The other day, we got an email at work. It said that, starting early next year, the cinema chain I work for will be initiating the change to digital projection.
Projectionism as we know it will be no more.
They haven't given us a precise date, or even said what this means with regard to our position in the company, but the fact remains that our job will pretty much cease to exist.
Digital projectors are run with computers, and the programming process is easy to learn and definitely not worth paying someone a full-time wage to manage. Programming the digital projectors will become just another duty for the management team, while projectionists will have to either become something else or be terminated.
And so, dear reader, there is an axe hanging over this fair blog. The Intermittent Sprocket's days are numbered. I'm working towards a deadline, I just don't know when it is.
It's probably for the best. I've been a projectionist for four years, so maybe it's time for a change anyway.
Plus, watching films on 35mm is like watching VHS when you could be watching a DVD. The digital revolution is a positive thing. Right?
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