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  • Australian Documentaries – Golden Age or Fool’s Gold?

    Australian Documentaries – Golden Age or Fool’s Gold?

    ‘When I started, documentaries were like the spinach of filmmaking. Nobody cared about them. Nobody wanted to pay for them. They weren’t sexy. Now, we’re in this amazing golden era of documentary and nonfiction storytelling, that just keeps getting more interesting.’ Director and producer Morgan Neville is US-based, but you hear the same in Australia. So let’s explore the ‘golden era of documentary’. What’s behind it? And is it as golden as it seems? Video...

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  • 7 reasons why LTO won’t die

    7 reasons why LTO won’t die

    Magnetic tape was first used to record computer data way back in 1951. If you see the tape decks that feature in ‘computers’ in vintage movies, it’s hard to believe the medium is still around... let alone at the cutting edge of data storage. In fact, magnetic tape is thriving with strong sales of LTO Ultrium, the current de facto standard. Just like vintage fashions that won’t die (mom jeans, dad sneakers, bum bags anyone?)...

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