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Technical Support for Venues

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:53

Technical Support for Venues
  • Would you like to be able to show more screenings of National Theatre Live but worry your staff aren't sure how it'll go on the night?
  • Would you like to host outdoor screenings this summer but want to get the right kit?
  • Would a second screen make your venue more profitable and diverse but don't know how it'll work in your space?
  • Would you like to show local archive material but need advice on creating a DCP?
  • Do you just want to be sure you're making the best value choices when it comes to updating any element of your equipment? Sound, projection, internet, servers?

Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition provides bespoke advice and assistance for independent exhibitors of all shapes and sizes across the UK. A technical expert will visit your venue and give you the tailored advice you need, with recommendations you can apply instantly.

Click here to see some examples of the difference this scheme has made to film societies, small venues, mixed arts venues, film festivals and community cinemas.

To deliver this service we have the expertise of 20 Technical Ambassadors (TAs) - a fleet of highly skilled and experienced projectionists, technicians and engineers from across the UK who are based in your region to help assist with whatever your non-emergency technical issue.

The Central East region is covered by three highly experienced and skilled Technical Ambassadors:

Leigh Heathcote is Assistant Chief Projectionist at Broadway Cinema. He has worked as a projectionist for various organizations for almost a decade and believes his knowledge and enthusiasm can help others achieve a high standard in film presentation.

Joe Delaney is Technical Manager and Assistant Manager at the Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge. Working for an arts cinema with a varied programme and a busy film festival, alongside working with the Cambridge Film Trust, has given Joe a very good understanding of all aspects of film presentation.

Paul Willmott is Technical Manager at Saffron Screen. He is committed to the highest standards of projection and welcomes this opportunity of using his experience to raise standards across the many types of cinema now appearing across the country.


A half-day (3hr) session is £100 (+VAT = £120). Up to 10 individuals can attend the training and organisations can group together if requiring assistance for a similar issue.
A limited number of bursaries are available for organisations who would otherwise be unable to benefit from this service. Please click here for more information.


Please read through all the information on the ICO website before completing an Application Form and send to training@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk.
If you are applying for a busary, please complete the Bursary Form and return alongside your Application Form.

This training programme is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with Lottery funding and by the industry.

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