Today's blog post is covering the topics of cinematic spectacle and technology. Some people might see this as a sort of "oh but we need both to work together for the best films!", those people would be correct, in the same way that a banana being a berry is correct. It's odd, but there it is.
Now, this isn't to say that that's the only right answer, because it isn't. It falls down, mainly, to opinion and what you judge to be better. To have a look at this topic from my point of view, I'll be answering a couple of questions.
As a filmmaker, how would you use technologies to immerse your audience? Are they considered older or more recent technologies?
Personally, I would use Dolby Atmos. Since its release in 2012, Dolby Atmos has become a premier surround sound technology, however it hasn't been widely available to the extent that I wish it could be. The technology has been used in films like Brave, Gravity, The Revenant, and La La Land, as well as many others.
While 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound home systems function with Dolby Atmos, it does have a different nomenclature to it. A 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos system is a traditional 7.1 system with four overhead or Dolby Atmos enabled speakers.
There are over 2100 theater locations worldwide as of 2015, however the ability to create Dolby Atmos soundtracks can only be done in far fewer places, as only twenty two studios worldwide are certified to produce Dolby Atmos soundtracks.
Do you think technology has eroded the craft of film storytelling?
No, I don't believe that technology has eroded any section of the film storytelling, and it can only aid the process that we go through in creation. There are aspects that we wish we could have currently that were only present in the past eras of filmmaking, but we don't see them as necessary.
As we evolve with technology, our ability to bring our creative visions to life increases exponentially. The only real question about it is how do we progress with it and not after it.
And with that, we end todays posting. Don't forget: Be kind to one another!