IJCH 2018 Vol.4(4): 97-101 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2018.4.4.129

A Milestone in Film History: Smartphone Filmmaking

Nihan Gider Işıkman
Abstract—Cinema industry has changed from celluloid-based film to the digital production, distribution and release net fastly by the end of 20th century. Changes in the classical production style led to changes in distribution and viewership trends as well. This change caused to better understand the old and to adapt to the new. Now, there is an environment in the cinema industry where analog technology has nearly completely been replaced by digital technology and in particular smartphone technologies are increasingly playing a major part in film production, distribution, and reception. Some sector professionals suggest that digital technology has led to the democratization of the cinema, whereas some point out that through the cheapness, accessibility and easy use of technology, especially smartphones in the context of this study, has led to an increase in interest in the film industry and made people believe that anyone could be a filmmaker. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of digitalization in cinema in terms of production, distribution, and spectatorship by focusing specially on smartphone filmmaking as an arising trend.

Index Terms—Cinema, digitalization, smartphone filmmaking.

Nihan Gider Işıkman is with Baskent University, Turkey (e-mail: ngider@baskent.edu.tr).

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Cite: Nihan Gider Işıkman, "A Milestone in Film History: Smartphone Filmmaking," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 97-101, 2018.

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