Interview with Joanna Carver-Richards, former NZFA National Television Collection Coordinator

Gareth Watkins (SANKT Accessions Archivist)  talks to Joanna Carver-Richards, former NZFA National Television Collection Coordinator, about television archiving. She tells us about the range of channels captured by the Film Archive, as well as some of the historical television materials in the collection.

Joanna Carver-Richards
Joanna Carver-Richards

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A Story about Cellophane, Sausage Skins and Movie Film

By Reiner Schoenbrunn, NZFA Film Conservator

Reiner's 16mm toy projector, with can of Ozaphan film.
Reiner’s 16mm toy projector, with can of Ozaphan film.

It begins in 1975 in Germany. I was in my late teens when I set out to upgrade my film hobby from S8 film to 16mm; clearly not fully appreciating the equipment – and production costs – of that gauge. As a result of my budget restraints I browsed the outlets of used film equipment mongers and eventually bought a wind-up Bolex camera and Bauer Selecton II projector, both dated from the 1950s. Continue reading

Poem Inspired by Wellington Wind

Sarah Johnston (SANTK Client Services Archivist) has come across this poetic ode to Wellington’s gusty weather. We should have been reciting “I’m content to be holding my lid on / at the corner of Lambton Quay / as I cling to the earth with my eyebrows / against the wind that is shoving at me” earlier this week! Continue reading

Interview with Sarah Johnston, SANTK Client Services Archivist

Gareth Watkins (SANTK Accessions Archivist) chats to Sarah Johnston about her work as Client Services Archivist for Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero in Christchurch. Sarah talks about her fascinating current projects and some of the exciting items in the SANTK collections (from lost Christchurch to Blondie).

Sarah Johnston, SANTK Client Services Archivist
Sarah Johnston, SANTK Client Services Archivist

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My Work for “Mini-Sized Square Eyes”

By Jakki Galloway, NZFA Programmes Developer

Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat (2010)
Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat (2010)

For the last few years I have been involved in programming Mini-Sized Square Eyes a holiday screening aimed at young people living in Wellington. Having young people myself I thought this was a super idea, as movies at mainstream theaters these days are so expensive! I wanted to make great kids shorts from the past and present accessible. Continue reading