INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM
Independent feature films
allow the filmmaker freedom to explore themes and aesthetics that are outside of the mainstream Hollywood studio
commercial box. As studios concentrate more and more on safe and calculated blockbuster movies, the creaters of independent feature film
can take more risks and explore the art of film.
Since the digital video revolution, the process
of creating independent feature film
has become more affordable to producers. This allows
for more filmmakers who create independent feature film to express themselves in this art form that would not have had access
before this time due to the ever escalating high cost of originating and distributing on film.
Now more and more television, film
studios and individuals creating independent feature films
shoot using High Definition video. This technology continues to rival film in look. Many theatres are now equipped to project
these independent feature films and HD TVs are in many homes. Yet it still remains a small percentage of movie theaters
today. It will not be long before broadband will deliver most of our digital content including movies. Independent
feature film is on the rise and here to stay.
Producers and directors making independent feature films have more choices regarding which stories they bring
to life. They can take risks that the large studios can not afford. Today the independent filmmaker has tools to create effects
that were not possible or affordable before the digital film revolution began. These effects are created at a fraction of
the cost as the same effect made on film. They can be distributed alot less expensively than on film stock as well.
is at the heart of all great films. There are too many Hollywood films that sound and look great, but afterwards do not add
up to a great film. Independent feature films
can focus on story driven films as well as cost effective special effects. Independent
feature films originated on video or another digital capture device can be transferred to film stock and projected from traditional
North Hollywood Pictures maintains its independence so as to produce independent feature films with value. NHP are pioneers in digital feature filmmaking since 1998.
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