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.

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Created on May 28th, 2015. Last updated on May 28th, 2015.

PART-TIME PROJECTIONIST REQUIRED, Babington House, Frome

Babington House, a hotel, spa, members club and cinema, in the heart of Somerset, is looking for a part-time projectionist to assist with running of the screening room. The cinema regularly screens four nights a week for members and hotel guests, and is also available for private hire. The cinema is fully digital, 3D as well as featuring 35mm capabilities. The successful candidate will be working alongside one of the most skilled and knowledgeable projectionists in the UK – a unique opportunity.

Candidates should be conversant in all forms of film and video formats, be able to work well within a team, liaise with clients, flexible and with a readiness to be completely hands-on. If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please email your CV to Albert Lilley, Chief Projectionist at Babington House, albert@babingtonhouse.co.uk.

www.babingtonhouse.com

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Created on May 28th, 2015. Last updated on May 28th, 2015.

PROJECTIONIST REQUIRED, Electric Cinema Shoreditch

The Electric Cinema Shoreditch, an intimate boutique cinema located in the heart of hipster Shoreditch, is looking for a projectionist. With 50 seats, the newly refurbished cinema has a large loyal clientele who appreciate the intimacy and comfort the cinema offers. Equally popular for private hire, clients range from advertising agencies to city companies with screenings for press launches or corporate entertaining to birthdays and filmmakers’ rushes.  The cinema is fully digital with 3D capabilities, as such the position requires a wide range of skills including knowledge and experience in all forms of film and video formats; AV/IT knowledge and experience is preferred as well as the ability to work with different computer systems and processes.

Candidates should be able to work well within a team, liaise with clients, flexible and with a readiness to be completely hands-on. Candidates will be required to work a minimum of 25 hours a week, and be flexible to work across other Soho House & Co sites like the Electric Cinema Portobello and Soho House London. If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please email your CV to Pat Wakeley, Cinema Manager, at pat.wakeley@electriccinema.co.uk, applications should reach us by 15 June.

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Created on May 28th, 2015. Last updated on May 28th, 2015.

March 2015 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.

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Created on March 1st, 2015. Last updated on February 26th, 2015.

The Projection Project – tell your story

The Projection Project is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council which investigates cinematic projection. It documents the projectionist’s role as it passes into history, following the switch of most cinemas to digital projection between 2010 and 2012. It also looks at the contemporary expansion of projected images outside of the cinema.

Running from October 2014 to January 2018, the project will use interviews with projectionists, archive research, feature films and photographs to explore historical projection and the digital transformations of the twenty-first century.

The contemporary transitions in projection are the latest in a series of transformations through which the history of cinema itself can be traced. We will learn from projectionists themselves about what the job entails, and look at trade papers and trade union records to chart significant alterations in exhibition practice, the projectionists’ views of cinema and the aesthetics of the ‘good performance’. This combination of methods will allow us to contribute to the understanding and history of cinema as both industry and artform.

 

And I am pleased to be part of the Advisory Board for this fantastic project.

 

For more details and to take part, please visit: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/film/research/current/theprojectionproject/

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Created on February 27th, 2015. Last updated on February 27th, 2015.

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

 

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Created on January 9th, 2015. Last updated on January 9th, 2015.

Company Finances

Keep track of how various cinema companies are performing. Simply click on a link below and it will take you to a page of information