From: zryd (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Feb 05 2007 - 07:44:25 PST
The main thing I would emphasize, especially for academic screening
spaces, is to get an expert on projection systems and architecture
involved early at the planning stages. I know of an institution that did
not consult with a film theatre designer and managed to build a booth
that was too narrow to accommodate two 35mm projectors without excessive
parallax. Academic planning tends to be top-heavy such that actual users
get cut off from the planning (i.e., Deans rather than Profs meet with
the architects); also, academic rooms are by definition multi-purpose,
which often leads to the jack of all trades and master of none problem.
In addition, if you want to be able to show archival 35mm prints--as NYU
should--they should consult with a FIAF person about getting projection
equipment approved for FIAF member archival print projection. I've been
told the best person to consult with is James Bond (yes, his real name)
-- Michael Zryd Associate Professor Department of Film, CFT 223 York University 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, CANADA tel: 416-736-5149 fax: 416-736-5710 email suppressed __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.