National Media Museum blog

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

How the girl in red from a 1913 photo became a social media starlet

More than a hundred years after they were taken, the National Media Museum’s pictures of a teenage girl hanging out on a beach at Lulworth Cove have taken Twitter and Instagram by storm.

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Yarns from the Potteries and Cottonopolis: The Pararchive Project in the Daily Herald Archive

Our latest post is written by Fiona Philip & Daniel Mutibwa of the University of Leeds who have spent the last year working on an innovative project to unlock the … Continue reading

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A little bit of history repeating – The ultimate animation collage

Toni Booth takes a first look at the impressive archive of the master of the animation loop, Run Wrake.

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BAF 2014 Winners – It’s not just what they do, it’s how they do it

So that’s it folks, Bradford Animation Festival 2014 is now over and what a week it was! Here’s the complete run-down of all our award winning filmmakers.

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who leads the way for the modern, adventurous and intelligent female characters?

This year’s BAF sees women in animation and gaming as a central theme. We delved into the research to find out if expectations had changed for modern female characters.

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neatly assembled for 2014 – Jamie Sefton on the gaming highlights in this year’s BAF

Jamie Sefton looks ahead to the some of the gaming highlights for BAF 2014 including a very special talk from Colin Graham, Animation Director of best selling action-adventure game, Watch_Dogs.

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bradford Animation Festival 2014 tickets on sale now!

The BAF 2014 programme has been released with tickets and passes on sale now. Have a look at some of the highlights we’ve got lined up for this year.

September 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

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…

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What do Scottish photographs look like: Part 2

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

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

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 · 1 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.

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