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Dec 2012

100 years of fun at Luna Park!

Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park's birthday.

By Siobhan Dee / 7 Dec 2012
Film
Oct 2012

Dying light: Corrick Collection

The team from the NFSA’s Motion Picture Laboratory describe the lessons learned from tinting the Corrick Collection films.

By Steve Clark / 27 Oct 2012
Film

Dying light: tinted film projects

The NFSA’s collection includes early coloured films, many of which are tinted and have been restored by the team from the NFSA's Motion Picture Laboratory.

By Steve Clark / 26 Oct 2012
Film

Dying light: Restoring tinted films

The team from the NFSA's Motion Picture Laboratory share their research about using traditional dyes and techniques to restore tinted films.

By Steve Clark / 25 Oct 2012
Film

Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Advertising has come a long way since The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was first adapted for the screen in Australia in 1911, as Helen Tully discovered.

By Helen Tully / 25 Oct 2012
Film
Television

Reflections on Puberty Blues

The recent Puberty Blues (2012) TV series reminds NFSA Television curator Frances Baldwin of watching the 1981 film version and receiving material from the film as an archivist in 1986.

By Frances Baldwin / 17 Oct 2012
Television
May 2012

Networking

Nick Herd drew on the NFSA collection to research his new book, Networking, which places the history of Australian commercial television in its proper context.

By Nick Herd / 21 May 2012
Television

West Australian time capsule

It's Western Australia's time to shine as we look at a selection of films made about the sunny state from 1907-1972.

By Beth Taylor / 15 May 2012
Film
Feb 2012

Film: dead or alive?

Audiences loved The Artist, that ode to the early days of cinema, but as Kodak files for bankruptcy, has film lost the battle against digital?

By Miguel Gonzalez / 28 Feb 2012
Film