News and Events


Published 05/02/2018

Special issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television edited by the Projection Project published

The latest issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television (Vol. 15 No. 1), edited by Charlotte Brunsdon, Jon Burrows and Richard Wallace of The Projection Project has been published Edinburgh University Press and can be accessed here. The…
Special issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television edited by the Projection Project published

Published 01/03/2017

The Projection Project at Flatpack Film Festival 2017 - 'Is That A Woman In The Box?' on Apr 9

From the ‘projectionettes’ of the two world wars right up to the present day, this audio-visual talk by Dr Rebecca Harrison (University of Glasgow) and Dr Richard Wallace (University of Warwick) will reveal the hidden history of the women who…

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Published 24/03/2016

Secrets of the projection box

Gas Hall: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 
Sunday 24 April, 3.45pm 
A free event suitable for all ages

Weblink: http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/event/secrets-of-the-projection-box/

Hair in the gate. Cigarette burns. The Maltese Cross. Projectionists inhabit a parallel universe with its own lexicon and rituals. Last year we embarked on the Projection Project exploring different aspects of this world, and at this event we will share some of the stories, sights and sounds we’ve discovered.

Claire Jesson is interested in the projectionist as represented onscreen, and will be showing a selection of clips from different movies. Richard Wallace has travelled the country interviewing a range of film technicians about their work, while Michael Pigott has been capturing the unique auditory environment of the box. Finally, Alexa Raisbeck is a projectionist and artist who will be talking about how her work is informed by analogue film technologies.

Secrets of the projection box

Published 07/05/2016

Inside the projection box, plus screening of Cinema Paradiso

Lifting the veil on cinema’s secrets

Warwick Arts Centre Cinema

Saturday 7 May, 11am-3pm

Tickets £12 (£9)

Book at: http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2016/film-talk-inside-the-projection-box-lifting-the-veil-on-cinemas-secrets/

The next film talk taking place at Warwick Arts Centre is about one of cinema’s unsung heroes.

The projectionist was the technical wizard who brought the screen to life, making audiences laugh, cry and even scream.  An illustrated talk by the Projection Project’s Claire Jesson looks at how the movies imagine this mysterious figure, and Dr Richard Wallace has recorded projectionists’ memories spanning over 50 years of cinema history and the transformation from celluloid to digital exhibition.  Includes a screening of Oscar-winning film, Cinema Paradiso, and a chance to glimpse inside Warwick Arts Centre’s own projection box.

 

Inside the projection box, plus screening of Cinema Paradiso