There are lots of movies from my childhood that shaped by dreams of pursuing a life of narrating stories. I specifically remember Gladiator Online
as a movie that had a deep impact on me, fostering an unending love for movies in me. So, my decision to go to film school wasn’t impromptu at all. I had analyzed all kinds of career opportunities, and I felt that nothing could be more fulfilling than to fully embrace what I love to do.
When I started film school, it mostly involved attending classes, making notes, collecting data, and building my knowledge base. It showed me a different aspect of movies that I hadn’t thought much about. I was no longer watching movies for the plot and the actors alone, there were lots of other factors that became a part of my film analysis.
I realized that there are several ways in which moviemakers may out a point across to their point across the audience. This is mainly how movie genres are decided. Some dark societal norms could be showcased through light comedy while some movies have a way of making simple every-day actions look dark.
There are a lot of other factors like the medium, lighting, point-of-view, angles, and editing, which can greatly impact the finished product. My exploration of different genres of movie compounded with the knowledge of films I gained through film school, helped me identify how smaller nuances in a movie can make a difference in the audience’s reception of the movie.
There are big budget movies which may not fully acknowledge their audience’s demands and their smaller budget movies, which could put a point across with
great precision. I have realized that movies go beyond the budget you would aside for them.
Audiences these days require strong plots portrayed through excellent cinematography. Technology makes this possible to a huge extent. With new software products and better equipment, filmmakers can transform the outlook of their movies using video effects. Even the lighting and video quality can be improved with the help of the software programs.
When I look back at movies of the yore, mainly the black and white movies, I realize how the filmmakers and actors in the movie could make no concessions on acting because the movie was focused solely on the actors and everything else revolved around them. There wasn’t much in terms of background or effects that could impress the audiences. This is also one reason why I watch black and white movies a lot. It gives me a better understanding of acting and how to create movies which can sustain through actors only.
My reviews of movies are based on a holistic approach, which includes plot, acting, technical aspects, and effectiveness with which the filmmaker puts his or her point across the audience. These big and small details which make a movie provide us
with an analysis of things that work and things that don’t work. It can be useful not just for audiences but also for aspiring filmmakers, actors, and any person who intends to eventually become a part of the world of movies.