Monday, 9 July 2007

Observations from the Dark Side...

Our correspondent in the projection booth writes:

We're a Cinema, dark is what we do

Me, after a customer walked from full sunlight straight into a screen and said "its a little dark in here".

Think about it, because of the way film works, for 50% of the time you are watching a film you are actully looking at a a blank screen.

Anyway, we've survived the pre-festival warm-up match, screening the Aliens trilogy in 70mm. If you're not familiar with the format, just think big and heavy. The trilogy weighs in at over half a ton in its transport cases.

So now I'm back from two outdoor screenings in Ipswich, one more to go on Parkers Piece, then its back into the trenches, where everything arrives in a continous barrage, except instead of 88's, 105's and 7 pounders, its 16mm,35mm,70mm and every video format you've never heard of. At least we know it really will be over by Christmas.

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