Introduction to Film Projection Part One


Conducted By Andy Seal, Technical Director (Music Education B.S., Music Audio/Film B.S.)  


When: Every Thursday from September 3rd - October 1st from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Zoom via The Campus Theatre

Who: Students grades 9 - 12


The Introduction to Film Projection Part One is a virtual workshop (transformed to a virtual platform due to the stay-at-home practices following the Covid-19 outbreak) for students from grades 9 through 12 to explore and develop skills in cinema projection and exhibition.  

Some technical experience is suggested but not required. This five week-long program will conclude with an opportunity for participants to project a film at one of our film screenings in our theatre when we reopen our doors.


Topics covered include (but not limited to): 

  • History of Cinema and Projection

  • Presentation and Aspect Ratios

  • Evolution of digital media through today’s Digital Cinema Package (DCP)

  • The Sound of Cinema  (Mono to Atmos)

  • An Introduction to 35mm and 16mm Archival Projection Practices as established by 

    • The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), 

    • International Federation of Film Archivists (FIAF), 

    • and The George Eastman Museum

  • Film stocks

  • Automation

  • Anatomy of an analog film projector

  • Maintaining a projection booth and screening room

  • Exhibition and Programming


In order to participate you must have access to:

  • A computer or iPad

  • Reliable wifi

  • Magnifying glass

  • Additional supplies, such as film strips will be provided by The Campus Theatre and mailed to your home or be made available for pick-up


Optional supplies:

  • The Art Of Film Projection: A Beginner’s Guide   George Eastman MuseuM


Tuition: $250 

Please submit the below application by August 17th.

Decisions will be made on a first come first served basis, given all other criteria is met. 

 Payment must be received in full to secure your spot.



A note about this workshop in a virtual platform:

Ideally, any training involving as many physical and mechanical components found in a projection booth and theatre is best performed within a space with access to all necessary equipment.  As a modification, our technical director (residing in the theatre’s apartment) will have sole access to the theatre and all the necessary streaming and recording equipment required to present within a Zoom classroom.  The workshops will meet daily Monday through Friday for a total of five three-hour sessions.  


Please contact  with any questions or concerns about the program and virtual environment.   


About The Campus Theatre:

The Campus Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit historic movie theatre located in Lewisburg, PA. Built in 1941, and one of the few remaining single-screen art deco movie houses in the country, the Campus Theatre remains dedicated to the promotion of the art of cinema and historic preservation of this architectural treasure.