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Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

In this photo made Thursday, June 26, 2014, light from a digital projector beams from the projection house at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine. Drive-in movie theater operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the costly switch from film to digital. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

SACO, Maine (AP) — Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch.

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Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

In this Tuesday, June 24, 2014 photo, Terry Notary, a stuntman on the film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," demonstrates how he achieved ape-like movements with arm extenders for his motion capture performance for the film, at Hollywood Dance Center in Los Angeles. In the movie opening Friday, July 11, 2014, Notary plays more than 100 primates. He also taught the film’s stars and stuntmen how to find their simian side. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terry Notary is Hollywood’s human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature.

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