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UNLV – Director’s Choice

Stewart Filmscreen published a case study about the journey Frank Alaimo and his team underwent to transform a lecture hall on campus into a 250-seat Dolby Atmos theater.

OIT News  |  Apr 14, 2021  |  By Julie Acheson
Seat view of theater projection screen.

UNLV Department of Film theater located in the Flora Dungan Humanities building. (Rakitha Perera/UNLV OIT)

Since conducting its first classes in 1957, UNLV has grown from a small college into a thriving research institution. The university, in Las Vegas, has become a vital resource in one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and now with a newly renovated film department, UNLV has set its sights on becoming one of the top film schools in the nation.

UNLV’s ability to offer its students the same opportunities previously found only at elite institutions comes from individuals such as Frank Alaimo. A Senior Audio Visual Systems Specialist at UNLV, Alaimo was aware that the school’s film department required a much-needed upgrade. He knew just the team to help his dream become a reality. Enter Kevin Potts, David Starck and Sean Greener of Coherent Design, as well as Integration Manager, David Peterson of CCS Las Vegas, whom Alaimo had worked on various other projects over the years. Together, this group helped to bring a state-of-the-art film department to the UNLV campus. 

Read the rest of the case study on the Stewart Filmscreen website.

Stewart Filmscreen, April 2021