By Wheeler Winston Dixon

ISBN-10: 0813551242

ISBN-13: 9780813551241

They are shot on high-definition electronic cameras—with computer-generated results further in postproduction—and transmitted to theaters, web pages, and video-on-demand networks world wide. they're considered on computing device, iPod, and mobile phone monitors. they're video clips within the twenty first century—the manufactured from electronic applied sciences that experience revolutionized media construction, content material distribution, and the adventure of moviegoing itself.

21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to those international differences and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is enjoying in making a choice on the electronic destiny for international cinema. It deals transparent, concise motives of a massive paradigm shift that keeps to reshape our courting to the relocating snapshot. jam-packed with a number of distinctive examples, the e-book will either train and entertain movie scholars and picture fanatics alike.

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More recent forays into the field include Dinosaur, which posted just a few episodes about a time-traveling dinosaur; Elevator, which has roughly 100 episodes, running roughly a minute in length and uses the premise of a group of people thrown together in an elevator for comedic intent; net work, a self-referential comedy concerning some rather 21 21 ST -CENTURY HOLLYWOOD desperate Internet producers; and Street Fighter: The Later Years, which takes a satiric look at the fates of characters in the popular video game some 15 years down the road.

7) Facebook, Twitter, and instant messaging can get the word out much faster and more efficiently than a full-page ad in a conventional newspaper can. Thus, even the biggest companies are constantly searching for a new way to separate their product from the rest of the other offerings, whether it is a television program or a theatrical feature. A 30-second interview on such TV shows as Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, or The Daily 10 can be worth as much as, if not more than, a paid commercial, particularly if the interview is hyped in bumpers and wraparounds for the show, teasing the viewer with brief snippets of the “exclusive interview” numerous times before the segment finally appears.

For a site that is less than 6 years old, YouTube commands enormous clout in the imagistic marketplace, spawning its own award ceremony, and legally running clips from NBC’s television shows under an agreement to boost conventional television viewership as well as music videos from Warner Music Group and EMI (“YouTube”). While much of the material posted in 10-minute (maximum) segments on YouTube is pirated from existing films, television shows, commercials, and other copyrighted sources, a great deal of the content is original material created by tech-savvy users, showcasing either their own assorted “talents” or creating mini movies with a strong genre backbone (science fiction, horror, and political thrillers being some of the most popular formats).

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