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:
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.