Happy New Year from The Data Book!

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

The Data Book is pleased to announce its social media debut on Facebook.

They would like to welcome you "like" The Data Book at https://www.facebook.com/thedatabooknz and be the first to find out what is happening in the world of Data Book over 2016.

Don't miss out on relevant posts about news in the NZ screen community, as well as a great way to contact Data Book with any feedback or enquiries.

If you are not already signed up with Data Book you can now do this through the Sign up button on their Facebook page, or through www.databook.co.nz under list your business.

For those who are already members of Data Book it is almost time for the annual roll over.

The final deadline to update your Data Book listing and be a part of our 2016/2017 edition is Thursday 31st March 2016 but don't worry they will send out reminders.

Feel free to contact them hrough the website www.databook.co.nz, or email Kelly at admin@databook.co.nz


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First Stephen Follows Post for the Year

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Last year we started with  a very successful camera accessories workshop with Aliesha Staples.  This year we'll be following on with a workshop on lenses so until then this data from Stephen Follows might get you in the mood!

This week's article looks at the numbers behind Hollywood's move from 35mm film to digital film cameras.

Read the article: https://stephenfollows.com/film-vs-digital

He collected data on the cameras used on top grossing films of the past 20 years, looking at:

  • When digital began the de facto standard,
  • How many films still use 35mm film,
  • How it varies by genre,
  • Which digital cameras are used the most often,
  • The lifespan of a new digital camera.

And as a bonus in the same article, he has looked at the numbers behind Hollywood's changing aspect ratios from 1.85:1 to 2.35:1

This article came from a reader's question so, as always, if there's something you want Stephen to take a look at then just email him at stephenfollows@aweber.com

From The Archive: Here's an article from last year looking at the costs of running a Hollywood Oscar campaign  https://stephenfollows.com/much-hollywood-campaigns-oscar-cost/