A great and fun place to work.
Audio/Video Specialist, Digital Projectionist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 May 2013
A typical day as a digital projectionist involves acquiring special keys from the film providers, obtaining the film which is contained on a hard drive and injesting the contents onto the cinema's servers. It's a security filled process but a relatively straight forward one if you have a certain technical knowledge base. Once that process is over and done it, it comes down to a matter of inspecting the film for any problems and preparing the overall theater floor for guests. Cleaning the grounds, filling the glasses with water and making sure a certain comfort level is met (lighting included) is all part of the job. Once guests arrive, greeting with a smile and enduring everyone is comfortable comes next before playing the film and adjusting the lights.
The management has been extremely helpful and they're always flexible with my schedules as a student.
One of the hardest aspects about the job came when unexpected technical problems arise. Not having the right keys to activate the film, or having a movie suddenly start skipping are issues that require you to stay on your feet and calmly find a solution.
The best aspect about the job is being able to watch many of the newest releases for free along with the guests.
You get to watch films for free