Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the non-Technical Manager – Post Installation Quality Assurance Has Begun

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Managers Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

Since we became our own secretaries, it seems that we have to know nearly everything these days.

Most Pleasant Story

Stories don't get better than this:

The Longest Shortest Double Bassist from NewYorker on Vimeo.

Technicolor at 100

Richard Edlund is struck by – and talks about – the masochism of the art...and science of movies. 

Technicolor 100 Years Logo

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Free iOS Apps Celebration – Get NOW

Celebrating a gajillion app sales, and for an unknown length of time, there are dozens of free iPad and iPhone apps available.

The original 10 are at: AppShopper » Apple Celebrates App Store’s Fifth Year with 10 Free Apps

Subsequently, many more have been released, and are mixed into AppShopper's usual fare:

iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Deals and Discovery at App Shopper - Popular Recent Changes for iOS

A Few Minutes of Interesting: Light Wavelengths and Sleep, and Robot Snake Camera

Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Lighting Research Center have discovered a way to combat the drowsy feeling often experienced in the afternoon (known as the “post-lunch dip”) using a novel method: exposure to visible light.

For years, researchers have known that exposure to certain wavelengths of visible light helps prevent production of melatonin, a chemical responsible for drowsiness. ...

Read the rest (so to speak) at: Using Light Exposure to Combat the “Post-Lunch Dip”

Robot Snake Camera: Camera Controlled by an Amphibious Snake Robot: Design Inspired by Nature