During my time at university I have had the great fortune of learning how to operate a classic 35mm film projector. The Victoria 5000 projector (which we affectionately nicknamed Vicky) is an overbearing, loud piece of machinery that squats proudly in the centre of the projection room. During the film when Vicky is in full flow, she resembles a steam train, a powerful juggernaut chugging along at top speed. However, sadly, like the steam train, Vicky is becoming obsolete and will soon be nothing more than a symbol of a past generation.The digital age of cinema has arrived. The university, keen not to be left behind, has invested in a DCP digital projector. It is sexy and sophisticated with a glossy black finish; a technical supermodel making Vicky look like an old washed-up soccer mom. Though both can work in tandem, the digital projector will rule the roost and claim Vickys crown. Drawing mainly on my experiences with the old 35mm projector and a few from the new digital projector, here are 5 things that I have learned during my time as a film projectionist.