The term, “Movie,” can refer to a film, television show or video game. A movie, also known as a motion picture, drama or movie, is an artistic work of visual art designed to simulate everyday experiences that convey emotions, stories, impressions, beauty, or setting through the medium of moving pictures. Movie production utilizes special cameras and audio equipment to create a movie that can be shown in a movie theater or distributed over the Internet. Motion pictures are usually shot on movie set sites such as commercial locations, movie sets or castles; or, they may be shot on location like the set of a home movie. In either case, the production of a movie includes the hiring of actors, artists or other voice or visual performers, as well as other crew members and facilities.
In the past, there was no legal way to view most motion pictures. Viewers had to rely on expensive movie theaters. But now, with the advent of Internet, viewers have access to a variety of high-definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) quality video formats via streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, Videoheimer and more. Many people now prefer to watch movies on mobile devices, portable media players, smart TVs and computers.
In the past, theater owners and operators had the power to decide whether or not to offer DVD or Blu-ray versions of their titles. But, with the advent of streaming services, the power to limit or control viewing options once belonged exclusively to the movie theaters. Now, even independent and small movie theaters are beginning to offer streaming versions of their classic or current films. Many websites and streaming service providers offer free movie rentals and copies of recent releases. In addition, many theaters offer on-site live broadcast of selected motion pictures.
As an independent distributor of online rental services, I am very happy to see companies like Netflix enter the market with such enthusiasm and focus. It is exciting to see companies like Netflix, Hulu and Videoheimer starting to offer quality content for rental at affordable prices. The days of viewing favorite movies at the local movie theater are coming to an end. People no longer have to pay exorbitant ticket prices to go see their favorite movies. Instead, they can simply go online and visit any website that offers streaming services.
As a result of this growing trend, I believe we are witnessing a significant shift in the way people watch their favorite movies. While movie theater revenues are declining, people are spending more time at home watching videos. I also believe that the future of the entertainment industry will continue to grow with subscription services like Netflix and Hulu. While digital video disc (DVDS) and standard definition (SD) television penetration is increasing, there is still a long way to go.
As technology continues to evolve and change, I believe the future of the movie industry will be fueled by streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. It may not be as bright as we think. But if we look at how the streaming video industry has grown in the past few years, it certainly looks like technology is on the cusp of exploding. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make the switch to watching your favorite movies on-demand.