The Challenges of Digital Projection, Part 2: Distribution

As the theatrical film industry moves to digital projection, will we still be able to watch independent films and classic movies on the big screen? Last week I covered one major issue: How will small, independent theaters finance expensive new projectors and the servers required to run them? This week I'm covering the other side … Continue reading The Challenges of Digital Projection, Part 2: Distribution

The Challenges of Digital Projection, Part 1: The Theaters

Esthetically speaking, I see no problem with digital projection. Under the best of conditions, 2K DCP projection looks better than 35mm film--and 4K looks better than 2K. An incompetent projectionist can ruin a digital presentation, of course, but with film, they can ruin the presentation and the print. As transitions go, digital hardly changes the … Continue reading The Challenges of Digital Projection, Part 1: The Theaters