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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Online Managers Online Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

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Digital Domain Florida eyes games

Digital Domain's new Florida digital production studio is planning to carve out niches in videogames, animation and even military simulation graphics.

The Port St. Lucie studio will bear the Digital Domain name and, for now, movie f/x will be done primarily at the Los Angeles and Vancouver outposts.

In addition to $50 million in new investment from DD parent company Wyndcrest Holdings, the studio is getting a $10 million cash grant from local developers, administered by the city of Port St. Lucie; a 15-acre land grant from a local developer, valued at $10 million; and a $20 million grant from the state of Florida's Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

Move follows DD's recent announcement that it will expand to Vancouver (Daily Variety, Oct. 6).

Moreover, Florida State U.'s film school has signed a letter of intent to partner with Wyndcrest on the new facility.

Read the entire article at:               [The press releases are at Digital Domain's bizarre flash based website.]

Digital Domain Florida eyes games - Variety
By DAVID S. COHEN

David Rivera, chairman of the appropriations committee for the Florida House of Representatives, told Daily Variety, "Anything we can do to incentivize growth of (the film) industry is good for our state."

DD Florida will focus on videogames and animation, said Cliff Plumer, CEO of Digital Domain. "We can do that now ...

Digital Domain has been developing its own animation projects internally, and with the new...

The new studio also will have a defense division working on creating high-quality graphics for military simulation and training,...

The incentive package requires DD Florida to have at least 500 employees, paid an average of $65,000, within four years....

That will greatly expand DD's total workforce, which now numbers around...

Plumer also reiterated that Venice-based DD will keep its headquarters...

"The decisionmakers, the filmmakers, are all in L.A. We need to have our core presence there for that part of the business," he said.