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 February 21st, 2014. Last updated on February 21st, 2014.

Screentrade International Directory (SID)

Screentrade Magazine have produced an International Directory of suppliers to the cinema industry. A sample of the directory is available to view here:

 

SID Web Ad

More information is available from the website.

 

 

Created on February 21st, 2014. Last updated on February 21st, 2014.

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 January 1st, 2014. Last updated on December 4th, 2013.

Join the Projected Picture Trust

You may not know, but I am actually the chairman of the Projected Picture Trust, and I urge all projectionists and people who love traditional projectors and engineering to become members.

To all those who have, or had, some interest in projected moving images, past and present.

Perhaps you’re already connected with today’s cinema, technical or otherwise, but have an interest in vinage equipment, or you have been retired from the business so long, you would wish to revist “the good old days”.

Take hear and consider joining The Projected Picture Trust and help preserve the magic of cinema. Apart from equipment restoration, the Trust provides help and assitance to non-commercial community cinemas and museums exhibiting film related artefacts.

The Museum of Cinema Technology has perhaps, the largest colleciton of all types of film equipment in the UK. The Data Archive within the musuem holds over 3000 items including technical manuals, film related documents, press cuttings etc. Membership of the PPT will give you access to these amenities as well as the collections with the Trust’s regions.

You can join us today by signing up online via Paypal.
http://www.ppttrust.org

Created on February 19th, 2012. Last updated on February 21st, 2014.

Weekend Box Office, Apr. 18–20

1. Captain America 2$25.6 M
2. Heaven is for Real$22.5 M
3. Rio 2$22.2 M
4. Transcendence$10.9 M
5. A Haunted House 2$8.8 M

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