I enjoyed a short tour at Museum of the Moving Image with my classmates last week, and the amazing experience there must be a gift for me before Thanksgiving holiday.
Museum of the Moving Image (NYC) is a media museum which located in Astoria, Queens. The museum shows many exhibitions in the fields of TV, film and digital media, aiming at enhance public understanding and appreciation of technology and art. We were guided by a professional commentator, she shows us these ancient radios, TVs and cameras as the first part.
Television played an important part in my childhood when I growing up in my grandma’s home, the various kinds of TV programs occupied much of my free time. Maybe the experience before leads me to work on the field of media now, and when I saw these old “machines”, I could feel a sense of intimacy.
With the development of technology, multi-camera and multi-screen are used in every television station today and the instructor in broadcasting shows us clip-art in a live baseball game.
Another exhibition impressed me a lot is the model part. We can see the stage property used to be very simple and plain, and then designers create models to represent huge bridges or buildings, they even use special material in making fake human’s body. That kind of technology are widespread used in the movies.
If you are also interested in this museum, just click http://www.movingimage.us, and a major exhibition devoted to Martin Scorsese will coming soon.
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