With the advent of the Internet and affordable technology, digital filmmaking has been hailed as the next evolution in the world of video entertainment. While 35mm filmmaking still has its place, several successful films and countless independent productions have been shot using digital technology.
Several well-known modern movies, including critically acclaimed films like Slumdog Millionaire and box office titans like Avatar have been created through the power of digital. However, the real change digital brings is a way to cut costs – bringing filmmaking to the masses.
Since digital is so new, the career opportunities are changing all the time. Careers in standard filmmaking fields such as cinematography, screenwriting, lighting, audio and editing are still relevant when it comes to digital, but there are also careers that come from new issues arising from this new technology, such as the long-term storage of digital files.