NFSA blog entries for March 2011
The Young at Heart Film Festival is about engagement and involvement in film and is targeted at audiences over 60. It is held annually in March during NSW Seniors’ Week.
Sound Archivist Graham McDonald has compiled a selection of rare and beautiful record sleeve designs from Australia, USA, UK and the rest of the world.
When most people think of Clare Valley, their minds immediately turn to wine. But amidst the undulating rows of grapevines is one of Australia’s most exciting new short film festivals.
Modern film formats pose problems in data storage capacities, here Dominic Case talks about some of the formats and why a full definition cinema quality digital film would not even come close to fitting onto your biggest home hard drive — Peta bytes anyone?
Cooee Cabaret, the Sounds of Australia on the road theatre performance, has wrapped for 2011 after sell out shows in Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Boonah and Toowombah. One audience member tells us first hand how Cooee was enjoyed by people of all ages.
Bill Armstrong, radio pioneering and sound recording legend is this year’s winner of the Cochrane Smith Sound Heritage Award.
Recently the Audiovisual Conservation Laboratory (AVCO) needed to prepare some original Lumiere company films for reprinting. The work proved quite challenging for a several reasons, audiovisual conservationist Sean Mosely takes us through the process.
Students and staff who work with the film collection belonging to the TVN Thoroughbred Racing Archive receive training from Conservation Officer, Pat O’Connor.
Beauty queens of days gone by are the stars of the show at the opening night, and 10th Anniversary, of Big Screen in Mildura.
In early 1940, with Australia less than a year into World War 2, a 17-year-old George Shirley used his father’s 16 mm movie camera to film two grand visitors to Sydney Harbour.