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WHAT IS DIGITAL CINEMA?

We can finally answer the question “what is digital cinema?” Digital cinema is a particular case of animation which uses live action footage as one of its many elements. […]

Manual construction and animation of images gave birth to cinema and slipped into the margins…only to re-appear as the foundation of digital cinema. The history of the moving image thus makes a full circle.

Born from animation, cinema pushed animation to its boundary, only to become one particular case of animation in the end.

Lev Manovich, 1995

Has cinema not just become another type of gaming in today’s gaming culture? And, to echo Manovich’s statement, was cinema after all not “born” within the context of optical toys and arcade games?

Wanda Strauven, 2011

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