NEW!: Curzon Memories App Promo now available:

Video by Sy Taffel, featuring Jess Linington.

Here’s a short video documenting the research so far:

Video by Sy Taffel, with DCRC’s Jon Dovey and Constance Fleuriot.

Jo Reid from Calvium made this little video demonstrating the Projection Hero installation – which enables you to manipulate a mini-cinema using your smartphone, so you open the curtains, dim the lights and play the movies:

Currently available to demo in the Watershed Media Centre cafe bar until 2 March 2012.

Here’s a couple of the films being screened in Projection Hero, projectionist Maurice Thornton (curator of the Curzon Collection) reminiscing about his training as a 35mm film projectionist:

And Pete Stamp joking about how the new UK Film Council Digital Screen Network projector will make his job obsolete:

Here’s a video of a presentation on the Curzon Memories App given at ‘Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation‘, Journal of Media Practice Symposium, Jun 24 2011, discussing the second iteration:

Here’s a link to a video of a talk I gave about digital projection at The Look: From Capture to Display – Digital Cinema Aesthetics and Workflows, 1 April 2011 (Watershed Media Centre, Bristol), a one-day symposium that discussed the effect of digital technology on cinema production. The symposium featured a number of speakers of varying disciplines, including academics and industry professionals. The talk also includes a screening of my short film Cinema : Digital shot during a 6-month HEFCE funded research leave at the University of Bristol in 2006.

What with the Curzon’s imminent inauguration of the newly installed Christie Organ, I thought I’d add a short documentary I made about the Trocodero, Elephant and Castle Wurlitzer to the list of videos – not directly relevant to the Curzon but is an excellent example of shifting cinema technologies and cultures: both this one and the Christie are from the 1930s after sound on film so were used less to accompany silent films than to create cinematic spectacle.

Wurlitzer from Charlotte Crofts on Vimeo.

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