The movies playing in cinemas are favorite entertainments available today. They are categorized into several genres such as action, drama, comedy, romance, biography, documentary and thriller (or horror). Every year from 2004 to 2006, the genre of Action, Drama and Thriller are almost reached 88% (Huang, Shih, & Hsu, 2008). Most films made based on a piece of writing like a novel, comic, and dairy; true story like the war, tragedy, and a biography of; or scriptwriter imaginary that never happened in the world. To produce a great flick so the film production must be able to display or give a real reflection of the story. Many ways can be taken by a producer to create a motion picture. The cinematography which is the well-known techniques used in filmmaking is made for entertainment purposes like cinema. Some things that make the movie looks real and interesting to watch causing visual effects, camera angles, and movement, and proper sound effects selection.
First, the graphical effect makes movie appearances real and exciting to watch. The special effect utilizing Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) which transforms the ordinary recording be quite different is one of the techniques of editing video. The development of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in movies has caused viewers difficulty knowing which scene has a visual effect on it (Roble, Zafar, & Domain, 2009). To support using CGI, shooting process requires the screen which covered contrast solid color like green color known as the green screen. It will be replaced with background or foreground which makes the film become more realistic. Objects that will replace them can be in the form of some clips, images or even 2D or 3D objects. As an illustration, we can observe it in various cinemas which are shown in theaters lately, especially fiction motion picture.
Another technique for manipulating movies is to choose and determine the exact angle and movement of the camera. They are an essential element in making the film look real and interesting because it is a perspective that is made to direct the viewer to see a scene from a certain point of view. For example, using the frog eye camera angle can give the impression the audience is looking at the object high and large causing feelings of powerless at the scene. Another example, using the first-person point of view of the camera movement bringing the imagination of the audience that seeing it through the eyes of the performer who is experiencing or doing the scene.
Finally, to make the atmosphere of the film became more pronounced realistic, proper sound effects selection is the secret to affect mood a spectator who is watching the scene. Like the action movie, choosing back sound with an upbeat tone and having a hard beat can bring the movie atmosphere becomes more exciting. For children’s movies, choosing a cheerful back sound will make the child feel happier. And of course, the selection of back sound with low tones and using a slow tempo can further increase adrenaline the audience who are watching the horror movie genre.
In conclusion, Visual effect, angle and movement of the camera, and proper back sound make the movie looks realistic and interesting to watch. they are the method used to manipulate the ordinary video into a fantastic cinema to deceive the senses of the audience and make them believe the movie. This is what distinguishes between the human eye and the camera lens when exposing an object captured by the retina of the eye and the camera lens. The camera records objects through the lens and filter used and stores them in the same exposure as those seen on the lens into the negative or the file. Unlike the case with humans, humans actually see, hear and feel using their brain. Because the brain is involved in the process of exposure of objects captured by the retina and represents the vibration of sound received by the eardrum, therefore humans are easily deceived by the audiovisual illusion. Furthermore, to overcome this is to not easily trust with what is seen and heard, learn the knowledge in order to distinguish between true and wrong.
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Roble, D., Zafar, N. Bin, & Domain, D. (2009). DON ‘ T TRUST YOUR EYES?:, (July), 35–41.