exhibitors and moviegoers alike, digital cinema promises, over time,
the single most significant enhancement of the movie experience
since "The Jazz Singer" introduced sound in 1927.” (Source: Ron Sabin New York Times 11/26/2000)
Digital Cinema is the next major wave of motion picture technology
for both production and distribution and Seattle Film Group LLC will
utilize it to the fullest. Digital Cinema will reduce production
costs over traditional 35mm filming and decrease the shooting time
in the making of these movies.
Entertainment industry leaders agree that the major trend in the
future is towards Digital Cinema: digital production with digital
special effects, digital post-production, and digital distribution.
Thanks to the leading efforts of George Lucas, the creator of Star
Wars, and other progressive minded individuals, major corporations,
such as Sony, Panavision, Panasonic, and Texas Instruments, have
created digital cameras, lenses, projectors and other equipment for
the film industry. The major movie studios in Hollywood are
implementing policies of gradually changing over to digital
production of their films and television shows as well as digital
distribution of motion pictures to theaters for their movies.
Microsoft is one of the major companies at the forefront of the
technological advancement in digital film projection and
distribution through its Redmond, WA based Windows Media
division. Microsoft projects considerable savings from digital
projection and distribution of motion pictures globally to thousands
of theaters at a fraction of traditional costs.
“Were bringing the
cinematic experience closer to what was actually shot during
filming, helping to protect the intellectual property of the
industry, and giving theatres a competitive marketing advantage to
attract larger audiences. We’re seeing people lining up for digital
cinema while screens with film at
those locations have seats available.” (F.Stirling, Boeing)