National Media Museum blog

We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

How big is the camera you’d need to film an ant?

How big a camera would you need to film the smallest of insects? The answer may surprise you…

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What do Scottish photographs look like: Part 2

From X-Rays to Pagodas: Scottish photography isn’t (exclusively) tartan or covered in heather.

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What do Scottish photographs look like?

Surely Scottish photography would be photographs by Scots, of Scots, in Scotland, wouldn’t it? But of course nothing is ever straightforward, so why should Scottish photography be any different?

July 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Vintage future: How Metamono write music for early British science films

Musician Jono Podmore writes on scoring early British science films for a world premiere at Bradford International Film Festival.

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Discovering Yoshitaro Nomura through the Bradford International Film Festival

What happens when film festivals show old, ‘undiscovered’ films? Film Programme Manager Tom Vincent writes on press coverage for the recent Yoshitaro Nomura retrospective at Bradford International Film Festival.

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Martin Parr: “I didn’t court controversy.”

Martin Parr and Susie Parr discuss controversy, their careers, social media’s impact on photography and Tony Ray-Jones’s influence.

May 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Celebrating 50 years of BBC2

Iain Baird looks back at the launch of BBC2 50 years ago, and explains how Play School accidentally became the first succesfully broadcast show on the new channel.

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

BAF is back for 2014 and we’re looking for your submissions

We’re now into our 21st year and the search for the best international selection of animated films continues. That search could involve your film so here’s how you can submit for this year’s festival.

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

BIFF 2014 European and Shine Short Competition winners

After suitably dutiful deliberations, our juries have delivered the verdicts on the 2 competitive sections at Bradford International Film Festival 2014.

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Memories of BIFF part 3: BFI’s Amanda Nevill – “It was an audacious move.”

Head of the Museum at the time of the very first BIFF, Amanda Nevill recounts the early years of the festival and what role it plays in the industry today.

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

P is for The Pencil of Nature… a wonderful illustration of necromancy

Talbot’s ‘picture book’ is a manifesto for photography, a polemic, an advertisement, a bid for posterity, a chronicle of the past and a vision of the future.

March 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Memories of BIFF part 2: John Hurt – “Wonderful that it’s the 20th BIFF”

As he recalls his visit in 2010, Lifetime Achievement Awardee John Hurt reflects on Bradford’s cinematic heritage and the British voice in the film industry.

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

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