It is now easy to make movies

It is now easy to make movies
Ever wondered why the so called indie movies is now a growing industry that is dominating the movie industry? It is mainly because of the cheap video camera with a 4k resolution – 4096 pixels that can be blown up on the cinema screen with the resolution intact. And the processing is easier now because of the ease of editing with professional video editing softwares. And with the affordability of the equipment and software, any Tom, Dick, and Harry can now make a movie. And there is an abundance of new actors who are willing to act for free. Named actors command a high talent fee so indi movie producers turn to unknown actors who can act. Those are the gifts of echnology to the entertainment industry.


So true. Many smartphones are built and equipped with a video capabilities. Apple devices have been said to be used to produce and edit full feature movies. So anyone with a good grasp of videos can produce a movie these days.
Posted by joegirl on 07-30-2017
Yes but I doubt anyone will watch. As I said on my other post, it wouldn't matter at all because you will obviously lack the production skills and other tools which makes a good movie. Sure you can do edits and add visual effects but how far will that get you?
Posted by galegatling on 08-02-2017
I also agree. Although we have low quality movies with these equipment, it is still possible to create good films autonomously.
Posted by hermessantos on 08-02-2017
Yes, majority of smartphones and digital cameras have video function that you can record short or long videos and upload them at Youtube with simple steps. I use videos for my recipes and upload them on my blogs.
Posted by peachpurple on 07-31-2017
I'm going to sound like a bitter old man with this statement, but just because it is easier to make films doesn't mean it is easier to make "good" films. Yes, with the advancement of technology and the affordability of filming equipment, it is easier than ever for just about anyone to call themselves a photographer, cinematographer, or filmmaker. But the industry is absolutely oversaturated with garbage. A lot of the content is of such a low quality that it doesn't even exist to me, as far as I'm concerned. I don't mean to sound negative, but the accessibility of this equipment has made a lot of people arrogant, thinking they're Spielberg when in reality they're more of a Wiseau.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-31-2017
I agree with you that it’s not the equipment or technology that matters in terms of quality of a movie. Filmmakers agree that the making of the movie depends on so many factors that starts with the story, followed by the screenplay, and the directing, cast, and some other production work like music and editing. If you don’t have a good team, you cannot make a good movie even if you have the best equipment. Just like saying that a bad carpenter cannot make a good house when given with modern tools and equipment.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-15-2018
You are right, there are a lot of people who want acting and become a star in no time. I guess that technology helps a lot of making a movie much cheaper, for example using a drone is much cheaper now.
Posted by wallet on 07-31-2017
Yes you are definitely right. Nowadays if you have a good smartphone and camera you can easily make a small movie from that. I have personally seen some short films made using android phones on YouTube. Moreover, many want to be famous or noticed and they would not mind to act for free most of the times.
Posted by Pixie on 07-31-2017
I have found that smartphone cameras are lot more improved these days. And it goes to show you that you can use various types of external lenses on the phone too. That's one way to get more better clarity for the movie. So that being said, you can see that it's not easy to design a movie. Story and better angle also plays the role. So that's one more reason you should make such movies.
Posted by overcast on 07-31-2017
Yeah. By the high resolution camera- movies are very much easy to make now. In my state- on Bengali state- Bangladesh- there had a competition some days ago about movie creation by smartphone. So its very much easy.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 07-31-2017
I would argue that there is nothing easy about technique, even if the technical aspect of filming is becoming easier. Just because you have a great tool doesn't mean you have the creativity or education to use it properly. Audio recording software made music much easier to produce and we're now in a musical dark age of cut-and-paste post hiphop pop licks and dime-a-dozen divas who aren't half as talented as they seem to think they are. Likewise, movies are not easy to make, easier tools just empower whatever it is that's inside of you more. If you're lazy, that's what you will get.
Posted by JaiGuru on 07-31-2017
It is easy to make a movie but it is hard to get the viewers attention. Yeah you have those 4k high res cams and such but if the production is a low-cost, then it wouldn't be a good movie after all. But if we are just talking about making a movie and don't really care about the outcome, then I guess it's possible. :)
Posted by galegatling on 07-31-2017
As someone who actively takes roles in film productions, I would never go so far as to say that "making a movie is now easier than ever". I'd be more inclined to agree, however, that it is more affordable to get the required tools to shoot a film. Hell, the iPhone 6s shoots 4K video. However, you can have the best camera in the world but if you don't have an eye for visuals or a mind for compelling storytelling, you'll have a hard time producing anything of worth.

In actuality you'll need quite a few "Tom, Dicks and Harry's" to produce a good quality movie. All of whom hopefully know that they're doing really well. Good writing aside, there's an incredible amount of knowledge regarding technical aspects on the production and post-production side of films that is required. Sure you have a 4K camera, but do you know what framerate you should be shooting on and how to properly expose any given scene you're shooting? Do know how to properly light your scene? And editing may seem easy too, but again, there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Do you know to process LUT's and color grade for a given scene/mood? Do you know dialogue editing techniques like the Coen Brother's "shot-reverse-shot"? Are you adept enough to know when to use J-cuts or L-cuts in your edits? Then there's audio production, which is a whole different topic.

TL;DR: It's becoming cheaper to get into filmmaking, but I wouldn't go so far as to the say the process is "easy" by any means.
Posted by TheArticulate on 07-31-2017
Indeed and not only that. It's easy to make movies and it's easy to make reasonably quality movies. It's a good and a bad thing. It has introduced us to many great independent producers but it has introduced us to some movies with less than aceptable quality.
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-01-2017
It might be easier to do, but that doesn't mean it's easy to do it well. There are some really, really bad films out there. Some of these homemade productions are easy to spot. I know that sometimes shaky camera is a technique, but sometimes, it's just poor filming. Either way, it gives me motion sickness and put me right off watching.

Everything requires at least some knowledge and some skill to do it well, even if the basics are easy enough for anyone to give it a try.
Posted by Zyni on 08-01-2017
Oh, thanks for the info. I didn't know this until know. That explains why there's a lot of indie movies now compare before. Here in my country, indie movies aren't that many or great. But recently, they've improved and increased in number.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 08-01-2017
it's easier and more affordable to make movies in 2017, but the skills to make a film are still required, just like making music, you have new software that makes the job easier but you still need to learn how the software operates which takes time to learn.
Posted by kamar19 on 08-02-2017
Movies are easier to make because of all of the high-tech gadgets and cameras that we have at our disposal BUT many movies that are being made, are extremely bad and not done well at all. That's the real problem - sure it's easier to make them but is the quality with which they're produced any good? Is the acting good anymore? Are the camera angels good? The lighting? A good movie can take months and years to produce. Just turning on your phone camera, inviting some friends to act for you and then calling it a movie is sort of an insult to the real kind. I have noticed that when the movie production increased, the quality of the movies went down.
Posted by Mehano on 08-02-2017
making a movie is very easy these days because of the advancements of technology. Movie making has also gone cheapa due to various technology available. I also have this desire to make a movie. I have a script read all I want is few actors and crews and little budget.
Posted by vinaya on 08-06-2017
I totally agree with this statement. Anyone can make a decent movie using just a mobile phone. We have easy to use software which might assist a person to create short movies. You would just need some actors and props to start filming.
Posted by fishmonk on 08-08-2017
I once came across a movie that won a lot of awards at Cannes which is one of the most prestigious independent movie awards, if not the most prestigious one, and the movie was shot one hundred percent on just an iPhone. I agree that it's so easy to make movies now or at least one of the bigger problems of making movies back then is now not that much of a big deal which is finding a good camera to film with. However, that is just one small part of the equation as the rest of the process still requires as much effort as in the past such as finding actors and writing a good script. Also, I guess editing is a lot more accessible now too so I guess that helps as well.
Posted by Wubwub on 08-26-2017
Yes it is, but it's not a bad thing! Look about the amount of indie festivals there are around there, at the amount of indie movies that are praised by the critics... We get a ton of movies every year, a lot of blockbuster movie that in the past we coud just dream of in such short time... Maybe even too much! Small indie movies, "easy" to make, make things more balanced. Easy is just related to the techincal ways, anyway. The writing is still a pretty challenging part, so is directing and everything else on an artistic level. No matter how much money you have on that side, if you don't have the right mind or talent, or preparation, it won't be easy in any case.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 09-01-2017
Yes, you can even film a content now just by using your smartphone. For me, the quality of movies right now doesn't necessarily depend on what equipment film makers are using but the story inside the movie itself.
Posted by Vastor122 on 09-02-2017
Definitely, technology has been so helpful in various filed in our world today and not just movie making, it has been the most influencing variable in anything man could have said to participate in.

In the movie industry and film making, it's very obvious how it has practically changed everything. Personally I enjoy it because it allows freelancers to make movies easily on their own and in so doing, they provide employment opportunities to those upcoming artist who find it difficult to get a script while in competition with named celebrities in the movie industry.

So therefore, categorically I will rate the influence of technology in film making as an A+ to the very existence of most people out there looking to showcase their own new young talent without getting any chance from popular movie industries like Hollywood, Bollywood etc.
Posted by Heatman on 09-15-2017
It is very easy to have a good camera now and there are computers that allow you to use editing software which makes the process of editing much easier than for example 30 years ago. We also have the internet which gives us a lot of info about technical things you might need to know when making your own movie.
Posted by felabruno on 09-15-2017
The ability for ordinary people to buy advanced equipment doesn't always mean that using them is so easy. I mean, you can say the same for computer 3D art stuff. The equipment, some of it, is highly affordable, but the learning curve is steep and, of course, it takes hours of work that many don't have time for and/or are not willing to take on.
Posted by jyy on 09-20-2017
Technically yes, with all the technology getting in the hands of everybody, but the same HD camera would produce different product with different approaches, the technology has evolved but the mentalities ain't flowing.
Posted by joey98 on 10-21-2017
Truly, technology has helped producers to make movies cheap and produce in the possible shortest time. With all the equipment and software available then putting a movie together has become so easy and readily done.
Posted by lovely on 11-13-2017
You are right that technology plays a big part in the paradigm shift of the movie industry. With the cheaper camera with a better resolution, that is a big leap from the olden types of big camera with low resolution. And you can add the editing programs that have made it easier to refine the movie shots into the final product. I think the processing of a movie will become better and better in the near future.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-16-2018
Yes that's true. But even making movies is considered an art. Easy as it may be to make a video these days, it'll be hard to make a movie that people will want to watch. You'll need to at least have a decent storyline with plots and twists and even a lesson. You'll also need to know the perfect angles and lighting in order get a good shot of a scene. It's still not going to be a point and shoot thing. You'll still need to add drama to every shot.
Posted by knnon on 12-15-2018