The film industry is undergoing a revolution the scope of which has not been seen since the introduction of sound in motion pictures in the 1920s. To combat piracy, cut production and distribution costs, and ensure the highest quality cinema experience, studios and distributors around the globe have initiated a wholesale transition from using 35mm celluloid prints to digital cinema packages (DCP). It is estimated that by 2015, ninety-five percent of the world's film venues will have exchanged their 35mm film projectors for high definition digital projectors. Friends of Film Members are invited to join the MFA Film team for a behind-the-scenes look at the literal mechanics of the MFA Film Program, with a focus on what we’re doing in response to the film industry’s head-first dive into the transition from exhibition on 35mm prints to high definition digital cinema packages.
From Celluloid to Digital: Behind the Scenes of the MFA’s Film Program
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
- Admission For members only - no ticket required
- Event Type
- Special Event
- Special Instructions
- A reception will follow.
- Exclusively for Friends of Film