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PART THREE: THE DIGITAL DILEMMA 2 REPORT

The Digital Dilemma report published in 2007 focused on the archival status of  motion pictures produced and owned by the Hollywood studios.

The Digital Dilemma 2 report deals with the archival status of  independent narrative films and documentaries. Both reports were co-sponsored by the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of  Congress.  The research was a collaborative endeavor by Andy Maltz and Milt Shefter, who co-authored both reports.

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ADR with Todd-AO’s Ron Bedrosian

Obtaining optimal sound quality while recording on set can be an arduous task for production sound mixers. Let’s face it, exploding bombs, rapid-fire machine guns, massive tanks and even spaceships can get obnoxiously loud — and they can create challenging sound problems on set. To resolve these issues, Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), or the process of re-recording dialogue in post to improve or clarify the diction of the actors, has become an essential part of film and TV production.

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PART TWO: THE DIGITAL DILEMMA 2 REPORT

The Digital Dilemma 2 report was co-sponsored by the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of  Congress. It was co-authored by Andy Maltz and Milt Shefter. Maltz is  director of  the Science and Technology Council at the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Shefter is president of  Miljoy Enterprises, Inc., a media asset preservation firm that provides consulting and project management services.

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PART ONE: THE DIGITAL DILEMMA 2 REPORT

Over the next few weeks P3 Update will run a special Web-exclusive report that touches on the important topic of film preservation. Below is the first report of a three-part series.

Today’s films are the Rosetta Stone of our times. They are how future generations will know who we were and what we did.” — Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC

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The Affects of Today's DigiFX

digitaleffects_doug_ikeler_02-2Visual effects have been a part of movies since 1896 when French Director Georges Méliès produced the first of a series of pioneering films involving special effects. Thanks to computer technology, not only can today’s visual magicians achieve effects that their predecessors could only imagine, filmmakers can create stunning visuals at nearly any budget level. 

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