Below you will find a selection of resources that MCP has produced.

Guide to Creating a DCP Slide

A quick how-to guide to creating a holding slide DCP using DCP-o-matic.

How to plan an outdoor screening

A guide to putting on an outdoor cinema screening, written in partnership with the Independent Cinema Office.

Mad Cornish Projectionist

A twenty-year-old website, providing a wide range of content and material on all things projectionist created by the team behind MCP.

Drive-In Guide

A guide to putting on a drive-in cinema screening, written for the Cinema Technology Community, available for free as a member of the CTC.





HFR Capabilities of Digital Cinema Equipment – New CTC White Paper.

A White Paper I wrote for the CTC around HFR Capabilities of Digital Cinema Equipment. It is available from the CTC website.


Other Useful Resources

Below are links to other useful and helpful resources not produced by MCP.

KDM Inspector

DCPtools Inspector is a free tool that can analyse DCP files
such as CPLs, KDMs and server certificates and find matches between them.


DCP-o-matic is a freeopen-source program to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) from videos, images, sound and subtitle files. You can use it to make content for playback on DCI-compliant cinema projectors.


The online version of the industry-respected Cinema Technology Magazine

Developing Visually Impaired Audiences

Did you know over two million people in the UK live with sight loss? With accessibility and inclusion experts Calvert Creative Concepts, the Independent Cinema Office has developed a practical toolkit to maximise the accessibility of your venue for visually impaired cinema-goers.

New Green Cinema Toolkit

Want to increase your cinema’s environmental sustainability? Climate change is an existential threat, and the need for urgent and far-reaching action has never felt so real. To help cinemas make better and more environmentally sustainable choices, the Independent Cinema Office have created a free Green Cinema Toolkit in collaboration with Julie’s Bicycle for anyone working in film exhibition. No matter the size of your venue or festival, you too can make a difference.

Find out more

Film Projection Guide

Another great resource from the Independent Cinema Office, this guide is about 35mm projection. “Whether you are looking to revitalise existing equipment or are starting from scratch, this guide will give you the information you need on sourcing, installing and operating film projection equipment.

Cinema Technology Community

The Cinema Technology Community (CTC) has a large number of resources available exclusively for its members.