I don't mind pointing out that when you see a movie projected from a DCP, every screening looks just as good as the 1st time it was shown in that theater. There's no buildup of dirt or scratches. When you see a film print, every screening causes wear on the print, and after a few dozen screenings, you can see a lot of dirt & scratches.
This is going to effect a lot of smaller theaters that haven't yet changed over to digital. It will either force them to buy new projectors (& screens if they want to show 3D) or it will drive some of them out of business when they can't get prints of the next big event film.
BTW, I was at a panel discussion at my favorite art house this morning (http://www.filmforum.org/) where the programmers were asked about digital vs. film. They all agreed that it's not a question of digital vs. film, it's about what the best copy of each particular film is. Some films are only available to them digitally, or they may have a choice between a bad print and a good DCP, or a bad DCP and a good print. They want choose the best copy of a film that they can get, regardless of the format.
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04-28-2012 02:00 PMPost production is not an afterthought!
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