Can you or your venue still show film?

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Launched by the Mad Cornish Projectionist, and taking over from The Projectionist Agency, a new website entitled WE CAN STILL SHOW FILM, was launched in April 2013 which aims to list the people and the venues which are still able to show film, and the film gauges which are supported. While technology has moved on and progressed, there is going to be a need and a desire to run film, especially 16mm and 35mm for years to come and this resource is designed to help accommodate that. The site also aims to link to companies who still provide film related services such as labs and the such. It is a free website to register

 www.wecanstillshowfilm.co.uk

 

Created on October 1st, 2014. Last updated on September 17th, 2014.

Part-Time Projectionist – ELECTRIC CINEMA, NOTTING HILL

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This prestigious cinema, one of the oldest (103 years old) working cinemas in the UK, is looking for a part-time projectionist. The regular film programme is popular with both tourists and locals and we also offer the cinema for private hires; clients range from birthday parties to film and press launches. This role is an opportunity to work for a cinema that values quality films and a high standard customer experience.

Person Specification / Required Skills:
We are looking for a dedicated person with a passion for film and proven experience with a variety of forms of film and video formats.
Essential:
– Experience working in a technical role within a cinema
– Ability to work as part of a team and also on own initiative
– Ability to learn technical systems quickly
– Willingness to work flexibly and a readiness to work unsociable hours
Desirable:
– Experience working with
• Barco Projectors
• RosettaBridge
• Dolby Show Manager
• HDCAM
Your responsibilities will include the running of performances and helping to set up, run and break down private hire events. You will work on average 15 hours a week, with more hours as and when required.
If you are interested in this position and would like to be considered for the role, please email Tony@electrichouse.com

Created on September 23rd, 2014. Last updated on September 23rd, 2014.

JOB: TECHNICAL MANAGER – AUBIN CINEMA, SHOREDITCH

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This intimate boutique cinema, located in the heart of hipster Shoreditch, is looking for a technical manager. With 45 seats, the cinema has a large loyal clientele who appreciate the uniqueness of the cinema and the  intimacy and comfort it offers it’s audience. Equally popular for private hire, clients range from advertising agencies to banks with screenings for press launches or corporate entertaining to birthdays and filmmaker’s rushes. The Aubin Cinema (www.aubincinema.com) is sister cinema to the Electric Cinema (www.electriccinema.co.uk) on Portobello Road and a vital addition to the Soho House Group’s portfolio.

 

Person Specification / Required Skills:

 

The position requires a wide range of skills including knowledge and experience in all forms of film and video formats;

 

– able to manage a small team of projectionists;

– liaise with clients;

– building maintenance;

– budgets.

 

In addition, we are looking for someone with exceptional organisational skills, flexibility, a readiness to work unsociable hours and to be completely hands-on. Management experience is essential and an interest in film is, of course, a must.

 

If you are interested in this position and would like to be considered for the role, please email projection@sohohouse.com.

 

Created on September 17th, 2014. Last updated on September 17th, 2014.

Welcome

The Complete Projectionist

 

Hello and welcome to my website. This site has been in existence in one form or another since 1997 and originally aimed to look at the world of the Projectionist, the Projector and the cinema industry as a whole. Over the years it has grown and expanded but its aim is to provide information about this part of the entertainment industry.

 

Today as technology and cinema has changed there is additional information on other areas of projection, whether it is in a non-traditional local venue, projection mapping, 360 degree or any other environment where a projected image is used to tell a story.

 

The site continues to aim to look at everything from the earliest cinema technology through to whatever the future has to hold, and everything in between. By far the largest part of this site is now as a news resource providing curated information on the technical and business side of cinema, but also with longer ‘blog’ articles – if you want to see what the latest article I have written is, then head over to the blog contents page.

For a long introduction to the website, then read the introduction section.

 

 

Created on June 3rd, 2014. Last updated on June 3rd, 2014.

September 2014 Edition of Cinema Technology Magazine now available

The latest edition of the fantastic industry leading journal – Cinema Technology Magazine is now out and can be read, free, via the website.

Created on June 3rd, 2014. Last updated on September 1st, 2014.

Course: Presentation training Making the best of your image – 13th October 2014, Birmingham

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Places are still available for:  Presentation Training – Making the best of your image
Date:  Monday 13th October 2014
Venue: Birmingham
Time: 9:15 am Registration
Price: £10.00
Booking Required
Details: The almost complete conversion of the cinema industry from film to digital means that every auditorium has the technical capability to provide superb pictures and sound for every show. Today’s cinema operators and managers have been trained in the rudiments of digital projection, but we all know that going to the cinema means more than pictures and sound – at its magical best it is a uniquely immersive experience. At a time when large flat screen TVs make it easy for the viewer to stay home and watch a movie in HD quality, the cinema must continue to offer more, something special, the opportunity to see, hear and feel movies just as their directors intended. Cinema presentation is a respected art form, but like all aspects of the industry, in today’s digital era it is evolving fast.

This brand new generic course is aimed at today’s cinema managers and operators, and, in as non-technical a manner as possible, will provide hints and tips on how to make a visit to your cinema something really special, a shared experience worth leaving home for, time and again.

Experts with years of experience in the cinema business will explain exactly how you can ensure that every digital screening is the best that it can be.

Course starts at 10:00am with Registration open from 9:15am, and we expect it to finish by 4:00pm

Additional Info:
Fee includes Tea / coffee / snack lunch

You can read a review of the training course which was delivered at the BFI Southbank in July from the current edition of  Cinema Technology Magazine and a further review of the Glasgow training course appears in the current edition.

Click here to Book Now

Created on April 24th, 2014. Last updated on September 1st, 2014.

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