Author Archives: Joe

SITE UPDATE: Farewell to the Kinotech Blog

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 … Continue reading

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And now…..a quiz!

Here are the correct answers and poll results: A. Museums in San Diego and Long Island are adding what feature to their giant screen domes Exhibition Space 0% Fulldome Digital Planetarium Systems 65% 3D Projection 35% Motion Simulators 0% Storage … Continue reading

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Technology Didn’t Kill The Projectionist, The Idiots Who Own The Theater Did

It used to be that training managers to thread film and start projectors was a method to lower labor costs by bypassing the unions.  It even happened in IMAX, where one well-known person in charge of a group of commercial … Continue reading

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Ron Bartsch and the Chamber of Secrets

A great behind the scenes of one of the greatest IMAX theaters with one of the greatest IMAX projectionists. http://blog.thehenryford.org/2012/01/on-a-mission-to-the-imax/  

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January 2011 UPDATE 1: My Worst Top 5 List Ever

So here it is, my top five list of giant screen films for 2011.  The problem is: how do you define “giant screen” in this digital day and age when any old film can be projected onto a screen that … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers for a Colleague

My thoughts and prayers go out to Tammy Martin Thurmon, Executive Director of the GSCA, and her family this holiday weekend.  Tammy’s mother Gail, age 71, passed away on Friday in a single car accident.  The family requests that in her … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese Secret

Bear with me on this.  What follows is a piece that ran yesterday in the Beijing Evening News.  I’ve run the piece through Google Translate and it can be a bit rough to digest.  So if you have issues with … Continue reading

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