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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Nov 2011

2011: the year of Aussie drama

TV acquisitions curator Helen Tully looks at the current and past state of Australian-produced television drama.

By Helen Tully / 21 Nov 2011
Oral History
Television

Digital technology

Digital technology has, for decades, been elbowing its way onto the set and changing the way films get made. Film journalist Sandy George discussed its impact with those who roll up their sleeves and do the hard behind-the-scenes slog of filmmaking.

By Sandy George / 15 Nov 2011
Film
Oct 2011

Happy 100th, Mr Hinde!

Much-loved Australian film critic John Hinde would have turned 100 today. NFSA Library manager Jan Thurling celebrates the radio and TV personality on his anniversary.

By Jan Thurling / 26 Oct 2011
Film
Television
Mar 2011

Billions of bytes

Dominic Case talks about digital formats and why a full definition cinema quality digital film would not even come close to fitting onto your biggest home hard drive.

By Dominic Case / 18 Mar 2011
Film
Feb 2011

Bernie Carson

Bernie Carson is a 19-year-old performer from Harrisville in regional Queensland who will be singing at Cooee Cabaret in Boonah.

By Beth Taylor / 18 Feb 2011
Sound

Seeing what you've got

The switchover to digital technology in sound recording and television.

By Dominic Case / 1 Feb 2011
Film
Jan 2011

Waltzing Matilda, covered

Just about every craze, fad and fashion in popular music has generated a recording of Waltzing Matilda.

By Graham McDonald / 7 Jan 2011
Documents
Sound