A film, also known as a video, short film, video animation, or digital movie, is an artistic work of visual art typically intended to simulate real experiences that convey messages, emotions, impressions, beauty, or mood through the medium of moving pictures. The term “film” can also be used to refer to any number of other visual media, such as paintings (see Figs and Figurines), movies (classic or current), music video, TV shows, and even computer or game animations. In the 20th century, most new motion pictures were shown in large theaters with large screen or “pallet” TVs positioned in front of the screens to give viewers the effect of ” watching a film “. However, modern computer and game consoles allow for the display of digital movies on personal computers, hand held video game consoles, compact disc players, and television screens. Even the old “black and white” television set has been replaced with high definition (HD) televisions capable of displaying true HD (high resolution) video.
The term “motion picture” is often used in place of “motion picture” to distinguish the earlier medium from the later. In comparison to film, which is often associated with long hours of silent or meaningless scenes, and which often presents a single, moving subject for the duration of the film, a motion picture has many clearly defined, memorable, and memorable images which constantly tell a story. The words “motion picture” have another connotation, however, in the non-profit field. Motion pictures are often copyrighted works of art. The owner of a motion picture copyright may restrict viewing of his or her work to those who personally own or rent the property on which the film is to be shown, or to particular educational or professional groups or to anyone who specifically qualifies for an approved license.
Although motion pictures are often classified as “public domain,” this term is rather loose, and depends largely on the way in which the film was produced, and the laws of the country in which the film was made and in which it is being viewed. Film makers can, for example, release a motion picture twenty years after its original release in the form of video tapes with a home VCR inside. While the VCR would technically be public domain, the makers would not have the right to control what viewers do with the tape, since VHS does not offer any editing software that would allow anyone to make changes to the film. Therefore, the term “public domain” is not always used to describe motion pictures.