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Filmmakers need to focus more on story, less on technology

by Sam Felman.


With the tech industry growing faster than the film business can keep up, speculation has grown over what entertainment will look like in the next year, much less by the end of the decade. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2014 is the world’s largest event covering filmed entertainment and content development, management and delivery in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NAB Show 2014 in April talked a little about how today’s technology develops a better movie.

New technology allows a film to be made better or to look prettier, but how does it translate into something an audience can feel?  Technological advancement can be daunting to an independent filmmaker. However, it’s not the size of the camera, it’s how the filmmaker uses it.

Storytelling is the reason for innovations in filmmaking, not visual effects nor camera technology.  If anything is to remain constant through the years of filmmaking, it’s the audience’s need for a story.

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