Saffron Screen projectionist cruises onto new challenge

09:27 16 April 2014

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Saffron Screen's deputy technical manager Jason Bond with actor Nick Frost.

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Saffron Walden’s not-for-profit cinema is this week saying farewell to its deputy technical manager as he boards a ship to the Caribbean to be a digital content specialist.

Jason Bond, who started at Saffron Screen three years ago as a volunteer projectionist while studying Media Technology at university, has become a core member of staff and part of the award-winning projection team at the cinema.

Having graduated last year, Jason is now ready for full time employment and has accepted for a job on-board one of Royal Caribbean’s luxury cruise ships, departing for Hawaii at the end of April.

Jason said: “I am very sad to be leaving Saffron Screen but my time here has been nothing short of amazing. In the past three years I have never really considered it as work but more like a bunch of friends who run a cinema together. Thanks to Paul Willmott, Saffron Screen’s Technical Manager, I have learnt a wide range of technical skills and gained the UK’s first Digital Projection Certification. This has given me the knowledge and skills that lead to being accepted for this career at sea.”

Saffron Screen’s technical manager, Paul Willmott, said: “Jason has been invaluable to the projection team over the last few years, helping us move forward in the digital era. We’ll definitely miss him, but wish him well in his new role, and look forward to seeing him volunteer when he has some shore leave!”

Saffron Screen is Saffron Walden’s state-of-the-art community cinema. It relies on a dedicated team of 16 part time staff and an army of volunteers to exist and maintain its low prices. It is often cited as one of the town’s most important amenities and last year welcomed an audience of 35,000 people through its doors.

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