AMIA Projection Workshop http://www.projectionworkshop.com Access Through Exhibition. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:22:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 The Projection Workshops http://www.projectionworkshop.com/the-projection-workshops/ Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:36:58 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=150 The Projection Workshop provides resources and training to support those involved in the projection of 35mm film. Areas of instruction include: the handling of 35mm prints, working with lending institutions, and the technical skills needed for projection and maintenance. In addition to hands-on workshops, our goals also include the support of the broader community of 35mm exhibition – from encouraging peer-to-peer training to increasing the availability of online resources.

While digital is the primary exhibition format today,  many theatres continue to screen 35mm prints.  New audiences continue to appreciate rare prints, archive films and titles from private collections, many of which are not available in a digital format.  More and more of these prints come from archives and similar institutions, and damaged prints cannot be replaced.  This makes the handling and projection of film prints critical, and training imperative.

The workshops  offer speakers and hands-on tutorials for projectionists at different levels of experience working with 35mm film prints and focus on film preparation and projection as well as special stipulations for archival projection, and coordinating with lending institutions.  The workshops are aimed at those who have some booth experience and are looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

  • 2017 | Three Day Intermediate Workshop (Boston Light & Sound, Boston, MA)
  • 2016 | Three Day Workshop (Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, Texas)
  • 2014 | Single Day Workshop (Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, Texas)

The Projection Workshop was developed in 2014 by AMIA’s Film Advocacy Task Force and the AMIA Projection and Presentation Committee with the support and partnership of the Alamo Drafthouse

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Intermediate Workshop Curriculum http://www.projectionworkshop.com/intermediate-workshop-curriculum/ Sat, 02 Sep 2017 21:42:24 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=137 This intermediate-level workshop will offer small group and one-on-one  training for projectionists who already have an understanding of the operation of a film projector – attendees should feel comfortable with threading and light maintenance before attending.

The workshop will –

  • Assess and reinforce correct techniques and skills
  • Provide small-group and one-on-one training in the areas of proper projection maintenance and configuration
  • Provide an understanding of the history and context of film projection
  • Provide an understanding of proper presentation and showmanship

Curriculum will include hands on work on standard 35mm projectors, customized per attendee needs, and will include:

  • Cleaning and care
  • Film path and troubleshooting
  • Assessment tools – an overview
  • Lamphouse maintenance and optical components
  • Presentation and showmanship
  • Projection issues
  • Basic audio
  • Program management

The workshop will take place at Boston Light & Sound in Boston, MA, with instruction from BLS technicians and Chapin Cutler.  Class size will be limited to 12 people.  In your registration, please include which 35mm projection system(s) you are currently using at your theater or institution or which ones you would prefer to receive training on.  We may be able to accommodate depending on availability.

The curriculum development is from working archivists and projectionists experienced in the handling of rare and archival prints.

 

 

 

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Registration is open http://www.projectionworkshop.com/intermediate-projection-workshop/ Sat, 02 Sep 2017 21:28:32 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=134 AMIA, in partnership with Boston Light & Sound and The Film Foundation, offers a three day Intermediate Projection Workshop training projectionists and staff presenting 35mm film in theaters.

The three-day intermediate workshop is intended for projectionists with a good understanding of the operation of a film projector.  Attendees should feel comfortable with threading and light maintenance before attending the Workshop.

The workshop curriculum will –

  • Asses and reinforce correct techniques and projection skills
  • Provide adequate, small-group and one-on-one training in the areas of proper projection maintenance and configuration
  • Provide an understanding of the history and context of film projection
  • Provide an understanding of proper presentation and showmanship

 

Class size will be limited to 12 projectionists to allow for the hand-on training.  The workshop will be held at Boston, Light & Sound at their facility in Boston on October 30-November 1, 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for small group and one-on-one training for projectionists working with 35mm film, especially with archival and rare prints.

 

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Registration is $350 per person for the three day workshop.
Registration is limited to 12.

 

Nearby Hotel:  The Crowne Plaza Newton is nearby and has a rate of $139 per night.

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Workshop Materials http://www.projectionworkshop.com/workshop-materials/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:26:04 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=127 Thank you for attending and supporting the 2016 Projection Workshop.  You may download the 2016 Workshop Materials here.

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Workshop Curriculum http://www.projectionworkshop.com/workshop-curriculum/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:34:22 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=101 The three-day workshop will offer speakers and hands-on tutorials for projectionists working with 35mm film prints and will focus on film preparation and projection as well as special stipulations for archival projection, and coordinating with lending institutions. The workshop is aimed at those who have some booth experience and are looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

In addition to special speakers, the workshop program will cover:

  • Coordinating with Lending Institutions
  • Archival Industry Standards, Guiding Principles & Best Practices
  • Print Handling and Inspection for Archival Materials
  • Identifying & Creating Cues, Best Practices
  • Format Standards & Empirical Identification for Image
  • Format Standards & Empirical Identification for Sound
  • Variable-speed Principles & Operation
  • Parcel Systems, Hazards, and Best Shipping Practices
  • Advanced Splicing, Splicer Maintenance and Repair
  • Advanced Projector Inspection and Maintenance for Archival Materials
  • Installation and Alignment of Xenon Lamps for Archival Projection, Best Practices
  • Sound Reproducer Alignment

Instruction and curriculum development is from working archivists and projectionists experienced in the handling of rare and archival prints.

 

 

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Workshop Schedule http://www.projectionworkshop.com/workshop-schedule/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:11:10 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=91 The three day workshop will begin Monday, August 22nd, opening with a welcome and a keynote address.  The preliminary schedule is below.

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Nearby Hotels http://www.projectionworkshop.com/nearby-hotels/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:07:31 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=73 Austin MotelThe workshop will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar location at 1120 S Lamar Blvd in Austin, TX.

HOTELS IN THE AREA

  • Austin Motel
    1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (1.7mi from theater)
    http://www.austinmotel.com/
    ~$100/night for the 21st-25th
  • Radisson Austin Downtown
    111 East Cesar Chavez Street, 1st Street and Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (1.8mi from theater)
    ~$168/night for the 21st-25th
  • Hyatt Regency Austin
    208 Barton Springs, Austin, Texas, 78704, USA (1.6mi from theater)
    ~$160/night for the 21st-25th
  • Extended Stay America – Town Lake
    507 S. First St., Austin, TX 78704 (1.1mi from theater)
    ~$126/night for the 21st-25th
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Projection Workshop http://www.projectionworkshop.com/66-2/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:33:35 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=66 Download a copy.

AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up To Offer
35mm Projection Workshop

 Three-day Event Provides Film Projection Training and Insight from Industry Experts
in Partnership with The Film Foundation

Additional Partners Include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound

LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2016) — The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will host a three-day film projection workshop offering expert-led training for managers, curators and projectionists in the proper presenting of 35mm film in theaters. The hands-on, educational event will be held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo South Lamar location. Additional partners supporting the symposium include Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.

As digital technology has presented new opportunities to filmmakers and exhibitors, it has also negatively impacted the availability of prints for theaters showing 35mm film. Many of those prints come from archives and similar institutions that cannot replace these valuable assets should they become damaged. At the same time, this lack of access to 35mm film prints and the predominance of digital projection has reduced the number of projectionists who have experience in handling film. This makes training in the proper handling and projection of film prints critical, and the need for this workshop essential.

“While digital has become the primary exhibition format, many theaters continue to show 35mm film prints,” said AMIA President Andrea Kalas. “We want to provide working professionals and projectionists who want to continue their education with the special skills to work with rare and archival prints to ensure that audiences will continue to enjoy many films in their original 35mm format. Bringing AMIA together with the Alamo Drafthouse and The Film Foundation, as well as Kodak and Boston Light & Sound, helps to foster an appreciation for this revered cinema experience.”

The workshop will offer a hands-on tutorial for projectionists and theater staff working with 35mm film prints and will focus on film preparation and projection as well as special stipulations for archival projection, coordinating with lending institutions, and paperwork. Instructors will include specialists in archival projection, as well as training from Boston Light & Sound and Kodak.

“I love digital projection for new release films, but only a tiny sliver of our vast film history will ever make it to the DCP format,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League. “As an industry, we must continue to preserve, protect and carefully screen 35mm films and maintain our 35mm projection equipment.  The day we stop is the day cinema as we know it is dead.”

Participants will receive industry-wide recognition for completion of the workshop, indicated by a certificate from AMIA. Last year’s one-day event was sold out and met with positive reviews. This year, AMIA has expanded the program to include additional courses and hands-on training.

“Preservation and restoration is vital; equally important is sharing these films with an audience,” said Margaret Bodde, The Film Foundation’s Executive Director. “With this workshop, AMIA and Alamo Drafthouse are helping to ensure that archival and studio prints are properly handled and projected, allowing new generations the unique experience of seeing 35mm film projected onto the big screen.”

 “AMIA and Alamo are great stewards of film,” said Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak’s Motion Picture Film division. “Kodak is all in on film and it is critical to support the projectionist and theater community in every way we can. Workshops and events are a fantastic way to ensure that we are developing these skills in communities across the world.”

The fee for workshop participants is $250, and attendance is limited. For more information, and to register, visit http://www.projectionworkshop.com/.

 

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ABOUT AMIA

As the world’s largest international association of professional media archivists, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is uniquely poised to bring together a broad range of experts. Members represent film studios, corporate and national archives, historical societies, labs, post production, universities, footage libraries and more. Because of this diverse membership, AMIA provides an opportunity to interact with every facet of the field and a single forum to address the best ways to preserve and provide access to our media heritage in digital and analog formats. For further information, visit www.AMIAnet.org and follow AMIA on Facebook, Twitter (@AMIAnet) and Instagram (@AMIArchivists).

 

ABOUT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 20-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired.com. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films, which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three-year existence and Badass Digest, an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.  More information about the Alamo Drafthouse is available on the official website at www.drafthouse.com.

 

ABOUT THE FILM FOUNDATION
The Film Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Martin Scorsese in 1990 dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project has restored 28 films from 20 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation’s free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people – over 10 million to date – about film language and history. For more information, visit: www.film-foundation.org.

 

ABOUT KODAK
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to# sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.

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Registration http://www.projectionworkshop.com/registration/ Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:11:08 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=47 AMIA, in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse and The Film Foundation, offers a three day Projection Workshop training projectionists and staff presenting 35mm film in theaters.

The three-day workshop will offer speakers and hands-on tutorials for projectionists working with 35mm film prints and will focus on film preparation and projection as well as special stipulations for archival projection, coordinating with lending institutions, and paperwork.  The workshop is aimed at those who have some booth experience and are looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

Taught by working professionals, instructors include representatives from Kodak and Boston Light & Sound.  Registration is limited, so we urge you to register early.

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Registration is $250 per person for the three day workshop.

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HOTELS IN THE AREA

  • Austin Motel
    1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (1.7mi from theater)
    http://www.austinmotel.com/
    ~$100/night for the 21st-25th
  • Radisson Austin Downtown
    111 East Cesar Chavez Street, 1st Street and Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (1.8mi from theater)
    ~$168/night for the 21st-25th
  • Hyatt Regency Austin
    208 Barton Springs, Austin, Texas, 78704, USA (1.6mi from theater)
    ~$160/night for the 21st-25th
  • Extended Stay America – Town Lake
    507 S. First St., Austin, TX 78704 (1.1mi from theater)
    ~$126/night for the 21st-25th
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Workshop Partners http://www.projectionworkshop.com/workshop-partners/ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:03:18 +0000 http://www.projectionworkshop.com/?p=27 As digital technology has presented new opportunities to filmmakers and exhibitors, it has also impacted the availability of prints for theatres showing 35mm film. Fewer prints are available, and many of those come from archives and similar institutions that cannot replace these valuable assets should they become damaged. This makes the handling and projection of film prints critical, and the need for training imperative.

“While digital has become the primary exhibition format, many theaters continue to show 35mm film prints,” said AMIA President Andrea Kalas. “We want to provide working professionals and projectionists who want to continue their education with the special skills to work with rare and archival prints to ensure that audiences will continue to enjoy many films in their original 35mm format. Bringing AMIA together with the Alamo Drafthouse and The Film Foundation,   Boston Light & Sound and Kodak, helps to foster an appreciation for this revered cinema experience.”

The workshop brings together leading experts in 35mm projection and preservation:  the Alamo’s commitment to showing rare prints and archive titles, The Film Foundation’s dedication to protecting and preserving motion picture history, and  AMIA’s goal to ensure the public’s access to these collections.  Kodak has been involved in the production and projection of film since its very beginning, and Boston Light & Sound is a recognized leader in projection presentation, equipment, and design.

 

ABOUT AMIA
As the world’s largest international association of professional media archivists, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is uniquely poised to bring together a broad range of experts. Members represent film studios, corporate and national archives, historical societies, labs, post production, universities, footage libraries and more. Because of this diverse membership, AMIA provides an opportunity to interact with every facet of the field and a single forum to address the best ways to preserve and provide access to our media heritage in digital and analog formats. For further information, visit www.AMIAnet.org and follow AMIA on Facebook, Twitter (@AMIAnet) and Instagram (@AMIArchivists).

 

ABOUT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 20-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired.com. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films, which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three-year existence and Badass Digest, an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.  More information about the Alamo Drafthouse is available on the official website at www.drafthouse.com.

 

ABOUT THE FILM FOUNDATION
The Film Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Martin Scorsese in 1990 dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project has restored 28 films from 20 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation’s free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people – over 10 million to date – about film language and history. For more information, visit: www.film-foundation.org.

ABOUT BOSTON LIGHT & SOUND
Boston Light & Sound is known as the specialty presentation gurus. From our early success presenting Napoleon, complete with a live orchestra at the Colosseum in Rome, to engineering and installing digital cinema and film projection systems at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Doha, Qatar, BL&S has a reputation for technical expertise and craftsmanship.  Whether you need a sound system for an impossible location, a specially designed screening room, or a one-off rental for your special event, the BL&S crew will come through. We also offer an endless array of the latest digital cinema, audio, and film projection products for sale or rent around the globe. One of the nation’s leading entertainment technology companies, BL&S maintains the personal touch of a small specialty operation.  For more information, visit:  www.blsi.com

 

ABOUT KODAK
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to# sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.

 

ABOUT TAMI
Founded in 2002 by film archivist and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Caroline Frick, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI’s ever-growing online collection includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas. By partnering with institutions and individuals across the state, TAMI digitizes and provides web access to thousands of moving images that offer insight to Texas’ history and culture. TAMI’s educational programs promote the sharing of Texas moving images via screenings, demonstrations, and lectures at venues across the state. TAMI also works with educators to encourage the use of Texas film in the K-12 social studies classroom. www.texasarchive.org

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