Hervey Bay Independent : 22nd January 2015
NEWSBRIEFS Enzo’s upgrade on hold The controversial application to upgrade Enzo’s on the Beach to a two-storey cafe is currently on hold at Council. Council have purportedly requested additional information from business owner Enzo Andreuzzi before the application can progress any further. Big drug bust at Pialba Police detectives have charged a 54-year-old woman with a number of drug related offences after a discovery at a Hervey Bay address on Friday night. Police attended a holiday unit on Charlton Esplanade, Pialba around 9pm in relation to another matter when they allegedly located over 18kg of cannabis and more than $60,000 in cash. The New South Wales woman was charged with traffi cking dangerous drugs, producing dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing property obtained from traffi cking or supplying and possessing anything used in the commission of crime. She was expected to reappear at the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Monday. Beautifi cation works Tenders are being called for the $3.2 million beautifi cation works to be undertaken in parts of Kent and Adelaide Streets, Maryborough. The project is expected to start in April and be completed within 32 weeks, weather permitting. Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Trevor McDonald said the works would have a big impact on the CBD. “It will freshen up the CBD to make it more inviting to shoppers and investors,” Cr McDonald said. The project was modelled on feedback and suggestions made during the Imagine This City Project. A glimpse behind the scenes of cinema With the 87th Academy Awards scheduled to dominate our television screens on February 22, what better time than now to take a closer look at the evolution of cinema technology. Matt Close from Big Screen Cinemas Hervey Bay has been working behind the scenes of cinema as a technician for more than 15 years. “The cinema experience has continued to evolve in terms of technology and quality over the last few decades,” he said. In decades past, screening a fi lm at the local cinemas involved a vast amount of human labour. “Film projection was very good when done correctly, but was very involved and sometimes marred by human error,” Matt said. “A simple mis-threading of the projector could scratch a movie and fi lm was subject to general wear and tear through its season. “With digital, the very last screening of a fi lm is just as perfect as the fi rst one was.” Matt said the evolution of cinema screening technologies bought with it an entirely different viewing experience for audiences. “Star Wars brought us Dolby surround sound in the 70’s, with its swooping rear channel effects,” he said. “Lens technology gave us better colour and contrast and sharper images. “Digital sound came with Jurassic Park and the huge, shaking bass of the T-Rex footsteps and amazing multi channel surround sound. “CGI special effects have transformed what we see on screen… you really can’t tell what’s real and what’s not anymore.” Matt said the co-ordination skills and fi tness required to be a technician was considerable. “Projection staff had to be running around starting and stopping movies, moving massive fi lm prints on a pallet jack... all in the space of a few minutes, as well as rushing downstairs to clean cinemas and let the next audience in,” he said. “They had to be a mechanic, a technician, and a projectionist… sometimes being required to make repairs very quickly to keep a show Megan Staggard and Breanna Edwards from Big Screen Cinemas Hervey Bay compare new and old screening technologies. running.” Film fi rst began in the late 1890s, after the invention of the fi rst motion-picture cameras and the establishment of the fi rst production companies. At the time, most fi lms were under a minute in duration and were completely silent. In 1927, Warner Brothers released The Jazz Singer, which was the fi rst synchronized dialogue in a feature fi lm. Louis Mayer, head of MetroGoldwyn-Mayer (MGM) THE NATURAL TOUCH Body and Skin Centre It is our 7th birthday and we have moved! Our new address is 123 Torquay Rd, Scarness Our new phone number is 0422 734 940 Our new email is firstname.lastname@example.org productions, established the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in the late 1920s in response to the rapidly growing fi lm industry. Today, the organisation boasts a membership of more than 6000 fi lm making professionals. The earliest feature fi lm ever made in Australia was the 1906 production of The Story of the Kelly Gang. RELOCATION SPECIAL Book a Hydracial Facial in January or February FOR ONLY $90! 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