The Cinema Technology Committee of the BKSTS, (British Kinematograph,Sound and Television Society), devised the Projection Certification Scheme, along with support from Technical Managers from some of the major UK exhibitors.The reasoning behind this being the apparent reduction in the quality of film projection and film care, and the need to have industry standards to satisfy any future legislation on working practices in cinemas.It works by having a set of minimum standards for the training of projectionists, which when achieved by passing an assessment, leads to an award of a certificate confirming that they are considered to be a competent projectionist.It is not a training scheme in itself, but any training scheme would need to meet the minimum standards, whether a company scheme or an individual self-teaching so that any assessment would be against the same criteria.
.The scheme is open to all, whether a trainee projectionist or a qualified projectionist who wants their skills recognised.
There have been a number of requests for further information about thescheme; therefore, this set of questions and answers has been prepared for those wanting to participate.
More information about the scheme, can be found in the attached PDF documents. If you have any further questions about the scheme, then please contact Peter Knight.