Any questions you want to practice should be geared towards your reliability, teamwork, and ability to follow instructions. Film festivals, home shows, expos, conferences, school events, weddings, and funerals should also be looking for motivation and enthusiasm for the specific position. You need to know some of the most common questions asked in interviews.
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1. How did you get started – what training did you do?
How to answer: This is another opportunity to show the interviewer what you’re capable of so make sure to be prepared for this type of question. Have an example ready and make sure it’s an example of a suggestion you’ve made that was accepted and that has a positive influence. If you can come up with an example that relates to the position you’re applying for that would be even better.
Answer: “When Saffron Screen started there were 4 volunteer projectionists and we had a one-day training session at the Picturehouse in Cambridge. Afterward, we were shadowed by freelance projectionists for the first couple of months, and then we were on our own! We tended to work in pairs until we were a bit more confident with the equipment. After 6 months I applied for the (still) vacant part-time projectionist role. This was perfect timing for me as I also do some work as an IT consultant but was looking to do less. Combining both jobs has worked well.”
2. What inspired you to become a projectionist was it an interest in the technical aspects of projection or love of cinema or both?
How to answer: The interviewer wants to gauge your interest in this position. Therefore, ask yourself – what are the core passions that you wake up excited to act on every day? Ask yourself what makes you happy or drives you – is it helping others? Is it making money? Is it creating something? Is it about changing the world? Etc.
Answer: “Primarily, the technical side is always inspired me a lot. When I moved into my current house about 18 years ago I embarked on a project to convert my garage into a cinema. I completed with 7 cinema seats, a 6ft wide screen, and 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. This was something I had always wanted to do since I was a kid. The chance to play with professional kit and screen films at Saffron Screen was too good an opportunity to miss!”
3. Are there any particularly memorable cinematic experiences you can remember influencing your love of film?
How to answer: Motion picture projectionists watch movies. Your interviewer is trying to learn more about you as a person and as a film buff and IT passionate. You don’t need to talk about something particularly critically acclaimed. Rather, focus on a film or director that truly resonated with you. And use it as a way to share something new about yourself. A solid, creative answer might look like this:
Answer: “Although it’s the technical side of cinema that is of most interest to me. I am a bit of a sci-fi fan and it is easy to recall my most memorable cinematic experience. The film was 2001: A Space Odyssey and I saw it at the ABC New Bristol Centre in 1968. It was in 70mm with surround sound and I sat in the front row totally in awe a great cinematic experience!”
Not every question you will encounter when interviewing for a Motion picture projectionists position will be related to providing a healthy entertaining creative job. But those are the common topics interviewer can ask for selecting a qualified candidate.
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