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ERIC Number: ED408987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Pages: 7
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Digital Cinema Principles and Techniques for Multi-Media Development.
Wyatt, Roger B.
Digital electronic technology systems are composed of hardware, software, thoughtware, and their context. The four elements of the model are in a context sensitive relationship where to alter one element is to change them all. Digital Cinema is a theoretical construct for understanding moving images produced and viewed in a digital context. Contemporary global culture is evolving from a mechanistic worldview into an emergent systems model in an age of information. Emergent systems are self-organizing, self-maintaining, self-renewing, and self-transcending. A digital production system for a digital cinema emerges from this theoretical context. The Digital Cinema production system is composed of video, computers, mass storage devices, telecommunications, and audio. Digital moving image productions are the result of a three phase technology restructuring process. In the first phase, new technology enhances existing tasks and processes. It makes them better, faster, cheaper or easier. Phase two is an integrative stage; a technological integration of multiple changed tasks into an integrated whole occurs. At the third phase, technological reconceptualization not only alters the tasks and the processes, but the rational and the outcomes of the process as well. Not only the "how," but the "what" is redefined. Digital Cinema is a phase three technological development. Moving images go through a four phase process regardless of medium format, or scale. The phases are: pre-production, production, post-production, and dissemination. All four phases are profoundly affected by digital restructuring. Digital storyboards point the way to a non-linear, emergent organizational approach to the four phase production process. Specific digital hardware and software applications are designed for each of the four phases to facilitate the digital restructuring process. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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