A Digital Air Motion Photogrammetry System on Ghost in the Shell, Wellington, New Zealand (2016)

Ghost in the Shell Making-Of © Paramount Pictures and Amblin Entertainment

About Us

In 1994 Dayton Taylor invented and patented a system for producing time-independent virtual camera movement in motion pictures and other media and began producing visual effects using arrays of cameras.

Founded in 1995, Digital Air makes Dayton's invention available to filmmakers, storytellers, designers, and production teams worldwide.

Dayton's 1994 prototype sixty lens Timetrack™ film camera is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

Dayton's short film Love's Choice (1986), a short silent narrative film in the style of D.W. Griffith, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Following his 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 in the UK.

In 2005 Dayton purchased the bullet time rig that was built for the making of the film The Matrix (1999). In 2020 we upgraded it with digital activation capabilities and prepared it for a temporary exhibit in Los Angeles. That exhibit was delayed by lock-downs and eventually cancelled. We are now looking for a long-term venue for this singular artifact of digital cinema history.

Always Innovating

For over 30 years Digital Air has made and provided film and digital camera array systems on hundreds of television commercials, films and installations around the world.

Our success is a result of the vision of our clients combined with our experience in the creation of complex visual effects, from previsualization to production to post-production.

Timetrack™ camera test. Dayton Taylor photographed by David Tumblety on Mott Street in New York City in 1994.