New Realities: Cinematic Styles

The new reality of cinema is one of fragmentation and hybridity. The audience interacts with the film in many different ways, from watching it on a tablet, to posting about it on social media, to making their own versions or parodies of it. Tv storyboard can be a vital part of your film production. This new reality necessitates a new way of thinking about what cinema is. We must be willing to embrace change, experiment with new tools and techniques, and use our imagination to create something new. The following are some examples of how filmmakers are using the tools at their disposal to create unique cinematic experiences:

Experimental Documentaries

In this genre we see filmmakers using non-linear storytelling techniques combined with multiple camera angles and soundtracks. They often use real people as actors and employ unconventional narratives that allow them to explore complex issues in an intimate way. For example, Jia Zhangke’s 24 City (2008) follows several characters in a rapidly changing landscape after China’s economic boom. His experimental documentary is told through multiple narratives that intersect at various points throughout the film. There are no traditional plot arcs or character development; instead the stories exist side by side in order to highlight how different groups of people interact with each other and their environment over time.


This style is characterized by high-energy scenes, fast cuts, and an emphasis on action. It can be used to show a product that has similar qualities such as speed or power.

Cinematic Documentary

This style is used for educational or documentary videos that aim to teach viewers about a specific topic or subject matter. It tends to focus on showing real people and events rather than actors playing fictional characters. This type of video also includes interviews with experts in the field being covered by the documentary film.

The cinematic style of a film is the overall visual and auditory effect created by the cinematography, editing and sound design. The style of a film can be recognized through its visual elements such as lighting, color, texture, focus and camera movement.

The styles of a film are often linked to its genre or subject matter. For example, many horror films use low-key lighting to create an eerie atmosphere or have characters who are lit from behind in order to create shadows. The same goes for adventure films where characters are often lit from above which gives them a heroic appearance.

Cinematic styles can also be linked to different periods in time as well as specific locations or countries. Classic Hollywood cinema is known for its glamorous look with bright colors and high contrast while European art-house films tend to be more subdued with their use of black-and-white film stock.

We have more choice than ever before and can find content that suits our individual tastes better than ever before. We can also watch it on our own terms — when we want, where we want and how we want.

This has had a huge impact on the way we consume film and television. The demand for new styles of storytelling has increased as audiences become increasingly demanding in their viewing habits. Audiences want something different from what they’ve seen before, which is why we’re seeing so many new cinematic styles being used by filmmakers today.

Here are some of the most common ones:

  1. Auteurism
  2. Cinematic Realism
  3. Contemporary Realism/Naturalism
  4. Digital Realism/Hyperrealism
  5. Fairytale Realism/Märchenfilm (German)

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