Comparing the Movie Industry to Other Forms of Entertainment

Movies have always been popular, but today they are even more so. It seems as if they are becoming more popular with each passing day. The entertainment industry in the US is at an all time high. Between the major movie channels, cable television and DVD rentals, there is something for everyone. But what are the top movie rentals?


Two terms come to mind immediately: film and video. While it might not be the most popular choice for the average person to think of when they think of these two terms, these two industries are incredibly powerful. In this article I will try to explain exactly what each of these two terms mean.

Film: Film is the most common term in the film industry. Movie refers to the production of a film, which means either an independent film made by a small group of people, or a major motion picture directed by a Hollywood studio. The latter is known as production, and the term post-production. Both terms can be used interchangeably, depending on who you ask.

Video: Video production is pretty self explanatory, but let’s break it down a little bit. Video production includes pre-production work, like filming a scene, or making background movies for advertising purposes. Post-production is the part of the movie that is post-produced, such as putting together a trailer or TV show. We’ll compare video production to movie productions next time.

Feature Film: A feature film is a movie directed by a big name Hollywood producer, like Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, and directed by a big budget. A feature film can be produced on a small budget, or on a large budget, depending on how big the producer wants to make the movie. As the final result of two terms, the two terms are often used interchangeably. A feature film is generally considered the finished product of a project, or the completed project itself.

Animation: Animation is another example of two terms that can be confused. Animation is the process of transforming a storyboard (the story or images a movie is built around) into a computer animation. Computer animation, which includes films like Disney’s Cars and Iron Man, is the future of the movie industry. However, the future of the movie industry may not be as bright as some movie fans think. The American Film Institute has forecasted that the number of feature films produced will drop by a whopping eleven percent, to eight hundred five thousand in 2021. With the ever-growing demand of animated movies and television shows, and the ever-changing technology that allow this new breed of movies to come to life, it’s easy to see why the movie industry may be undergoing changes in the near future.