, MiniDV, and Betamax. Movies are also made in the style of movies such as Hollywood or the Hollywood Studios, where every aspect of the movie is created by hand in the studios.

The advent of VHS technology and later the Beta technology allowed movie studios to shoot movies in higher quality with better picture and sound effects. The Beta technology involved advancements in the process of transferring the films from film to videotape. The Beta technology was not successful in replacing the VHS movie theaters and as a result, many movie studios moved their production studios to other areas such as Mexico, Canada and Australia.

Advancement in technology and the availability of higher quality films due to Betamax allowed home viewing of movies to become more widespread. Movies were available for rent at home or on video on demand services such as iTunes and Video On Demand. DVD’s began to slowly decline in sales as more people became familiar with this format of home entertainment.

Today, movies and television programming can be found in most homes thanks to modern technology. Television networks are even producing their own original series of movies to broadcast to their audiences. Many of the movies and television shows, you see every day either have been released on DVD or are being streamed in the form of videos online. There are a number of online sites that offer free reports daily that outline the progress of current film stock. These sites often report the progress of the film stock they are reviewing.