The Last Projectionist might be about a dying form of film distribution, but that doesn't mean the film itself isn't utilising a variety of formats to reach a wider audience, as this acclaimed documentary is now available to buy via Vimeo.
Praised by Mark Kermode, The Last Projectionist is the story of the final... read more
Whilst on tour filming a documentary for One Direction, Morgan Spurlock urgently need to record a voice over for his new US TV series Inside Man. Naturally, our high-spec studio was the obvious choice of Birmingham facilities, but with only a few hours notice we had to quickly reschedule to accommodate the Super ... read more
We'll be putting our TV and film production facilities to good use this January as we team up with Kerrang! Radio for their unsigned music competition The Big Audition, the winner getting a music video shot by the Electric's very own award-winning director Tom Lawes.
The winners of this nationwide talent search ... read more
We're very pleased to announce that our recent production Southside Stories - a series of short films promoting the Southside area of Birmingham - won two prestigious awards at this year's Royal Television Society Awards.
The awards took place on Thursday 22nd November in the centre of Birmingham with Homeland s... read more
After a successful tour around the UK when it screened at your local independent cinema, our award winning documentary The Last Projectionist is finally coming to DVD on November 19th.
Available from Amazon.co.uk, as well as the feature itself, the DVD includes an extra 27 minute 'Behind the Screens' bonus docum... read more
The Electric Cinema hosted a very special event on Tuesday 25th September as local residents gathered for the premiere of Southside Stories, a series of short films designed to celebrate and promote the Southside area of Birmingham.
The films were created by our own in-house production company Electric Flix and... read more
Electric Cinema owner Tom Lawes is currently on a one-man tour of the UK, taking his new documentary The Last Projectionist to some of the country's most fascinating and historic cinemas - some of which are featured in the film itself.
Tom has been doing post-screening Q&As in venues like the Hyde Park Pictureho... read more
We've added another top of the range camera to the equipment available to hire here at The Electric - the RED Scarlet, capable of capturing 5K stills and 4K motion.
Smaller and far less heavy than the traditional RED, it's the perfect camera for anyone looking to do some ambitious hi-res filming or photography. ... read more
We can now encode Digital Cinema Prints (DCPs) here at The Electric, whether they be full blown adverts, simple slides promoting special offers or trailers for theatrical exhibition. The DCPs are ingested onto your projection system using a USB, and can then be playlisted alongside your regular ads, trailers and ... read more
As part of our growing list of film equipment here at The Electric, we're happy to announce that we now have a state-of-the-art Red One camera available for hire, complete with four of the latest Zeiss Compact Prime lenses.
The Red One is one of the best cameras currently available in the marketplace, and has be... read more
The date has finally been set for the official UK premiere of our brand new documentary The Last Projectionist - Sunday September 18th, as part of the Cambridge Film Festival 2011.
Directed by Electric owner Thomas Lawes, the Last Projectionist is a fascinating insight into the history of independent cinemas in ... read more
Currently being worked on in The Electric studios by Tom Lawes is the sound mix for Inbred (pictured), a brand new comedy horror from director Alex Chandon.
Filmed on location in Yorkshire, Inbred tells the story of a group of young urban offenders and their care workers who find themselves in a fight to the dea... read more
Tom Lawes and a team of Electric staff (pictured) attended the 64th Festival de Cannes this month, taking with them excerpts and an official trailer for The Last Projectionist, the feature length documentary about the history of UK cinema.
Hiring a bar at the Carlton Hotel on the Croisette, Tom and the team pres... read more
Electric owner Tom Lawes has been slaving away on the final edit for his new documentary The Last Projectionist, and now there's finally an official trailer for the project.
Documenting the UK film industry's tumultuous history, The Last Projectionist takes audiences from the first gaslit cinema all the way to ... read more
Filming is finally coming to an end for The Last Projectionist, but there are still a few last essential shots to get for this all-encompassing documentary about the history of British cinemas.
Director Tom Lawes headed down to London on January 19th to film in both the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill and the P... read more
Production on our upcoming documentary The Last Projectionist is continuing at a brisk pace. October saw the crew head over to The Victoria pub to film a special round table with a group of seasoned projectionists, who sat down together to discuss their past work at both The Electric and a number of other cinemas... read more
Hotbed Media have recently been making use of the post-production facilities here at The Electric for their new show Street Market Chefs.
Screening on Channel Five, the show pits local chefs against each other as they use only locally sourced ingredients to cook up a five star meal. Presented by Amanda Lamb, th... read more
We like to do things a bit differently here at The Electric, which is why customers coming to see any of our upcoming 3D films are now being treated to a short film which owner Tom Lawes and a number of staff members made to stress the importance of treating our glasses with care.
Unlike a lot of other cinemas, ... read more
A feature length documentary about the history of the Electric and the end of 35mm projection in theatres is currently in production. Tom Lawes has taken the first trailer and promotional material to the Cannes Film Festival to look at the feasibility of selling the documentary to international markets.
The trailer can be viewed at the electricbham youtube channel.
Tom has been shooting the title sequence for the Last Projectionist in the projection room of Screen 1. The sequence consists of macro close-up shots of the 35mm projector taken with a Canon 5d, 70-200mm ISM lens and extension tubes.
A motorised head was used for the precise camera moves to give a smooth mechanic... read more