The Advanced Projection Manual
The 70mm Newsletter
by: Torkell Sætervadet
6 June 2006
basic projection room practice is covered in a number of publications
and books, the specific needs for the repertory and archive cinemas are
very rarely discussed. However, the successful projection of classic
films can only be accomplished by taking into account some specific
requirements with regard to the design of the cinema, the properties of
the projection equipment and the knowledge of the projectionist.
The Advanced Projection Manual is designed to provide cinema engineers
and projectionists with the necessary technical know-how and hands-on
advice so that classic films can be presented the way they were intended
to be presented, without compromises with regard to image or sound.
Among the core topics are film and sound formats, 70mm film projection
and 3-D film projection. The book also includes an introduction to
electronic and digital projection technologies.
The publication is a joint venture between the
Programming and Access to Collections Commission and the
Institute. The author,
Sætervadet, has an extensive background from the field of cinema
design, projection technology and sound engineering. He is currently
working as an independent consultant for archive and repertory theatres
as well as for commercial cinemas world-wide.
The book compromises of 300 pages and illustrations and can be ordered
Norwegian Film Institute or at
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