Critical Writing Index

What is Cinema in a Digital Age?: Divergent Definitions from a Production Perspective

by Peter Kiwitt

Journal of Film and Video, 2012, v. 64, no. 4, pp. 3-22

The author, a film professor from the Rochester Institute of Technology, discusses the definition of cinema in terms of production standards and transient film technologies. The differences between film and television production on the grounds of digital technology are discussed, as well as the academic discourse related to the subject. The history of film technology and the effects of the internet and mobile devices on entertainment industries are also mentioned.

ITEM 2012.041 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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John Belton

Stephen Prince

Lev Manovich

Noël Burch

Erwin Panofsky

Stanley Cavell

Gilbert Cohen-Séat

Christian Metz

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