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Inside the world of IMAX 3D projectionists

By Rob Boffard on August 23, 2011

"I could teach you how to do this in an hour," says Jim Warburton. We're in the projection room of the Odeon IMAX 3D cinema in Greenwich. Warburton is standing next to two massive, air-cooled projectors, currently beaming the new Harry Potter film onto the massive screen.Warburton is big, burly man, a former milkman and supermarket cashier who has worked as a projectionist for the past four years. He's demonstrating how to use a touchscreen PC to cue up ads, trailers and the film itself. It looks deceptively simple - all he has to do is line everything up, press play and leave the computer to do its work. "This is by far the best job I've ever had. I get paid to watch films!" he says.... Read more on wired.co.uk