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cinematechnic APRIL 2020 UPDATE, SARS CoV-2 covid-19 response

Entrance to North Dam Mill in February – all that snow has since melted

Updated 9 April 2020

As a result of an executive order by the governor of the State of Maine, effective April 1, we will be under a stay-at-home order. Accordingly I will be temporarily closing the CinemaTechnic workshop.

I am continuing to work from home during this time. I can be reached via email (see below). My plan is to stay productive and make progress on projects that have had to be set aside in the past.

For example, I’m currently working on the CinemaTechnic Collimator Book, to be published later this year. I’ll announce that and other projects on this site and on the CinemaTechnic instagram page when they are ready.

I am also working on detailed and illustrated instruction manuals for Cinematechnic products and making updates to the CinemaTechnic website. This will be the first major update since early 2016.

Other confidential projects are in progress which cannot be publicly disclosed at this time.

I wish all of my clients and friends in the motion picture industry the best of luck in this difficult time. Our industry is facing an unprecedented challenge, and transformational change will result from it.

I was formerly a freelance film crew person so I know how difficult it can be, even in “normal” times. I have also been involved in the technical side of the motion picture industry, working with rental houses, equipment sales companies and owner-operators for two decades. I know of the difficulty of competing in this marketplace.

Please stay heathy and stay safe.

If you want to know the status of CinemaTechnic, just check the homepage. I’ll keep this post up and updated for the duration of the SARS CoV-2 crisis.

-Jorge Diaz Amador
Portland, Maine
April 9, 2020