Fritz Lang
Welcome to Future Projections
"There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator. ... "
Fritz Lang - one of our favorite film makers. Scroll down for what we can do in this same poineering spirit to assist you
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Our history
Our two partners, Karen and Peter, both come from film and cinema backgrounds. Karen worked at a number of independant cinemas including the Ritzy and Picturehouse until taking on a role at Picturehouse looking after kids clubs and programming. Prior to this she achieved a MA in Film at London College of the Arts and went on to win an acclaim at the Berlin Film Festival.
Peter started in cinema at 14 however was quickly moved into projection when his boss discovered him to be too generous with the consessions - Peter never has learned to roll a hollow icecream and moved in and out of the projection room into various positions in the builders hut, managers office and tecnhicians corner before moving to the UK.
Future Projections has been supplying the Cinema, Theatre, Events and and related industries since our incorporation in 1997, things have changed a lot since our inception. Then we concentrated on Project Management, design and install for what are now Pictuehouse cinemas. We grew to work with other independents, theatres and local authorities looking to grow their venues into thriving arts centres. Today we continue to support these same clients and also have grown to specialise in the bespoke sector with installs others have said would not work - we literally think outside the box when it comes to finding solutions - such as our boothless designs, safe and quiet giving maximum seating. From our workshop, remote station and office in South London we look after cinemas, theatres, screening rooms, post production houses and event and art locations not just in Central London but across the UK. Our design and consultancy hat is frequently worn and we do in-house CAD and a lot of feasibility, technical design works associated with the gap between the client, the designer and the various trades - we understand the need for quality as well as the need for prudence in smaller venues. Our autom ation systems can save many a trip up the stairs and our satellites and screens are done 100% in-house
From it’s roots in building New Zealand’s first art-house cinemas through to turnkey installations for some of the UK’ and Hollywood’s major players, Future Projections has been servicing the Audio Visual and Cinema needs of its customers for more than 25 years now. We continue to service the needs of its customers including hotels, motion picture studios, cinemas, screening rooms, Universities, event organisers and schools. We are unique in our passion for quality results and venue / technical design, be the source Digital, film, AV or high definition.
We specialise in high end or more challenging film, sound and Digital projection works and are exclusive UK authorised agents for Lucasfilm’s THX cinema programme. We have a proven track record in specialist venue, small multiplex and screening room / Digital projection venues and pride ourselves in offering comprehensive and attentive service that may not be possible from a larger organisation. In recent years we have developed a special interest in projects that are considered “too hard” – we have completed the largest, the smallest, the highest tech and some of the most curious and challenging moving image related designs and both permanent and temporary installations in the UK.
We work closely with architects and designers on the technical aspects of professional and private screening rooms and moving-image related aspects of alternative content venues. Our services range from design and consulting to full line equipment sales, project management, consolidation and coordination, installation and customer support for both new construction and renovations.
In the past years, we have realigned our organisation substantially to best serve the demands of a Digitised exhibition landscape. As well as a major recruitment initiative, we have invested heavily in networking skills and equipment, specialised test equipment and a number of custom physical and virtual tools to best serve the Digital cinema market. Each engineer is equipped to remotely control and diagnose any first level problems via his or her own “virtual NOC” (network operations centre), wherever they may be.
We don’t have third party call centres, fault reporting procedures, extensive paperwork or unskilled folk asking silly questions - we support you by a direct line to a qualified and skilled engineer. We do have a team of qualified, dedicated employees, and a 24 hour support mechanism with technicians on call 364 days a year. We realize that our employees are our number one resource. That is why all of employees continue to be trained and certified in all areas of A/V and cinema related technologies on an ongoing basis and can handle any project, large or small.
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