tendency in cinema industry is so-called 4D/5D films. They are quite trendy
now, but let’s avoid any misunderstanding and say a few words about what 4D/5D
movies are. Funny, but to explain this thing, we should start with explanation
of 3D film term.
film is a movie, where viewer can see sort of three-dimensional object instead
of plain image how a scene looks in a usual film. It allows authors of the film
to make an action not only in the plane of a screen, but to show some elements
nearer (or further) to (or from) a viewer or even make them move to or from
them. That’s how 3D technology works and this effect is based on co-called
human’s binocular vision. It means that a human sees with two eyes, therefore
brain can register an action in three dimensions. So, film’s authors give the
viewer two different pictures for each eye (how it can be done is another topic
though, there are lots of methods actually), therefore the viewers’ brain can
interpret the movie scene as a 3D object.
summarize, when you sit in the cinema and see a movie with 3D scenes, this film
is a 3D one. When you sit in the cinema watching 3D film and your chair moves
in some moments of it, this is 4D movie. Also, the cinema can reproduce the
effects of wind, rain etc, when it happens in the film, it’s also 4D-effect.
However, some cinema companies call moving platform effect 4D, but wind, smoke,
water etc effects as 5D. Actually, it is just a marketing trick, but at least
it allows us not to call 5D as 4D and 4D as not-exactly-4D-but-still.
There is question, what 3D/4D/5D movies are? Is it a new
form of art or is it just a
new thing to have more fun (and consequently to earn more money for cinema
companies)? To answer this question, let’s think about how the first films came.
Initially, when Lumiere brothers created their films, it meant two facts: it
was really interesting for viewers and it was a new technology. I don’t
think that "L'Arrivée d'un Train en Gare de la Ciotat” (or earlier Lumieres’
movies) is kind of art, it was just a way to test the technology, but it was
still state-of-the-art that time. It was incredible and unusual in those days.
After that, when this technology started growing up and people started using it
to release their own art ideas, which could not be released another way, the
cinema art came.
3D/4D/5D technology is just an instrument for smart guys to explain their
viewers. It just widens up the possibilities of creator. It means that it will
help both: art and business. It means that on the one hand we will get more fun
seeing next comedy or thriller (there is no accounting for taste) and on the
other hand we will see new art films, where 3D principle helps us to understand