Learn the Movie Terms
A movie, also known as a motion picture, short film, video, or digital movie, is an animated work of visual art designed to simulate everyday life through the use of still images. Motion pictures are produced using one or more cameras, usually carried on a tripod, by a filmmaker for the purpose of creating a short film for theatrical, newsreel, and other advertising purposes. Most movies are made by Hollywood studios such as Walt Disney for their Motion Picture division.
Movies are often classified into three categories: home videos, cable television movies, and global motion pictures. The term “motion pictures” refers to any film that can be viewed on a VCR or a TV set. “Cable television” often refers to both live and recorded local stations, with both types being distributed over international lines. “Global motion pictures” are films that are shown over the Internet using DVDs or other media such as motion pictures.
There are two words that you should know if you are a movie buff: the movie title and the year it was made. Of course, if you have some creative film knowledge you can learn to recognize the difference between a real film and a stage play, or a short video that has been posted on the Internet. For example, the first “talkie” movies were made between radio programs and bulletins sent from the military. A real celluloid film is, simply put, a movie that is made on celluloid.