Chapter 4:Conforming a Workprint

Not all digital films are spared the blade. Although some can spend the entire phase of post production in the digital realm, most films can’t escape the need for being screened in their natural environment: the theater. Rightly so, because one can never know what might be encountered until a film is displayed in the environment in which it was meant to be shown.

Not long ago I viewed a documentary about the building of Boeing’s 777 aircraft. The engineers found a way to test the fitting of parts and structure of the plane in a simulated virtual mode. Nothing was ever manufactured, machined, or tested until it was first created and tested in a computer. Of course, eventually all parts were crafted and tested, ...

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