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The Fairytale Police Department - Black day for Snow White, 2002: Nail biting, crime fighting ACTION!

This clip shows the visual sequences and theme song that begin each episode of the children's animation series 'The Fairytale Police Department'. It opens with scenes from various fairytales including 'The three little pigs' and 'Snow White', and the theme song's lyrics set the series in Fairytale Land, which is experiencing ...

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'Spitfires over Australia', 1943 - asset 4

This is a short excerpt from a segment about Spitfire fighters in the edition of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review that was released to be shown in Australian cinemas on 12 March 1943. The whole segment describes how Australia secured Spitfire aircraft during the Second World War to help its war effort in the ...

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'Spitfires over Australia', 1943 - asset 5

This is a short excerpt from a segment about Spitfire fighters in the edition of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review that was released to be shown in Australian cinemas on 12 March 1943. The whole segment describes how Australia secured Spitfire aircraft during the Second World War to help its war effort in the ...

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'Spitfires over Australia', 1943 - asset 6

This is an excerpt from a segment about Spitfire fighters in the edition of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review that was released to be shown in Australian cinemas on 12 March 1943. The whole segment describes how Australia secured Spitfire aircraft during the Second World War to help its war effort in the Pacific. ...

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'Spitfires over Australia', 1943 - asset 7

This is an excerpt from a segment about Spitfire fighters in the edition of the black-and-white newsreel Cinesound Review that was released to be shown in Australian cinemas on 12 March 1943. The whole segment describes how Australia secured Spitfire aircraft during the Second World War to help its war effort in the Pacific. ...

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The Picture Show Man, 1977: Men of many talents

This clip shows a travelling picture show in the hall of a small Australian country town in the 1920s. It opens with the 'picture show man', Maurice Pym (John Meillon), entertaining the audience with a vaudeville song and dance routine. Pym's son Larry (Harold Hopkins) ignites a lime pellet, which produces light for the ...

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Efftee Studio opening in Melbourne - Speech by Frank Forde, 1931

This black-and-white clip shows Minister for Trade and Customs Frank Forde making a speech to mark the opening of Efftee Studios in Melbourne and the first production of sound films in Australia. Forde says that 'talkies' will herald a new era in the Australian film industry, creating job opportunities and increased trade, ...

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Hoyts and Studebaker Cinema Advertisement - Touring Talkie Show, c1929

This black-and-white clip shows a silent cinema advertisement for Hoyts's 'Touring Talkie Show', which took sound films and audio equipment to rural cinemas not equipped for sound. In the clip, executives from the Hoyts, Studebaker and Shell companies greet one of the Hoyts trucks, or 'Roadshow Units', in a Melbourne street. ...

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Hoyts Cinemas - Talkies for Country Areas, c1929: Hoyts talking pictures roadshow

This black-and-white clip is a silent advertisement for Hoyts, a film exhibition company, promoting its 'Touring Talkie Show', which took sound films and portable audio equipment to rural cinemas not equipped for sound. It shows a van with the words 'HOYTS TALKING PICTURES ROADSHOW UNIT 1' stencilled on the side. Two uniformed ...

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Add sound to your animation: item 3 of 3

This is a resource that focuses on techniques used by Foley artists and how they are applied to create a soundtrack for a simple animation or film. It contains two activities: Let's learn what a Foley artist does; and How to create a sound score for your animation. Each activity features a video of musician Chris Lewis ...

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What are the musical features of a news theme?

Music that introduces the news has to be not only dramatic and exciting but also neutral. It has to introduce war and disasters, as well as weddings and elections. It turns out, the music we associate with the news worldwide often originates from movies! So, what does an effective news theme often include? How would you ...

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What makes the music of Star Wars so iconic?

Star Wars begins with the biggest B-flat chord you’ve ever heard! John Williams’s fanfare is so iconic that people usually recognise what they’re watching without even looking at the screen. So, what informs the music and makes it so powerful? What techniques can you apply in your own compositions?