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 April 22nd, 2015. Last updated on April 22nd, 2015.

HOUSE PROJECTIONIST, Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton

Soho Farmhouse… 100 acres. 90 minutes from London. 40 cabins in different sizes and styles, seven-bedroom Farmhouse, four-bedroom cottage. Boathouse with outdoor and indoor pools. Main Barn for eating and drinking. Teeny Barn and Camp. Cowshed Spa. Josh Wood at Farmhouse, Steam and Sauna Island. Mill Room. Farm Shack. Gym & studio. Five-a-side football pitch. Two floodlit astro tennis courts. Winter Ice rink. Crazy golf. Stables. Cookhouse. Farm Shop & Deli. The Store. Orchard. Electric Barn – 45 seat state of the art cinema.

Soho Farmhouse is looking for one full time projectionist and one part-time projectionist to run the Electric Barn, our purpose built, 45-seat cinema. The cinema will be in operation 7 days a week for members screenings and private hire. The cinema is fully digital with 3D and satellite capabilities. In addition candidates will be assisting in AV/IT set ups across the Farmhouse estate.

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 Sarah Mellor at sarah.mellor@sohohouse.com by 15 May 2015.


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Created on April 22nd, 2015. Last updated on April 22nd, 2015.


Soho House London is looking for a part-time projectionist to assist with running of the existing 27 seat screening room in Greek Street and our new 45-seat, state of the art screening room with 4K digital projection capabilities, Dolby Atmos and more, on Dean Street. The screening rooms screen to Soho House members 5 days a week, and are also available for private hire. Both cinemas are 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. As a part-timer, candidates will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours a week across both sites. If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please email your CV to Zsolt Grabler, Technical Manager at Soho House, zsolt@sohohouse.com, applications should reach us by 8 May.

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Created on April 21st, 2015. Last updated on April 21st, 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?


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



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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