Whatstarted overa decade ago with the use ofdigital effects and offline infilm has grown into the much wideruse ofdigital technology to embrace thewhole scene-to-screen process. Formany,Avid’s Film Composerwas theirfirstencounterwith any form ofdigital film,and today itis commonplace fortheoffline decision-making process. Certainly the use ofequipmentlike Kodak’sCineon,Quantel’s Domino and laterDiscreet’s Inferno have transformed thewhole use ofeffects shots in motion pictures – even to the extentofchangingthe way pictures are made. Initially,only the effects shots were putthrough thefilm-digital-film processes. Now,thanks to furtherdevelopments in manyareas such as digital storage,scanning,processing and projection,wholefeatures are handled as Digital Intermediates to produce digital masters atfullfilm resolution.As the technology gaps are plugged events are moving rapidly so thatdigitalpictures and sound can carry all the way from scene to screen. This is alreadyhappening with a numberoffeature films,including StarWars Episode 2:Attackofthe Clones,shoton digital cameras and digital all the way through toprojection in digital,as well as traditional,cinemas. Famously,George Lucassaid atNAB 2001‘I will nevermake anotherfilm… on film again.’Clearly he isconvinced ofthe benefits ofall-digital production.The digital scene-to-screen path comprises three distinctareas:capture/shooting,postproduction and distribution/projection – otherwiseknow as Digital Cinema. Any partofthis process is interchangeable withthe celluloid medium,thus a film shoot,digital postand film distribution isincreasingly common. To a degree the choice depends on budgets,the required lookand the distribution/cinema networkthatis available.