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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

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 Online Managers Online 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. 

Societies really imply a lot of special efforts by individual. Here's some news from some of the many in this field.

Susie Beiersdorf and "that rarest of commodities"

The Ken Mason Inter-Society Award recipient for 2019 will be awarded at CinemaCon to Susie Beiersdorf, by Paul Holliman, President of The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation (and also Vice President, Sales & Non-Theatrical Distribution at Disney.)

"...outstanding long-term contributions leading to the overall improvement of the motion picture experience..." is the background phrase for this award, and there are plenty of people who will attest to the background work that Susie has contributed over many years.

But her big boss (Jack Kline, Chairman, President and CEO of Christie) proclaimed a nice summation: “In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Susie Beiersdorf has always devoted that rarest of commodities—her personal time—to advance technologies and drive initiatives to enhance the motion picture experience.” 

Update: Photo added 5April, following ceremony:

Susie Biersdorf accepts InterSociety Mason Award at CinemaCon 2019

Great Online Glossary of Terms

Many of us will remember the great Digital Fact Book that Quantel used to supply us at conventions during the 80s and 90s. It went online in 2015, just at the time that Quantel was bought by Snell.

That great glossary is now published by Snell by arrangement of the broadcast and media industry trade association as the IABM Glossary of Terms. 

The link for the Glossary is: IABM Glossary of Terms.

And this is the link for the IABM. 

App: SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

23-26 October 2017 - Loews Hollywood Hotel ...and now there is an app. If you registered, you will get a link.

Volunteers: SMPTE 2017 Volunteers: SMPTE 2017 Volunteer Positions

 

Conversation: The Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017

This is an online conversation about what a group of us saw and thought about CinemaCon 2017 and also a visit to leading facilities, studios and cinemas in Los Angeles the week before. Joining the virtual chat are myself (Patrick von Sychowski), J. Sperling Reich, the Executive Editor of Celluloid Junkie, one of our regular contributors CJ Flynn, IHSMarkit Research Director for Cinema/EDCF President David Hancock and Julian Pinn of Julian Pinn Ltd, who also happens to be the Tech Adviser to UNIC and head of IBC’s Big Screen Committee. (All the opinions expressed are the authors’ own.) 

Patrick: Several of us appear to agree that this CinemaCon was the most significant one in many years, though not for one specific reason.

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BKSTS Now IMIS – Int'l Moving Image Society

The British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society announces that they will be operating as the International Moving Image Society.

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