A movie, also known as a video, motion picture or multimedia film, is an artistic work of visual entertainment typically intended for audiences. While some movies are made for entertainment, most are created as a way to tell a story, express an idea, or to tell a story in a non-traditional manner that is entertaining and educational to viewers. While many people associate the term “video” with television, there are actually many different types of movies that are produced as well. These include short movies, music videos, home videos, and corporate videos, as well as corporate and personal videos. The term “film” encompasses a wide range of mediums that are utilized to produce movies and other media.
An example of a type of film would be a short film, also known as a video, which is produced for advertisement or marketing purposes. The purpose of a short film is to promote a brand by producing an engaging commercial. In doing so, it uses many of the same components as a feature film, but the main difference between a short film and a feature film is the length. A feature film may require a minimum of two hours in order to be considered a feature film. A short film, on the other hand, may only take anywhere from twenty seconds to a minute in order to be considered a short film.
Another example of a type of film would be a music video, which is often produced for the promotion of an album or song. Music videos are intended to portray the emotions of the artist who released the album, as well as the viewer. While a music video may use elements of story and character development, the main attraction is the emotions that are portrayed by the images or sounds of the video. This type of film image may depict sadness, happiness, rage, love, fear, or any other strong or weak emotion that the artist wants to share with the audience.
Another type of film is a point-of-view (PO) motion-picture image, which means that the viewer will not see the character or the event directly. The focus of the film is the viewer, who will not be forced to make any judgment about what is occurring. Point-of-view films offer a more personal experience than traditional cinema, as no action can be related to the characters unless the viewer chooses to view it that way.
Intentional absorption refers to the process by which film viewers absorb the images and stories that they are exposed to. An example of this is when someone reads a book and takes time to reflect on the various plotlines and characters within the book. There are several theories on how readers absorb information. One theory, sometimes referred to as the straw theory, states that if a person takes the time to observe an object or piece of a scene, their interpretation of the story-world will be different than if they simply look at it. Another theory is that a person’s interpretation of a story-world is influenced by several factors, such as whether or not they are personally connected to the world in question, their degree of imagination, and even their mood.
When film viewers are asked to respond to a question, some suggest that they completely remember the content of the film, while others suggest that they absorbed the stories or images with their cognitive system. Film experts agree that both types of absorption are possible, but that over-absorption is rare. Over-absorption occurs when a film viewer focuses so much on the plotline or the character’s actions that all other elements of the film are forgotten. For instance, when watching a thriller, a movie goer might completely ignore the dialogue in the next frame, focusing instead on the plotline. However, those who are emotionally invested in the story might be more likely to “fill in the blanks” by remembering bits of the dialogue later in the editing process. Overall, the degree to which a film viewer over-attend to a film’s plot depends on their state of mind, but there is also a psychological reason for some people to be drawn to certain story-driven media.