Re: [Frameworks] film to digi exhibition - its already happening

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 07 2010 - 14:26:44 PST

> But the picture throw act is the issue there, not the
> transport medium.

Yes... but one major issue with digital _projection_ is the problem
of 'blacks' (and contamination of near blacks --- of course film
prints don't do a dead black either - although Vision Premiere
with its 5.0 (?) D-max is close..... one thing that's different I
think is this: with a projected film print, the blacks are kind of
quavering, emerging out of the darkness of the closed shutter. Merging
then with the pure dark of the shutter period. With digi projection,
dark chips & all, the 'black' is there as a static nothingmuchness for
your eye to study and on a large scale this
is not so pleasant.....

What would really be cool ideally is some kind of dynamic single chip
that acts like a film frame,
modulated translucence refreshing at the frame rate, subtractive....

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