Items tagged with 'nitrate film'

Phar Lap, Australia's mighty conqueror

Phar Lap is a big deal in Australia, explains Kathrin DiRocco. That is why it was an even bigger deal when a 1931 nitrate film about the champion racehorse was donated to the NFSA earlier this year.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Film curator Kathrin di Rocco is taking part in an international exchange program. In Washington DC she discovers that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is no ordinary museum.

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Faded Silver: Non-chemical Intensification of Faded Images on Cellulose Nitrate Motion Picture Film

Mick Newnham investigates a process to intensify the silver image that fades when a film is duplicated for preservation.

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The NFSA’s collection includes early coloured films, many of which are tinted. As these films deteriorate with age, their colours are lost. Steve Clark, Trevor Carter and Bruce Cowell from the NFSA’s Motion Picture Laboratory share their research about using traditional dyes and techniques to restore tinted films.

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Destination: Orange NSW, 1927

The NFSA and the Orange Historical Society will present a special screening of 1927 footage of the NSW town that captures a very different place to the city of today.

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Méliès and the magic of film preservation

Sally Jackson on the importance of silent film preservation as seen in Hugo.

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The mysteries and dangers behind a film collection

Mould, vinegar odours and baby spiders; just another work day for film curators.

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Video Camera Document

In Part Two of his essay, the NFSA’s Chief Cinema Programmer Quentin Turnour investigates Frank Hurley’s association with the promotion of Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) film. And the facts about the ownership and titling of the 1911–1916 film that came to be known as Home of the Blizzard are revealed.

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Video Camera Document

The NFSA’s Chief Cinema Programmer Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the making of the film known as Home of the Blizzard (1911–1916), shedding light on the provenance of footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).

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