Methods of Projection

Projecting 35mm motion picture film is a violent, potentially dangerous act. (Dangerous for the film. Not, thankfully--for the humans involved, although it was before acetate film replaced nitrate more than 50 years ago.) Every minute, 90 feet of expensive artwork passes through a complicated, gear-and-sprocket machine. For the purposes of sound, it must move at … Continue reading Methods of Projection

Great Digital Projection

Call me George Lucas if you must, but I'm ready to embrace digital projection. Chicken Little, in digital 3D at the Sony Metreon, blew me away. Let me explain. Chicken Little, a paint-by-the-numbers studio assembly-line piece of junk that tried vainly to recreate the Pixar magic, did not blow me away. The characters were family … Continue reading Great Digital Projection