Digital Projections

Crofts, C. (2010) Digital Projections. In: From Silent Screen to Digital Screen: A Century of Cinema Exhibition, Phoenix Square, De Montfort University, Leicester, 10th-11th July 2010. Available from:

PDF (Conference Outline) - Supplemental Material
[img] Microsoft Word (Abstract)
PDF (Abstract)


The fate of 35mm as an acquisition and exhibition medium is intimately connected with questions of future-proofing, archiving, preservation, and access, which are currently at the foreground of recent debates around screen heritage in the UK. In this paper I explore the threat of digital projection to the viability of the 35mm release print, the impact of this on film stock production, and how this will affect film preservation, from a UK perspective. The paper draws on the insights garnered from the interviews I have been conducting in the course of my current practice research project documenting the impact of digital technologies on the film industry.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital projection, cinema exhibition, film distribution, 35mm film, celluloid, film archiving, film restoration, digital decay, bitrot, 3D, 3-D projection, cinecasting, simulcasting, cinema history
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Film and Journalism
ID Code:12343
Deposited By: Dr C. Crofts
Deposited On:21 Dec 2010 13:08
Last Modified:25 May 2018 20:25

Request a change to this item

Total Document Downloads in Past 12 Months

Document Downloads

Total Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...