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Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on November 11, 2012, 04:24 PM:
I got this email yesterday here it is in its entirety-

I'm writing to inform you of a collaborative on-line oral history project we hope you will find interesting and perhaps decide to join.

Planetary Projection will document, where possible in their own words, the work and experiences of the world’s film projectionists, today an endangered species. Accompanied by photographs of projectionists at work, brief vignettes will present some of their views on cinema and their trade, its past, present and future.

We’re looking for projectionists – past and present, professional and occasional crank turners – to contribute to the project. With time, we hope to publish a selection of the on-line vignettes in book form. Please visit our website at, where you will find a one-page PDF description of the project you can circulate or post. You will also find there a scholarly article on the film projectionist in early cinema by Timothy Barnard, in its published English, French and Spanish versions.

Already there are twenty lovely submissions by projectionists from the US, UK, Denmark, Brazil, Ireland, Macedonia, Argentina, Austria, Scotland, The Netherlands and South Africa. More to come soon!

Planetary Projection is a project of caboose, an independent scholarly film book publisher based in Montreal. In 2009 we published an acclaimed new English translation of selections from André Bazin’s What is Cinema?, and in 2012 will be publishing the first-ever English translation of Jean-Luc Godard’s Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television, with countless additions and corrections to the French edition.

Thank you for your interest and assistance, and we look forward to hearing from you or the projectionists you know and work with soon.

Yours sincerely,

Marina Uzunova


Marina Uzunova

Project coordinator
Planetary Projection
Posted by Matt McBride (Member # 3311) on November 11, 2012, 04:41 PM:
I got it too. I just ignored it. My guess is that a bot is fishing the this and film-tech's main website. Though it's weird because it came to my job related email. So I dunno?
Posted by Mikael Barnard (Member # 1637) on November 11, 2012, 08:28 PM:
I can confirm that the project and Marina are both genuine, well worth getting involved with if you want to.
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on November 11, 2012, 09:14 PM:
I recieved an e-mail yesterday and it seems ok. I had a look at what people have put towards it so far. I might add my tup-pence worth later on...will see.


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