A collection a four documentaries on the development of the Australian film and sound industries. The first part, entitled “Wonders of the Age”, presents internationally acclaimed Australian inventions such as race-camera, Imax giant screen projector and CMI computer music systems. The second part, entitled “Shed a Silent Tear”, looks at the making, as well as the restoration, of Australian silent films. The third part, entitled “The One Eyed Monster”, looks at the growth of Australian television industries, the production of series, mini-series, variety shows, news and sports coverage’s, and the ways in which television affected Australian life. The last part, entitled “A Future for the Past” shows how images of Australians are reflected in films, and efforts to preserve films and sound recordings by the National Film and Sound Archive.
In ACMI's collection
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan
MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan