4 K now in Sherbrooke
Thiswriter is so old that a juncture of his live he trained to be a projectionist, this was when movies were screened by a projector that still operated with a carbon arc. A year later, the smelly and dangerous arc was replaced by Xenon lamps that required frequent visit by a new breed in the end of movie chain, a technician. At the same time, the skill of matching both reels, those over 40 may remember the odd little white square at the top right corner of the screen, every ten minutes or so, the projectionist would have to get going, starting the new reel just in the split twentyfourth of a second necessary. Mind you, films were edited so that the split be invisible; something that still doesn’t seem to be taught in film school. Anyhow, by the early seventies, huge platters containing a full copy of the
Maison du Cinéma owners Denis Hurtubise and Karen Hansen and their son
Alexandre Hurtubise, who is the technical director of the Sherbrooke movie complex.