Taking the Plunge
With the looming forties, and now with some top drawer Project Management skills, I left ARRI and dedicated myself to selling high end CRT Projectors and screens.
I brought in Esoteric models from the US that had never been seen prolifically before in Europe, where it had been just Barco.
I sold NEC, Sony, Electrohome, Vidikron, Runco and got heavily into customisation and modification.
Of course, converging CRT Projectors to perfection wasn’t easy – a long, laborious process. It nevertheless taught me the intricacies of image objective and how to setup a great picture.
For almost 5 years I did this and became the top high end CRT Projectors seller in Europe.
Continuing my training, I gained ISF certification under the master of image setup, Joel Silver.
Then came digital projectors and 2.35:1 screen systems (of which I became the first seller in Europe). For 6 years I sold / installed systems all round the world, advising major companies, even Movie Studios and designing screening rooms.
With many hundreds of setups / installations under my belt, it’s exciting times for Projection Dreams – Audio / Video Interiors!
I have a great team including a THX professional, an ex-fellow ARRI 35mm specialist and a superb custom install team.
Now, for the first time ever, great installs can be affordable.
Of course I KEEP trying to push the boundaries, with innovative cinema designs and products, even Themed Cinemas and will continue to do so with my CINEMA PEDIGREE concept.
CINEMA PEDIGREE Explained!
Sure, I’ve read thousands of mags, thousands of forum technical diatrabes, am ISF qualified, an SMPTE member, HAA and THX versed, been to hundreds of shows / seminars, spoken with industry peers like Joel Silver, Jeremy Kipnis, Joe Dappolito, Joe Kane, Sam Runco and many more. But this is just icing on the cake.
They say that every one of our experiences in life shapes us to become who we are – to have the knowledge we have and my “training ground” has been the best forum of all, the forum of life.
What has been learnt along the way, has ALL counted and was meant to be.
To the extent where now, 40 plus years of my life experiences attached to movies and music, have formed an excellent knowledge of how to achieve perfect sound and vision.
There is no greater pedigree. Projection Dreams – Audio / Video Interiors is not a large company with exorbitant overheads and a corporate mentality. I’ve created a lean / mean install team of highly qualified specialists.
We don’t do mediocre. It’s all about creating a top notch Audio / Video Environment in your home, treating your home as unique and finding the “punishment that fits the crime”.
I love what I do and after reading the above, I think you will agree.
It’s not enough to be an “enthusiast” for me. This is often touted by Audio / Video persons. I’m not enthusiastic, I love it… plain and simple. I’m passionate!
Movies and Music are my life, they always have been and they always will be, whether I’m within the Audio / Video industry or not.
Even though there are a few in the Audio / Video world with almost as much passion for b>Audio / Video as I have, who can offer decent advice and kit, I know Projection Dreams – Audio / Video Interiors to be unique in the blend of services and products that can be provided.
Personally, for me to share my love of movies and music through great installs / setups feels almost “ordained”.
My uniquity as a company, is in my 40 plus years of life experiences relating to music and movies, having had a Home Cinema 40 years ago, having worked within the movie industry for many years, having REAL movie world and THX professionals working alongside me.