Five Years Running: CSR Helps Direct Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City Cinemas

28-Mar-2014 Five Years Running: CSR Helps Direct Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City Cinemas

March 28, 2014—For the fifth consecutive year, CSR, Cleveland’s premier audio-visual production company, was chosen to help enhance the theatergoing experience at the 38th annual Cleveland International Film Festival, or CIFF, from March 19 through March 30.

Andrew Kramer, Director of Production at CSR, spent six months in preparation for the event. Kramer and CSR were asked to help capture the year in film for both the opening and closing ceremonies, direct the routing of every film, and manage the Q&A sessions with the films’ directors and producers.

CSR is providing a full-resolution 2k digital projection control room that routes all 186 films and 168 short films to their proper locations at the main venue, Tower City Cinemas. In addition, CSR will assist with the opening and closing ceremonies as well as other festival events at venues throughout the city.

“It’s a great honor to be named the audio-visual provider for the festival for five years in a row,” says Jen Amburn, Event Producer Manager for CSR. “Our technicians are manning all the films from one centralized control room, ensuring that all the films start on time, the audio levels are perfect, and everything runs smoothly.”

Kramer summarized what it takes for his assembled team to be successful: “For an event of this magnitude to run seamlessly, it really comes down to our attention to detail and our experienced staff hitting on all cylinders,” he said. “But that’s all right,” he continued, “At CSR, we sweat the small stuff.”

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