Film is widely known as entertainment and is also used for communication
Film is widely known as entertainment and is also used for communication. Filmmaking can be traced back in 1860s with the use of optical devices like magic lanterns to display images in rapid sequence, creating the illusion of motion. Animation is one of the reasons of the emergence of filmmaking. In animation, static drawn images with faint differences are displayed in rapid sequence to give viewers the illusion of motion. As the years pass by, motion projection equipment developed into an equipment that plays consecutive motion, one that is containing narrative. Photography also played a key role in filmmaking. Filmmakers started to use real images of our surroundings with the same motion projection devices. Following this, the era of silent motion picture has begun and the term “movie” surfaced. As more movies were created in that time, narration were also introduced as an accompaniment to moving pictures which was a purely visual art at that time. Commentators were hired by filmmakers to fill the dialogues of the characters. Subtitle were introduced later on. Commentators were also replaced by musicians to provide background music to the moving pictures. At that time, musicians played a vital role for filmmaking because they provided additional entertainment for movies. They are eventually replaced as the development in technology continued to boom in the 1900s. Filmmakers were able to add soundtracks and background music synchronized with the motion pictures without the help of musicians on movie houses. This is the time when Talking pictures were born. People who specialized in adding soundtracks and dialogues to motion pictures surfaced. They provided the fluidity of the combination of motion pictures, music, and, sound. Color was also a major development in the history of filmmaking. Although it did not developed as quickly as music and sound, it changed the norm of old filmmaking techniques. Color added more entertainment and created visually satisfying movies.