Digital projection (Mick Corfield)

Mick Corfield interviewed by Richard Wallace

Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the moment he knew digital projectors would replace projectionists.

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The time I knew that we were finished was the time when there was a problem with a projector and I was standing with my projectionist and we dialled in on the ISDN line, he sorted it out and he said to me on the phone, “All I’ve got to do is press ‘start’, shall I press ‘start’?” And I went, “I don’t think that’s a good idea, do you?” And he went, “No actually.” And then I pressed ‘start’ and then I turned round to my colleague and went, “We’re finished because if he can press ‘start’ remotely we’re finished.” So that was when it was pretty straightforward that we knew that we were on our way out.

Title

Digital projection (Mick Corfield)

Description

Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the moment he knew digital projectors would replace projectionists.

Source

Interview with Mick Corfield

Publisher

The University of Warwick

Date

08/12/2015

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Sound recording
interview extract

Coverage

2005-

Interviewer

Richard Wallace

Interviewee

Mick Corfield

Date of Interview

03/08/2015

Location

Coventry

Transcription

The time I knew that we were finished was the time when there was a problem with a projector and I was standing with my projectionist and we dialled in on the ISDN line, he sorted it out and he said to me on the phone, “All I’ve got to do is press ‘start’, shall I press ‘start’?” And I went, “I don’t think that’s a good idea, do you?” And he went, “No actually.” And then I pressed ‘start’ and then I turned round to my colleague and went, “We’re finished because if he can press ‘start’ remotely we’re finished.” So that was when it was pretty straightforward that we knew that we were on our way out.

Original Format

One-to-one interview

Duration

00:00:36

Bit Rate/Frequency

320kbps

Cinema

Cineworld, 181 Broad Street, Birmingham

Citation

The Projection Project, “Digital projection (Mick Corfield),” Projection Project, accessed May 22, 2019, https://projectionproject.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/410.

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