In the Digital Age, Projectionists Still Need to Learn How to Show 35mm Film Prints

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While digital may now be the primary exhibition format, there is still a need for projectionists who know how to handle film prints.

Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams and Judd Apatow recently lobbied Hollywood studios to support Kodak to keep film stock in use — and their efforts seemed to have worked, with Kodak announcing it will continue to produce film stock. Martin Scorsese also rallied around the effort to keep film stock alive, but in addition to producing film stock, we need to continue to educate projectionists about how to handle and properly screen film stock.

Therefore, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is partnering with the Alamo Drafthouse to offer training to projectionists and others in how to properly present 35 mm film in theaters…

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