Dallas, TX—Feb 22, 2005
DLP Cinema™ Projection Technology Supported Digital Flight of Miramax's Academy Award®-Nominated "The Aviator"
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP Cinema(tm)
technology, the digital cinema projection technology deployed in movie theatres
worldwide, played a supporting role during the production and post-production
process for Miramax's "The Aviator." The movie, which features 395 visual
effects, received the 2005 Golden Globe(r) Award for "Best Picture" and is
nominated for 11 Academy Awards(r), including "Best Picture."
The creative team behind "The Aviator" used DLP Cinema(tm) projection technology
throughout the entire moviemaking process to achieve Academy Award(r)-nominated
director Martin Scorsese's vision. A Christie 2K DLP Cinema(tm) projector
provided the visual effects team with the ability to immediately view color
correction passes - serving as a valuable tool while they painted the desired
look of the Howard Hughes era and gave a futuristic look to aviation. In
addition, an NEC DLP Cinema(tm) projector at Scorsese's home in New York enabled
him to remotely view digital dailies and recommend alterations to the visual
fidelity of each scene.
"'The Aviator' provides a truly awe-inspiring visual experience and exemplifies
the visual capabilities that digital tools provide moviemakers," said Doug
Darrow, Business Manager for DLP Cinema(tm). "The results are tremendous and we
are proud that DLP Cinema(tm) technology was as a key component of achieving the
Scorsese's vision in this award-winning movie."
DLP Cinema(tm)-equipped projectors are currently in use at more than 30 leading
post-production facilities; in addition to 25 test labs and screening rooms