Fatal Paper Cut Posted April 11, 2012 Report Share Posted April 11, 2012 but it is cost effective to build a complete arts centre to house such equipment????? It's hardly as if Mareel is 'just' to house equipment. It's a mutli-purpose building. Aside from being intended as a performance space for music and a two screen cinema, it'll have recording facilities, production facilities, office space, edit suites, equipment hire, a gallery.... it'll enable a higher standard of music courses to be taught in the isles, be suitable for live concerts that can be recorded for CD, DVD, web streaming - possibly even broadcast. You're never going to be able to do all those sort of things with the Clickamin or the Garrison. As Bryan points out, using the Clickamin for gigs, etc and the Garrison for films means they cannot be used for their intended purpose during that time. Certainly, it has been my experience that rehearsals in the Garrison have had to be halted, sets cleared, etc, to enable the monthly film shows to go ahead. And the Garrison is far from ideal as a cinema space. Quite honestly, these topics have been gone over again and again. Quite why they should have to be explained again is beyond me. but lets get back to the 6 folk making it cost effective at a tenner each, 60 quid somehow I doubt that. wages are going to be braaly poor at mareel then. Again, as pointed out, different films have different costs. It depends what the film is, (art-house, blockbuster, etc), when it's on, which screen, etc, etc. There is no definitive answer because the costs vary. However, Shetland Arts have (on multiple occasions) said that cinema prices will be broadly in line with mainland ones. Mainland cinemas have different pricing structures that take into account the day of the week, time of a showing, etc etc. Trying to pin Bryan down to a figure you've more or less invented seems pretty pointless to me. What I would point out though, is that traditionally, cinemas had to cover the cost of transporting up to 80,000 ft of film per movie in their prices - to say nothing of the hours spent preparing the multiple film reels for projection, as well as having a projectionist overseeing each screening. Thankfully, we now live in an age of digital cinema, where films can be delivered in an electronic format. This dramatically reduces the overheads to a cinema, and enables them to break even much more easily. Mareel will be able to take advantage of this. But bryan we are going to have to agree to disagree and whether you like it or not you will be buying me a pint with your redundancy when mareel goes to the council with the begging bowl. Perhaps you should bring your hat instead, making sure it's throughly cooked all the way through. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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