Founded by Dayton Taylor in 1995, Digital Air collaborates with the world's most creative filmmakers, storytellers, designers, and production teams.Dayton's 1994 invention: a system for producing time-independent virtual camera movement in motion pictures and other media, described how "frozen moment" ("time slice"), slow motion, and interactive virtual camera movement could be produced using an array of cameras. Dayton's work with his invention became the reference for the “bullet time” visual effects in The Matrix (1999), "universal capture" in The Matrix sequels, and the moving "volumetric video" holograms in Ghost in the Shell (2017). Following Digital Air's work on Tony Scott’s Déjà Vu (2006), Dayton received the 2007 Saxby Award for achievement in the field of three-dimensional imaging from the Royal Photographic Society.Dayton's 1994 prototype sixty lens Timetrack™ film camera is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.Dayton's short film Love's Choice (director) is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
For over 25 years Digital Air has provided our custom-made camera array systems on hundreds of television commercials, films and installations around the world.Our success is a result of the creativity of our clients combined with our expertise in the production of complex in-camera visual effects from previsualization to post-production.
Timetrack™ camera test. Dayton Taylor photographed by David Tumblety on Mott Street in New York City in 1994.