'Digital Decay'

Crofts, C. (2008) 'Digital Decay'. The Moving Image, Fall 2008, 8 (2). xiii-35. ISSN 1532-3978 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/7782

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mov.0.0015


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 article, 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. Whilst these issues are universal, this article is oriented toward a UK perspective.

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Additional Information:Cited in: David Bordwell http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2012/02/13/pandoras-digital-box-pix-and-pixels/ Sarah Street: http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/jbctv.2012.0096 Karen Gracy, bibliography on Preservation in the Digital Age: alcts.ala.org/lrts/digitalage_bib1111.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital cinema, digital projection, celluloid, 35mm film, digital exhibition, digital distribution, practice research, UK Film Council, digital restoration, film preservation, digital film
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:7782
Deposited By: Dr C. Crofts
Deposited On:17 May 2010 08:48
Last Modified:18 Jun 2016 10:02

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