Technological convergence has created more opportunities for filmmakers than there were 30 years ago, discuss this view.

Technological convergence has created more opportunities for filmmakers. In the film Star Trek Beyond, visual effects were used a lot as the film is in the sci fi genre. The visual effects supervisor talked about how they used “motion capture to insert a character into the scene”. 30 years ago they would not of had the technology to do this. Additionally The marketing of the film relied on technological convergence. For example the film marketed a lot on social media which wouldn’t of happened 30 years ago as it was not around. They had 172K likes on the Facebook page which shows that they have a large audience that they are promoting to. British independent film ‘A field in England’ had a budget of ¬£300,000 and therefore did not have the same level of technology as star trek beyond which had a budget of $180,000,000. The director edited the film digitally on a Mac at his house. This would not have been possible in the past as the technology wasn’t available.

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