10  After the Film Is Finished: Distribution

Once a film is finished, there are still several steps in the workflow; the film must be distributed. This may be done on film, digital delivery to theaters, videotape, or DVD. Specialists will handle all of these possible delivery systems, but the film postproduction team will need to understand what the specialists need and be prepared to deliver to them what they need.

Distribution on Film

Distribution on film generally means distribution on 35 mm film. Figure 10.1 shows a typical theater film projection booth, which uses film. With the exception of IMAX, all other film projection formats are essentially dead. True, 70 mm and 16 mm are still used, however they are anachronisms; they have no commercial ...

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