Consortium Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI). Technical specifications of digital cinema.

Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, by George Lucas, the first major Hollywood film to be shot entirely in 24 frame-per-second high-definition digital video.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, by Peter Jackson, the first major film to use the Performance Capture technique, the digital capturing of acting or movement, to create the character Gollum. The movements and expressions of an actor wearing a special costume full of sensors are digitally captured.


Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, by Kerry Conran, the first film in which the actors were filmed in front of a green screen, using chroma key compositing.


King Kong, by Peter Jackson, the film with the highest number of digital effects shot (2,510). This surpassed the record of previous films, such as Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, by George Lucas, or the Lord of the Rings trilogy, by Peter Jackson.


3D films become more widespread in cinemas following the success of Avatar, by James Cameron.