When you’re in charge of what to watch in your own living room, you’re a Home Projectionist. And online streaming is emerging as the technology tool of choice, while new services are ramping up to enhance what’s already available.
According to an August 30 Broadcast Newsroom release, online move viewing is “surpassing DVDs, Blu-Ray sales, and live theater visits.” It’s a matter of cost, convenience, and choice. When you’re at home, you’re in charge. The article states it is “estimated that 3.4 billion movies will be streamed online in 2012.”
Home Projectionists note, however, that streaming choices don’t have the supplemental behind-the-scenes materials that can enhance a viewing experience.
To fill that void, one new service, for example, DigiTitles.com, offers free “making of” and related content. According to DigiTitles, its content is created and submitted by, “People involved in the production process (e.g., concept artists, storyboard artists, makeup artists, scriptwriters, stunt coordinators, photographers, etc.); producers and content owners interested in promoting their work; and anybody else with relevant information and a desire to share.”
As Home Projectionists evolve, so will the resources available to them to produce increasingly creative viewing experiences for family and friends. Everybody wins.