AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER Silver Spring, Maryland
Once a source is selected, a suitable screen is opened up that provides what is needed to cue up or control that particular source. In the case of a VTR: a video monitor, timecode, transport controls…including jog and shuttle. Additionally, the projectionist selects the sound encoding and if it is scope or flat (Theatres 1 and 2 have 5 screen channels and use LC and RC for “flat” videos…particularly 4:3 material. When everything is cued, pressing “Send” will send it to the room or just to the projector, if its douser is closed, so seamless changeovers between film and video may be performed.
December 2009 photo from the Steve Guttag collection.