Dubai United Arab Emirates:- While the film industry has benefited from the information revolution and artificial intelligence, art stars have been negatively affected by this development.
The digital image influenced all the steps of cinematic production, until interactive films appeared that allow the viewer to intervene in choosing the events he prefers, as it threatens the future of the author and director.
There have also been films that rely entirely on the digital component without the help of actors, and the world's leading movie industry leaders still hope to make greater use of artificial intelligence techniques in the coming years.
The interactive movie is basically a video game that contains pre-recorded clips in a cinematic image, that enables the viewer "the player" to choose some scenarios and events, for example when the main character becomes in danger, the viewer can decide whether she should flee or use a weapon And both options are followed by a previously recorded scene, which requires a different production staff who is more aware of the modern technological industry, graphic and digital creativity and its advanced content.
Artificial intelligence has also become important for any industry, and it is a very useful technology for the cinema industry as it reduces the costs of making the film, especially with the development of smart photography, it is also important for the development of cinemas, but its great importance appears during the filming of dangerous scenes, so artificial intelligence devices can now solve The place of the human being in the scenes that are dangerous to the life of the actor, as well as scenes of green backgrounds, and scenes that cannot be implemented by humans.
But the robotic characters cannot necessarily succeed in completely replacing the human element in the story, although the interaction is important with the audience psychologically, but this interaction was not achieved in the movie "Avatar", for example, where the audience forgot most of his characters, unlike Other films that depend on the human element with incomplete use of technologies, and in this it can be said that artificial intelligence is important for the industry, but it cannot replace the human characters in the movies.
Cairo - Continuing to support Arab cinema, the Arab Cinema Center revealed selecting Saudi film producer Mohammed Alhamoud and his Jordanian counterpart Rand Beiruty to be part of the Rotterdam Lab (1- 5 February) held within the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
This comes as part of a partnership between the Arab Cinema Center and the Rotterdam Lab that was initiated in 2016, which contributed to the participation of several Arab producers at the prestigious workshop.
Cairo- Feature film Between Heaven and Earth by Director Najwa Najjar will open the 7th Reel Palestine Film Festival (January 22-30)in the UAE, while short film Give Up the Ghost by director Zain Duraie takes part in the same edition this year. The two films are distributed by MAD Solutions and slated to screen at Cinema Akil.
UAE- Cairo- Palestinian film Between Heaven and Earth by DirectorNajwa Najjar will release at Cinema Akil, UAE, where it will screen for three consecutive weeks, starting from the closing ceremony of Reel Palestine festival on January 30 to February 18. The UAE marks the second Arab country, following Egypt, where the film will be released. Furthermore, the film’s release in Egypt, at Zawya cinema, was a great success that lasted for over a month.