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Counting the cost of cinema ticket prices in Australia

Not ones to avoid a debate Deb and Bron have returned to the fray with another article on cinema ticket pricing, this time looking at how cinema ticket prices in Australia have increased in recent years and how the Aussie experience of price hikes compares to price increases internationally. Drawing on evidence sourced from Screen […]

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Film Impact Rating (FIR) Generates an Impact Itself!

  In January members of the Kinomatics team (Deb, Alwyn and Bronwyn) had a research paper titled: Australian films at large: expanding the evidence about Australian cinema performance ,  published in Studies in Australasian Cinema. The paper proposes a new way to conceptualise the impact and success of film titles and unsurprisingly we’ve called the […]

The Australian Cinema Census

The Kinomatics team has been working with fliks.com.au on the recently launched online survey of Australian cinema and film watching behavior. The survey known as the ‘Cinema Census’ aims to find out how Australians are watching films and how issues like access to new technologies is changing film consumption behavior. Fliks.com.au editor Steve Newall says: […]

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The Flow of Film Exhibition

There are two ways of considering the flow of film exhibition: geographically and temporally.  The following two visualisations of the film “Anna Karenina” which showed towards the end of 2012 through to mid-2013 illustrates geographic as well as temporal movement. Geographic The world map above shows the mean centre of screenings for Anna Karenina for […]

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Turning Gigs into Gigabytes (and back again): Songification and Live Music Data

What is Songification? You may already know about data sonification. Its a technique that’s been successfully used to assist the vision impaired for some time. Its even possible to “listen” to your DNA in the form of a unique sound file. What you may not have heard of is “songification” (yep, there’s ‘g’ in there – […]

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US Summer Box Office

The US has experienced it’s most successful box office summer (although this hasn’t been without it’s share of failures). This summer has been of particular interest due to the strong international presence contributing to the box office results. The international market is a growing market for Hollywood – impacting on the types of films produced, […]