You should probably know that the first-ever film to be made didn’t come with visual effects, animation or any colours in the first place.
It was all black and white and for some – particularly quiet (silent films).
The first movie wasn’t exactly a ‘video’ – it was, in fact, multiple individual pictures all put together into one single motion picture. It wasn’t an easy task at all to have all the cameras go off at the same moment. But still, they managed to pull it off and came up with ‘The Horse In Motion’ in 1878!
And they didn’t explore it to advance in motion pictures – it was to answer a question that received lots of interest: While a horse is galloping, are all four of a horse’s hooves lifted off the ground at the exact time? With the video – they got their answer.
Now that you’ve got a rough idea of how videos came about – let us show you the other recent advancements in video production!
It’s no surprise that this is one of the first few we’re going to mention – it’s probably something you’re pretty familiar with too!
You’ve probably seen it all over cinemas these days – and if we’re talking about recent films – there was quite a couple this year. Let’s start off with the highest-grossing film of all time… Avengers: Endgame! Even if you were not a mega-fan of the sequel – you probably still watched it.
So, if you think back once more – do you remember life-like but not exactly ‘human’ characters? There’s Thanos, Gamora, Rocket, The Hulk, and the rest of the team. All these were possible thanks to 3D! Even Dr Strange’s magical circle and Captain Marvel’s photonic light beams were done by visual effects (VFX).
Other adorable films like Dumbo and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu also made use of Computer Graphics (CG) to make their main characters come to life!
By now, you probably know how impressive 3D is in film production – after all, it did play a role in contributing to Avenger: Endgame’s $2,797,800,564 in profit.
Who said you had to be physically present on-the-scene to film aerial videos? Maybe back then, the answer would still be a big fat yes.
But now, times have changed and it’s no longer needed!
The emergence of drones has made it possible to take spectacular aerial shots – making it much easier and affordable for a video production company. If you can even get hold of an autonomous drone – you don’t have to operate them at all.
This drone type holds all the required knowledge of camera angles, filmmaking, and techniques. It’s even smart enough to avoid obstacles above the air and can capture moving objects.
It’s a valuable trick that is useful to many video editors these days. In terms of dialogue-based scenes – different parts comprising facial recognition, automatic labelling, and idiom appliance are a part of this editing technology.
It can add one or two missing words from an actor’s speech and can even give ordinary motion a dance-like rhythm – amazing but scary, huh?
However, this technology is not only limited to dialogues – many other filmmakers are using it for different purposes – in a clever way, in fact. One of them is the film; We Own The Night – especially remembered for its amazing car chase in the pouring rain. After all, how was it even possible in the first place? Won’t it be too dangerous?
The truth of the matter is – it’s really not. Even if the audience is completely sold on this fantastic the scene – many top production houses know the truth; the rain and weather effects were all done during the post-production phase.
The scene was actually filmed while the sun was still up and the director, James Gray, called in four VFX artists who specialised in the complex CGI water effect program to input the heavy rain. Now, that is what we call a great application of algorithmic editing, indeed.
It’s always fascinating to see how films are always taking it to the next level – bringing forward a brilliant piece of production that leaves the audience wonderstruck.
If you’re looking to apply these unique inventions into your next clip – consulting a videography company for corporate video production services may be your next best choice. Go on and shake the world!