Ganz states that ‘film is dependent on many kinds of movement’ (p228).
One such movement is the movement of the camera itself, not just what it shows mise en scene.
So, is it not an essential argument about computers to present in the essay on the advantages and disadvantages of a computer?
The essay on the advantages and disadvantages of a computer: Computers have a harmful impact on people’s health The most hazardous part of any computer is its screen.
The movement of the camera has its own filmic language and semiotics.
The director of a film is virtually compelled to move the camera, and use different angles and distances to create feeling as otherwise static repetitive shots would be dull and would not be able to re-enforce the atmosphere of the images on screen.
The ability to compare and contrast stories that have been told before make the advantages and disadvantages of using moving images more obvious and clear to understand.
It can be argued that there is not a right or wrong way to tell a story, merely a different way, as both types of mode (image or no image) present opportunities which the other is less able to provide.
Methods of telling stories, which do not use moving images, consist of watching plays in the theatre, reading books or listening to oral/ accounts.
Filmmaking is the most common way of telling a story through moving image and is a language through which meaning; ideas and messages can be communicated.