Projection Workshop Being Held August 22-24 in Austin

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Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:43 -- Nick Dager

AMIA and the Alamo Drafthouse, in partnership with The Film Foundation, will offer a three day Projection Workshop for projectionists and staff presenting 35mm film in theaters. The workshop is being held August 22-24 in Austin, Texas.

The 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 archivists and projectionists experienced in the handling of rare and archival prints. Other workshop partners include Boston Light & Sound, Kodak and TAMI.

Registration is open at