1. As the digital revolution takes hold, Belfast's cinema projectionists are seeing their traditional working methods of film projection pushed out of the way in room for new digital technology.

    This film is a celebration of the craft and the love for the classic method.

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  2. (English follows)

    Synopsis:

    Suite de Change Over et deuxième film de la trilogie La Mort d'un Cinéma, Filmstripe plonge dans la transformation de la cabine de projection, du passage de la pellicule au numérique, et de ses effets sur la présence du projectionniste. À cheval entre documentaire et fiction, Filmstripe met en scène un projectionniste empêtré dans la pellicule, pris dans le décompte du 35mm à projeter. Un apprenti assiste à la scène, tandis que le projectionniste en état d'urgence, tient un discours teinté de souvenir sur la transformation du cinéma, et de sa propre disparition.

    Film hommage au métier de la projection, et en particulier au Cinéma ONF qui fermera bientôt.

    Un film de John Blouin, Nicolas Bilodeau, Martin Legault, Antoine Touchette, François Boulé, Claudine Thériault, et tous ceux qui aideront, en nous appuyant.

    Production Cabina Obscura et Citoyenne

    Contexte de production:
    Les coupures fédérales dans la culture au printemps 2012 amputaient de 10% le budget global de l'Office national du film du Canada. Suite à ces coupures, l'ONF a, entre autres, pris comme décision de fermer la CinéRobothèque et le Cinéma ONF à Montréal, le 1er Septembre 2012.

    La rapidité avec laquelle nous devons tourner ne nous laisse pas le temps de faire les demandes chez les bailleurs de fonds habituels. Le Cinéma ONF ferme ses portes bientôt; le tournage doit s'effectuer avant sa fermeture.

    À quoi servira votre don?

    Les participants au projet s'impliquent de façon bénévole. Le montant amassé servira majoritairement à payer les frais de déplacements et de régie lors du tournage, mixage sonore et autre frais de post-production.

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    Un merci spécial à .tomate d'épingles. qui nous offre des bijoux faits à partir de pellicule pour les donateurs de 75 et 100$. Pour voir leurs superbes bijoux: tomatedepingles.ca

    ENGLISH

    Short Summary

    A sequel to the film Change Over, release in 2010, second film in the trilogy The Death of Cinema, Filmstripe plunges in the transformation of the projection booth, the transition from film to digital, and its effects on the presence of the projectionist. Caught between documentary and fiction, the film portrays a projectionist entangled in the filmstripe, made in the countdown to project 35mm film. An apprentice attends the scene, while the projectionist, into panic, made a speech tinged with memories of the transformation of cinema and his own disappearance.

    A tribute to the art of projection, and particularly to the NFB Cinema in Montreal that will close soon.

    A film by John Blouin, Nicolas Bilodeau, Martin Legault, Antoine Touchette, François Boulé, Claudine Thériault, and all those who help building it.

    Production Cabina Obscura and Citizen Production

    Context:

    The federal cuts in the culture amputated in spring 2012 by 10% the overall budget of the National Film Board of Canada. Following these cuts, the NFB, among others, taken as the decision to close and CineRobotheque NFB Cinema in Montreal on September 1st. The speed with which we must turn leaves us no time to make applications in traditional donors. The NFB Cinema closes its doors on September 1, 2012.

    What your donation will be used for?

    Project participants are involved as volunteers. The amount raised will be used mainly to pay expenses for the shooting, sound mixing and other post-production costs.

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    A special thanks to .tomate d'épingles. that offers us some jewelry made from filmstripe for the contributors at 75 et 100$. To see their beautiful jewelry: tomatedepingles.ca

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  3. This is the projection booth of Merrill's Roxy Cinema when they had 35mm film prints still in action. I am the projectionist in these shots, and I did all of the filming as well during one of my shifts there. This took place in early 2013. They were forced to go all digital a month after this.

    The song "Intro" by The XX is in no way mine, nor do I have any rights to it. This is a student film, which will result in no monetary gain.

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  4. This is a short film about my job as a Projectionist. I am quite proud of this film, mostly because I’m so proud of my job – it seems like a fullfilment of my childhood romantic notions of what I wanted to be when I grew up. Nonetheless what it most discernibly omits is how truly magnificent all the other staff are who work there too.

    It is dedicated to the other projectionists I know, sadly, most of whom have now been made redundant; and unquestionably to Sammy, for the lessons and facts about Projection.

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  5. Portrait of Ridwaan Fridie. A film projectionist in the Labia theatre in Cape Town, South Africa for the past 24 years but with big changes on the horizon where does that leave Ridwaan?

    Blog post about the shoot on my website:philipbloom.net/2012/10/16/capetown/

    Shot on the Canon 1DX in available light using the Canon 50mm F1.2, 100mm L Macro, Rokinon Cine 24mm T1.4. Rokinon Cine 14mm T3.1. Canon 70-200 F4

    Audio Roland R26 with Sanken Cos 11

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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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    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!
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