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Hey!!!!! Is there a projectionist needed there? 30 Apr 2001 17:47 #1621

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With automations, does the projectionist need to be there when the shows/projector/console is starting, or now, do they just need to check up on it every now and then?

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Re: Hey!!!!! Is there a projectionist needed there? 02 May 2001 08:47 #1622

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One of the most common problems seen in theatres is pictures that are slightly out of focus or out of frame. In theatres where "Film Done Right" is important, the projectionist checks the image and sound when the projector first starts, and several times during the show. Although no one in the audience complains, they get the impression the theatre can't present a sharp image, and don't return. As far as framing, see my latest article in Kodak's Cinema Notes:
http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/newsletters/notes/spring2001/pytalk.shtml

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Re: Hey!!!!! Is there a projectionist needed there? 02 May 2001 23:46 #1623

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Well, you can try sending up the snack bar help when there's a brain wrap and see if they can keep you from refunding . . . . Until all prints arive in perfect condition and every previous projectionist never has a bad day, someone who knows more than how to suggestive sell the next size up of drink will be needed.

right now i am running a trashed print of "In the Mood for Love." The last projectionist(s) pulled it off the platter with a take-up reel lower than the platter, there are emultion scratches down both sides of the gate tracks, and whatever they used for splicing tape seems to becoming unglued. I'm running the loops a little large to take up any slight jumps and am cking framing after every change-over and splice.

right now i'm feeling pretty damned neccessary.
Paul Turner
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Re: Hey!!!!! Is there a projectionist needed there? 03 May 2001 08:37 #1624

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Avalon: If every theatre had skilled and caring projectionists, damaged prints would be a rarity. Most of the damage seen today (bad splices, scratches, dirt) are easily preventable. Cutting costs to the bone on projection and maintenance is penny wise and pound foolish. Paying for one damaged print will cost much more than the extra wages needed to attract and keep a competent projection staff. Not to mention the money lost when poor projection drives your customers to other theatres or their home "theatres".

Grand_Cameo has it all wrong in trusting presentation quality to automation or untrained/unmotivated minimum wage people.

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
EI Worldwide Technical Services
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Eastman Kodak Company
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Eastman Kodak Company
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Re: Hey!!!!! Is there a projectionist needed there? 03 May 2001 14:23 #1625

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While we installed the automation because we have two booths we've always felt better having a brain and an eye ball with two good hands attached and ready for action. Autos are good but trained people are better.

Mike Hurley
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Re: Hey!!!!! Is there a projectionist needed there? 03 May 2001 22:17 #1626

Much better to have trained people up there. Rather than trying to let it run alone. I was lucky when I was Booth mgr at the 24 screen that I was able to train all of my people long before construction was complete.
I also forced them to not cut my payroll if they wanted "film done right" If you are going to do it do it right.
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Re: Hey!!!!! Is there a projectionist needed there? 11 May 2001 19:43 #1627

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A good projectionist makes things look simple. There's no muss, no fuss and he always seems to be doing nothing. Except the place is spotless and nothing ever breaks and if it does he fixes it. It ain't by accident folks. Any projectionist doing a good job is worth their weight in tribute. Tribute I can give: gold I cannot!

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