Technology has placed the phrase 24 frame playback in a museum with the Dinosaurs. In its place, digital device imagery, that seamlessly streams to a smart phone, tablet, video wall, or computer screen.
Creating these in-demand graphics fall to a group of artists and technicians working in the thin space between familiarity and copy infringement. Charged with the task of supporting the storyline while not stealing the actor’s thunder, DDI is the critical component which has become more important with our reliance on digital devices.
Originating from the now-outdated moniker “24-frame playback,” a relatively recent relic from when CRT TV sets needed to be synched with film cameras, the field has morphed into a fusion of high tech, creativity and art.
Khaos Digital’s growth as a major supplier of DDI to the Hollywood Film and Television industries perfectly reflects this metamorphosis from 24-frame playback to the more complex world of LCD’s, Digital Cameras, and DDI.
Creating web searches, surveillance footage, satellite transmissions and online games are all in a days work for the talented staff at Khaos. In addition, the action has to be compressed to reflect the shortened reality of scripts.
The life of a DDI artist is a behind-the-scenes job that brings with it new and unforeseen challenges on a daily basis.
Not only does the software present challenges, it often takes thousands of dollars of hardware to make a laptop perform according to the writer’s whim. Khaos takes care of that too, supplying skilled on-set technicians who coordinate the actors and their interaction with the digital devices.
About KHAOS DIGITAL:
For over 15 years, the team at Khaos Digital has been facilitating innovative, high-tech, and cost-effective video and graphic solutions for some of the industries most prestigious productions. From a simple hand-held device to a data wall as big as your soundstage; from the laptop of a solitary student to a complete Mission Control-Khaos Digital can bring playback content from the script to the set.
The company website is http://www.khaosdigital.com
To find out more about this evolving field of DDI contact:
Khaos Digital. 323.762.2260
- Mark Marcum : Owner
- Judy Marks : Sales
- Simon Knights : Graphics
- Bernie Druckman : Program Coordinator
6007 Waring Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038