1. John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.

    This lesson is part of the FilmmakerIQ course: "Everything You Need To Know about Aspect Ratio"
    filmmakeriq.com/courses/everything-you-need-to-know-about-aspect-ratio

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  2. Eamon Cradden talks about what it's like to be a projectionist from the time he started to present day, along with the changeover to digital cinema and what this means to him and his fellow projectionists.

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  3. Phil Henshal works at The Cornerhouse in Manchester as a projectionist, a job that was once of most significant importance in the cinema but is now being pushed to the fringes of redundancy by the developments in digital film projection. Mild-mannered and polite, his inoffensive demeanour cannot hide his concern for the ageing practise of manual film projection.

    A film by Pauline Dabrowski, Shane Fennelly & Esther Maagdenberg

    # vimeo.com/38884716 Uploaded 1,318 Plays 2 Comments
  4. "Maurice" profiles the owner-projectionist of what may be the last porno movie house in Europe still playing 35 mm films. A champion of 70s vintage pornographic films which he has projected to a loyal clientele for over forty years at his "Beverly" cinema in Paris' Theater district, Maurice Laroche imagines himself as technician of a dying art form, purveyor of love and adoration of the female form, and defender of this last bulwark of sincere longing and honest lust in the face of impersonal modernity and digital consumerism.

    2011 Nevada City Film Festival
    Winner - BEST OF THE FEST
    Winner - BEST DOCUMENTARY

    2012 Florida Film Festival
    Winner - Grand Jury Prize
    BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

    2012 Chicago Underground Film Festival
    Honorable Mention - Jury Prize
    BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

    Previous Screenings
    2011 San Francisco Documentary Festival
    2011 Santa Fe Film Festival
    2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam
    2012 Anderson Valley Film Festival
    2012 Thin Line Film Festival
    2012 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
    2012 0110 Digital Film Festival New Delhi
    2012 Sarasota Film Festival
    2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival
    2012 CalArts Film/Video Showcase - RedCat Theater/Walt Disney Concert Hall
    2012 London International Documentary Festival
    2014 LACMA9 Shorts Program - LACMA Los Angeles

    realisateur Patrick Kack-Brice
    producteur Robin Robles
    montage Arnaud De Cazes
    image Lucie Baudinaud
    son Sylvain Lambinet

    HD - 18:48min

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  5. Short documentary on the "tidal wave" of digital cinema replacing traditional celluloid exhibition, featuring thoughts from projectionists and other cinema workers.

    If you agree with Julia Marchese, sign her petition to keep studios' 35mm archives going!
    thepetitionsite.com/1/fight-for-35mm/

    This film was shortlisted as one of the top 5 entries in Sundance London's 'Story of Our Time' short film competition:
    competition.sundance-london.com/winner-announcement

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Projectionists and Projection

Peter J. Knight

As cinema moves from film to digital there have been a number of different films made about projectionists and the change over. This channel is an attempt to collect all of those films and stories together in one place. Along the way I have also found…


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As cinema moves from film to digital there have been a number of different films made about projectionists and the change over. This channel is an attempt to collect all of those films and stories together in one place. Along the way I have also found some short films which have projectionists as part of the theme or character of the film and these have been added also.

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  • Mark Aaron Sharon

    Neat! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about projecting film. I can't wait to watch all these. Thanks for adding my little piece I threw together while bored one night at the Legendary Texas Theatre in Dallas. Yes, THAT Texas Theatre!
    -mas

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