Tutor profile: Tom N.
Subject: Film and Theater
Why is the medium of film so integral for our society?
Humans are storytellers, ever since being able to carve onto cave walls, even before spoken language evolved, telling stories was a way to learn, to educate, to entertain, to warn, and to instill values. Today, albeit to the horror of literary professors worldwide, people are reading less and watching more. Our stories are now being told and taken in on the screen, partly as we have so many screens around us at all times, but also as people are overworked consuming a film is far quicker than consuming the contents of a book. Film is integral to our society as it's the way in which we can be blown away by an incredible story or harrowing documentary, whilst using all our senses (and audio is almost as integral to film as the visuals are.
Subject: Digital Media
Digital Media is a broad umbrella term encompassing many mediums and styles, and is predominantly created by a vast array of modern software. What are the tools/software packages that are most common?
Without a doubt the Adobe suite has dominated the market, and since moving to a subscription service has become affordable to amateurs and businesses alike. The suite is a one-stop-shop for almost all digital media needs and is constantly implementing new features and listening to customer feedback to better their products.
What are the most important aspects of communication and how do they affect the world in which we live?
Without communication, whether it be written, verbal, visual, or auditory, humans would not be where they are today. Only with proper and intelligent communication can we grow as a society and as individuals.
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