As technology is constantly changing and being reinvented. The old ways of things seem to be obsolete. With the so many changes in technology things that were common practice are now seen as a forgotten art or even a waste of time. An example of this is writing with a pen or pencil and paper. In schooling days using a pen and paper was the original way to take notes or even communicate long distance. With technology at our fingertips, kids from young ages are taught to use computers to do writing tasks and no longer use the technique of writing by hand.
In a film sense, maybe people believe that the changes in technology have eroded or killed the craft of storytelling through film. In other words, the story becomes a second priority while the other elements are first. With the film world-changing this way I believe that the effects are now already permanent. Say for instances the original James Bond films were made in a time where the story was the main priority part of the film. The films are focused on the story yet used the limited special effects for gadgets and other action based stunts to capture the audience in the story.
Now in the time where special effects are needed to keep an audience’s attention of the film itself instead of the story. However, the new James Bond which seems like it should use more effects in its modern era yet it uses less gadget within the story and relies heavily on the story. Challenging the new convention of more effects over story. Continuing its franchise it still is successfully and has adapted to the new modern age of technology, however, keeping its approach to the story.
As a filmmaker, I would like to use technology not as much within my film but for my film while being viewed. As watching a movie with surround sound is fun, actually feeling like you are there is better than watching it from a far. The technology I am referring to is 4D which is paired with 3D technology. 4D adds contraptions such as hydraulics and air compressors to seats to add to a theatrical experience. Although this technology has been around for a while it still feels like a new experience everytime.