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01/11/2017
This cartoon, from December 1922, highlights a number of topical issues relating to film projection and good presentation. In the cartoon the projectionist can be seen running a film at a speed far greater than that intended. Before the arrival of…

21/03/2017
Projectionist Bill Pearson describes the period he spent projecting E.T. including the problems with the print and the effect that it had on him and the audience.

29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of learning how to work as a projectionist including the importance of checking film prints when rewinding.

29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of setting up and checking cinema sound systems.

29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson outlines the process of starting the film, checking sound levels and checking the aperture plates as part of good presentation.

29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson descibes the process of making-up film prints, including the projectionist's trick of leaving one frame on the leader to help reassembly.

29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson outlines his thoughts as being the last link in the creative process.

29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of using automated projection systems from the 1980s onwards.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the process of changing-over a film including replacing the carbon rods in the arc lamps.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes working as a relief projectionist during the war, and being told to show edited versions of films during children's matinees.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the process of repairing film damage.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes his experience of the arrival of digital projection, the changes in the number of projectionists over time, getting used to using the digital projector and the benefits of digital on picture…

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the process of starting a performance.

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the erosion of presentation in multiplex cinemas.

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes is experiences of automated projection systems on the work of projectionists.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the process of rehearsing film to get them ready for screening.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams provides an overview of presentation and showmanship in cinemas. He outlines how he was trained by the chief to uphold particular aesthetic standards and the impact that this has on the experience of the audience.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the process of selecting music to be played in the auditorium prior to film screenings.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the importance for projectionists’ work to be invisible.

03/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the projectionist’s duties when the film was on screen, noting the importance of checking films during screenings.

01/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams explains the process of changing over from one projector to another between reels.

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