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The EDCF Guide to Digital Cinema Production by Lars Svanberg

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6The Economics of Digital Cinema-the Benefits of Change

Sean Foley

A digital cinema production is more cost-effective than a traditional film production. The full scale adoption and standardization of digital cinema technology by the motion picture industry will signify a fundamental change in the way movies are made and exhibited. It is my hope that digital acquisition and computer software will bring the cost of filmmaking lower than ever, eventually relieving the art of filmmaking of Hollywood’s damaging tendency, its hegemony. At the end of Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, the 1991 documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now!, Francis Ford Coppola delivers an almost melancholy prophecy: ‘To me, the great hope is that now these ...

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