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Format:

35 mm motion picture film with Dolby SRD digital sound

HDCam SR video backup


Location:

Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C.


Date:

April 10, 2011


Unique Job Requirements:

Metro Technical Services was tasked with transforming the historic Ford’s Theatre, a small performing arts theatre owned by the National Park Service, into a movie venue for the world premiere of The ConspiratorThe Conspirator was the first film event to take place at Ford’s Theatre in 20 years.

Quality was essential for a premiere of this scale.  Roadside Attractions and The American Film Company chose to use 35mm as the primary source, but also wanted a hot video backup that could go to screen at a moment’s notice should there be any problems.  Video backup consisted of HDCam SR 444 uncompressed video projected by a 15,000 ANSI Lumens HD projector.


35mm Equipment:

Century SA 35mm projector


HD Video Equipment:

Sony DSW5500, EIKI LC-HDT2000


Audio:

Dolby CP-650 Cinema Processor, Dolby DMA8plus.

JBL Vertec 4886 & 4883 (Center Channel)

JBL VRX (L + R)

Surrounds - Provided by the house


Related Links:

The American Film Company

USA Today

dcist

Metromix

The Conspirator: 35 mm Motion Picture World Premiere

Director

Robert Redford

Production Company

The American Film Company

Distributor

Roadside Attractions


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