Five Innovations That Changed Cinema
This video features film critic Richard Brody and writer/cinephile Cassandra Da Costa talking about five innovations that changed cinema and the technologies that were pivotal moments in film history.
It includes the introduction of:
- Sound, changing silent films to talkies and how it added a new layer of watching a film after only relying on a visual narrative
- Portable tape recorder in the 1960s allowed easier and more intimate on location shoots
- Steadicam which was first used during the filming of Rocky, a "one person operation thing" which helped replace the more expensive and cumbersome tracking rail
- Small HD Camera enabled a new generation of filmmakers to make films more cheaply than ever before
- Internet Streaming which allows more options and has changed the way filmmakers and viewers interact with each other