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The Digitalization of Motion Picture Production and Its Value Chain Implications

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Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
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Querétaro Campus, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Santiago de Querétaro 76140, Mexico
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Institute for Philosophy, History of Literature, Science and Technology, Technical University of Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Faculty of Humanities, University of Potsdam, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
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Academic Editor: Andreu Casero-Ripollés
Journal. Media. 2021, 2(3), 397-416; https://doi.org/10.3390/journalmedia2030024
Received: 3 May 2021 / Revised: 5 July 2021 / Accepted: 6 July 2021 / Published: 9 July 2021
Technological change and development have been ongoing in the motion picture industry since its beginnings some 125 years ago. What further advancements of digitalization can be expected over the next decade and what are its implications for the industry’s value chain? To answer this question, we conducted an international two-stage Delphi study. The results suggested a more frequent use of smartphones as cameras, the emergence of full digital film sets and digital star avatars, as well as advancements in VR-based and interactive movies. The findings imply challenges for traditional players in the motion picture value chain. Production technology becomes both simpler and more complex, leading to the threat of new entrants. View Full-Text
Keywords: cinema; Delphi study; digitalization; film; movie; motion picture; technological forecasting cinema; Delphi study; digitalization; film; movie; motion picture; technological forecasting
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Schulz, A.; Eder, A.; Tiberius, V.; Solorio, S.C.; Fabro, M.; Brehmer, N. The Digitalization of Motion Picture Production and Its Value Chain Implications. Journal. Media. 2021, 2, 397-416. https://doi.org/10.3390/journalmedia2030024

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Schulz A, Eder A, Tiberius V, Solorio SC, Fabro M, Brehmer N. The Digitalization of Motion Picture Production and Its Value Chain Implications. Journalism and Media. 2021; 2(3):397-416. https://doi.org/10.3390/journalmedia2030024

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Schulz, Anne, Amelie Eder, Victor Tiberius, Samantha Casas Solorio, Manuela Fabro, and Nataliia Brehmer. 2021. "The Digitalization of Motion Picture Production and Its Value Chain Implications" Journalism and Media 2, no. 3: 397-416. https://doi.org/10.3390/journalmedia2030024

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