Hello Fellow Creatives!
Welcome once again to my blog which seeks to engage those of you interested in women empowerment through film! Rare occasions exist where female creators throughout life’s physical ups and downs, especially when a family comes along, become significantly recognized for their creative works. This post will introduce you to future explorations surrounding the feministic film industry as well as provide resources that have been already featured elsewhere. Whether in book form, podcast, Instagram feed, YouTube channel, or Pinterest board, each post will include additional headway that has been forged in the female media genre.
Some of the topics we will discuss within the next several weeks are:
Women Takeover Media: the technological evolution of empowering female creatives
Strategic Video Editing Hacks to Exceed Marketing Expectations
Why Women are not Weak enough to Fail Directing Mainstream Content
Looking ahead: videography in an equal labor business climate
Women independent filmmakers premiere at 2018 LA film festival
How the top 10 female film producers in American History responded to criticism
Freelance Female Animators talk about recent computer model trends and predictions
In front and behind screen: 7 Women actresses who have played both film producer and celebrity
Basic Digital Definitions
Before we dive deeper into this journey, I think it would be helpful to understand how the dictionary currently defines certain fundamental terms in this vein.
Film – quoted below from dictionary.com
a strip of transparent material, usually cellulose triacetate, covered with a photographic emulsion and perforated along one or both edges, intended for the recording and reproduction of images.
a similar perforated strip covered with an iron oxide emulsion (mag film) , intended for the recording and reproduction of both images and sound.
Often films ,
motion pictures collectively.
the motion-picture industry, or its productions, operations, etc.
motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: experimental film.
VERB (used without object)
to become covered by a film:The water filmed over with ice.
to be reproduced in a motion picture, especially in a specified manner:This story films easily.
to direct, make, or otherwise engage in the production of motion pictures.
Feminism – NOUN
the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
( sometimes initial capital letter ) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
Older Use: feminine character.
Media - NOUN
a plural of medium.
(usually used with a plural verb) the means of communication, as radio andtelevision, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence peoplewidely:The media are covering the speech tonight.
Struggles of Women in Film
Women succeeding in the film industry go through struggles just as everyone else, however, just because life inhibitors (carrying a child, female oppression in other countries, more particular examples here) might be seen “getting in the way” of their success, I believe that the opposite should be accepted. Recognition should be given to women unknowingly thriving in a fast-paced, do-it-all 2018 media world while maintaining a strong family. Women navigating this harrowing, sometimes overwhelming industry need to be more realized, valued, and incorporated into mainstream media conversation so future generations of women can be encouraged to follow with confidence.
Thank you for taking the time to participate in this frequently transforming field. As the feministic industry and film production advance, it remains more important than ever to understand where we stand within this progression and how we can further the voices of women outputting groundbreaking media projects. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn alongside you while sharing what I have found through research. How do you sense how the current media industry involves women? Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment below!
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