Texas Instruments (TI) DLP Cinema technology, the digital cinema projection technology deployed in movie theatres worldwide, assisted the directors and visual effects team of Miramax's and Dimension Films' SIN CITY during post-production to achieve the desired comic-book feel of the movie. Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller relied upon DLP Cinema projectors to ensure rich and consistent color in the movie.
The hyper-realistic black-and-white, and desaturated colored look of the film was achieved through the use of a DLP Cinema projector at EFILM, which operates the most advanced digital laboratory in the world. The entire movie was color corrected digitally with a DLP Cinema projector, where color was digitally manipulated for both film and digital projection.
"With a one-to-one ratio to what is done and what is projected, changes can be viewed immediately rather than waiting for days from the traditional photochemical film-based process of color timing," said Rodriguez. "The DLP Cinema projector was key as both a valuable timesaver and creative tool in the digital workflow."
"SIN CITY is a visually inventive movie from directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and a great indicator of how DLP Cinema technology accurately reproduces a dynamic range of black levels and colors," said Doug Darrow, business manager for DLP Cinema. "Since the entire movie was color corrected digitally, watching a DLP Cinema presentation of SIN CITY will give moviegoers the true visual interpretation of the movie."
DLP Cinema projectors are in nearly 100 leading post-production facilities, test labs and screening rooms worldwide.
SIN CITY opens in the U.S. April 1, 2005.
For more information, visit www.dlpcinema.com.