Dave Middleton

ShoWest and Our Future at the Movies

Published on website: May 11, 2010
Categories: Dave Middleton , Industry , The StoryBoard Blog

ShoWest is billed as the largest motion picture convention and trade show in the world.  It brings together theater owners – represented by NATO, the National Association of Theater Owners – and the major international film distributors – represented by the MPAA, the Motion Picture Association of America.  Together they celebrate their past year’s achievements and talk about the big ideas for the future of the motion picture exhibition business.

There was plenty to celebrate at ShoWest 2010.  The global box office set another all-time record in 2009, reaching almost $30 billion.  North American box office increased for the fourth consecutive year, and was a full 10% higher than in 2008, finishing at a record $10.6 billion.  11% of the North American box office came from 3D showings.

Meet Dave Middleton

Published on website: December 11, 2009
Categories: Dave Middleton , The StoryBoard Blog
headshot_middleton.gifDave Middleton has been with Kodak for 27 years, and has worked in engineering, quality, and film manufacturing. He has been a motion picture business analyst since 2000, with interests in feature film production, distribution, exhibition, digital cinema, and cinema advertising.

Making Movies

Published on website: December 11, 2009
Categories: Dave Middleton , Industry , The StoryBoard Blog

There are many formats available for making a movie, starting with whether it is on film or digital video.  There are many different considerations when choosing a format, including image quality, cost, ease of use, workflow familiarity, aesthetics, archivability, and where you intend to share your story. 

But this story is not about how people are making their movies.  This is about how many people are making movies.