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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

  • A free resource for the cinema industry
  • Tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager.
  • Tools include:
    • Several DCPs for testing the sound and picture quality
    • Lessons on sound and light
    • Written to help communicate with the technicians

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. 

Societies really imply a lot of special efforts by individual. Here's some news from some of the many in this field.

CineEurope, rescheduled, then cancelled

Usually in June, CineEurope had to reschedule to August – and even that was deemed too dangerous as they got to 3 months in advance.

CineEurope is now cancelled for 2020. Alas. 2020, we barely knew ya.

AES @ NAMM 2020 – Free Membership

Upping their game again for the 2020 NAMM Convention in Anaheim, AES is offering a one year membership in the non-member price for this years AES Academy. 


Click the graphic for the link.

The price of admission might be covered just be attending the "Set Up a Dolby Atmos Compliance Studio" session with Gary Epstien and Lon Neumann. But there are many other events to round out the days. 

If that doesn't do it, then consider the Mr. Bonzai Presentation: Birth of a Record Special Edition: Remembering Ed Cherney which will be  at the California Ballroom A in the Hilton, Level 2. 

Amazing how this NAMM adventure with AES has evolved over the years. A huge difference from the AES Conventions at the Downtown LA Hilton in the 70s. 

More after it happens!

AES Academy 2020: Schedule

Susie Beiersdorf and "that rarest of commodities"

The Ken Mason Inter-Society Award recipient for 2019 will be awarded at CinemaCon to Susie Beiersdorf, by Paul Holliman, President of The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation (and also Vice President, Sales & Non-Theatrical Distribution at Disney.)

"...outstanding long-term contributions leading to the overall improvement of the motion picture experience..." is the background phrase for this award, and there are plenty of people who will attest to the background work that Susie has contributed over many years.

But her big boss (Jack Kline, Chairman, President and CEO of Christie) proclaimed a nice summation: “In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Susie Beiersdorf has always devoted that rarest of commodities—her personal time—to advance technologies and drive initiatives to enhance the motion picture experience.” 

Update: Photo added 5April, following ceremony:

Susie Biersdorf accepts InterSociety Mason Award at CinemaCon 2019

Great Online Glossary of Terms

Many of us will remember the great Digital Fact Book that Quantel used to supply us at conventions during the 80s and 90s. It went online in 2015, just at the time that Quantel was bought by Snell.

That great glossary is now published by Snell by arrangement of the broadcast and media industry trade association as the IABM Glossary of Terms. 

The link for the Glossary is: IABM Glossary of Terms.

And this is the link for the IABM. 

App: SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

23-26 October 2017 - Loews Hollywood Hotel ...and now there is an app. If you registered, you will get a link.

Volunteers: SMPTE 2017 Volunteers: SMPTE 2017 Volunteer Positions