Projection Instructions?

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)
in Chicago.

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
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