Oscar winners in Wellington to discuss digital cinema
The significant technological changes cinema is undergoing will be discussed at a film symposium in Wellington this week.Academy Award winning artists Richard Taylor and Alex Funke will discuss the digital revolution (animation, graphics, sound and specia
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
The significant technological changes cinema is undergoing will be discussed at a film symposium in Wellington this week.
Academy Award winning artists Richard Taylor and Alex Funke will discuss the digital revolution (animation, graphics, sound and special affects) on Thursday and New Zealand's contribution to it.
Event organiser Tim Groves said the way cinema was made, the advances in technology and the way film would be distributed to cinemas around the world was transforming.
Mr Groves said in the near future film reels would no longer be sent to cinemas but “beamed” across to them. He said other technology advancements such as e-commerce and websites were increasingly being used to sell merchandise and to promote film.
“One of the most significant aspects of Weta and New Zealand’s participation in digital technology is its economic benefit to the country.
“This symposium will explore the creative and industrial opportunities and challenges that have emerged as a result, as well as some of the aesthetic and cultural implications of the transition to digital cinema – the most significant development in cinema since the arrival of sound,” Mr Grove said.
The event will be held at Government Buildings.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
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