Movies and videos are big business. They are popular, wide-ranging, and luckily fun. The film industry does more than entertain us – it plays an active role in shaping our collective consciousness. Of course this was not always the case; the written word once ruled over power as the primary means of influencing public opinion. However, motion pictures are becoming the primary form of spreading information and educating audiences. This phenomenon is a tremendous blessing, despite the death that comes with the supremacy of the books: it offers the potential to effectively educate society and contribute to our common culture.
Movies and videos, in many ways, hijack written works as the primary means of spreading ideas and educating the public. Movies are not only entertaining but also play an educational role. Educating society is always a benefit to society, regardless of the way in which information is transmitted.
The effectiveness and impact of films may be due, at least in part, to their inherent nature. As a visual stimulus rather than textual, they showcase content much faster than a book. So movies are better vectors to reach and inform a wide audience. Moreover, the concrete images of the film are much easier to remember later than the imaginary images necessary for reading. A picture is worth 1000 words, we are told, and most movies play at at least 24 frames per second.
A movie or video is qualitatively better than a piece of literature simply because of its ability to showcase more content. Rather, this feature may explain your tendency to watch videos rather than books and learn. Watching a movie is naturally a more passive experience than reading a book. Still, it delivers the content in a way that is much more consumable than a proportionate length book. Movies and videos are more tangible, visual and compact than comparable written works, and therefore easier to remember. According to the books, complaining about the popularity of movies and videos is to ignore the potential benefit they offer to the public.
Numerous studies confirm that most people are visual learners, and in this era of reliance on digital technology, it would be unreasonable to change. So even if YouTube decides to stop functions immediately, people will still continue to watch videos, movies and TV shows or use them as a teaching-learning tool.
Why People Choose to Watch Videos Instead of Books
Since watching a movie / video is inherently a more passive experience than reading, this is the reason why many people prefer to watch a movie or video rather than reading a book. However, although it is more passive, it conveys content in an easier and consumable way than a book of equal length.
Below are a few more reasons why many people prefer visual media over print:
Many have little time to read a book, as they have a very busy and hectic schedule and routine, but also finish it. Therefore, they find it more practical to watch a movie as they can program it and certainly finish it off.
⦁ More Attractive
Reading is an activity that you can do alone. On the other hand, when you watch a movie, the experience is both wonderful and different. You can organize a movie day with your family, friends or lover, cook or order excellent meals for you and those around you to enjoy while watching.
⦁ Isolation on Imagination Although
reading a book can spark your imagination, not everyone can use their minds to create a clear and vivid picture of what is described in the book. Moreover, authors often give too many details or adjectives to describe an object, person, or event, making it much more difficult for other readers to paint. When watching a movie or video, a clear picture, visualization or representation is shown, making it much easier for the viewer to understand the story.