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Mark Gulbrandsen
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I will temporarily delete this article as its not public yet. I thought it was but not so. I will re-post once its gone public.
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Bob Maar
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Nice to read articles like this. Congratulations to Gordon. Thanks for the post Mark. One day I will visit this unique theatre.

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John Pytlak
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Great article! And they got the facts right, unlike many articles about film or digital projection in the "popular press". Congratulations, Gordon --- you are as much of an institution as Cinesphere itself.

BTW, the first of many IMAX films I enjoyed was "North of Superior", in Cinesphere at Toronto's Ontario Place, in 1971 B.G. (Before Gordon).
http://www.imax.com/films/distribution/north_of_superior.html
http://www.imax.com/theatres/toronto_cin.html
http://www.ontarioplace.com/en/cinesphere/index.htm

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Gordon McLeod
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Hopefully they will finish editing it and allow a link in the future
sorry

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Dave Bird
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I spoke with a retired carpenter who's in his mid-70's now who does some odd jobs for me now and again. He was in Toronto a couple weeks back to visit the grandkids and they visited Ontario Place for the day. He'd heard that "North Of Superior" had been restored for it's 30th anniversary and wanted to see the "picture show". This is a fellow who I suspect has not been in a movie theatre in years, decades maybe. His comments on the presentation was nothing short of gushing. He marvelled at the colours, brightness and sharpness. Some of the "fly-over" shots (of a fire particularly) said were so vivid they almost made you ill. Overall, they absolutely loved it. So much for the "uninitiated" that "don't know the difference".

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Dave said: "He marvelled at the colours, brightness and sharpness. Some of the "fly-over" shots (of a fire particularly) said were so vivid they almost made you ill. Overall, they absolutely loved it. So much for the "uninitiated" that "don't know the difference".

It also says lots about the image quality and stability of the original 30-year old negative. Gordon's original print was faded pink, since it dated back to the early 70's and was made on the older ECP (5385? 5381?), years prior to the introduction of the Kodak "low fade" print stocks in the early 80's. By all accounts, the new Kodak VISION print looks very good, and with proper storage, should stay that way for decades.

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Gordon McLeod
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This print is on Vision stock and at the end of the summer the plan is to have it photguarded to protect it for a long time since it will probably get circuited to other theatres.
DKP did a marvelous job retimming it

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Gordon --- protective coatings certainly can help reduce scratching, but what's your experience with long term storage of prints from the mid-80's that had UV-cured coatings? Do the dyes hold up as well as untreated prints?

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Gordon McLeod
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An example would North of Superior the old prints from the original runs were half photoguarded and half not and they all have about the same fadeing in them on about 2000+ passes each

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Ben Wales
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I would recommend anyone who visits Toronto, to see the Cinesphere at Ontario Place, it a most interesting Theatre I have visited (been about 4 times!)and in the hands of one of the best Chief/Technical Projectionist in the industry Gordon Mcleod.

Well Done Gordon, keep up the good work!

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Gordon McLeod
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Well it has been approved so here is the link to the article http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_8_3/feature-article-cinesphere-7-2001.html
enjoy


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Jerry Chase
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Great article!, but "Total power at Roger's command: 24,600 watts!"???

Am I missing something? Who is Roger?

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John Walsh
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It is a good article.. looks like it had the right amount of "gee, wow" type facts and info that even techinal people would like.

Gordon, do you really wear a tie to work, or was it just for this story?

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Gordon McLeod
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Roger is a typo
Yes I wear a tie to work
even when doing service with a shop coat

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Jerry Chase
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Ah. Roger that. BTW, I've been looking for an animation of the rolling loop and shutter on the web that shows the movement and light path and haven't found one. Anyone know of any links to such a beast? If not, anyone up for making one?


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