Technology in film has played one of the most important roles in how we tell stories and depict them. As our technology has gotten better so has our ability to tell complex stories and depict them in way that is new and interesting to us. I will talk a little below about how the world of film is going to change and where its at now.
Film has evolved as the technology has gotten better, and in order for that to occur the technology needs to become more advanced and cheaper. Economy plays a huge role in how film has been able to progress. It was initially thought that film would become boring and simply fade away to people when it was more of a device for carnival novelty than anything else. It wasn’t until the establishment of cinema that it became a popular tool to entertain the masses.
Film is always changing and it will most likely be only a couple more generations before people are going to ask why it is even called film, seeing as how everything is transitioning into the digital age. The progression of our ability to create and design films in purely digital settings has escalated so much that almost every scene in every film contains some form of CGI.
I could not find anyone who could tell me where they think the future of film is going to go so I am going to state where it is going. There will still be movie theaters 1000 years from now I verified that with Mr. Cameron. Where I believe film is going is an enhancement of the existing 3d crap that they are showing now(economy go figure). I would imagine that they are going to also expand on the imax technology but instead of spreading the picture across a big fishbowl, I expect that you will have four cylindrical goggles that allow you to perceive a full 180 degree view of what you are watching as well as enhance it with existing 3d technologies. I know I fancy myself as being right all the time but I do truly believe that the annoying glasses we are wearing in theaters are going to evolve as well as our experience in theaters.