Another NZ film/moving image resource is NZ On Screen. Although when I try to load it, my work PC is begging me to “PLEASE update flash player…it will also be useful for other sites!” Hmm, I love it when my software takes a begging tone…last week in Auckland I saw it in all it’s glory at the National Digital Forum.
Funded by NZ On Air, the site contains profiles of NZ creatives, background information on the making of items, photos and full length streaming video of some NZ TV shows and movies. The “watch” list isn’t very full at the moment, but there are some real gems on there – McPhail and Gadsby, Shelly and Miles go flatting and It’s in the bag! With continued funding, the selection of items will hopefully grow rapidly and start to become a entertainment and educational resource for our customers.
If you are wondering about the overlap between the Film Archive and NZonscreen, you are not the only one. The Film Archive has the ability to stream more items more easily, due to it’s government sanction to surpass some copyright restrictions, the archive also has home movies and ads. Why aren’t these two organisations working together? Good question, meanwhile, check out both sites if there is a particular part of NZ media history you want to relive.