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Filmmaking, the art of the motion picture, is a comparatively new art form that combines a moving image in conjunction with sound, primarily to tell a story. Due to the medium of capturing the image is evolving, so is the art in its entirety. Modern technology is allowing a more cheaper, streamlined form of production, thus rendering older methods unnecessary. Celluloid filmmaking is the old method of capturing film on a negative film strip and developing it later in its most natural state, whereas digital film is capturing synthetic and manipulatable pixels on a computer-like device. Digital filmmaking should be a primary film medium but not completely eradicate the dying celluloid film culture.
Technology has propelled the film industry into investing in cheaper, more effective means of receiving the same cinematic look and quality while providing a streamlined process to easily manipulate the image in post production. R.C. Varenas, a writer and filmmaker tells us upfront that digital filmmaking is cheaper (Varenas). “What once cost $100,000 might now cost $10,000” (Varenas). The…