The final Kinotech Blog post will appear on Thursday. It will be about Star Wars. It will be about IMAX. It will be about Star Wars being in IMAX. And it will mostly be about Star Wars NOT being in IMAX. And it will feature a guest appearance by famed star of stage and screen Luis Guzman.
After fifteen years, I’ve decided to retire as a giant screen professional and to move on to other, but somewhat related, fields. I thank all those who have followed, contributed to, and provided feedback to The SFC Review, World Enteractive, and the Kinotech Blog over the past decade, and to my colleagues who have provided sage advice during my tenure as a giant screen theater operator.
By pure chance, my career path has taken an unexpected turn and I have shifted gears into the themed entertainment arena, writing professionally for a number of industry publications, and acting as online news editor for InPark Magazine. During this transition, I will continue to provide consultation services under the SFC MediaWorks banner. But note that this isn’t a complete departure from the giant screen world. I will still report on giant screen, 3D, and other immersive cinema experiences when they fall into the larger picture of themed entertainment.
That said, I have started a new blog that takes a serious look at the integration of creativity and technology and how they are changing the ways we experience attractions, museums, live experiences, and retail environments. ThemedReality will launch on Thursday at ThemedReality.com with an exciting conversation with ETI’s Brian Edwards.
On that day, the Kinotech Blog twitter account will be changed over to ThemedReality. It will continue to offer news from InPark Magazine, and over the next few months, both the ThemedReality website and twitter account will grow to provide better integration with industry associations such as IAAPA, TEA, ASTC, AAM, IMERSA, and GSCA.
See you in the future!