Digital Projections

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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:

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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
Depositing User: Dr C. Crofts
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 13:08
Last Modified: 25 May 2018 20:25


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