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AV on the Silverscreen

My wife and I sat down this weekend for a nice little movie. Just the two of us. She had picked the flick so I expected something by Nicolas Sparks. To my surprise we began watching White House Down. It may have been because of some guy named Channing Tatum, or it may not. Regardless, it was a guy flick and I appreciate the effort.
**Spoiler Alert**
If you have not yet seen the film, and want to be surprised by a plot twist, don’t read the rest of this blog. The plot twist is integral to this post. The basic story line is a group of bad guys take over the White House while a Capitol Cop, Tatum, and the President, Foxx, take them on. Here’s the twist for us in AV. The bad guys got into the White House by posing as AV installers putting in a home theater system. They even hid their silencer in a wireless mic.
Now, before I begin discecting all that is AV-wrong with the scenario I will continue on to where this took my brain. Where else have we seen AV on the Big Screen? I still remember the first time I saw a wireless touchpanel being used in a movie. It was the Will Smith movie Hitch. One could make arguments that Jim Carrey was a wierdo AV geek in Cable GuyWe can have the argument later as to whether or not the cable installer is an AV pro. There are the IT/AV professionals in the Matrix  that help Neo fight the bad guys, and you have the ultimate cable-covered AV geeks in the original Revenge of the Nerds.
So, my question for you is, what is your favorite AV movie moment? Send me and email or comment below.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Have a great week.

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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  1. Christopher Jaynes on

    Definitely Prometheus – immersive projected AV environment for the
    Starship captain used to convey calm and expansive spaces for folks tied
    up in a spaceship.

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