If you take a look on the internet, you will learn things about television and film. I have learned that there are things that both television and film use that are the same and there are some ways that are different and that is what makes them unique and special.
First, the visual film techniques that are used in television and film are similar. To create a film you need cameras and projectors, film stock, and lenses. The lenses are what allow the director to get the shots that they wish to get for their motion picture. In television it is quite similar, you need a image source, a sound source, a transmitter, a receiver, a display device, and a small amplifier. As you can see television is much like film. They both need a image source, which can be a person or an image of your choice that you wish to capture. A sound source, which can be the words coming from a person’s mouth our the waves moving across the ocean. A transmitter and a receiver, which in both cases can be a camera. A display device, which can be the small screen on the camera, computer, or television set. Finally, a small ampilifier, which is used to project the sound. Though it may seem that television and film would be different from one another, they are very much alike in how they operate.
There are, however, specific visual film techniques that are used in contemporary television. For example, television has a certain way that it transmits its signals to receive a image. You can have your favorite television show transmitted to your house by air from land based transmitters, by cable from your cable company, or by satellite (hello tivo J). Those are the only ways that you can receive an image to your television set.
Another specific film technique that I see in television is the use of a camera. You need a camera to create the show that you are going to watch on television. Without a camera there would not be a television show to watch in the first place. In the image for a television there are things called pixels, which are what make up your image and that is what you see on your television screen. Without those tiny colored dots you would not have an image to look at.
Like television, film has specific techniques that it uses as well. However, film has some differences. In film, like I stated earlier, you use film stock. Film stock is what your images are stored on. Film stock is made out of celluloid, acetate, and polyester base, this covers the film with a light sensitive chemical called emulsion. This is how your image is created. In the past, film was created by the use of a cranked camera, however in the past couple years films have been created by the use of analog video technology, and in stead of the cranked cameras they used in the past they use digital cameras and projectors which give the film better video quality.
The benefit of these machines is that the film can be edited and evaluated without the long wait of the film stock to be developed. However, though there have been major break throughs in film the majority of films are still recorded on film.
As I researched the history of film and television, I noticed that they both have influenced onanother. You see, inventors were experiementing with television while film was out. Many of their breakthroughs were because they were altering the way that you use film, cameras, lenses, and things of that sort. However, though television has been created film and television have kept their own “intentity” so to speak. Film was created first and it has influence television in the way it is use and how films are projected through the television screen, how shows are created by the use of cameras, how the television it self was created.
Television has also influenced film, through the use of digital cameras and projectors, and analog video. All of these things have improved film and have made the process of making films quicker. That is how we are able to watch a movier in the cinema and buy it on DVD a few months later (depending on the reviews). All of this has happened, because television and film have influenced one another. Television and film are like night and day, the two can work without the other. Thoiugh television and film have their own unique ways, they are still so much alike in many ways. Our world has benefited from both of these creations. Without the two of them we wouldn’t have movies or television shows to sit back a relax and watch after a long week preparing for a wedding, attending, video taping, and serving. That is a great example, my godfather and godmother got married today and they would not get the chance to reflect back on their wedding day through film or video if it was never created or improved. Therefore, in the end all that hard work those inventors put in to create television and film was worth it.