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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Online Managers Online Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

Hubble Commander Altman with Dykstra, Deschanel

Deschanel, Dykstra at Academy - June 29, 2009

Director of photography Caleb Deschanel, ASC (The Right Stuff), and visual-effects supervisor John Dykstra, ASC (Star Wars), will host “Astronaut as Filmmaker,” a discussion about the close relationship between NASA and motion pictures, on July 14 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, at 8 p.m.

Panelists will include Commander Scott Altman, who recently returned from a mission to the Hubble Space Telescope that he and other astronauts documented with digital and Imax 3-D cameras.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at or in person at the box office. For more information, call (310) 247-3600

Taken from the ASC Website at: Deschanel, Dykstra at Academy